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06 Jun 13 00:06
Date Joined: 17 Feb 03
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I've just been discovering Jazz over the last couple months and I'm really enjoying the music.  I like Gary Crosby in particular.
Can anyone recommend any good jazz bands?
Also, where is the best place to go in England for Jazz.  I'm in the Midlands, but willing to travel.  I'd love to experience some live.
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Report artie June 6, 2013 5:44 AM BST
Louis Armstrong was the best ever.
Report JOCI Club June 6, 2013 6:42 AM BST
Like Jaxx / fusion myself rather than traditional jazz.

In London, obviously Ronnie Scott's. See listing of London club's below.

Closer to you (a bit) in Milton Keynes, you could try looking up The Stables, and see if there's anything on the itinerary there that appeals to you.
Report JOCI Club June 6, 2013 6:42 AM BST
Jazz (not Jaxx) Blush
Report mp06 June 6, 2013 7:21 AM BST
charles brown is good imo,enjoy jazz Happy
Report Stow_judge June 6, 2013 7:48 AM BST
I don't like pure Jazz, but like some of the Soul/Jazz crossovers.
See if you like these, the top one is perhaps the most Jazzy of them and one I love.

Grover Washington, Jr. - Paradise

David Sambourne - Run For Cover

Grover Washington, Jr. - Mister Magic

Grover Washington Jr - Sausalito
Report bix June 6, 2013 8:07 AM BST
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Report HH Sultan Vinegar June 6, 2013 10:52 AM BST
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Report razz June 6, 2013 2:29 PM BST
if you live in the midlands, might be worth going to monmouth, just inside the border of wales, to the queens head, they have a big music scene there from bands all over the world, quite a bit of jazz too, might be worth checking out as it's not far away from you. here's the webpage.
Report Hound-Dog-2 June 6, 2013 3:20 PM BST
"Louis Armstrong was the best ever."

Absolutely, he was just brilliant.  And the genius of Charlie Parker a master of the alto saxophone. And Ella Fitzgerald, so technically perfect.  Nina Simone who can cross over from Jazz to R&B and Gospel and Pop.  Miles Davis another all-time great.  And over here Kenny Ball and many.  Not my favourite music but I do like Jazz.
Report treble June 6, 2013 3:28 PM BST
Do Jazz apples count?
Report dunlaying June 6, 2013 3:33 PM BST
If you like Crosby you may appreciate the following cds.
Kind Of Blue-Miles Davis
Basra-Pete LaRoca with Joe Henderson
Crescent-John Coltrane
Report JOCI Club June 6, 2013 9:01 PM BST
Here's a few recommendations for bands to check out...not trad jazz, but stuff I really like and you might find a few things of interest:

Naruyoshi Kikuchi Dub Sextet

Esbjorn Svensson Trio:

Hiromi Uehara:

Eddie Henderson:
Report rob_dylan June 6, 2013 10:11 PM BST
Duke ellington my favourite.  Not an expert mind, just some great piano music.
Report brendanuk1 June 6, 2013 10:14 PM BST
I dont know much about it, maybe I need to read up on it, anywon recommend any good jazz mags
Report Burton-Brewers June 6, 2013 10:15 PM BST
Rustle was a good price
Report Clungehungry June 6, 2013 10:18 PM BST
As you're in the Midlands the Birmingham Jazz Festival is top notch. Think it's July, around Broad Street.
Report rob_dylan June 6, 2013 10:20 PM BST
Broad Street, thats a blast from the past.  Is there a blue note there, tink i went there for a mates birthday.  Or was it bobby browns.
Report M13 June 6, 2013 11:21 PM BST

Try this, slightly more modern by a genius. Enjoy.

Bugge Wesseltoft
Jens Christian Bugge Wesseltoft is a Norwegian jazz musician, pianist, composer and producer. He has his own label named Jazzland Records. Wikipedia
Born: February 1, 1964 (age 49), Porsgrunn, Norway
Film music credits: Hawaii, Oslo
Albums: Public Outburst, The Cool Side of the Pillow, More
Record labels: Jazzland Recordings, ECM Records
Existence    1999    Café del Mar, Vol. 6
Yellow Is the Colour    2001    Moving
You Might Say    2001    Chill Out Album, Vol. 4
Lone    2001    Moving
Eve Nin    1999    Your Guide to the North Sea Jazz Festival 1999
It's Snowing On My Piano       
Stevtone    2012    Last Spring
New Conception of Jazz    1997    New Conception of Jazz
Kammermusik    2011    Duo
Moving    2001    Moving
Mitt Hjerte Alltid Vanker
Report JOCI Club June 6, 2013 11:30 PM BST
Report thebandit June 7, 2013 7:02 PM BST
Me like Madeleine Peyroux
Report rob_dylan June 7, 2013 7:37 PM BST
Ive a few Miles Davis albums, theyre a bit like fresh grilled fish.  I wanted to like it but it was only ever ok.
Report windsor knot June 7, 2013 10:49 PM BST
jimk ..that is a question never answered ...the jazz thing is vast .
i'll chuck these five in for interest .....stan tracey, john stevens, coltrane, monk, ornette coleman. could go on for another 30 years and 3300 .....
Report PillHead June 8, 2013 10:33 PM BST
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue album greatest music ever.
Report dunlaying June 9, 2013 4:49 PM BST
Some good British jazz records for you;
The Satin Album-Bobby Wellins
Dusk Fire-Don Rendell
With Love From Jazz-Stan Tracey and Bobby Wellins
Under Milk Wood-Stan Tracey
and if you like the "way out" try anything by the late, great Lol Coxhill.
Report artie June 11, 2013 3:16 AM BST
The best jazzers are the American greats :- Armstrong,Ellington,Goodman,Basie,Parker,Lester Young,Ruby Braff etc.
Report moisok June 11, 2013 8:59 AM BST
Ben Webster  sax  - a long time ago but loved his stuff -

606 club not far from chelsea FC but don't let that put you off - downstairs - meal and good music
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