Thursday, May 7, 2009



We love jazz and realize that our collection is woefully incomplete. We were glad to run across this list of "The 100 Greatest Jazz Albums of All Time" to give us an idea of what we still need to buy. It looks like there were a lot of criticisms of the list by the comments but that is probably the nature of any such subjective list. We started listening to some of the artists and ended up buying the iTunes Essentials mix Jazz Chillouts "Basic Cuts" with artists like Charles Mingus and the Oscar Peterson Trio. It's not that we don't like hot jazz, we are just in a chill mood this week. Let us know what jazz you think is "essential".

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

Miles Davis's 'Kind of Blue' is one of my favorites. Sonny Rollins is excellent, and you can't go wrong with Nina Simone (even though she didn't like being termed a jazz singer).

Tom H said...

I'm a big fan of the vibraphone, so I highly suggest the Milt Jackson and John Coltrane album "Bags and Trane." More good Trane material to suit a chill mood would be "Ballads." And from an entirely different period, the Pat Metheny album "Bright Size Life" is quite good and quite chill. Features sort of a cult favorite bass player, Jaco Pastorius.

WYA! said...

Thanks guys! We have Kind of Blue and some Nina (although not enough). We do need to get more familiar with Sonny Rollins and the ones you mentioned Tom. We appreciate the input!