The Most Groundbreaking Modern Jazz Albums of the 1950’s and 1960’s

November 10, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

Since 1955 An impossible task trying to come up with a list as subjective as the greatest modern jazz albums of all-time. I decided to limit this list to “modern jazz” after 1955; I know this eliminates the be-bop era

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Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue: Is It Really that Good?

November 9, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

The greatest selling modern jazz record of all time! Kind of Blue, recorded March 2, and April 22, 1959 is certainly a timeless classic of American music, and I have often thought of it as a culmination of every style

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The Most Interesting Miles Davis Tribute Albums

November 5, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

Miles Davis is a tough act to pay homage to: Miles Davis just might be the greatest Jazz musician of all time, I could make a pretty good case for him being the greatest musician period, of all-time. When Miles

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Some Killer Funky Blue Note Rare Grooves

November 5, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

Prime slabs of funky soul jazz: It is Ironic that a music so maligned critically by the stuffy jazz establishment, would get such love from modern contemporary soul and hip-hop artists by the end of the 20th Century. Soul jazz,

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The Most Underrated Jazz Artists and Albums

November 4, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

More modern jazz albums you need: I love instrumental modern jazz, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington and any number of artists. If you have only a passing interest in jazz, or are just getting into the music,

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9 Classic Free Jazz Albums You Must Hear if You’re New to the Genre

November 4, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

Undoubtedly an acquired taste Free jazz and avant-garde jazz are similar styles of music. Along with post bop, they have many things in common, you really can separate the styles into 3 distinct categories. Often times fans of either style

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4 Gift Ideas For Audiophile Turntable Fans

October 30, 2015 | Posted in VINYL RECORDS | By

Mystery Writers by Nana B Agyei on Flickr

Audiophile turntable users are a different breed: Lets be real here, audiophiles are different. Audiophiles are always looking for the newest and best way to upgrade their music listening experience. They can be among the toughest to gift however If

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Collecting Vintage Blue Note Records on the Cheap

October 28, 2015 | Posted in VINYL RECORDS | By

An original first press Blue Note LP 1568 from tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley recently sold at auction for more than $11,000. Nearly double the price of the previous record setter for Blue Note. An original Hank Mobley Blue Note 1568

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Ikea Still Has the Best Affordable Vinyl Record Storage Shelf With the Kallax

October 26, 2015 | Posted in VINYL RECORDS | By

Ikea Kallax Review

Kallax replaced the Expedit as the best record shelf Back in February of 2014, when I learned about Ikea’s discontinuation of the Expedit shelf, it was a total shock. Expedit was probably the most well liked, and perhaps the most

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We Want Miles and Star People: A Worthy Return to Form For Miles Davis in the 80’s

October 15, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

We Want Miles We Want Miles From 1982, Shows trumpeter Miles Davis almost returning to his past form, in fact, listening to this live double vinyl twice in the last few days. I am struck at how the music really

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