I love hearing someone so into their music as he is. The pure joy is captured by his yelling and foot stomping. There are few musicians who captivate an audience by paying solo than Jarrett.
My second favorite Bill Evans album. The trio plays seamlessly as one during Bill’s very visual compositions.
Never really got into to his music. But I love the fusion of African chord progressions and rhythm with the contemporary American sound.
I enjoyed the Latin rhythms but felt lost because I don’t speak the language and had no context for the lyrics.
Glad I got a chance to listen to Shuggie Otis. All I knew about him was he wrote a classic R&B hit and Prince always said he influenced his music. A very soulful album with a surprise troubadour cut near the end.
While I prefer hearing Ray with a small combo instead of an orchestra, his passion is unparalleled and his soulfulness shines.
Love the small combo and the simplicity of the arrangements which allows her breathy delivery to shine.
Swing - verb. The Count Basie Orchestra. While Ellington’s band was pure sophistication, Basie’s band was pure swing. Great arrangements and great hearing the Count before his piano playing became more “economical.”
Listening to Getz play sambas is always a pleasure.
Not a fan. Most of the songs sound the same. I did like the energy of the title track.
Gary Burton’s playing is so precise he is like a machine. Interesting pairing with an accordion.
What a powerhouse band. Listening to Sonny Rollins and Clark Terry work with Monk and his intricate syncopations is a joy.
I consider the title track the birth of Weather Report. Love hearing Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul play in space with no chart restrictions. Miles was ahead of the times.
I have always enjoyed the creativity of this trio. Emerson’s keyboard work is astonishing.
Tight band and great percussion.
This is one of my favorite compositions. It is inspiring to hear Trane bear his soul through his playing.
Love the cohesiveness of this group and the playing to Joe Sample. Very soulful album with a strong jazz nod. I will listen to Randy Crawford song anything.
This brings back memories. My parents had Volume 1, my grandparents had Volume 2. He was one of the few secular artists my grandmother would listen to. Love hearing him bring some soul to country classics.
Love the sounds of Brazillian music.
One of the greatest singers performing songs from one of the greatest songwriters. What could possibly be wrong.
Not a fan.
One of the greatest recordings of all time. Bill Evans shines.
Not much better than sitting on a beach in Maui listening to soft Brazillian sounds.
Love Fela’s commitment to the cause and reflecting that in his music.
The title track still resonates today.
Love it or hate it, this recording changed jazz forever. Great interplay between the band now that they are all plugged in.
A bit over produced. At times the strings overpower the nuances of pain in Billie’s voice.
Great ensemble. Miles playing is clear and definitive.
Like Bitches Brew, this is an album that changed jazz forever.
I love her voice but question some of the song choices on this album.
Fabulous voice. Enjoyed the African harmonies and rhythms.
Great selection of songs. Sinatra at his best.
Too many repetitive rhythms, chords and themes for me to enjoy.
Some interesting melodies and rhythms. Loved the contributions of Kendrick Lamar, Michael McDonald & Wiz.
“Daddy is in the kitchen looking for a bottle of ale. Mama is in the backyard learning how to jive and wail.” You can’t beat that!
His first solo effort without Walter Becker. Love his cynical lyrics and jazz like song framing.
Enjoyed the rhythms and melodies but again, could not enjoy the meaning of the songs because I don’t speak the language.
For my son’s generation, it was N’SYNC vs. Backstreet Boys. For my generation, it was Rolling Stones vs. Beatles. For my parents generation is was Sarah vs. Ella. I say why choose! This is an intimate live performance.
Unfortunately many of the selections sound the same.
Such passion in her singing and her framing of songs.
A timeless recording. Very soulful.
Dynamic Melodie’s and some instrumentation that actually sounds like people talking. A highlight of Mingus’ composing.
I wish they still wrote songs like this. Again, Sinatra sings them like he owns them.
There are few masters of an instrument. Jimmy Smith is one of them.
A great soundtrack. This had me remembering some of the scenes from the film.
You can hear the pain in her voice. Very soulful sound.
Great music and rhythms. Again, I wish I could enjoy the lyrics and the meaning of the songs.
The quartet is in perfect synch. A classic album.
I consider A Remark You Made one of the greatest compositions ever.