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i know nothing about it and trying to get to know it, so any advice in great songs/ cds would be greatly appreciated :)

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John Mclaughlin for sure ...

Al di Meola

You should check him out !

Wes Montgomery , Pat Meteny all people you should check out ...

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Wis Redz of Silvanost said:
You should check out Stanley Jordan. And Michel Petrucciani for mind blowing piano. John Patitucci for good bass.. The list goes on and on
Stanley Jordan is a big thumbs up!

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"Casino" from Al DiMeola is an awesome CD.
Also the Al Dimeola/Paco DeLucia/Jean Luc Ponty stuff is quite tasty as well.

Jan Hammer is another....
Lee Ritenour (another Ibanez player)

hmmm...thinking......thinking......
 

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Horn players. John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, Eric Dolphy, Booker Little, Cannonball Adderley, and of course Miles Davis.
 

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In my own personal opinion, the two best jazz albums of all time are "Kind of Blue" by Miles Davis (w/ Coltrane), and "Sketches of Spain" by Miles Davis with Gil Evans. "Kind of Blue" is THE jazz album. You simply have to own it. Go out and buy it now! Even though there's no guitar in the album, trust me you will start playing along on guitar. Let me tell you, Coltrane is tough to keep up with!

"Sketches of Spain" feels quite orchestrated for a jazz album, but it presents some of the most amazing soundscapes I've ever heard. It took me a few listens to appreciate it, but now sometimes when I listen to it I get chills. Seriously.
 

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Jaco Pastorius - Jaco pastorius - portrait of tracy (track five) is one of the most beautiful pieces of music i have ever heard..
Charles Mingus - Mingus ah um is also worth checking out.

May be expensive though as you will probably, like me, end up buying
a bass...

Think Jaco also did an album with pat metheny but i havent been able to track it
down yet.. could be awesome though
 

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Diane Krall - piano
Keko Matsui - piano
Sal Salvador -guitar
Joe Pss -guitar
The Buddy Rich Band
Tommy Dorsey Band
Lionel Hampton -Vibes
Pharoh Saunders - Sax
Charlie Mingus
Jelly Roll Morton
John Coltrane
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For a particular album to check out: Jimmy Smith - Cool Blues.
Eddie MacFadden does some great guitar work on this disk, and Smith's organ playing is great.
 

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Well jazz is tough to get into for some folks. If you like rocking stuff, I'd suggest the Frank Gambale, Stu Hamm and Steve Smith trio CDs. There are three of them and they're arse-kicking fusion at its best.

If you want straight up jazz, I'd suggest Miles or other classic artists. At least you can usually find their CDs pretty cheap, especially if you go for compilations.
 

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ibaraki_gaijin said:
Think Jaco also did an album with pat metheny but i havent been able to track it down yet.. could be awesome though
It was Metheny's debut album on ECM "Bright Size Life". Jaco is not yet fullly developed on there, but the album is amazing.

All good sugestions above - I would add McCoy Tyner (Piano), Allan Holdsworth (guitar), the classic fusion bands (Weather Report, Return to Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Tony Williams Lifetime), Chick Corea (piano), Keith Jarrett (piano), Jean-Luc Ponty (violin), Jan Garbarek (sax), Miroslav Vitous (bass), Charlie Hunter (8-string guitar), Nguyen Le (guitar).
 

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Miles Davis...yes, "Kind of Blue" is phenomenal.
Allan Holdsworth...the KING of legato & "outside" playing. Check out the live CDs "Then" & "All Night Wrong"
Charlie Hunter..."Ready Set Shango" holds a special place in my heart.
Stanley Jordan...the KING of 8-finger tapping. The CDs are allright, but he has to be seen live to truly appreciate it.
 

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pawel said:
It was Metheny's debut album on ECM "Bright Size Life". Jaco is not yet fullly developed on there, but the album is amazing.
In my humble opinion, this is the best advice in the thread. If you want to go to jazz, go slowly. This is the album. Get this, and listen to it at your own pace. If you like this, come back to this thread and dive in to all the suggestions you see. I would really suggest starting with this disk, though. Pat and Jaco were both very early 20's, and it's a masterpiece.

Don't get a Miles disk, or a Charlie Parker disk, or a fusion disk as your first jazz disk. Start with BSL. All of jazz is on that disk; the reason, the rhyme, the passion, tha language. It is raw, and it is amazing.
 
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