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Can I get into real jazz? If not, please help me with the smooth one ;-)

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Ciel_Rouge:
I've been longing to get into the jazzy world somehow. However, I do not like it to sound too harsh and "chaotic". I like lyrical piano, soothing sax, melancholic trumpet and hauntingly beautiful female vocals - this sort of stuff. It can also be the vibraphone which I like a lot.

Here are some examples of what I like already:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4zuAhKvHq0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8tRTZIx298

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9OlDBQ0AfM


What do you think? Am I a "smoothie" or eventually able to get into jazz? What do you call the stuff that I like already in terms of jazz subgenres?

Diletante:
Oh man, you will love Bossa Nova.  :)

matti:
For starters, you could try Bill Evans for lyrical piano, Stan Getz for sax, Sarah Vaughan for female vocals.

71 dB:

--- Quote from: Ciel_Rouge on August 15, 2009, 05:22:32 PM ---Here are some examples of what I like already:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4zuAhKvHq0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8tRTZIx298

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9OlDBQ0AfM

What do you think? Am I a "smoothie" or eventually able to get into jazz? What do you call the stuff that I like already in terms of jazz subgenres?

--- End quote ---

I don't think these samples have anything to do with real jazz. Everything is labeled as jazz these days! You like smooth light music. Can you get into real jazz? I don't know but you have a long way to go if you try!

jlaurson:
Admittedly, the examples you put up are not exactly jazz.
But if you are willing to explore jazz and get into it, I still think they were helpful to know where you're starting from.
While I recommend that you look into crooners like Frank Sinatra, also (because you probably would like that), I've
come up with a list of Jazz CDs that should get you into the genre and bring you much enjoyment. I've tried to list them
(left to right, top to bottom) very roughly in order of "ease" with which you would encounter the music.

If you click on the pictures you will find sound samples at amazon.


Getz/Gilberto   
with Antonio Carlos Jobim
"Bossa Nova Jazz"
Sarah Vaughan
Jazz 'round Midnight   
Ballads from the Mistress of Jazz

Diana Krall
When I look into your eyes
aaahhhhh....

Tord Gustavsen Trio
The Ground   
lyrical, austere, beautiful
Dave Brubeck Quartett
Time Out   
now we're getting int "Jazz"

Keith Jarrett
Koeln Concert
Improvisatory genius

Charlie Parker
C.P with Strings   


Count Basie
April in Paris

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