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As a largely improvised art form the supply of jazz is effectively endless. If you want to hear something fresh and new, just listen to some jazz. Ironically, many jazz recordings have become standard bearers or reference guides of performance and are listened to time and again. Unlike jazz in real life, these recordings will remain exactly the same, without variance, forever. Yet, the improvised creativity captured in the moment remains fresh, triggering intellectual exploration, even after repeated playing. In this hour, we will explore some recordings that have become my personal favorites over the past decades, and still captivate my imagination every time they are spun.
||Moanin'||Genius + Soul = Jazz|
|Horace Silver||Song for My Father||Song for My Father|
|Steely Dan||Black Cow||Aja|
|Azymuth||Partido Alto||Light as a Feather|
|Buddy Rich||Party Time||Plays and Plays and Plays|
|The Clayton Brothers||Touch and Go||The Music|
|Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers||Waterfalls||Keystone 3|