This is one of mine. Original recording of the 1938 Carnegie concert.
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Don't laugh, but Manilow came out with a jazz album featuring a LOT of guest singers and instrumentalists...notably Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax and duets with Sarah Vaughn and The Velvet Fog.
I give you 2:00 AM Paradise Cafe...
If memory serves, this album was cut live in one...ONE...take.
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That is a good album.
Link to original video: https://youtu.be/RN62kB0AoqM [/FLASH_VIDEO]
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Too many to mention. I don't have a favorite. Most of Coltrane's stuff, Sonny Rollins' stuff. Herbie Hancock in the 60s and early 70s, Weather Report, Mingus, the list goes on. I don't think a jazz fan has a favorite album.
Indeed, and don’t shy from new stuff. Even Queen Latifa did an album of standards that was quite good. Diana Krall and Melody Gardot are current faves.
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Miles Davis. Kind of Blue.
Yeah, well sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
"Take Five" is already spoken for so "Keith Jarrett's Koln Concert" comes in second for me.
Another one I kept going back to either by choice or request back when the turn table was always spinnin'...
Mal Waldron Trio, "Free At Last"
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Take your pick.
I'm not that knowledgeable about modern jazz, bUt I am knowledgeable about film, and my favorite jazz score from any film is Miles Davis' sparse 26 minutes of music for Louis Malle's precursor to the French New Wave- Ascenseur pour l'Echafaud (Elevator to the Gallows)
Here's a clip of Davis recording the sound track in a Paris studio at 3 in the morning. As the story goes, Davis improvised all of it. Louis Malle appears briefly at the end of the clip.
Here's the entire sound track. I wish it were longer. This has better sound quality than in the previous clip.
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Coltrane. Blue Train. Listen to it regularly.
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue.
Kenny Burrell's Midnight Blue would probably be a close second.
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This thread is pure gold!
My goto album is Cannonball Adderley's Something Else.
Plenty of others, i'm a big fan of piano sax duets.
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Stanley Clarke - East River Drive
Limited experience with jazz but had a few albums I remember,
Gil Evans: Out of the Cool
Jimmy Smith: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf ?
Since my #1 Kind of Blue has been mentioned I would suggest
John Coltrane's The Complete Africa/Brass sessions'
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Miles Davis' Kind of Blue is my single favorite jazz album, nothing comes close. I listen to it at least 2-3 times a month. His Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud album is a current favorite. Benny Goodman's Live at Carnegie Hall is another one I listen to often.
One not mentioned that I listen to regularly is Duke Ellington (with Charles Mingus and Max Roach) Money Jungle.
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Yes, way too hard to isolate.
I can name a few but there are many more:
Al Di Meola - Land of the Midnight Sun
Chroma - Music on the Edge
Eric Johnson - Ah Via Musicom
Grover Washington Jr - Feels So Good
Return to Forever - Romantic Warrior
Joe Satriani - Surfing with the Alien, Flying in a Blue Dream
Mike Davis - all of them
.... and this is only the tip of the iceberg
This site's list is from Downbeat magazine, which has long been a great place to start (even though destroyhead can't spell poll):
However it only goes back to 1965 and many of the finest predate 1965. I have very many of them.
Tough to pick favorite album, but this is my favorite cut.
Miles Davis – trumpet
Steve Grossman – soprano saxophone
John McLaughlin – electric guitar
Herbie Hancock – organ
Michael Henderson – electric bass
Billy Cobham – drums
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