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  •  I personally prefer Giant Steps and Blue Trane (4+ / 0-)

    And of course Kind of Blue with Miles, which I played to death in college and own nearly half a dozen versions of. But pretty much anything he did was gold.

    I was fortunate enough to take a course in the history of Jazz in college, with an amazing professor. Until then I barely knew anything about it and certainly wasn't a fan. It completely transformed the way I listened to and thought of Jazz and gave me a real appreciate for its musical roots and structure and relationship to so many other forms of music such as classical, blues and rock (like how they all share a profound dependance on the 12 bar blues progression I-IV-V).

    Here's one of my favorite Jazz musicians, Charlie Christian, to whom all Jazz, blues and rock musicians owe a debt of gratitude, in top form:

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 07:38:00 PM PDT

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