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(Village Voice)   Ten jazz albums to hear before you die. Subby mostly agrees but will pass on Biatches Brew   (blogs.villagevoice.com) divider line 109
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2013-11-24 08:18:14 AM
Well I think we know Wynton Marsalis is a Farker now, right Submitter?

/Time for Miles to run the Voodoo down on yo' ass.
 
2013-11-24 08:24:49 AM
Looks over list....yes, I own them all, and yes, from a bucket list perspective, I would agree.

upload.wikimedia.org

But you'd have to make room for Keith Jarrett too. Probably the Bremen/Lausanne records.
 
2013-11-24 09:10:20 AM
Good Iconic list.  Surprised that Charlie Parker did not make the list.
 
2013-11-24 09:26:33 AM
The first time I listened to "Biatches Brew" (I'm intentionally spelling it the way that it would be filtered so it stays capitalized), it did sound like sort of a cacophonous mess.    I went back and tried again later and was just amazed.

I'd still probably pick "In a Silent Way" over it, though.
 
2013-11-24 09:42:35 AM
Lol filterpwned in headline
 
2013-11-24 09:45:13 AM
No:

4.bp.blogspot.com

= List Fail, obviously.
 
2013-11-24 09:51:20 AM

FeedTheCollapse: No:

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x850]

= List Fail, obviously.


That's funny. You are joking right? RIGHT?
 
2013-11-24 09:52:01 AM
My fave!
media.jukebo.com
 
2013-11-24 09:54:40 AM
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
 
2013-11-24 10:04:29 AM
Four pages for a ten-item list?
 
2013-11-24 10:06:09 AM
I managed to find a copy of Headhunters on vinyl at Goodwill a few weeks ago. Not bad for a dollar.
 
2013-11-24 10:11:32 AM
This is all good stuff, but I've been looking to expand into the pre-war stuff lately and this list doesn't do much for me in that regard. Anybody have any suggestions?
 
2013-11-24 10:14:08 AM
I concur. Most excellent list. I have most of those, and the ones I don't have I have songs from them that we're in compilation albums. I highly agree with numbers 2 and 1.
And subby, if you will agree on Hancock's Headhunters, but not Biatches Brew... Then you don't know jazz.
 
2013-11-24 10:14:24 AM
Random question, I'm bored and it's (ok, not) semi related. Anyone know where I can listen to some harmonica that isn't 'folk' but is more 'pop' and/or high spagetti western style? The new Kesha song made me remember I always wanted to try it.

/just not in to jazz
//Tried morphine, it was ok, bit heavy for me unless it's raining and I've got a chick
 
2013-11-24 10:16:48 AM
I have all those, but it's A Love Supreme for the win
 
2013-11-24 10:18:15 AM
Jazz is a big genre with many eras so a list like this is a bit tricky.  And also why I say it fails without Dizzy.
 
2013-11-24 10:24:02 AM

kroonermanblack: Anyone know where I can listen to some harmonica that isn't 'folk


http://www.modernbluesharmonica.com/blues_harp_gods.html (sfw)
 
2013-11-24 10:29:23 AM
www.silverdisc.com
 
2013-11-24 10:30:20 AM
You could have easily tossed out The Shape of Jazz to Come for this:


revivalist.okayplayer.com

...you jive-ass turkeys.
 
2013-11-24 10:31:47 AM

Hoopy Frood: Four pages for a ten-item list?


Seriously, what is this, Minimalism list
 
2013-11-24 10:32:31 AM

Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: This is all good stuff, but I've been looking to expand into the pre-war stuff lately and this list doesn't do much for me in that regard. Anybody have any suggestions?


I say something from Duke Ellington around 1940. And apparently others agree.
Amazon: Duke Ellington 1940 (1 CD) 5 used from $65.35

Here's reasonable:
The Essential Duke Ellington

And earlier stuff 1927-1930. It still amazes me how sophisticated jazz was in the 20s.
The Okeh Ellington
 
2013-11-24 10:33:46 AM
Who wants to listen to somebody play a series of mistakes for 45 mminutes?
 
2013-11-24 10:34:59 AM

MFAWG: Who wants to listen to somebody play a series of mistakes for 45 mminutes?


Jets fans with only a radio.
 
