Jazz recommendations anyone?

Always loved to hear Jazz being played at a coffee shop but i don’t know any thing about jazz. Any recommendations of jazz?

There is definitely a huge variety out there. As you find something you like search for similar musicians in the same sub genre/style. I don’t listen to a lot of jazz but here are some suggestions for artists.

Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Horace Silver, Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane, and Charles Mingus. One of my personal favorite songs is Watermelon Man by Herbie Hancock.


Probably won’t hear it in a coffee shop these days, but Louis Armstrong is the king of jazz.

The type of jazz played in coffee shops is most often “soft jazz”, which includes but is not limited to piano playing.

If that sounds good to you, then I can wholeheartedly recommend to you the artist Keiko Matsui. Some tracks that speak instantly to most listeners:

Whisper From The Mirror - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFdfN9KeSzs

Between the moons - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYTLmg7o-a0

Invisible Wing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkBTFZBAvo

These old Youtube videos only for sampling purposes. They sound like bellow 100 kbps mp3, which is a thing of the past by uploaders that didn’t knew what they were doing.

And I have like 50 more good ones from her discography, I can recommend more if anyone is intrested.

Kandace springs, shes more of a pop/jazz hybrid but shes very good.

But more classical jazz you can listen go Natalia M king

cowboy bepop soundtrack, and also look for uehara hiromi while u at it


Carnival: The Sound of a People, Vol. 1
by [Etienne Charles] Just Fantastic!

Glengarry Glen Ross Soundtrack :star_struck:

Kamasi Washington if you fancy something unorthodox.


Any of my coffee jazz comes from the Spotify playlist called “Coffee Table Jazz”.

You can’t forget the one and only

Here’s a few… All of them are available on all streeming platforms.

Shaun Martin - Focus.

Snarky Puppy - We Like it Here.

Art Tatum & Ben Webster - The Album.

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This is ok…

Definitely you should hear Louis Armstrong’s album called “What a wonderful world”. Well mastered, nice instrumentals, and ¡oh boy! His voice makes it perfect.

I also recommend you " Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers Moanin’ ".

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it is a videogame soundtrack but its one of the best, if not the best jazz, bop and swing vgm, Grim Fandango

THE BAD PLUShttps://youtu.be/vZI76J1UDKw


Jeff Meegan is solid

Will be following this thread, because I need more jazz in my life. :slight_smile:

Eric Alexander:

Junior Mance:

Eartha Kitt, from 1954:

Happy jazz! (aka Manouche/Gypsy Jazz) :

Something funny:

Some evil-ish jazz with a destroyed voice:

Obviously inspired by Tom Waits (LOL at the lyrics of this one):

Yes, this is THE Bruce Willis. Yippee-ki-yay MFer!:

And this is John Larkin’s first album… also known as… Scatman John!:

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If you like Jazz piano, I suggest you check out Ryo Fukui. He always makes me feel happier!

Braxton Cook Meets Butcher Brown (2017) is an instrumental album. I can not express how beautiful this album is to me. I can’t find anything else quite like it. It’s hard to explain. The players are technically impressive, yet there’s a perfect balance between groove and melody. Every moment is interesting, but it’s never overwhelming in a hard bop way. Both Braxton Cook and Butcher Brown have other releases seperately, but none of them do for me what this album does. I can’t speak highly enough about it. Those fucking drums.