A Tuneful Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen jazz essentials -- essential at least as far as I’m concerned.

These are my faves. Listen. Learn. Enjoy.

“Take Five” -- Dave Brubeck Quartet

“Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” -- Charles Mingus

“A Night in Tunisia” -- Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

“So What” -- Miles Davis and John Coltrane

“Ko Ko” -- Charlie Parker

“Straight, No Chaser” -- Thelonious Monk Quartet

“’Round Midnight” -- Miles Davis Quintet

“Acknowledgement” (Pt. 1/A Love Supreme) -- John Coltrane

“My Funny Valentine” -- Chet Baker and Stan Getz

“The Girl from Ipanema” -- Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto

“Caravan” -- Duke Ellington Orchestra

“El Cumbanchero” -- Tito Puente

“My Favorite Things” -- John Coltrane Quartet

This is a bonus clip -- just for fun, but it’s one of my all-time favorites.

“Now You Has Jazz” -- Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby
(from the film “High Society”, written by Cole Porter)


Wildhair said...

The Girl From Ipanema **swoon**

bronsont said...

Now that's what I call music, Great List!

Thanks :)

Nicholas said...

I certainly agree with you on Take 5, Caravan and the bonus of Bing and Louis!

Kat said...

Wow! Now that jump started my Thursday.

You have excellent taste in music, my friend.

Donna said...

Hmmm... interesting list.

Anonymous said...

I remember KoKo and straight, no chaser from studying Jazz at Upper School! I did AS Music

perpstu said...

I'm going to be humming these for the rest of the night. The Girl From Ipanema is a personal fave.


Anonymous said...

A superb collection!!! Being a drummer I would have to add "Sing, Sing, Sing" which I realize is more Big Band..but still is one of my favorites!