I'm trying to get into jazz.

United States
March 24, 2007 4:43pm CST
I really like instrumental jazz, like John Coltrane and Art Blakey, but I only know what I own. I'd really like to be able to branch out, but the world is so big, it's hard to know what to look for. I also know I like jazz that has a swing twist to it, or big band, or a latin sound to it, but I don't know where to start. For example, I love the soundtrack from the movie "Chocolat" but how can I find more music like it? The reason why I prefer instrumental is because I can't study to anything with lyrics in it. So do you have ideas for keywords for Amazon or musicians I should look in to?
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@brimia (6588)
• United States
25 Mar 07
It might be a good idea to try a Jazz Greats/Greatest Hits CD to be exposed to various artists all in one CD.
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• United States
25 Mar 07
I've been working my way through the Ken Burns collection. Thanks for the response!
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• Malaysia
25 Mar 07
you can try and listen to Noryn Aziz (Malaysian up and coming Jazz Singer) or Peppi Kamadhatu (Indonesian Jazz singer) you can check out their songs from my blog http://www.kissfeez-foryou.blogspot.com
• United States
25 Mar 07
Thanks, I'll look into it!
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@Jaytech (2251)
25 Mar 07
check out Django Reinhart,it's really dated but is great Jazz guitar, with Stefan Grapelli on violin. the amazing thing about Django is, his hands were severely burnt in a Caravan fire as a child & a few of his fingers are stumps, yet he plays the most incredible phrases & lines :) Here he is live http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=2C1A4DDBDFA33652
• United States
25 Mar 07
Thanks for the suggestion!
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• Indonesia
26 Apr 07
hm you can try casiopea, level 42, rufus..
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@missak (3311)
• Spain
11 Apr 07
I would love to teach you a little about jazz. There is plenty of music out there. If you want something steady for study, try Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue", I think you'll love it. If you want some more I'll post them later.