Help me to discover jazz!
June 2, 2008 6:17 PM Subscribe
OK, I guess I am somewhat embarrassed to admit I have just been introduced to jazz, a genre of music I have never been interested in or listened to before. It was like an explosion of pleasure went off in my head and I discovered that I love it and want to right the wrongs that I have done to myself.
posted by 543DoublePlay to media & arts (59 answers total) 69 users marked this as a favorite
I really had no idea how much I could enjoy something that I had not only never heard before, but generally ridiculed (along with anyone that did listen to it). Consequently, my ignorance is overwhelming and I don't want to just run out and start buying stuff that I am not familiar with and maybe won't appreciate right off the bat.
I had my rebirth from listening to some Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker but I can't just keep on buying CDs and downloads of these guys as I want to expand my knowledge and fascination with this music but my enjoyment of listening to them seems to be a good starting point.
So where do I go from here? What else would I probably like? What suggestions might you have for other artists that I can sample (maybe by buying some single tracks from iTunes or Amazon) to see if I like them? Any pointers or advice anyone can give me as I start down this new and exciting road? The choice is overwhelming and I just don't know where to start looking in the jazz section of my local Barnes and Noble or online music store.