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As a "one of each" from some of the bigger players, I recommend:

Miles Davis - King Of Blue

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

Charles Mingus - Ah Um

Bill Evans - Sunday At The Village Vanguard

Thelonious Monk - Big Band And Quartet In Concert

Additionally:

Miles Davis - Cookin' With The Quintet

Miles Davis - Relaxin' With The Quintet

Miles Davis - Workin' With The Quintet

Miles Davis - Steamin' With The Quintet

Miles Davis - Sketches Of Spain

Miles Davis - Nefertiti

Miles Davis - In A Silent Way

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew

John Coltrane - Giant Steps

Bill Evans - Waltz For Debby

Bill Evans - Conversations With Myself

Thelonious Monk - Monk's Music

Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser (get the reissue)

Aloha,

Brad

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for fast, technical piano virtuosity, check out Art Tatum.

Dexter Gordon - Ballads

Dave Brubeck - Time Out

Duke Ellington - Newport '56 (make sure that its a version that has "Crescendo/Diminuendo" on it. Porbably the best jazz ive ever heard. Its legendary in jazz circles for the mammoth Tenor Sax solo from Paul Gonsalves.

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This would be a fun game:

Check out a copy of Charlie Parker playing his tune 'Donna Lee'. Then pick up Bobby McFerrin's first album The Voice and check out his take on 'Donna Lee'. Then grab a copy of Jaco Pastorius' first album (self-titled) and listen to his version of 'Donna Lee'.

It's a great oppourtunity to hear what a tune can offer a jazz artist.

I'm gonna go do it right now.

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I'm convinced that the title track helped nudge improv soloing into rock and roll. I think My Favourite Things is one of the greatest jazz songs ever and Coltrane and McCoy Tyner's most spellbinding collabortation.

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Dima doesn't know sh!t about jazz.
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It's a shame Dima wasnt in town for the nero reunion shows. He could have come over for that late night Coltrane viewing that woke you up from your deep sleep at 5am.

That is something I wont ever forget.

Picture Jaimoe snoring. I put on a Coltrane dvd and within 5 notes of My Favorite Things, Jaimoe awoke and asked "Where the fuck did you get this?" in a groggy/hoarse voice. 5 minutes later he was as wide awake as John Belushi after a rockstar line.

I often wonder if we giggled more about McCoy Tyner's playing or Coltranes.

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This would be a fun game:

Check out a copy of Charlie Parker playing his tune 'Donna Lee'. Then pick up Bobby McFerrin's first album The Voice and check out his take on 'Donna Lee'. Then grab a copy of Jaco Pastorius' first album (self-titled) and listen to his version of 'Donna Lee'.

Then put on the "Faith Cola" album by Sisters Euclid and hear what they do to/with it. (The version of UZEB's "World Tour '90" release is pretty good, too; Alain Caron is a great bass player.)

Aloha,

Brad

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Dima,

A Tribute To Jack Johnson called. He wants you to pick him up tomorrow.

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I was going to say that too, Booche. Also count me as the one guy who loves On The Corner ... a lot of Jazz purists hate it, but I think it is spellbinding. Throw in Dark Magus, Pangea, Agharta, Big Fun, Live Evil and Get Up With It for the full, super-awesome 70s Miles experience.

On a fusion tip, Inner Mounting Flame and Birds Of Fire by Mahavishnu Orchestra are well worth some time.

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