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I'm looking for some modern saxophonist and trumpet players.
Any recommendations on who I should check out?
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Originally Posted by omgitswes

I'm looking for some modern saxophonist and trumpet players.
Any recommendations on who I should check out?


Why are you limiting yourself to just saxophonist and trumpet players? Off the top of the dome if you wanted somone young, check out Joshua Redman on sax. Roy Hargrove on trumpet is pretty popular. But you've got guys like Christian McBride on bass, Robert Glasper on piano. There just a ton. 

Don't forget to listen to the classic artists too like John Coltrane & Miles. If you buy any Coltrane, concentrate on the stuff he did on the Impulse label. For Miles, his best years was with Columbia records.
    
Post back & let me know if you wanted younger guys that are out there today or if you meant classic artists from back in the day. I'll give reply back with some recommendations based on that. My advice is you start with the guys from back in the day.
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Originally Posted by omgitswes

I'm looking for some modern saxophonist and trumpet players.
Any recommendations on who I should check out?


Why are you limiting yourself to just saxophonist and trumpet players? Off the top of the dome if you wanted somone young, check out Joshua Redman on sax. Roy Hargrove on trumpet is pretty popular. But you've got guys like Christian McBride on bass, Robert Glasper on piano. There just a ton. 

Don't forget to listen to the classic artists too like John Coltrane & Miles. If you buy any Coltrane, concentrate on the stuff he did on the Impulse label. For Miles, his best years was with Columbia records.
  

I already have a ton of jazz but they're mostly older cats.
I woke up in a mood wanting some new sax and trumpet players. I'm open to anyone new really though.

I have a few Robert Glasper albums already, dude is talented. Haven't checked out some of the other people you've mentioned though. I'll be back to check when I get out of class tonight
Thanks

oh and some more piano would be nice, I don't know of too many jazz pianist besides Bill Evans and Monk
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I'm at work right now. Let me look over the stuff i have at home & I'll post back. I have just under 1,400 cds at home...
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Young Jazz Rebels- Slave Riot
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble- Heritage
Herbie Hancock- The Imagine Project
Miguel Atwood Feguson- anything he does
Jackson Conti- Sunjiho
The Harlem Experiment- self titled
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Looked over some stuff I had & here's what I can suggest that are younger guys-
  • Christian McBride, Parker's Mood (with Roy Hargrove).
  • Christian McBride, New York Time
  • Roy Hargrove, Approaching Standards
  • Roy Hargrove, Earfood. BTW, Hargrove played on D'Angelo's Voodoo, may have played on John Mayer's Continum, & maybe with Erykah Badu too.
  • Joshua Redman, Moodswing
  • Joshua Redman, Self titled release
  • Terance Blanchard, Wandering Moon
  • Terance Blanchard, Let's Get Lost
  • Terance Blanchard, Simply Stated. Blanchard did a ton of film score work too.

As far as old school piano players, there's Red Garland, Herbie Hancock, Sonny Clark, Horace Silver, & Mcoy Tyner. Here are some older classsics I highly recommend if you don't have already.

  • Herbie Hancock, Maiden Voyage
  • Herbie Hancock, My Point of View
  • Sonny Clark, Cool Struttin'
  • Lee Morgan, The Sidewinder
  • The Red Garland Quintet, Soul Junction (with John Coltrane & Donald Byrd)
  • The Red Garland Trio, Moodsville
  • Kenny Dorham, Una Mas (with Herbie Hancock)
  • Dexter Gordon, A Swingin' Affair
  • Dexter Gordon, Go
  • Art Blakey & The Jazz Messangers, Self Titled
  • Horace Silver, Blowin' The Blues Away
  • Horace Silver, Song for My Father
  • Horace Silver, Cape Verdean Blues
  • Grant Green, Idle Moments
  • Kenny Burrell, Midnight Blue
  • Cannonball Adderley, Somethin' Else
  • Hank Mobley, The Turnaround
  • Hank Mobley, Soul Station
  • McCoy Tyner, The Real McCoy
  • John Coltrane & Duke Ellington, Self titled
  • John Coltrane, Blue Train
  • John Coltrane, A Love Supreme (this is the definition of Master Piece)
  • John Coltrane, Ballads.
  • Miles Davis, Kind of Blue. This along with A Love Supreme should be the staple of any jazz collection.
  • Miles Davis, 'Round About Midnight

Let me know if you check any of these out & how you like them or not. All of these should be available on iTunes for you to at least preview. I would suggest on not buying these as mp3s. You really need to hear these at least on CDs & from a good pair of speakers. Let me know what you think...

