To all Jazz Music Aficionado...

  1. Hi, My name is Angelique. I'm in the fetus stage of Nursing.... School..

    But, that is not why, I started a new thread. I'm trying to add to my Jazz Collection. I have a few good jazz cd's (I need more!!!)

    Who are some of your favorite Artists?

    What are some of your favorite Jazz cd's?

    Thanks for the Input

    Last edit by angeliquedenise on Aug 29, '02
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  3. by   Sleepyeyes
    Spirogyra, Kenny G....
    probably for some (still) fantastic stuff, you wanna go to the Old Masters-- Like, Miles Davis....

    good luck
  4. by   adrienurse
    I've just been getting into jazz in the last year. Very infectious. Try out Diana Krall's music which is beautiful and recently recorded. Will help you get to know some of the old jazz standards. Get yourself a collection of the old smooth jaz tunes, then you can get to know some of the original artists, and decide whose music you like. Many different variations of jazz: classic, modern/experiemental, instrumental, swing etc.
  5. by   researchrabbit
    Laura Nyro. Pinkie & the Snake Shakers (this is a fairly new band, they have one cd but you will probably have to order from the internet, they don't have a contract with anyone yet). Swing Out Sister.
  6. by   JailRN
    Stan Kenton. love Stan (My bio dad played with him, my bio mother was a groupie and that's how I cam to be. )

    also like the new stuff, Kenny G, John Tesh, and anything my 19 year old plays.

    His new CD should be available just before christmas.
  7. by   LasVegasRN
    Gerald Albright, Bob James, David Sanborn, Boney James. Depends on what you like - classic jazz (i.e. Wynton Marsalis, Quincy Jones, Miles Davis, Coltrane, etc.) or the "modern" jazz like Kenny G, Dave Koz, Yellowjackets, etc. There's so many variations out there, except classic jazz is pretty rooted.
  8. by   tapper
    Rather partial to Ian Shaw myself, but I also am in my infancy of jazz exploration.
  9. by   ERNurse752
    Some of these have already been mentioned, but this is just my stream of consciousness...

    Ella Fitzgerald...Sarah Vaughan...Miles Davis...Dizzy Gillespie...John Coltrane...Glenn Miller...Benny Goodman...Frank Glover...Billie Holiday...Herbie Hancock...Dave Coz...Louis Armstrong...Sara Caswell (she's new, does classic and jazz violin)...Wynton Marsalis...Dave Brubeck...Thelonious Monk...Harry Connick Jr...Diana Krall...Frank Sinatra...Stan Getz...

    I think I'm out of ideas for now. Can you tell I was in jazz band in middle school, high school, and college? hehe

    Good luck expanding your jazz collection!
  10. by   angeliquedenise
    Thanks Everbody, . I really appreciated.

    Last edit by angeliquedenise on Aug 29, '02
  11. by   live4today
    My favorite jazz artists are:

    KennyG.....first and foremost! You'll never go wrong with the purchase of one of his jazz CDs. :kiss

    Najee.......very good sax player

    Gerald Albright.....very good, too.

    Boney James.....especially his CD "Body Language".

    Paul Hardcastle's CD titled "Jazzmasters". Excellent!

    Santana.....great artist! Try his "Supernatural" CD.

    Rick Braun's "kisses in the rain" CD.

    Wayman Tisdale..."Face to Face" CD. Excellent!!! :kiss

    Candy Dulfer...yes...a female sax player, and a really good one to. Try her jazz tape "SAX-A-GO-GO". I bought it when I lived in Germany 10 years ago. It's a cassette tape....don't know if she has any CDs or not.

    Fourplay....they are fantastic!

    If I think of any others, I'll let you know, angel.
    Last edit by live4today on Aug 30, '02
  12. by   pickledpepperRN
    I like any music that swings. Ragtime almost did it, then there were those who were never recorded like Buddy Bolden, New Orleans Trumpeter who went to an institution after a head injury at the age of 29. Dozens of songs were recorded about him and the 'Funky Butt club.
    LOUIS, Satchmo! The best. I used to hear him at Disneyland, went 6 nights in a row. Walt Disney had the 'Young Men from New Orleans' (no longer young). Any history of jazz will include Johnny St. Cyr, Alton Red, Joe Darensberg. They played on the riverboat almost every evening.
    If you like big band, latin jazz, or dixieland and visit southern California there is a band called 'The Little Big Band' playing on the Queen Mary every Tuesday afternoon. Cost is very reasonable. Nurses who work weekends can get a tuesday off and hear some of the great original Big Band players. (The drummer taught Ringo Starr).
    I am also partial to "girl singers" from Billie Holliday, Peggy Lee, Anita O' Day, ELLA, Maria Muldaur (her bigest hit, Midnight at the Oasis, was about the only tune she did that didn't swing. Erikah Badu (spelling?) is wonderful.
    There is so much to hear! Enjoy! I think Jazz is one of the USAs greatest gifts to the world. It could only have happened with African, European, and other music got together.
    Who enjoyed the Ken Burns series?

    Also many schools have jazz bands that are well worth hearing.
    Thank Wynton Marsalis for brining the love of this music to kids!
    I love Gospel too when it swings or has clear sweet harmony.
  13. by   rebelwaclause
    Hey Angelique,

    Are you looking for contemporary jazz, like KBLX or KKSF or more traditional like 91.1?
  14. by   angeliquedenise
    Originally posted by rebelwaclause

    Are you looking for contemporary jazz, like KBLX or KKSF or more traditional like 91.1? [/B]

    Hi Rebelwaclause,

    I'm looking for both contemporary and traditional jazz sound. I really do like listening to KBLX and KKSF. It's so relaxing and mellow.