So as we all know To-Mera are exclusively reintroducing jazz into/alongside metal... and not a jazz-metal hybrid like ephel duath or any of these other tech bands, but actual passages of smooth jazz. So what Jazz do you guys listen to? Any Nu-Jazz recommendations? Any old school smooth jazz aswell, list 'em. My favourite jazz album at the moment is probably Miles Davis 'Kind of Blue', because I've owned it for so long and I know the direction of all the improvisations really well. It's really grown on me. Herbie Hancock rules too. Chet Baker is like the neurosis of jazz, got some really moody tunes. A new thing I've recently listened to is Bill Evans and Jim Hall's collaboration on an album called under current. It's just piano and guitar, got that awesome thick dry jazz tone though. It's cool ambient music aswell as good for analytical listening. As for Nu-Jazz, there's this absolute dude who performs in the streets of leeds. The moment I heard it I was totally engrossed. His name is Gavin Randle and he plays improvised themes on sax and flute over some sort of electronic chill out bacling tracks. I bought his album for a tenner and it's amazing. the mix on his solos is beautiful. I think he adds loads of spatial reverb and it just sounds unbelievably epic.