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I need some more jazzzzzzzzz,,,i wanna hear what you guys are into so i can check them out

I have been listening to Al Di Meola's "Kiss My Axe" I love South Bound Traveller, The Embrace, Phantom--- do you guys suggest anything else by Meola? any favorite cds of his that i can check out?

Also been listening to a lot of John Scofield and of course Metheny
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Well it isn't all guitar, but Herbie Hancock is the bomb. If you can find the song 'Hang Up Your Hang-Ups' its well worth a listen, that song has the cooooolest opening hook I've heard in my life 8)
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here's some good shit that i've been listening to lately (links provided)...

Vital Tech Tones
James Carter Quartet - Jurassic Classics
Vital Information - Come On In
Chick Corea's Elektric Band - To the Stars
Rabbincal School Dropouts - Cosmic Tree
Branford Marsalis Quartet - Eternal

also check out these too (links provided)....

The Quintet - Jazz At Massey Hall
Charlie Parker - The Washington Concerts
Wynton Marsalis Quartet - Live At Blues Alley
Frank Zappa - Make A Jazz Noise Here, Zappa In New York, Roxy & Elsewhere, One Size Fits All
Keith Jarrett - Still Live
Joe Henderson - The State of Tenor Vol. 1 & 2
Thelonius Monk - Big Band & Quartet in Concert
Allan Holdsworth - The 16 Men of Tain
Weather Report - 8:30, Heavy Weather, Mr. Gone
Herbie Hancock - Thrust
Tribal Tech - Tribal Tech, Illicit, Face First
John Coltrane - Transition
Return to Forever (this one has DiMeola) - Romantic Warrior
Chick Corea - Friends
Jonas Hellborg/Shawn Lane/Jeff Sipe - Personae
Miles Davis - Nefertiti, Miles Smiles, Filles De Kilamanjaro, E.S.P., Round About Midnight, Milestones, Miles Ahead, We Want Miles, Aura
Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus, Way Out West
Bill Frisell - Where In the World?
George Benson - Breezin'
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Tim,
that is one of my favorites from Al Dimeola too. I also liked Gambale's live album at the Baked Potato from 1989 which I remember buying around the same time that came out. Also Al's acoustic World Sinfonia came out the same year as Axe, and was very good too if you are into acoustic. Since then I don't favor much of Al's electric stuff, but all the acoustic stuff has been really nice. His last album is a nice mix of acoustic and electric called "Flesh on flesh", and I really like the electric work on there. He also did a duet w/ Vai on his Infinite Desire album, but I am hoping you knew that already! Also I really like Mclaughlin's "the Promise" which has a nice mix of electric and acoustic stuff.

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You HAVE to buy Return To Forever's "Romantic Warrior"!
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herbie hancock-headhunters. AMAZING album
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wow thanks guys for responding i will make sure i check EVERYTHING out!!!!
He also did a duet w/ Vai on his Infinite Desire album, but I am hoping you knew that already!
haha yah i did know that because i saw his name on the album and i was excited but i didn't have enough money at that time haha
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"Havona" by Weather Report still puts me in the zone to this day. That might be JAco Pastorius's best bass solo in there.
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Astral Traveler - Frank Gambale, Stu Hamm, Steve Smith
The bass is very good in this song... 8)
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these 2 relatively unknown good cds just came to my mind (links provided)...

Wayne Krantz - 2 Drink Minimum
Steve Topping - Time & Distance

Later.
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Picabo wrote:You HAVE to buy Return To Forever's "Romantic Warrior"!
you really do have to heh, this is probably one of the greatest fusion jazz cd's of all time. I have the album somewhere too.
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Mr. Canadian wrote:these 2 relatively unknown good cds just came to my mind (links provided)...

Wayne Krantz - 2 Drink Minimum
Steve Topping - Time & Distance

Later.
Ahhhhhh !!!!!!

Someone else listens to Wayne Krantz !!! The guy is freakin unreal. I remember the days of Nap**** there was a guy chatting with me that lived in NYC and said this guy was a freak and I should check him out if I liked jazz guitar. He was very correct.
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A lot of the songs/albums mentioned above
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Also:
Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy
Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Inner Mounting Flame
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue, Bitches Brew
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
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