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Just so others can learn about you. Post a couple of your fav cds. I know some of you have done this in other spots on the site, but maybe it's a good idea to do it here. So people start getting a sense of you before we meet in person.

Any corny things like this that you guys think of, please post!

My top cds:

Coltrane and Milt
Gary Burton - Alone At Last
Bill Evans - Alone
Bill Evans and Tony Bennet (the first cd)
Milt - Quadrant
Philly Orchestra Playing the Rite of Spring

Of course this will change tomorrow


goldwing Mon, 07/12/2010 - 14:46

Interestingly enough, my favorite CDs are not of vibe players. Here's my top picks:

Miles Davis - Relaxing (with the Miles Davis Quintet)
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Dextor Gordon - GO!
Wes Montgomery and Milt Jackson - Bags Meets Wes
Wes Montgomery - Live at the Blue Note
Art Pepper - Art Pepper Meets the Rythym Section
Andre Previn, Ray Brown and Joe Pass - After Hours (awesome CD)
Stan Getz - Any of his albums!
Hank Mobley - Soul Station
Joe Pass - anything he plays!
Kenny Burrell - Laid Back
Oscar Peterson - any CD
Paul Desmond and Jim Hall - Take Ten
Sonny Rollins - most of his stuff up to about 1963 or so

Ed De Gennaro

DrBobM55 Mon, 07/12/2010 - 19:37

Considering that this is a "desert island" question I am primarily concerned with the type and quality of companionship that would be available to me as I endure the long days waiting for rescue. Either Maryann or Ginger would be fine. I'm not picky.

If either Maryann or Ginger did happen to have a CD player I would be fond of listening to:
Cal Tjader: A Night at the Blackhawk, Soul Sauce and Latin Concert
Milt Jackson: A Jazz Skyline, Very Tall w/Oscar Peterson
Lem Winchester: With Feeling
Mike Mainieri: Man Behind Bars, anything Steps Ahead
Red Norvo: Any trio recording with Tal Farlow
Gary Burton: Easy as Pie, Picture This, Crystal Silence
Jimmy Smith: Back in the Chicken Shack
Lucky Thompson: Lucky Strikes
John Scofield: Loud Jazz, Blue Matter
Joe Satriani: The Extremist
Jeff Beck: Wired

Bob Wesner

John Keene Tue, 07/13/2010 - 08:51

In reply to by DrBobM55

Doc, if you're on a desert island you wouldn't be playing any CD's since you wouldn't have any electricity. OR...once you failed to pay your desert island electric bill, you'd be rescued and wouldn't be on a desert island anymore.

toddc Tue, 07/13/2010 - 14:48

In reply to by John Keene

No problem with the iPhone and a cellular charger baby.
Assuming we have reception ...hmmmmm
And income .....hmmmmmmm

Todd Canedy
Don't stop asking until you understand. Once you understand constantly confirm it.

westagard9 Mon, 07/12/2010 - 20:38

Ah, my top 5 albums. Very tough, but I think I have got a good mix here.

Mahler Symphony #2 "The Resurrection"

The Mars Volta "The Bedlam in Goliath" or "Amputechture"

Metallica: S & M

Caribbean Jazz Project "Mosaics"

Burning for Buddy: A Tribute to the Music of Buddy Rich Vol. 1

Not listed in any particular order.

Honorable mention...Red Hot Chili peppers "Californiacation," Beethoven 7, The Glory and the Grandeur- Russell Peck, Bob Curnow Music of Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays....

Maybe I should have included the "LOST" soundtrack....


tpvibes Tue, 07/13/2010 - 09:25

What with iPods and shuffle play, I tend to think of tracks instead of CDs, but here's some of my favorites.

  • Milt Jackson, "Sunflower" -- not your typical Milt, but I just love Herbie's playing on this.
  • Chick Corea/Return to Forever, "Light as a Feather" -- "Spain" and "500 Miles High", what can beat it?
  • Ed Saindon & Kenny Garner, "Key Play" -- "My Romance" stops me in my tracks each time I hear it.
  • Chick Corea & Gary Burton, "Native Sense" -- Yah, "Live in Zurich" is great too, but this one works better for me.
  • Michel Camilo, "Thru My Eyes" -- all Latin, absolutely burning version of "St. Thomas"

Tom P.

toddc Tue, 07/13/2010 - 13:57

Here are my 5 picks;>)

