Re: Trouble listening to jazz
Posted by %%2 on 2/29/2012, 6:15 am, in reply to "Trouble listening to jazz"
Honestly I find Kind of Blue to be a terrible starting point for getting into jazz. It's not a bad record at all but contrary to what many people say, I don't find it to be a record that will convert people into jazz fans. I personally started with A Love Supreme and Mingus Ah Um so I definitely recommend picking those up. I'd also recommend Jaco Pastorius's first album if you're into the bass. |
: I've decided to expand my horizons beyond the
: usual gamut of rock musicians by purchasing
: some jazz fusion music. I picked up Kind of
: Blue by Miles Davis, Unorthodox Behavior by
: Brand X and As Long as your living yours by
: Keith Jarrett in hopes that I might achieve
: the sophistication of my fellow alumni.
: Ay, but here's the rub. I find them all
: incredibly boring. Everytime I listen to em,
: I either can't sit still or I zone out and
: fall asleep. And in that sleep of death what
: dreams may come?
: Should I shuffle off this mortal coil and go
: back to listening to the likes of James
: Taylor and Collins era Genesis? Or is there
: better selections I could've made in
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