I must admit I have listened to a few of his beforehand and did not really like them. They were a little too aggressively played for me (sorry folks, I know he is a legend )
However, as you mentioned he played many styles and I’m sure if I delved deeper I’d find something I like.
I’m going to concentrate my collection on Chet Baker, Art Farmer, Stan Getz and Oscar Peterson as I’m really loving their music.
I’m sure I’ll find more artists along the way
TBH, I’m not that keen. There is a certain ‘tone’ I hear that I don’t like and I’m just not getting the same feeling as when I first heard Chet.
Really sorry , I have nothing against MD but for some reason I’m not liking his style. However, I do realise that I’m in a minority.
No need to be sorry, like what you like, dislike what you dislike. I was a bit surprised to hear you say you find Miles sound aggressive though (his later recordings maybe), do you find that with Kind Of Blue?
I can see how you might find Chet an easier listen, he does have quite a romantic sound for want of a better description but his later recordings were very patchy due to drug addiction and having his jaw broken by a drug dealer, which was one of the reasons he switched to singing.
Btw you might be interested in the film Born To Be Blue starring Ethan Hawke as Chet Baker.
@Bobthebuilder is probably this forums number one Chet fan, he can probably give you some good recomendations
FYI: Ralph Towner has a new album out on ECM, At First Light. It’s his first new album since 2017’s My Foolish Heart (which is great). I am streaming the 24/96 Qobuz release now (on my home office Atom). It sounds great so far. Will replay later on the full system.
I hope he does a tour. He usually comes to St. Louis when he tours the states. A friend and student of his is on faculty at Washington University. We have seen him perform there twice since My Foolish Heart came out.