What was your first jazz album?

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  1. distressed_romeo

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    Pretty self-explanatory title...

    Mine were 'Heavy Weather' by Weather Report, and 'The Inner Mounting Flame' by the Mahavishnu Orchestra, which I brought on the same day when I was about 14-15.
     
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    Mine was by a parent of one of my dad's students. He's a local Sax player that has some pretty good stuff, but I can't remember his name. It's been a few years since I've been able to find that damn album.
     
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    duke ellington, some lp i found
     
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    Either Bitches Brew by Miles Davis or the When Harry Met Sally soundtrack by Harry Connick Jnr., depending on how much of a purist you are, heh.
     
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    The Ramsey Lewis Trio, "The In Crowd." Still one of my favorite "chill, hang out music" discs.
     
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    Jaco...as a funk bassist I heard about him and that was the beginning of jazz for me.
     
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    "Kind of Blue", when I was like 14. I bought "Bitches' Brew" the next week, and though, "man, this must be a different Miles Davis. All these jazz guys have the same names!" :lol:
     
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    My first was Virtuoso #2 by Joe Pass. Great album, by a GOD.
     
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    Bitches Brew was my first as well.

    i bought a live Ramsey Lewis Trio disc on the strength of about 4 seconds of The In Crowd on the old Ken Burns Jazz Collection commercials.
     
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    Yellowjackets by Yellow Jackets
    Cornucopia by Stanley Jordan
    Eye of the Beholder by Chick Corea

    Bought those 3 when i was 15.
     
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    My first was Pat Metheny Group when I was 15. I remember listening to it over & over again on my Walkman while on a long bus trip. I was a total Metheny geek, I ended up seeing a lot of his shows, collecting a lot of live bootlegs & stealing a ton of stuff from him. It's still one of my favorite jazz albums.
     
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    You sound like me...:lol:

    I first heard PM on an ECM 'greatest hits' that I brought from the bargain bin at my local record shop, and it completely floored me... He's definitely one of the guys who's had the biggest influence on my soloing style.
     
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    Yeah, I was into Pat like some of the local freaks were into the Dead. Trading tapes through the mail, learning the solos, obsessing over what kind of shoelaces he used, all that garbage. :ugh:

    New Chautauqua, American Garage & Offramp are also some of my favorites.
     
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    Have you got 'Secret Story'? There's some beautiful playing on that album.
     
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    Yeah, I've got that one and I really like how eclectic it is. Cathedral in a Suitcase, Longest Summer, Always & Forever are some of my favorites from that one.

    As an aside, they always play a lot of Metheny stuff on The Weather Channel :lol:
     
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    Jazz in Paris: Swing 39- Django Reinhardt

    The best of- Stanley Jordan
     
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    I dunno if you can call it jazz.. but CAB 1 was first album I got I guess that somewhat resembles jazz
     

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