Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicJazz · 9 years ago

What are some of your favourite jazz pieces?

I'm starting to get interested in jazz music. So far I like big band music. Any recommendations, big band or not, for jazz music I should listen to?

7 Answers

  • zynjen
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
    Best Answer

    Ray Brown Trio feat. Regina Carter (violin) - Lady Be Good

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    John Coltrane Quintet with Eric Dolphy - Impressions

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    Count Basie Big Band - The Start Of Something Big

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    Oscar Peterson Trio - You Look Good to Me

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    Bill Evans Trio - I Hear A Rhapsody

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    Dexter Gordon Quartet - Cheese Cake

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    Art Tatum Trio - Dark Eyes

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    Buddy Rich & Max Roach - Yesterday

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    JJ Johnson Quintet - Listen Jason

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  • STAN V
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    Try The Following :-

    Elvin Jones " The Prime Element " rec March 14th '69 & July 24/25/26th '73 on

    Blue Note Reissue Series BN LA 506-H2.

    The Unprecedented Music Of Ornette Coleman rec Rome '67 on Passport LPPS11.116.

    John Coltrane " Ascension " rec June 28th '65 on Jasmine JAS 45.

    Just three of many to get you going they may be on CDs.

    Source(s): My vinal collection
  • 9 years ago

    Ella Fitzgerald is AMAZING. She can sing the same line 400 different times, and everytime it would be different.. Nat King Cole is phenomenal also. He did "L-O-V-E," "Orange Colored Sky," "Straighten Up & Fly Right," "Route 66," "Unforgettable," "Paper Moon," and so many more. Also Natalie Cole (his daughter) does some jazz but she is more R&B now..I love Michael Buble as well. He is more modern jazz, but most of his work is redoing songs like Georgia on My Mind and Always On My Mind. Jane Moneheit is another. Listen to "I Won't Dance," "Honeysuckle Rose," and the "Waters of March..' Not really jazz, but Patsy Cline is also wonderful.

  • 9 years ago

    Count Basie would be anyone's choice for Big Band, but you could also check out Rob McConnell's Big Brass and anything by Duke or Mingus. Also check out George Russell's New Wave and his composition "All About Rosie." There's a version out there with Bill Evans playing an amazing solo (could he do any less?).

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  • Devon
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    I prefer jazz combo music, anything from Chick Corea's akoustic and elecktric bands (look up the song Spain, the studio version with the flute. its phenomenal), to John Coltrane (one of my favor ballads is Niama or Naima I forget which it is), Charlie Parker and Miles Davis (my audition song for college is Donna Lee), McCoy Tyner (he is the pianist for most of Coltrane's songs and he has his own stuff after Coltrane), Bill Evans (my friend is just short of gay for this guy), Dizzy Gillespie (me and my pet greyhound dance a jig to his song Dizzy Atmosphere, lol), Gary Burton (i wanna buy a vibraphone cause of this guy), Dave Brubeck, Michael Brecker, Dexter Gordon, and Paul Desmond.

    For big band...Buddy Rich, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Maynard Ferguson (does my favorite versions of Seasme Street, Night in Tunisia, and Caravan. plus Give It One is awesome, in the truest sense of the word), Weather Report (Jaco's bands), Don Menza, Count Basie, Arturo Sandvol has some good big band stuff, Paquito D'Rivera (latin jazz), and when combo artist play with strings (ex Charlie Parker with Strings).

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    4 years ago

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  • bunge
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    stressful question. "massive Steps" by John Coltrane could be my instantaneous answer, because of the fact my existence improve into by no potential the comparable once I heard that song. notwithstanding if it may be close between that, "Moose The Mooche" by Charlie Parker, "sometime My Prince Will Come" by invoice Evans and "Canal street Blues" by Louis Armstrong. And some hundred others...

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