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    Posted: July 11 2009 at 12:26
I'm kind of a jazz newb but I've really liked what I've heard so far from Miles and Coltrane.  I have all of Davis' late-sixties and early-seventies fusion work and really dig it, plus I love Kind of Blue, but I don't really have any other of Miles jazz stuff.  I have a few Coltrane albums which I really like (A Love Surpreme, Giant Steps, and My Favorite Things), but both guys have absurdly massive catalogs and I'm kind of overwhelmed as to where to go next.  Recommend me some more albums to get from these giants of jazz.  

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2009 at 12:46
Originally posted by rileydog22

I'm kind of a jazz newb but I've really liked what I've heard so far from Miles and Coltrane.  I have all of Davis' late-sixties and early-seventies fusion work and really dig it, plus I love Kind of Blue, but I don't really have any other of Miles jazz stuff.  I have a few Coltrane albums which I really like (A Love Surpreme, Giant Steps, and My Favorite Things), but both guys have absurdly massive catalogs and I'm kind of overwhelmed as to where to go next.  Recommend me some more albums to get from these giants of jazz.  


Beyond his electric releases, I'm a bit useless as far as Miles is concerned - but if you don't have the early electric releases, i.e., Miles in the Sky & Filles de Kilimanjaro, they're well worth a listen ...for Coltrane, check out Ascention & Expression Thumbs Up


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2009 at 17:45
By Coltrane: Blue Train and Olé Coltrane.
By Miles: Birth of the Cool and Sketches of Spain
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2009 at 19:03
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By Miles: Sketches of Spain


Excellent album which I also highly recommend. Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 12 2009 at 02:49
For Coltrane, I strongly recommend Ascension and second Blue Train. If you are interested in the Coltrane Quartet also, try Crescent. Miles Davis has also the great Sorcerer album, only the last track might be.. distracting. And when you are looking for both, there is the 'Round about Midnight release.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2009 at 05:31
Coltrane: Crescent, Olé, Impressions, Sun Ship.

I agree with every suggested Miles Davis so far. Have you got the masterpiece (but somewhat forgotten): Get Up With It  + the awsome livealbum: Dark Magus too?

Also: Water Babies and Nefertiti.


 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2009 at 22:09
John Coltrane-Ole,Expression
Miles Davis-Four&More,Live At The Plugged Mickel
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2009 at 22:19
Coltrane: Africa/Brass, Impressions, Ascension (there are a lot more good ones, but I haven't been able to find them at the store, so I can't in good conscience recommend things to you which I haven't really listened to)

Davis: Milestones, Sketches of Spain, Birth of the Cool, In a Silent Way, A Tribute to Jack Johnson
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2009 at 22:23
For Miles, Miles Davis In Person At The Blackhawk is recommended.  Great stuff.  Also as others have mentioned Get Up With It/On The Corner...anything from that era.
 
Coltrane's Ballads is very good as some late night or early morning mood, i.e., non-intrusive, music.   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2009 at 22:28
You'll love Ascension. You should also get Free Jazz, even though that's Ornette.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2009 at 22:34
Porgy & Bess is good stuff
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2009 at 10:10
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2009 at 04:07
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