Below are the CDs that for one reason or another made a deep impression on me. Not all have been reviewed and not every one is recent. These are the releases that I offer when asked for something that explains the lure of jazz for me, or why I get so emotional about the whole thing and spend so much time and effort on it.
These are not my top 10 of any given year, or Desert Island Picks, but those discs that bring me back to the first time I heard them no matter how many times they are played. These are the discs that continue over the years to amaze and reveal deeper and deeper levels. This is a very personal list that might tell you everything about me.
When I get more time, I will be adding more of my favorite records to this list.
|How Sweet It Is||Loren Stillman||2005-03-08|
|Indian Summer||Tomas Sauter||2006-09-06|
|Kind Of Blue||Miles Davis|
|Nothing Ever Was Anyway||Marilyn Crispell||2006-03-09|
|Save Big||Russ Johnson||2005-06-23|
|Speak No Evil||Wayne Shorter|
|Ta Lam||Gebhard Ullmann||2007-10-03|
|The Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel||Miles Davis|