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 #17390  by HOWEYMAN
 Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:57 am
Wow, all you guys listen to some great jazz and blues. I have heard some of what was mentioned. I am totally blown away by John Mayall and Albert King.
I am definatley going to check out some of this. I listen to the Comcast Jazz and blues channels among others and write the names down of stuff I particulary like. (I'd go broke if I went and bought everything I liked) One band that caught my attention one day was called Acoustic Alchamey (I think thats the spedlling) has anyone heard of these guys before?

 #17391  by HOWEYMAN
 Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:59 am
Dammit! I can't even spell spelling right lolololo. typo.

 #17403  by BlobWeird
 Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:27 am
All great suggestions by these guys here. Jerry Garcia and David Grismans "So What" is a fun album. Certainly doesnt reach the levels of John Coltrane or Miles Davis but its a fun album with some good grooves. And its Jerry so why not?

 #17445  by LazyLightnin
 Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:40 am
my absolute nust have jazz album:

Return to Forever feat.CHIC COREA

"No Mystery" - album


supersonic, hyperspaced, jazz funk fusion that has to be heard to be beleived.

and a tip of the hat to Jerry and Howards "Hooteroll"

 #17533  by BuddhaG
 Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:52 pm
Definitley check out Mississippi John Hurt. This guy is a fingerpicking genius! It sounds like there's two guitars on the record but hes just amazing at picking the bass and the melody at the same time.
 #17731  by lyghtningod
 Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:53 pm
I didn't see Charlie Christian mentioned. He was the first electric jazz player. Listen to his work with Benny Goodman. Amazing.

 #17778  by zoppenheimer
 Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:15 pm
I too reccomend Taj Mahal, great bluesman/folky. I dont think Buddy Guy's been referenced here yet, he's got some great licks.

If you're not too hung up on the white boy part, try some Hot Tuna/Jorma Kaukonan solo stuff, and google David Jacobs Strain. I saw both of these people at the Philly Folk Fest last summer, they completely blew me away. I am also just getting into the Black Key's, a guitar/drum duo that does garage band/blues, they're pretty good.

As far as Jazz goes, basically everything's been mentioned, but I recently listened to Maynard Ferguson's Chameleon album, that's some fine music.

 #17782  by gr8fulbluz
 Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:24 pm
I too give a Jazzy nod to The Mahavishnu Orchestra and John McLaughlin.
The Inner Mounting Flame and Birds of Fire.

Huddie Ledbetter, aka Leadbelly for old time blues

check him out there is some links and info

Edit: Oh yeah, I do listen to Acoustic Alchemy from time to time for who ever asked, Cheers
 #17813  by sayitaintpete
 Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:41 am
miles davis & cannonball adderley's "somethin' else"

this is a phenominal session. worth it for 'autumn leaves' alone.

gary burton "like minds"

burton rivals both lionel hampton's and cal tjader's vibrophone prowess. chick corea plays on this album as well as some other notables who slip my mind at the moment...pat metheny perhaps?

speaking of, pat metheny's "the way up" is an instant classic. came out a few years ago.

chick corea's "friends"

amazing musicianship, and the legendary steve gadd on drums! his work here leaves his famous '50 ways to leave your lover' in the dust.

herbie hancock's "empyrian isles" "headhunters" "maiden voyage"

three very different herbie albums, all stellar recordings.

duke ellington & john coltrane self-titled

probably my all-time favorite jazz record.
here's an arbitrary list of others:

thelonius monk & john coltrane at carnegie hall
bill evans sunday at the village vanguard
john mclaughlin live at the royal festival hall
john pizzarelli live at birdland
charles mingus 'mingus ah um'
sarah vaughn sings for lovers
nina simone 'i put a spell on you'

 #17831  by navajo
 Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:55 pm
you should get "raycharles66-10-22" from lossless legs

 #17956  by 35FLA
 Sun Jun 10, 2007 5:12 pm
check out any miles davis after 1967

it will blow your mind