Sat, 2 January 2010
I am an avid user of LinkedIn, a national social network for professionals to use as a means of sharing information and ideas. There are a number of groups you can join to share your professional expertise of hobbies. I am a proud member of the “I Love Jazz” group.
When I began determining what to put on my 160 gig iPod, I decided it would be fun to throw open the idea to the group members. I got some wonderful ideas – a full copy of the postings is attached here. A brief list of the music they viewed as indispensable includes:
Charlie Haden "Rambling Boy", (my own projects), Dianne Reeves "A little Moonlight", Terry Gibs " The Dream Band", Harry Connick Jr, "Red Light Blue Light", Jacky Terrasson " Smile", Josh Redman " Elastic" and "Spirit of the Moment", Keith Jarret "Up for it" and his new one " Yesterdays", Kurt Elling "Flirting with Twilight", McCoy Tyner " Today and Tomorrow", Oscar Peterson... ANYTHING... Phineas Newborn Jr " A World of Piano",.. Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Gerald Wilson, Don Sebesky, Oliver Nelson, Claus Ogerman, Terrence Blanchard, Roy Hargrove, Lee Ritenour, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Burrell, Pancho Sanchez (Spicy), Tito Puente, Jon Lucien, Donald Byrd, Bobby McFerrin, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Andy Bey, Joe Williams, Lou Rawls, Gato Barbieri, Heath Brothers, Brecker Brothers, MJQ, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson, Tierney Sutton, Kenny Garrett, Jane Monheit, Marilyn Scott, Venessa Ruben, Astrud Gilberto, Les McCann, Phil Upchurch, Dave Grusin, Don Grusin and all the
WOW! And so my Jazz New Year’s resolution – along with finally getting all my CDs in order – is to get ripping and follow this amazing advice!
Any thoughts for additions? Leave me a comment!
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