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My first jazz albums (in the order I got them)

S. Appleby "Bookgeek-in-Chief"
 
Never Never Land
Never Never Land
"A beautiful voice and a great talent"
Come Dream With Me (CD)
Come Dream With Me (CD)
"A mature second album from a rapidly developing talent"
Cool Struttin'
Cool Struttin'
"Accessible hard bop, West Coast style"
Love Is...The Tender Trap
Love Is...The Tender Trap
"Fantastic swingin' vocal jazz"
Kind Of Blue
Kind Of Blue
"The best jazz album of all time, bar none"
Time Out
Time Out
"Great cool jazz - you already know half this album, even if you don't realise it!"
In A Soulful Mood
In A Soulful Mood
"Great value compilation; sound quality not brilliant"
Porgy And Bess
Porgy And Bess
"Haven't quite clicked with this yet - but Miles and Gil are starting to grow on me"
Somethin' Else
Somethin' Else
"Brilliant record, great lineup including Miles Davis and Art Blakey"
Tenor Madness/Saxophone Colossus
Tenor Madness/Saxophone Colossus
"Two for the price of one - and both great"
Blue Train
Blue Train
"Coltrane's only album for Blue Note - for me, a good intro to Trane"
Midnight Blue
Midnight Blue
"Marvellous jazz / blues - very relaxed"
The Hottest New Group in Jazz
The Hottest New Group in Jazz
"Vocal pyrotechnics, I have never heard anything else like it (and there's enjoyable humour)"
One Fine Day
One Fine Day
"Tina May has a great vocal style - stripped down arrangements and a good range of material"
Smile
Smile
"A good voice, a good atmosphere - but a bit too 'pop' in places. Ellington's 'Orange Coloured Sky' is the best song for me"
Miles Ahead
Miles Ahead
"Lovely orchestral jazz from Miles and Gil Evans - listening to this is helping me appreciate 'Porgy and Bess' more"
Brilliant Corners
Brilliant Corners
"Don't let people who describe this as 'difficult' or 'challenging' put you off - this is great bebop jazz"
Come Away With Me
Come Away With Me
"Excellent album, although it's only just what I would consider to be jazz - some tracks are more singer-songwriter or country-tinged"
The Complete Concert : 1964 (My Funny Valentine and "Four & More")
The Complete Concert : 1964 (My Funny Valentine and "Four & More")
"Miles' second great quintet in amazing form on a 2CD live album - they really know how to swing"
Sweet & Lowdown
Sweet & Lowdown
"30's trad jazz, and lots of Django Reinhart-style guitar numbers - sweet indeed! If you haven't seen the film, you should..."
The Sidewinder
The Sidewinder
"Brilliant, funky jazz groove"
Moanin'
Moanin'
"Fabulous - I wish I has bought this sooner!"
Milestones
Milestones
"Miles does it again - the prelude to Kind of Blue, featuring modal teaser 'Milestones'"
A Night In Paris
A Night In Paris
"A great showcase for Ms Krall's talents - both as vocalist and swingin' pianist"
The Quintet - Jazz At Massey Hall: Debut Records Presents
The Quintet - Jazz At Massey Hall: Debut Records Presents
"The final entry on the list - and a very worthwhile one. Gillespie, Bird, Powell, Mingus and Roach sharing the stage!"