2013-11-24 10:36:24 AM
Missing?www.chartattack.com
 
2013-11-24 10:39:47 AM
Good list, but Miles Davis didn't need 2 places on it.
 
2013-11-24 10:40:08 AM
This is a list of ten Blue Note/west coast jazz albums. Not that there's anything wrong with west coast, but no Diz or Bird? No Duke or Benny Goodman? No Chick Corea or Michael Brecker? John Scofield, Pat Metheny? Brad Mehldau. Keith Jarrett? Weather Report? Author needs to branch out.

Also, if we're in-period, there is a serious omission of Bill Evans, Art Blakey, and Oscar Peterson (Sound of the Trio is one of the most fantstic albums of all time).
 
2013-11-24 10:40:19 AM

thamike: You could have easily tossed out The Shape of Jazz to Come for this:


No, you couldn't. Harmolodics is vastly different from the Stockahausen influence on On The Corner. Plus, you can't jack up the entire list with Miles Davis, as much as I'd like to.
 
2013-11-24 10:42:50 AM

JasonOfOrillia: Jazz is a big genre with many eras so a list like this is a bit tricky.  And also why I say it fails without Dizzy.


Yeah, I don't think anyone couldn't make a top ten list of jazz albums---a bucket list is different though. Any top ten list wouldn't make sense without Dizzy G or Art Blakey.
 
2013-11-24 10:44:34 AM
 
2013-11-24 10:54:25 AM

Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: This is all good stuff, but I've been looking to expand into the pre-war stuff lately and this list doesn't do much for me in that regard. Anybody have any suggestions?


There is so much good stuff there that its really hard to make specific album suggestions. Better to get a feel for artists first than albums, I think.

upload.wikimedia.org

 If you are really serious about this, I recommend getting a copy of or checking out from your local library The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz. Its much better on the earlier stuff than the later stuff. Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, Coleman Hawkins. It doesn't include Bix Beiderbecke, but should. Of course there is the 2011 Smithsonian anthology as well. Its much better on the contemporary and Latin scene.
 
2013-11-24 10:55:51 AM

deadsanta: Good list, but Miles Davis didn't need 2 places on it.


Miles flipped the Jazz world on its head 4 times, and these are two of those documents.

/ don't care for Biatches Brew myself, but agree it deserves to be here.
 
2013-11-24 10:56:08 AM

Somacandra: thamike: You could have easily tossed out The Shape of Jazz to Come for this:

No, you couldn't. Harmolodics is vastly different from the Stockahausen influence on On The Corner. Plus, you can't jack up the entire list with Miles Davis, as much as I'd like to.


I'm not a jazz aficionado, so I'm basing my choices on awesomeness alone.

3.bp.blogspot.com

This is Davis' response to "you can't just jack up the list with Miles Davis."
 
2013-11-24 10:56:52 AM
I'm a blues man.
 
2013-11-24 11:03:31 AM

MFAWG: Who wants to listen to somebody play a series of mistakes for 45 mminutes?


mattesperanza.files.wordpress.com

"Never mind what those jigaboos and hopheads think.
The Circle of Fifths in an orgiastic death cult, and is
not at all related to music theory.  Now practice your scales."
 
2013-11-24 11:08:52 AM

thamike: MFAWG: Who wants to listen to somebody play a series of mistakes for 45 mminutes?

[mattesperanza.files.wordpress.com image 325x216]

"Never mind what those jigaboos and hopheads think.
The Circle of Fifths in an orgiastic death cult, and is
not at all related to music theory.  Now practice your scales."


Hah... Hahaha. That one made my head hurt.
 
2013-11-24 11:10:39 AM
thamike:  I'm not a jazz aficionado, so I'm basing my choices on awesomeness alone. This is Davis' response to "you can't just jack up the list with Miles Davis."

I own TONS of Miles Davis:  biatches Brew, Birth of the Cool, Dark Magus, Kind of Blue, On The Corner, Round About Midnight, In A Silent Way, etc.....

I love Miles. Yes, he's a titan, perhaps THE titan in a world of titans. But a bucket list of jazz albums can't just be Miles Davis. Its the perennial problem in all jazz compilations.
 
