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- Mar 27, 2003
| Originally Posted by tru blu /img/forum/go_quote.gif |
Well, there's always some disclaimer about the last 30 years of the jazz idiom, which is getting kind of old, especially when someone like Henry Threadgill was making definitive records in the late '70s/early '80s that were accessible and inventive (Air Lore, Just the Facts and Pass The Bucket), and singer Abbey Lincoln made about three records in the '90s that outshine the '50s date that made the list. I also have to agree with blem about Ellington; his band made some great records even as he was nearing death, so Money Jungle isn't even close to "essential." And the sound on digitized versions of Never No Lament is so bad that I've never felt comfortable recommending it, despite how iconic the music is. Admittedly, however, it's definitely encouraging to see Cecil Taylor's Conquistador included; unbelievable record.