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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
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2013-11-24 09:26:33 AM  
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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 01:58:00 PM  
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2013-11-24 01:24:02 PM  
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And this one too.  The definitive version of "Sing Sing Sing" is here.

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2013-11-24 11:10:39 AM  
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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 10:55:51 AM  
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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 10:40:08 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:39:47 AM  
1 vote:
Good list, but Miles Davis didn't need 2 places on it.
2013-11-24 10:34:59 AM  
1 vote:

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

Jets fans with only a radio.
2013-11-24 10:32:31 AM  
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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 10:30:20 AM  
1 vote:
You could have easily tossed out The Shape of Jazz to Come for this:

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...you jive-ass turkeys.
2013-11-24 10:14:08 AM  
1 vote:
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 09:54:40 AM  
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2013-11-24 09:10:20 AM  
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Good Iconic list.  Surprised that Charlie Parker did not make the list.
2013-11-24 08:24:49 AM  
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Looks over list....yes, I own them all, and yes, from a bucket list perspective, I would agree.

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But you'd have to make room for Keith Jarrett too. Probably the Bremen/Lausanne records.
2013-11-24 08:18:14 AM  
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Well I think we know Wynton Marsalis is a Farker now, right Submitter?

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