2013-11-24 11:11:21 AM

Marquis de Sod: I have all those, but it's A Love Supreme for the win


Also missing from the list:

i78.photobucket.com

It's too bad the sounds of people talking, glasses clinking and silverware being used cannot be removed from the recording.  Didn't those people know that one of the deities of Jazz was playing the piano?
 
2013-11-24 11:12:15 AM

Rann Xerox: Also missing from the list:


Oo-tah. Hard to argue with that one.
 
2013-11-24 11:16:24 AM

Charlie Freak: This is a list of ten Blue Note/west coast jazz albums. Not that there's anything wrong with west coast, but no Diz or Bird? No Duke or Benny Goodman? No Chick Corea or Michael Brecker? John Scofield, Pat Metheny? Brad Mehldau. Keith Jarrett? Weather Report? Author needs to branch out.

Also, if we're in-period, there is a serious omission of Bill Evans, Art Blakey, and Oscar Peterson (Sound of the Trio is one of the most fantstic albums of all time).


Chick Corea is on biatches Brew, but I also agree
 
2013-11-24 11:16:55 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

I love Headhunters too, but I really think Maiden Voyage is a more groundbreaking album for its time.
 
2013-11-24 11:20:39 AM

Charlie Freak: This is a list of ten Blue Note/west coast jazz albums. Not that there's anything wrong with west coast, but no Diz or Bird? No Duke or Benny Goodman? No Chick Corea or Michael Brecker? John Scofield, Pat Metheny? Brad Mehldau. Keith Jarrett? Weather Report? Author needs to branch out.

Also, if we're in-period, there is a serious omission of Bill Evans, Art Blakey, and Oscar Peterson (Sound of the Trio is one of the most fantstic albums of all time).


What this cat is saying. The lack of Bird alone makes it suspect, but no Duke is a crime.

/"remember, cash only and nothing higher than a fifty."
 
2013-11-24 11:21:07 AM
Screw u Subby.
In A Silent Way
Jack Johnson
On the Corner
are my favorite Miles but Biatches Brew is awesome too

Some others that I would consider all time greats:
Ask the Ages by Sonny Sharrock
S-T Debut by Weather Report
Out to Lunch by Eric Dolphy
Brilliant Corners by Monk
Inner Mounting Flame by Mahavishnu
Voice of Chunk by The Lounge Lizards
Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
 
2013-11-24 11:23:43 AM
I'm not a jazz guy at all. I own four titles,I think.

Kind of Blue and Brubeck's Time Out are the only "real" jazz titles I have. And I have a couple of west coast fusion albums, one by Metheny and one by Kittyhawk.
 
2013-11-24 11:27:01 AM

Rann Xerox: Marquis de Sod: I have all those, but it's A Love Supreme for the win

Also missing from the list:

[i78.photobucket.com image 500x500]

It's too bad the sounds of people talking, glasses clinking and silverware being used cannot be removed from the recording.  Didn't those people know that one of the deities of Jazz was playing the piano?


Agreed on the missing from the list. But the ambience is just indicative of the setting. For most jazz musicians, this actually hasn't changed much at all.

I've seen (read) a lot of folks complain about audience interaction on more recent recordings (applause, hollering and whistling during a dramatic moment, etc), even going so far as to ask the artist to request that people don't do that on a live recording. However, I think it's part of the experience. Those passages are supposed to evoke that kind of response and often add to the energy on stage.

As with Live at Village Vanguard, it's the setting that existed and actually contributed to what the artist emoted during that session, though in contrast to a more attentive crowd. If people are talking and clinking glasses and things are still masterful up on the stand, then to me that's indicative of an artist that is focused inward, inside the musical moment. And Evans' playing is reflective of that. It takes a lot to ignore a beat crowd.
 
2013-11-24 11:29:51 AM

Somacandra: [upload.wikimedia.org image 300x300]

I love Headhunters too, but I really think Maiden Voyage is a more groundbreaking album for its time.


Agreed. "Dolphin Dance" is one of my favorite charts of all time to both listen and play. Played it on Thursday night as a piano/bass duo.
 
2013-11-24 11:30:33 AM

assets.boomkat.com

 
2013-11-24 11:32:54 AM
List is missing Buddy Rich's Channel One Suite (or I guess it would be Mercy Mercy Mercy if it's for albums)
 
2013-11-24 11:34:44 AM
A good list of classics, but, expand your horizons and listen to the music put out on the ECM label. I promise it will be good for your head.
 
