I’m a pretty ecclectic person when it comes to music. I listen to almost all genres of music, including: Pop music in various languages, Alternative-Rock, Top 40 Urban, Punk, Ska, Classic 1950s-60s Pop & Motown music, Techno/Dance, etc. Recently, I’ve really gotten interested in Jazz music. Well, I mean…it’s mostly Bossa Nova, Soft Jazz, Brazilian Jazz & some Verve Jazz. I’m not really familiar with Rythm & Blues, or the Bluegrass stuff. I just mostly listen to the tropical/Latin type of Jazz music…with songs like “The Waters of March” & “Corcovado“.
I’ve heard of Jazz music since I was a kid, but I never really knew anything about it until probably 2-3 years ago. I first kick-started my interest in Jazz music when a friend of mine mentioned that his favorite ‘crusing’ song was “The Girl From Ipanema“. I had never heard of that song before, so I decided to look it up on the Internet. Little did I know, that this would be the song that threw me right into the deep end of the Jazz genre. I was instantly hooked the moment I heard that song.
Now, I still don’t know a hill of beans about Jazz music… Some would still say I’m a “noob” (in Internet lingo), but I am excited to share this with everyone. It certainly broadened my musical tastebuds. These are some of the Jazz-type artists that I know of & like. I have included links, so you can sample their songs.
- Stan Getz
- Antonio Carlos Jobim
- orange pekoe (Japanese Jazz duo group)
- Joao Gilberto
- Astrud Gilberto (Joao’s ex-wife)
- Bebel Gilberto (Astrud & Joao’s daughter)
- Jazztronik (Japanese Electronic-Jazz DJ/Producer)
- Crazy Ken Band (a Japanese Jazz band)
- Clazziquai Project (Korean pop group that also makes some Jazz music)
- Black Bottom Brass Band (Japanese Jazz/Brass Band)
I hope you enjoy this music as much as I do! Curl up with a nice hot cup of coffee & gaze longingly out the misty-faced window on this brisk Autumn evening…