Roadmap to Jazz: From Blues to Jazz
If you like the blues, you may also like...
Date: 04-May-1999 18:02:16
From: Mike C. (Funkifized@aol.com)
Anything by Robben Ford, especially "Mystic Mile," "Talk To Your Daughter," "Tiger Walk," and the superb "Handful Of Blues."
Larry Carlton's "Last Nite" is phenomenal. Has a cover of Miles Davis' "All Blues," an original blues of Larry's, a cover of Miles' "So What."
Date: 25-Jul-1999 15:18:17
A very good gateway between Blues and Jazz would be 'Midnight Blue/Kenny Burrell' or records of George Benson.
Sax player Stanley Turrentine is a good choice as well.
Date: 26-Nov-1999 05:00:06
From: Stefan Kowarik (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Almost) Every good JAZZ standard has a blues feeling. JAZZ without blues is impossible. The direct connection can be seen in many pieces in the traditional 12 bar blues scheme, e.g. "The Sidewinder" (LEE MORGAN); "Blackjack" (DONALD BYRD); "Cantaloupe Island" "Watermelon Man" (HERBIE HANCOCK);
But there are many more connections between JAZZ and BLUES than just the formal ones. Many JAZZ musicians play(ed) R&B for earning money (e.g. TRANE), many Blues musicians play JAZZ standards (e.g. ALBERT KING: Watermelon Man)
Date: 03-Jul-2001 21:30:24
From: Sid V.
The classic Blue Note albums by Art Blakey, Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver, etc. have a great bluesy feel. Moanin' by Art Blakey is my favorite among these.