Seeking some easily available jazz recommendations, but kind of specific.
December 2, 2007 11:30 PM Subscribe
Jazz-heads - help me fill out my Xmas wish-list. Especially seeking those with rec's for (say) quartets to octets featuring Baritone Sax, Trombone, and/or strong and prominent rhythm sections.
posted by Ufez Jones to media & arts (17 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'm still pretty new to jazz, and while I've enjoyed some big-band/orchestra stuff in the past, my fancy for the past couple of years has been more towards quartets/quintets and the like. If it helps , the ideal standard for me is Charlie Mingus's "Mingus Ah Um", along with the traditional jazz standards from Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and the like.
However, I really really dig the Baritone Sax, Trombone, and strong, strong Bass/Drum duos. I've done some research tonight and have run across some names (Serge Chaloff, Albert Ayler, Charlie Haden, etc.) that I can't quite find solid samples of to test them out.
So, hivemind, given that, what do I need. What will I love? And, most prominently, what can I request from kind-hearted individuals that aren't going to dig through obscure dusty record shops for them to gift me?