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I'm very much liking this at the mo, never heard it before until now. Sonny is Sonny but i'm also digging the band here, Mickey Roker is fabulous and clearly enjoying it!


…in three words: "Three Little Words"!!

 

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Vince Guaraldi Trio - "Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus"

 

So many great suggestions, but I didn't see this one listed. This is one of the first jazz albums that got me hooked - one of the first that when it was played, I knew exactly what album it was. Great recording that I have so many fond memories of.

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Hey guys, bumping this excellent thread with one of my favorite jazz albums (perhaps one of my favorite recordings of all time?) that I was surprised not to see listed here.

 

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I'm not much of an expert, so I'll keep things pretty simple.  While this is not a set for your average jazz newcomer, for those of you who already have a deep appreciation for Coltrane, Dolphy, et. al, well, boy are you in for a treat!  This is one of the few albums of any sort I own that gives me chills nearly every time I listen.  Released only in bits and pieces on separate albums over time in its era, this 4 disc compilation was finally put together in 1997.  This is experimental jazz at it's finest - recorded live in excellent fidelity no less - at the height of the careers of two of jazz's giants.  The fact that this album was initially panned by critics, sometimes being referred to as a 'failed experiment' makes it all the greater that it stands up today the way it does.  This is a long four-disc set that I imagine will keep me captivated for a lifetime, but certainly check out Chasin' the Trane on disc 1 (with Dolphy on alto) and Spiritual (take 2) on disc 5.

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Hey guys, bumping this excellent thread with one of my favorite jazz albums (perhaps one of my favorite recordings of all time?) that I was surprised not to see listed here.

 

albumcoverJohnColtrane-Complete1961VillageVanguardRecordings.jpg?1199957987

 

I'm not much of an expert, so I'll keep things pretty simple.  While this is not a set for your average jazz newcomer, for those of you who already have a deep appreciation for Coltrane, Dolphy, et. al, well, boy are you in for a treat!  This is one of the few albums of any sort I own that gives me chills nearly every time I listen.  Released only in bits and pieces on separate albums over time in its era, this 4 disc compilation was finally put together in 1997.  This is experimental jazz at it's finest - recorded live in excellent fidelity no less - at the height of the careers of two of jazz's giants.  The fact that this album was initially panned by critics, sometimes being referred to as a 'failed experiment' makes it all the greater that it stands up today the way it does.  This is a long four-disc set that I imagine will keep me captivated for a lifetime, but certainly check out Chasin' the Trane on disc 1 (with Dolphy on alto) and Spiritual (take 2) on disc 5.



Have to say, its one of my favorites too,  probably my favorite live Jazz recording of all time! Elvins drums on Chasin the Trane for e.g is just phenomenal!

 

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Vince Guaraldi Trio - "Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus"

 

So many great suggestions, but I didn't see this one listed. This is one of the first jazz albums that got me hooked - one of the first that when it was played, I knew exactly what album it was. Great recording that I have so many fond memories of.



Look again, post #46 smile.gif

 

Great album.

 

 

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Look again, post #46 smile.gif

 

Great album.

 

 


Yeah, looks like I missed that post - glad to see I'm not the only who would recommend it!!
 

 

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Dave Brubeck Quartet Live At Carnegie Hall 1963.

Brubeck and Co swing like no one else on this superb album.

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Soothing guitarist Johnny Smith has come up in this thread before, but singer Jeri Southern remains overlooked, 'cause truth is, the plaintive character of her voice was no match for the vocal superstars of the period (Ella, Sarah, Anita O'Day, Peggy Lee, Carmen McRae, etc.) and even she knew it. Her delivery and phrasing are unique, though, which is why she had no trouble finding fine musicians who wanted to play with her. This recording, from 1958 (shortly before she quit performing for good in 1961), showcases her great taste in tunes as well as her personal way with lyrics.

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I initially was going to pick "Kind of Blue" from Miles Davis.. However, Coltrane has grown on me recently and "My Favorite Things" is one of my favorite works from him. :-)

 

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Hey guys, bumping this excellent thread with one of my favorite jazz albums (perhaps one of my favorite recordings of all time?) that I was surprised not to see listed here.

 

 

 

I'm not much of an expert, so I'll keep things pretty simple.  While this is not a set for your average jazz newcomer, for those of you who already have a deep appreciation for Coltrane, Dolphy, et. al, well, boy are you in for a treat!  This is one of the few albums of any sort I own that gives me chills nearly every time I listen.  Released only in bits and pieces on separate albums over time in its era, this 4 disc compilation was finally put together in 1997.  This is experimental jazz at it's finest - recorded live in excellent fidelity no less - at the height of the careers of two of jazz's giants.  The fact that this album was initially panned by critics, sometimes being referred to as a 'failed experiment' makes it all the greater that it stands up today the way it does.  This is a long four-disc set that I imagine will keep me captivated for a lifetime, but certainly check out Chasin' the Trane on disc 1 (with Dolphy on alto) and Spiritual (take 2) on disc 5.

DEAR GOD!!! I NEED THIS!!!!!!!!!!


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