Suggested Listening for Fluidity

(10 posts)
  1. Basile865
    Member

    I was wondering if anyone could make some good suggestions on music that would help set good examples of flowing through changes in solos. I'm still very much a blues guy coming to the Jazz world and rely too heavily on the blues pentatonic scale style. I'm looking to improve my flow and be able to creatively pass through changes. I realize really all good jazz has examples but I'm looking for something that has really good application of different modes to help open my ears up. Thanks for any suggestions!

  2. Matt
    Member

    bill evans
    sonny rollins

  3. Gia5
    Member

    I would suggest Red Garland. He really play ALL the changes and it's relatively easy to transcribe.

  4. Basile865
    Member

    Thanks guys - any albums/tracks in particular?

  5. yaclaus
    Member

    Albums:
    Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus
    Kurt Rosenwinkel - Intuit

    Tracks:

    Miles Davis - Oleo (from Bags Groove I believe)
    Charlie Parker - Donna Lee

    many more...

  6. david6strings
    Member

    i woud listen to lester young, he is a good starting point into playing jazz by playing blues

  7. Alvin
    Member

    hmm.. Lennie Tristano is the first to pop up at the moment

  8. barolo
    Member

    You can't go wrong with Clifford Brown, sooo tasteful and definitely fluid:

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  9. Basile865
    Member

    Guys thanks so much I really appreciate it....that Clifford Brown sounds definitely like a good thing to transcribe to get my brain eased into it

  10. jorgemg1984
    Member

    I would say any solo on "Chet Baker Sings" is perfect as an entrance in the jazz world. Pretty simple and timeless. (I actually transcribed all Chet's solos and all the harmonies on that record some years ago)


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