Chick Corea & Gary Burton duos - all
Joe Locke - Almost all
David Friedman - Lunch with Poncho
Anthony Braxton Chic Corea - Circles Live in Paris
Cannonball Adderly - Something Else
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue, Nefertiti (my favorite over anything - I love Miles)
Wayne Shorter - Adams Apple, anything again
Bill Evans - Alice in Wonderland - anything really
Monk - With Coltrane at Carnegie Hall - Anything
Sonny Rollins - Early
Steps Ahead - All
Michael Brecker - Nothing Personal
Jeff "Tain" Watts - Return of the Jitney Man
Ray Brown Trio
Oscar Peterson Trio
Lee Morgan
Clifford Brown
Chic Corea Akoustic Band
Thad Jones Mel Lewis Big Band
Buddy Rich Big Band

Ah sheeeeit.. who can pick only 5 and who needs an island?

Todd Canedy
Don't stop asking until you understand. Once you understand constantly confirm it.

gilbranimo Wed, 07/14/2010 - 13:50

top 5
Cannonball Adderley, Mercy Mercy Mercy
Tom Jobim, wave
Miles , Bags groove
Monk Alone
Coltrane and Monk
11 more
Kenny Burrel, midnite blue
Milt Jackson, at the Kosei Nenkin
The Big 3
Joe Lavano Greg Osby, Friendly Fire
Nat King Cole
Mose Allison
Marvin Gaye whats going on
Michael Jackson, off the wall
Sly and the family stone
Chopin nocturnes

tonymiceli Wed, 07/14/2010 - 15:24

most of you guys have pretty standard jazz taste with some fringe stuff thrown in. ok that's cool. wes, have the most unique taste out of all you guys. and i think wes is mainly a legit player, if i'm correct.

anyway we'll all work together and have fun. there's a big diverse range of you guys!

Tony Miceli (new)
s k y p e: tjazzvibe

Randy Wed, 07/14/2010 - 20:42

There are so many more but....some of my favorite recordings are.......

“Kind of Blue” - Miles Davis
“Hand In Hand” - Mulgrew Miller ...(Steve Nelson - vibes)
"Moving Pictures"- Rush
“Depth of Emotion” - Ed Saindon
“Angel Street”- Tony Williams


Randy Thu, 07/15/2010 - 15:44

In reply to by tonymiceli

Yeah, Steve Nelson burns.... they all sound great - I love Mulgrew's compositions/playing. I first saw Mulgrew playing with Tony Williams' Quintet and was blown away. (This is the first time I heard Lewis Nash - one of my favorite drummers. )

"Hand In Hand"

Mulgrew Miller - piano
Eddie Henderson - trumpet
Kenny Garrett - alto/sop. sax
Joe Henderson - ten. sax
Steve Nelson - vibes
Christian McBride - bass
Lewis Nash - drums


tonymiceli Thu, 07/15/2010 - 15:51

In reply to by Randy

i have to check and see if i have that. i have no idea what music i have any more. it's all digital with no visual images to store in my damn brain. that makes it hard to remember what cds i have!!

you're right mulgrew is a monster. i've played with his bassist derek hodges who's an absolute genius to the highest magnatude. he has a mind and ears like a mozart. those guys together, it's incredible.

Tony Miceli (new)
s k y p e: tjazzvibe

Randy Fri, 07/16/2010 - 00:15

In reply to by tonymiceli

I like having the actual CD/case for the art work, and liner notes, etc.... Make sure you bring your CD's to the workshop!


tsestric Sun, 07/18/2010 - 08:56

That's a tough question! A few things from the iPod:
Britten Four Sea Interludes, Handley/Ulster
Bruce Cockburn Dancing in the Dragan's Jaws
George Crumb Unto the Hills
MNO Sleeps...Marimba Sessions
Art Blakey Africaine
Tim Sestrick

mnomusic Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:58

In reply to by tsestric

Just saw that you like my marimba CD, its nice to receive an unsolicited comment:)

I found this post because I am thinking of going to the Delaware workshop this summer.



Marie-Noëlle Mon, 06/13/2011 - 12:09

In reply to by mnomusic

That's funny! How have you been since May/Sunside? A bit later after meeting you I remembered seeing your name on some French programs... I hope all is well for you and that you will sell your Aurora soon!
- M

drslg Mon, 06/13/2011 - 18:30

Here are my favorites!

1 Gary Burton- like minds; This album is awesome with gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Roy Haynes, and David Holland,
2 Lionel Hampton- Ring Dem Vibes; Lionel Hampton in Paris
3 Lionel Hampton- Lionel Hampton; 50 excellent tunes for $10