Well Charge wrote:I've always admired jazz from a distance, never really got into it.
I like off course the jazzy side of reggae: Cedric Brooks, Tommy McCook, studio one...
What would you recommend to a reggaeman to get into jazz?
Quite a few of the titles I recommended in my previous post are free jazz-oriented and might not be suitable to all first time listeners (although that was my main and initial interest in jazz). Some albums that might be a better introduction to the music if one does not like it too "free" and improvised:
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue lp (possibly the best introduction to jazz and still one of the best jazz albums ever released. I know they released a reggae version of this a few years ago but havent checked for that as yet)
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme lp
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder lp
Bill Evans - Waltz For Debby lp
Cannonball Adderley - Something Else lp
And from my previous list:
Jan Johansson - Jazz På Svenska lp (Jazzy reworkings of old swedish folk music, great and moody album)
Art Pepper - So In Love lp