I will be off to Lebanon tomorrow, so don't expect any updates (unless there is something worth posting) until the 4th of January.
I wish everyone a bluesy 2013!
"Scarface Jones said It`s too late to quit
Pass the dynamite, don`t you give me any shit"
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Ravi Coltrane, soloist
Track from: Spirit Fiction
Gary Burton ; Chick Corea, soloists
Track from: Hot House
Alice In Wonderland
Chick Corea, soloist
Track from: Further Explorations (Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez & Paul Motian)
Kenny Garrett, soloist
Track from: Seeds From The Underground
Brad Mehldau, soloist
Track from: Ode (Brad Mehldau Trio)
Best Jazz Vocal Album
1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project
Al Jarreau (And The Metropole Orkest)
The Book Of Chet
Radio Music Society
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez & Paul Motian
Chick Corea ; Gary Burton
Seeds From The Underground
Pat Metheny Unity Band
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Centennial: Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans
Gil Evans Project
For The Moment
Bob Mintzer Big Band
Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)
Best Latin Jazz Album
The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band
Bobby Sanabria Big Band
New Cuban Express
Manuel Valera New Cuban Express
Best Blues Album
Let It Burn
And Still I Rise
Heritage Blues Orchestra
Bring It On Home
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|Blue Train's cover inspired the "blue" era of Blue Note Records.|
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|Yes, that's more than ten. Sue me.|
10. The Shape of Jazz to Come - Ornette ColemanMiles Davis gets two mentions, and Kind of Blue is obviously number one... it's too important to be anything less. Nice to see Coltrane at number two, but I might have suggested A Love Supreme instead. Seeing two forward thinking albums like Ah Um and A Shape to Jazz to Come was great... Head Hunters and Bitches are tributes to a more electric sound of jazz.
9. The Bridge - Sonny Rollins
8. Head Hunters - Herbie Hancock
7. Ella and Louis - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
6. Bitches Brew - Miles Davis
5. Monk's Dream - Thelonious Monk
4. Time Out - Dave Brubeck
3. Ah Um - Charles Mingus
2. Blue Train - John Coltrane
1. Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
"Coltrane was a very greedy man. Bird was, too. He was a big hog."
"If you jump on a horse and see he's on the wrong foot, you keep checking him until he gets to the fence – that's what I do when I'm playing."
"When you do anything too long, you either wear it out or lose interest."
"I'd rather play something that you can learn and like that you don't know. I don't want people to know what I am."
"If I ever leave a will it's not gonna be to my relatives, it's to the people I function around best. You're around musicians all the time. You're not alone."