2013-11-24 11:36:32 AM
I love listening to jazz, but always feel overwhelmed by the vast history and not knowing where to start, so I appreciate lists like this.

I listen to WBGO in Newark a lot, and own Kind of Blue, biatches Brew, A Love Supreme, and Giant Steps, but that's it. I'm excited to get some of the albums.
 
2013-11-24 11:39:38 AM

Somacandra: I love Headhunters too, but I really think Maiden Voyage is a more groundbreaking album for its time.


www.progarchives.com

Don't know how groundbreaking it was, but every time I listen to it is like it's the first time. So absurdly simple, yet amazing.
 
2013-11-24 11:51:48 AM
i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-24 11:56:36 AM

MFAWG: Who wants to listen to somebody play a series of mistakes for 45 mminutes?


A - B rhyme scheme is all I know,
I'm a stupid superficial ho

vogue
 
2013-11-24 11:58:33 AM

zimbomba63: A good list of classics, but, expand your horizons and listen to the music put out on the ECM label. I promise it will be good for your head.


I agree, but you will find a lot of older school purists vomiting at that. Just saying. ECM is often viewed as a historical gift for carrying the jazz tradition from Charles Mingus until the arrival of the Young Lions. A temporary "European exile," if you will. Most of Keith Jarrett is on ECM. I posted Bremen/Lausanne. I have a personal hard-on for Jan Garbarek and Jack DeJohnette's work, as well as Jarrett.

In fact, the Jarrett Trio with DeJohnette and Gary Peacock would probably be the thing I would play for someone who wanted an introduction to the best of contemporary acoustic jazz.
 
2013-11-24 12:10:24 PM

kroonermanblack: Random question, I'm bored and it's (ok, not) semi related. Anyone know where I can listen to some harmonica that isn't 'folk' but is more 'pop' and/or high spagetti western style? The new Kesha song made me remember I always wanted to try it.

/just not in to jazz
//Tried morphine, it was ok, bit heavy for me unless it's raining and I've got a chick


Try Wall Of Voodoo: Call Of The West.
It's not harmonica music per se, but if I remember correctly it has lots of harmonica in it

/Haven't listened to it in a long time
 
2013-11-24 12:21:30 PM

Somacandra: thamike:  I'm not a jazz aficionado, so I'm basing my choices on awesomeness alone. This is Davis' response to "you can't just jack up the list with Miles Davis."

I own TONS of Miles Davis:  biatches Brew, Birth of the Cool, Dark Magus, Kind of Blue, On The Corner, Round About Midnight, In A Silent Way, etc.....

I love Miles. Yes, he's a titan, perhaps THE titan in a world of titans. But a bucket list of jazz albums can't just be Miles Davis. Its the perennial problem in all jazz compilations.


Yeah, i know.  I was being absurd on purpose.

snakkle.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com

FOR JOKE!
 
2013-11-24 12:22:03 PM
How bout some Die Like a Dog trio? I saw them in an elementary school after smoking a bunch of hash. Mind was blown.
 
2013-11-24 12:24:44 PM
ALso, Ornette Coleman's Dancing in your Head. Make no mistake, that song WILL dance in your head in an endless psychotic loop.

Need some McCoy Tyner too! Havana Del Sol on his Live at Sweet Basil album is awesome!
 
2013-11-24 12:25:16 PM

Rann Xerox: Marquis de Sod: I have all those, but it's A Love Supreme for the win

Also missing from the list:

[i78.photobucket.com image 500x500]

It's too bad the sounds of people talking, glasses clinking and silverware being used cannot be removed from the recording.  Didn't those people know that one of the deities of Jazz was playing the piano?


Bill Evans was f*cking amazing.  He dedicated 'Peace Piece' to my mother at a show once.  Then he proposed to her.  I think that's how she pronounces "propositioned."
 
2013-11-24 12:30:45 PM

organizmx: I listen to WBGO in Newark a lot


Hey thanks I just added that to my streaming radio station list.

Here's another:
http://wdcb.org/new-media/internet-streaming.php
 
2013-11-24 12:45:21 PM
i759.photobucket.com

That is all.
 