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I forgot about a new dude, Fabian Almazan. He played with Christian McBride some time ago & I think his major label debut might've just released. Check iTunes to see if they have it. He's a young Cuban dude...

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Wow thanks man.
So yeah Roy Hargrove is amazing. Do you have any idea if he still tours? I would really want to see him preform.
I think him and Terance Blanchard are my favorites out of the younger guys you mentioned.

I forgot about Herbie Hancock, we have a couple of his albums too. I was going through my dads CD collection after we moved because we didn't have cable or internet all we could do was watch movies and listen to music. and he had River. That's the first Hancock album I've heard and at the time I was already a big Corinne Bailey Rae fan and having her on that album made me really love it. Been looking through his work ever since then

Cannoball Adderley is a legend, him Coltrane and Miles. I have a lot of their stuff.
Don't recognize the others though, so I will be going through that tonight.

Thanks again
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Roy's still around but I think I read somewhere that he's on hiatus. Terance Blanchard got his start playing with Branford Marsalis back in the late 80's-early 90's along with Jeff "Tain" Watts. I was lucky enough to see them live back then & it was crazy.

Herbie Hancock's The River is cool, but you gotta check out his stuff that I mentioned. Horace Silver is a great paino player too. If you look through the Blue Note stuff, stick to the Rudy Van Gelder Remastered stuff. They're all classics. They also have some of the best cover art you'll ever see.

Lastly, don't sleep on jazz guitarists. I mentioned a Kenny Burrell & Grant Green release in my earlier post. Those are two very classic albums (with awesome cover art). Let me know what you like & don't like.
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Wes Montgomery is one of my favorite guitarists of any genre.

You into Dave Brubeck? Does he have anything other than Time Out that I should listen too?
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Oddly enough, I never really got into Brubeck. I have an one of those Essential Collections with his stuff & that's it. Here's my favorite Kenny Burrell song Midnight Blue.
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Check out Kenneth Whalum III.
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I think my dad actually has that album, because I remember the art.



This is nice. Real soothing sound
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Coltrane and any project he's involved with.

His work with Ellington and Monk especially, although his solo stuff is probably the best pimp.gif
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I forgot about another group that I haven't listened to in a minute, the Bad Plus. They got notoriety for doing a cover of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit in the early 00's. They should have stuff on iTunes to preview to see if you like it or not.

I think they've done other covers too. Also, iTunes did have the Fabian Almazan debut. I think it was called Personalities. He's an amazing piano player & his release is a rock solid debut...Check it out..
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Modern sax?

Boney James!

Old school?

Wayne Shorter!

Piano?

Brian Culbertson and Diana Krall!

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HankMoody wrote:
Modern sax?

Boney James!

Old school?

Wayne Shorter!

Piano?

Brian Culbertson and Diana Krall!

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Yuck, can't stand Boney James. I wouldn't consider that Jazz. I'd consider it R&B with a Sax instead of vocals. Wayne Shorter is awesome but novices don't tend to like him because a lot of his stuff is modal/atonal.

I've seen Diana Krall live twice...I love her earlier stuff (she's a dead ringer for Shirley Horn). She's been working more with Tommy LiPluma lately (who used to work with Sinatra back in the day) & her newer stuff has a lot of string arrangements which I don't like as much. I'd recommend All For You and When I Look Into Your Eyes if your going to buy some Diana Krall (whose married to Elvis Costello).

  
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I have 10 of her albums lol. Her and Melody Gardot and two of my favorite females
I think we should just turn this into an official Jazz thread.

