I'm trying to get into jazz.
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?
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