Which composer or performer would you recommend as an introduction to jazz? Explain your reasons for your choice.

Which composer or performer would you recommend as an introduction to jazz? Explain your reasons for your choice.
I'd start with
84% (108 votes)
Haven't a clue
16% (20 votes)
Total votes: 128

Continuing with the theme started with last week's question: Which single composer or performer would you recommend to introduce someone to jazz music? And why?

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Xenophanes's picture

Oscar Peterson. Great musician, great virtuoso.

Artie's picture

Jazz isn't about "masterpieces" or a Top-10 list, it's a state of mind. As the Lotus Sutra tells us, the gate is everywhere.

Campe's picture

Miles Davis. What else ?

Lars Ravn Jensen's picture

Miles Davis, because he made music over so long a period of time. From modal jazz to electric almost rock. And he played with all the other modern jazz musicians

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rvance's picture

Dave Brubeck- Cool but emotional, hip, swinging, accessible.

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