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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

CDs of the Year (Legends) – Lance

These are recordings by musicians who have made their mark on jazz history. Some are still with us, others are with us only in the legacy of the music they left behind but whose spirit lives on.

Of all the CDs that have caused my postman his  spinal traction, these are the ones I'll treasure and play over and over again - until the postman's family sue me! I'll pay them off in CDs but it won't be with any of these.

Ahmad Jamal – Ballades.
Buddy Rich – Just in Time: The Final Recordings.
Ernie Watts Quartet – Home Light.
Ethan Iverson Quartet w. Tom Harrell – Common Practice.
Greg Abate w. the Tim Ray Trio – Gratitude.
John Coltrane – Blue World.
Hendrik Meurkens – Cobb’s Pocket.
Roger Kellaway – The Many Open Minds of…
Scott Hamilton Quartet – Danish Ballads… & More.
Tubby Hayes Quartet – Grits, Beans & Greens.
Lance

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