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Not many better starts to jazz than this
on 26 November 2004
If you're new to jazz, you can easily be swayed away from the genre by stuff that sounds like a tray of dropped cutlery.
This, however, is a sheer joy to listen to - whether dipping a tentative toe into the ocean that is jazz, or if your beard smells of real ale and your favourite chords are augumented thirteenths.
The remarkable consensus amongst critics that this is one of the finest jazz albums made goes to show how strong it is. It is a major achievement that even jazz critics can't be snobbish about this - a groundbreaking record made in 1949 that still sounds fresh.
Buy - you will not be disappointed.