Go on I dare you.
Go on I dare you.
NO , I dare you .
Since you ask, my 10 faves would be (You can tell I mostly follow recommendations of fairly well known stuff):
In no particular order
- John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (Don't find this easy going, but I like a challenge)
- Miles Davis - Birth of The Cool
- Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
- Arne Domnerus Group - Jazz at The Pawnshop ( This is a famous, live hi-fi demonstration album, it sounds gorgeous, & I love it !!)
- Coleman Hawkins - The High & Mighty Hawk
- Billie Holiday - The Lady in Autumn
- Jacques Loussier - Play Bach 2000
- Oscar Peterson - Night Train
- Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus
- Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours
Since I'm no expert, I'm hardly qualified to declare these the greatest of all times.
Shoot me down, people !!
Last edited by Tiggi; 03-09-2008 at 17:49. Reason: De-italicisation
Excellent choices. The whole point of the post was not to confirm my prejudices but to find out what is out there that I have not discovered.
Keith Jarrett - The Köln Concert (I've got the Vinyl. It's a shitload more awesome than any download can be)
Keith Jarrett - Nude Ants
Anthony Braxton - Eight (+3) Tristano Compositions
Kenny Wheeler - Windmill Tilter
and, to add something more recent:
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble
I'm no Jazz connoisseur per se and I might have to check out more of some artists (e.g. Miles or Coltrane) to maybe make a better statement. I might come back to this list some other time and correct this if need be.
Last edited by Iota; 03-09-2008 at 23:12.
The Birth of Cool is my all time favorite
“If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know.
-- Louis Armstrong
okay... so if those are the top 10, what would you recommend for someone just getting into jazz...
what would be the top 10 beginners albums?
The above-mentioned Kind of Blue is an absolute Jazz classic, and it's easy on the ears...
And Time Out is there or thereabouts for me too...