2013-11-24 12:48:33 PM
List needs more Sun Ra.
 
2013-11-24 01:02:09 PM
I'd put this on there

upload.wikimedia.org

...if there were more spots. To do a proper list you'd kinda have to have 5 or 10 albums for each different era. Of course Kind of Blue is going to wind up on a list of only 10 essential albums from all of Jazz, and you'd necessarily want a lot of diversity in such a small list, so Blues and the Abstract Truth would probably wind up taking a back seat. And personally I'd substitute

upload.wikimedia.org

for tfa's #7. I can't imagine a better vocal performance than this, by anyone, in any genre, any era.
 
2013-11-24 01:04:21 PM
cfile6.uf.tistory.com

/Fark the facts!!!
 
2013-11-24 01:18:14 PM

Somacandra: zimbomba63: A good list of classics, but, expand your horizons and listen to the music put out on the ECM label. I promise it will be good for your head.

I agree, but you will find a lot of older school purists vomiting at that. Just saying. ECM is often viewed as a historical gift for carrying the jazz tradition from Charles Mingus until the arrival of the Young Lions. A temporary "European exile," if you will. Most of Keith Jarrett is on ECM. I posted Bremen/Lausanne. I have a personal hard-on for Jan Garbarek and Jack DeJohnette's work, as well as Jarrett.

In fact, the Jarrett Trio with DeJohnette and Gary Peacock would probably be the thing I would play for someone who wanted an introduction to the best of contemporary acoustic jazz.


Loved DeJohnette's work with John Abercrombie.  My mind was blown by Gateway, when Dave Holland joined them.  Ralph Towner's Solo Concert almost left me in tears, because I wasn't there to witness it.  Steve Tibbets Yr and Northern Song.  Gary Burton and Chick Corea on Crystal Silence.  Oregon, still mourn Colin Walcott's death.  And so much more.
 
2013-11-24 01:24:02 PM
And this one too.  The definitive version of "Sing Sing Sing" is here.

i759.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-24 01:31:57 PM

Rann Xerox: Marquis de Sod: I have all those, but it's A Love Supreme for the win

Also missing from the list:

[i78.photobucket.com image 500x500]

It's too bad the sounds of people talking, glasses clinking and silverware being used cannot be removed from the recording.  Didn't those people know that one of the deities of Jazz was playing the piano?


Clinking glasses and silverware... coupled with jazz it can capture a beautiful moment in time... here's my favorite example from a NYC nightclub in 1961:

i1331.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-24 01:34:16 PM
img.fark.net
Miles smiles
 
2013-11-24 01:48:29 PM
I couldn't possibly narrow it down to just ten.

so here's some Stanley and Shirley
 
2013-11-24 01:58:00 PM
 
2013-11-24 02:00:24 PM
Lotta good suggestions in this thread. I'd add Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd's Jazz Samba
 
2013-11-24 02:07:12 PM
Not a bad list, maybe not the best, but only ten albums? Whatever.

Personally, "A Love Supreme" should have been on there, and I'd probably ask for some Wayne Shorter.
 
2013-11-24 02:12:49 PM

Somacandra: Well I think we know Wynton Marsalis is a Farker now, right Submitter?

/Time for Miles to run the Voodoo down on yo' ass.


Its the hipsters version of hating on what is considered one if the finest albums of all time, not just jazz but any album.

Its like hipster doucheism squared.
 
2013-11-24 02:13:22 PM

theorellior: Not a bad list, maybe not the best, but only ten albums? Whatever.

Personally, "A Love Supreme" should have been on there, and I'd probably ask for some Wayne Shorter.


Shorter's Blue Note recordings are so ridiculously good I don't think I could narrow it down to one.
 
2013-11-24 02:29:12 PM
The list could have been top ten must-listens for each style of jazz and it still wouldn't have been able to cover everything.  I have no complaints with any albums that were on there, but was surprised to not see the Massey Hall concert make the cut.  I know it wasn't the best playing from those guys, but you can't beat a lineup of Diz, Bird, Powell, Roach and Mingus.
 
