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    You can only choose one!!!

    Mine is "Everybody Digs Bill Evans". I just think it has everything. "Portrait in Jazz" is also amazing, with Scott Lafaro, but somehow I find myself listening to EDBE more often and in more different situations.

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    Without over thinking the question, Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins.

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    The Swinging Guitar of Tal Farlow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jameslovestal
    The Swinging Guitar of Tal Farlow.
    I think that was my favorite for a while too, and in fact I gave a copy to my trumpet teacher as a Christmas present during my year away from guitar while injured. It did hip me to Eddie Costa though and that sort of led to greater appreciation for piano players.

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    Classic Jazz - Miles Davis' Porgy & Bess has been getting a lot of play lately.

    Modern Jazz - I just can't get enough of Nels Cline and Julian Lage's Room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkwaters
    Classic Jazz - Miles Davis' Porgy & Bess has been getting a lot of play lately.

    Modern Jazz - I just can't get enough of Nels Cline and Julian Lage's Room.
    You have to choose one. If you choose two, eventually somebody will choose three... and on it will go. One album, you have to choose...it's the only one you can listen to the rest of your life...what is it?

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    I think my fave jazz album ever might well be Out to Lunch by Eric Dolphy. There's not a wasted nanosecond on it, every air molecule in that session is perfect.

    But I'm not sure I'd want it as the only one I could listen to for the rest of my life... definitely not an album for all moods! Would probably go with some Ellington if it had to be my lifetime companion.

    Last edited by Matt Milton; 06-17-2020 at 05:38 PM.

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    Time Out - The Dave Brubeck Quartet


    I'm aware that my number one choice has a strong nostalgic appeal (the early 1980s, I was 17 and living in a converted storeroom in my place of employment with this album - and Paris Concert/Mulligan, Midnight Blue/Burrell, Cole Porter Songbook/Fitzgerald, Jazz Winds/Garland etc...and as happy as can be) but Brubeck was and still is a challenge and even kind of exotic. The right time and place and music.

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    I'm not sure I could narrow it down to anything less than 10, but this one would certainly be in the running.

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    Choosing the album, not the artist, I must go with the obvious. But obvious for a reason: Kind of Blue.

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    man i been collecting records and cds and all else since i was 6 years old

    favorite 100! maybe...

    i have a couple of new #1's everyday

    cheers

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    I would normally go with Kind of Blue, or Love Supreme. But as I am sure that you all know those two, let me step out and say Ask the Ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neatomic
    man i been collecting records and cds and all else since i was 6 years old

    favorite 100! maybe...

    i have a couple of new #1's everyday

    cheers
    But if you had to choose just 1 and it was all you could listen to for the rest of your life, surely you could choose?

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    Last edited by cosmic gumbo; 06-16-2020 at 06:33 AM.

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    "Ellis in Wonderland" by Herd Ellis and a stellar cast.

    Three reasons.





    Last edited by MarkRhodes; 06-16-2020 at 06:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgosnell
    I'm not sure I could narrow it down to anything less than 10, but this one would certainly be in the running.
    That's a compilation album and they clearly don't count. Why? Because I said so!

    (but yea that is a solid one as it relates to representing Tal at his best in the 50s).

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    There's more than one jazz album?! I thought Kind Of Blue was it...

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    Desmond and Hall. Glad to be Unhappy

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    Difficult choice . . . .

    Imaginairy Day - Pat Metheny Group
    Tutu - Miles Davis/Marcus Miller
    Shadows and light - Joni Mitchell (it's not really considered jazz, but hey, Metheny, Brecker and Pastorius in one band? It really doesn't get any better than that)

    And the winner is . . . .

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    Weather Report - Black Market

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    Your Number 1 Favorite Jazz Album-zoot-jimmy-jpg

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    John Scofield - Meant to Be

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    Don't know if many will know this.

    Jesse van Ruller - CATCH! (featuring Roy Hargrove)

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