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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Guardian Music 6 Hour Spotify Jazz Playlist

Spotify and The Guardian are two organisations popular with Jazzophiles so I guess it was inevitable that the two should get together during The Guardian's Music Loves Summer feature and produce a 6 hour Ultimate Jazz Playlist which can be found and listened to on Spotify - 6 hour Jazz playlist.
Now even though the 6 hours start with Scott Joplin's The Enertainer and end with Ambrose Akinmusire's Confessions To My Unknown Daughter there are some startling omissions in between.
No Bix, Condon or Teagarden. Apart from Benny Goodman and Duke the big band era is completely overlooked. No modern Basie. Dizzy shares a track with Bird but the Gillespie big band is prominent by its absence.No Peterson, Cannonball, Art Pepper...
Humph's Bad Penny Blues makes the cut as does Getz' Girl From Ipanema and, of course, Take Five.
Still, despite all that it is a good representation of the history of jazz and worth checking out if you are on Spotify - if you're not then this is an opportunity to sign up free.
Lance.

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