2013-11-24 02:31:07 PM
I'd definitely throw this one in:

royayersproject.com


It's free jazz, and highly experimental, but it's also got a sense of fun and playfulness, and a tunefulness, hat free jazz often lacked.  Just really great stuff.  Eric Dolphy was a true genius, and he died in one of the most infuriating tragedies in musical history: he was a diabetic, and one night in Berlin, he slipped into a diabetic coma.  But when he got to the hospital, the doctor just assumed he was another junkie jazz guy and just let him sleep it off, rather than giving him the insulin that would have saved his life.
 
2013-11-24 02:37:08 PM
Michael Franks - The Art of Tea
 
2013-11-24 02:38:19 PM
But so many people out there, young or even a bit older, are curious about jazz, and they're not exactly sure where to start.

Okay, assume I'm new to jazz, start me off with a grounding in the traditions--New Orleans, swing, bebop...

10. Ornette Coleman
The Shape of Jazz to Come

often credited as being the anchor to avant-garde jazz albums


WTF? Methinks the Village Voice is just too cool for this "bucket list" thing. Before you can be avante-garde, you have to know what you're breaking away from. Joplin, Bix, Duke, Django, Lady, Horace Silver. "Progressive" implies a progression, which requires a starting point.

The rest of the list sticks mainly to a single genre, or group of genres--avant-garde, small-combo horn-heavy jazz from 1960 through 1980. Not bad, but not the be-all and end-all either.
 
2013-11-24 02:40:55 PM
List should have Coltrane's Om. And Coleman's This Is Our Music.
 
2013-11-24 03:04:38 PM
The whole series of old Creed Taylor (CTI) albums in the late 60's and early 70's were pretty good. Even the covers were awesome with Pete Turner photography on most.
 
2013-11-24 03:19:26 PM
Pandora has its problems, and they're paying very very small royalties on their music, but one of the bonuses for listening to it is I've been able to hear some obscurish jazz people who never get a lot of press.
 
2013-11-24 03:25:04 PM

udhq: List needs more Sun Ra.


Indeed. It's a pretty narrow selection, genre-wise. But trying to pick only ten is borderline absurd anyway.
 
2013-11-24 04:00:38 PM
Needs more Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Smith, and Wes Montgomery
 
2013-11-24 04:08:47 PM
I've always thought Miles' album Pangaea is criminally neglected. There are rhythms on that album which make me sure Miles was possessed by a demon.

A jazz album I believe to be one of the all time greats came out in 2009, which is why it ain't making any lists. It's Allen Toussaint's The Bright Mississippi. It's one of those albums, man I'm telling ya, every note is perfect.

csb/
Stanton Moore once told me everyone's first jazz album should be Oscar Peterson Trio's Night Train.
 
2013-11-24 04:10:28 PM
Wes Montgomery and Milt Jackson = heaven

http://youtu.be/G0LybuNsbjA
 
2013-11-24 04:22:40 PM

REO-Weedwagon: I've always thought Miles' album Pangaea is criminally neglected. There are rhythms on that album which make me sure Miles was possessed by a demon.



Agharta, Pandaea (both recorded on the same night, btw) and Dark Magus are all great.  A Tribute to Jack Johnson, however, is better than any of them, including Biatches Brew.  For a casual fan or an interested rock fan, Right Off will impress them a lot more than anything from Brew.
 
2013-11-24 04:31:53 PM

pedobearapproved: Wes Montgomery and Milt Jackson = heaven

http://youtu.be/G0LybuNsbjA


I like that.

Also it led to this gem:
Wes Montgomery - Live in '65 - Full Concert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLWlqBH9nrU
 
2013-11-24 04:38:25 PM
One of my faves...
 
2013-11-24 04:39:15 PM
try that again... one of my faves:

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-24 05:03:01 PM

Goonie_Goo_Goo: try that again... one of my faves:


Damn!

"The 50s" is generally considered the epitome of white bread American culture, but in reality there was a genuine blooming of originality.

I guess creative souls will out in any age.
 
2013-11-24 05:37:45 PM

Somacandra: Looks over list....yes, I own them all, and yes, from a bucket list perspective, I would agree.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x217]

But you'd have to make room for Keith Jarrett too. Probably the Bremen/Lausanne records.


I agree. I'd have dropped biatches Brew for something from Jarrett. Only one on that list I don't have is the Ornett Coleman one and I could have sworn I had it. It must have missed the great MP3 migration of 2003.
 
