I need a simple introduction to jazz. I was listening to some stuff on Spotify but it was too advanced for me and made my head hurt. Where should I start? Guitar oriental preferably.
John Mclaughlin - Extrapolation
Thanks for reminnding me to dl this btw
Guitar oriented Jazz doesn't get better than this
New Orleans jazz began, combining earlier brass band marches, French quadrilles, biguine, ragtime and blues with collective polyphonic improvisation.
swing big bands, Kansas City jazz, a hard-swinging, bluesy, improvisational style and Gypsy jazz (a style that emphasized musette waltzes) were the prominent styles
Bebop emerged, shifting jazz from danceable popular music towards a more challenging "musician's music" which was played at faster tempos and used more chord-based improvisation
>end of the 1940s
Cool jazz developed, introducing calmer, smoother sounds and long, linear melodic lines.
The emergence of free jazz, which explored playing without regular meter, beat and formal structures
Hard bop, which introduced influences from rhythm and blues, gospel music, and blues, especially in the saxophone and piano playing.
Modal jazz developed, using the mode, or musical scale, as the basis of musical structure and improvisation.
>late 1960s and early 1970s
Jazz-rock fusion appeared, combining jazz improvisation with rock rhythms, electric instruments and the highly amplified stage sound of rock.
Jazz fusion called smooth jazz became successful, garnering significant radio airplay.
Other styles and genres abound today, such as Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz, nu jazz, acid jazz and future jazz blending jazz stylings with electronic producition methods.