Jun 03, 2022 · Cool Jazz. Modal Jazz. Latin Jazz. Free Jazz. Fusion. Modern Jazz. But first, let’s start at the beginning. Because the term ‘jazz’ covers a very broad selection of music. Two recordings or musicians labelled as such may, at least superficially, appear to have very little in common with each other.. 2. Saxophone. The saxophone is one of the most ideal jazz instruments, as it allows the player to freely express their individualism in a spontaneous way. Here are a couple of saxophone facts: Saxophones are woodwind instruments, but it is made out of brass. There are four types: Tenors, Altos, Sopranos, and Baritones..