2013-11-24 05:51:59 PM
as someone who only recently heard biatches Brew, I must say that subby is a philistine.
 
2013-11-24 06:24:39 PM

mrEdude: as someone who only recently heard biatches Brew, I must say that subby is a philistine.


Seconded. I could listen to that stuff forever, which is good because that's about how long each track lasts.
 
2013-11-24 07:27:20 PM
No  Shrevie schools Bethpicture?

"I mean you're not going to put Charlie Parker in with the rock and roll are you?"
 
2013-11-24 07:28:22 PM
Meh, biatches Brew is not my type of thing. Same with Head Hunters.  I like Hancock as session guy better.

This list has no Jazz Messengers,  My fav:
eil.com

My most under rated album:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-11-24 07:54:39 PM

MFAWG: Who wants to listen to somebody play a series of mistakes for 45 mminutes?


+ a trillion
 
2013-11-24 08:14:06 PM

thamike: You could have easily tossed out The Shape of Jazz to Come for this:




...you jive-ass turkeys.


+1

drop biatches brew for this
 
2013-11-24 08:37:15 PM
userserve-ak.last.fm

Old school + New school coming together.
"In a Sentimental Mood" = Magic.
 
2013-11-24 08:40:59 PM

DrBenway: udhq: List needs more Sun Ra.

Indeed. It's a pretty narrow selection, genre-wise. But trying to pick only ten is borderline absurd anyway.


This; too much excellent Jazz to keep the list at just ten.
 
2013-11-24 09:34:03 PM
List fails with out Dizzy and Bird.
userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2013-11-24 11:24:34 PM

Charlie Freak: Evans


You're goddamn right.  Portrait in Jazz and Waltz for Debby are a collective master class in small-group dynamics.

LaFaro's untimely death is one of the great musical tragedies of the 20th century.
 
2013-11-25 01:13:14 AM
I have to admit I'm excited to see so many peeps that dig on jazz.

Greatest American music ever.
 
2013-11-25 01:32:25 AM
www.whus.org
 
2013-11-25 08:01:40 AM
Hard to narrow it down to 10, but here are 10 of my faves: (in no particular order)

Lenny Breau - the Velvet Touch Of Lenny Breau, Live
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
Oscar Peterson - Nigerian Marketplace
John Scofield & Pat Metheny - I Can See Your House From Here
Michel Petrucciani - Pianism
Bill Evans - Waltz For Debby
Mulgrew Miller - Live At Yoshi's Vol. 1 & 2
Phil Woods - Warm Woods
Dizzy Gillespie - An Electrifing Evening With Dizzy Gillespie
Donald Harrison - Real Life Stories

Of course, I love the classics like "Kind Of Blue", "Time Out", "Giant Steps", etc., but I left 'em off because everyone mentions those right off the bat.
 
2013-11-25 08:30:01 AM
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10. Ornette Coleman
 
2013-11-25 08:45:35 AM
Throwing 2 cents of my own, this album has never failed to amaze:

userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2013-11-25 09:25:06 AM

EyeballKid: Throwing 2 cents of my own, this album has never failed to amaze:


Indeed. Just fabulous.
 
2013-11-25 11:51:17 AM
Agree about Time Out, but list is missing Errol Garner, Mose Alison, Benny Goodman, Pat Metheney and a a few more who will come to mind once I post this.

Used to do the Jazz Show on KUHF/Houston, and got more than my fill on Miles and Herbie. Not my cup of tea...

There are non-jazz albums that are just as jazzy... Grateful Dead and Bob Wills come to mind... and is the King Cole combo After Midnight Sessions jazz? I'd like to think so.
 
2013-11-25 02:57:05 PM
Great to see somebody mention Bright Size Life and Jaco.  Bright Size Life is full of great guitar and bass.  It would be difficult to pick only one Metheny release to include on a list.  Listen to Bright Size Life and then The Way Up and you will see how far Metheny has taken jazz.
 
2013-11-25 06:44:22 PM

dlm8585: Bright Size Life


Yes.  Pat and Jaco, both at that point in their respective careers where they have attained mastery of their respective instruments as well as found their true voice.  I think Rejoicing is my favorite Metheny album, but BSL is the more important record.
 
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