Anymore vocal jazz? Old school or modern, doesn't matter.
I have a lot already, gonna list the ones I have in my library. I mainly have female vocalists, that's just the people I have on my computer a ton more that are physical albums

Anita O'Day
Diana Krall
Eliane Elias
Ella Fitzgerald
Frank Sinatra
Fredrika Stahl
Jane Monheit
Julie London
Madeleine Peyroux
Me Torme
Melody Gardot
Nancy Wilson
Norah Jones (Is she considered Jazz?)
Patricia Barber
Peggy Lee
Renee Olstead
Sara Gazarek
Silje Nergaard
Stacy Kent
Viktoria Tolstoy
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I always had a soft spot for Chet Baker's singing. He was a decent trumpet player too. Part of the Cali Cool movement of the 50s. He was the stereotypical tragic figure. Immensely talented but had a horrible addiction to heroine. He ended up commiting suicide jumping off a balcony from a hotel window. The trailer above was an awesome movie directed & shot by photographer Bruce Weber. The live footage was shot before he passed away. I think it's out of print now so not sure if you'll be able to get it on dvd. If you can, I highly recommend it.

My dad used to play Johnny Hartman all the time. One of the more underrated singers. He did an album with Coltrane (also on the Impulse label) that's considered one of the best jazz vocal albums of all time.

Your list didn't have Sarah Vaughn & Billie Holiday. Since a lot of the Billie Holiday recordings are very old, some people have a hard time listening to her. I always admired her song Strange Fruit. It was strong commentary of the lynchings of black folks back in the day. To think shehad the courageto sing this song in 1939 is amazing...
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Came only to post that Mingus is God.
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Great thread, posting to come back and discover a lot of new music.
RIP Mike Szabó aka my godfather.



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Chet is really good. I just have a contemplation of some of his works from 52-88
I want to see that movie
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I have a hard time distinguishing some vocal jazz from R&B so excuse me if I end up posting R&B.
But this girl is also one of my favorites, Renee Olstead. She can really sing. Also has a couple songs with Chris Botti.
Did some really impressive covers, especially at her age. I think she's lik 22 now
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I'd categorize her more in the pop, where Michael Buble (spelled right?) would be. I def would think that because she has David Foster playing piano for her in the vid on the left & it looks like Kenny G in the vid on the right. She uses Jazz vocal arrangements to do standards & interpretations of pop songs the way Buble does.Let me know if you like any of the stuff I recommended.

The Chet Baker Doc might be pretty hard to find. I bought a bootleg of it on dvd at a flea market. Not even sure if it's available on dvd yet. Matter of fact, I went to look for it earlier because I wanted to watch it again & I can't find it...Fuuuuudge...



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I still have a lot of people to go through, so I'm good for now.
You can post more for anyone else wanting to get into jazz though.
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ya'll covered alot of the greats, old and new. Its crazy, discovering early hip hop in the 90's (early Gangstarr, Tribe, Digable Planets, Common, etc) helped me discover great jazz. Now its one of my favorite genres. Didn't see Theo Monk get much love. 'Brilliant Corners', 'Straight, No Chaser' and 'Monk Dreams' are great albums of his. He also has some nice live work w/ Coltrane.
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Thelonious Monk & Mingus are definately great. Didn't mean to omit them from my earlier recommedations...I grew up in a household where Jazz was always on. Music had to be there for ambient sound pretty much at all times. AS a little guy, I used to love flipping through the hundreds of records my father had looking at the covers. We're talking iconic cover art especially with the Blue Note label.

It was cool getting into hip hop & hearing artisits sampling stuff I grew up on. A Tribe Called Quest using Ron Carter on A Low End Theory was killer. That still remains in my top 5 albums of all time. That album is 20 years old & I still listen to it constantly...

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Found a few more albums that I didn't know we had.
Mils Davis - Tutu
Lee Ritenour - Festival (he's another guitarist that I really like)
George Benson
Dinah Washington
Billie Holiday - Lady in Autumn
Wynton Marsalis - Live at Blues Alley
Max Roach - To the Max
Roy Hargrove - Diamond in the rough


Going to upload these to my computer and give them a listen
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