Looking to talk jazz with lovers of the '57 through ' 68 era. From Kind of Blue up until the death of Trane in 67 and Wes in 68. I love most of the Blue Note stuff, and have put together quite a collection over the years. Who are some of you favorite artists in this era? Do you play any instruments?
I love the guitarists of this era, from Barney Kessel, Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, George Benson's early period, and especially Wes! (Yes I am a guitar player) But, as much as I love those guitar players, I generally prefer to list to horn players like Dexter Gordon, Lester Young, Hank Mobley, Stan Getz, and so many more. Horn player's phrasing is usually so much better and more melodic than guitar players. I am a software engineer, and when I'm not in meetings, I usually have jazz playing in the background.