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26 April 2010


Brand New Guy

I'll take up the challenge of identifying other jazz albums liked by people who don't like jazz. Mine are Sketches Of Spain and two soundtracks: Herbie Hancock's Blow Up album and Chet Baker's Let's Got Lost. Everything else I hate ;-)


Thanks, Guy, I think my comment was actually subconsciously plagiarised (?!) from the beginning of this allmusic review of The Köln Concert, which says
"Every pot-smoking and dazed and confused college kid -- and a few of the more sophisticated ones in high school -- owned this as one of the truly classic jazz records, along with Bitches Brew, Kind of Blue, Take Five, A Love Supreme, and something by Grover Washington, Jr."
I ended up with all of those except the last -- and (at college) the pot.


I have a love-hate thing with Jarrett: sometimes it is just too intense. The humming irritates me, too.

I don't actually have the Koln concert. I did get Paris/London on the basis of the superlative reviews last year, and I think it is brilliant - but very hard to listen to! I have to be in just the right mood.

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