Jun 28, 2012
Tom Reney is the King of Western Massachusetts jazz radio, and his blog always presents good and interesting reading. Today he posts a dream list of jazz custs called "30 Platters of Jazz Perfection" As with any list of the greatest songs, it's highly personal and as a result, full of songs I would have left out and others I would have put in.
Check out his list on his blog, and leave a comment there (or here) as to what you think belongs on the list and why. These are instrumental tracks only, and run from Louis Armstrong through Brad Mehldau (see photo).
For those who care, I left a comment agreeing with many choices, but questioning the inclusion of John Coltrane's "Wise One" over say "My Favorite Things" or even "Crescent", or Miles Davis' "Pinocchio" over "Nefertiti" from the same album. And I have to include Jackie McLean's "Appointment in Ghana" and Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder" on any list.
What a cool iPod playlist his platters would make! I guess I know what I'll be doing this evening....