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December 24, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #24: The Complete Miles Davis/Gil Evans - The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings
It’s Christmas and time for some Big

December 23, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #23: Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt - Boss Tenors
We’re almost there and here’s one classic tenor battle recording. A very

December 22, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #22: Hank Mobley - Soul Station
I always admired Hank Mobley for the clarity of his lines. He really nails the changes

December 21, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #21: The Three Sounds - Moods
After yesterday’s more eclectic music, time for something more relaxed: The Three Sounds

December 20, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #20: John Zorn - Naked City
With John Zorn’s Naked City I’d like to share something very different. Describing this music is rather complicated. Something like

December 19, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #19: Chet Baker - Picture of Heath
I didn’t know about this recording until recently and I was quite happy to find it in Rdio’s catalog. Two of my favorite player on one recording.

December 18, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #18: Stanley Turrentine and Three Sounds - The Complete Blue Hour Sessions
Stanley Turrentine is another long-time favourite of mine. His sound and his soulful, bluesy lines are indistinguishable and a major inspiration. I

December 17, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #17: Rick Margitza - Hands of Time
Rick Margitza had been of my favourite saxophone players ever since I heard him for the first time. I had the pleasure meeting him a couple of times

December 16, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #16: John Coltrane and Johny Hartman
From the moment listened this recording for the first time many, many years ago I was hooked on the saxophone and Jazz. Pure beauty

December 15, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #15: Ahmad Jamal - Live At The Pershing
Another classic recording and another milestone. One of my favourite piano trio recordings

December 14, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #14: Shirley Horn - Here’s To Life
Shirley Horn is without doubt my favourite female voice in Jazz. I was first introduced to her music after hours when the jam session was over. This

December 13, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #13: Jeff Hamilton - Live!
Jeff Hamilton is one of the finest drummers that I have heard. I still remember how he performed an un-accompanied version of A Night In Tunisia

December 12, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar 12: Lee Konitz - Motion
Lee Konitz was the first Jazz artist that I have seen live in concert in this very small concert place. It sure has left an imprint on me, seeing a

December 11, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #11: Dee Dee Bridgewater - Love And Peace
Yesterday it was time for a Horace Silver recording and todays choice seems obvious in hindsight: Dee Dee Bridgwater’s recording of Horace’s

December 10, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #10: Horace Silver - Song For My Father
A little bit (admittedly only a little) of a change. This recording is undoubtedly one of Horace Silver’s most popular recordings and features some

December 9, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #9: John Coltrane - Blue Train
John Coltrane is without doubt one of the most influential musicians in Jazz history. A true master. And this is one of his finest recordings I my

December 8, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #8: Benny Golson and the Philadelphians
Just recently I watched this Tom Hanks movie in which Benny Golson was in fact part of the movie. I then remembered the workshop Benny was teaching

December 7, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #7 - Demetri Martin
It can’t be music all the time, and it’s the beginning of the weekend and time for some fun and some stand-up. I have first heard of Demetri Martin

December 6, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #6: Joe Henderson - Lush Life
Another saxophone player, and one of my favourites too: Joe Henderson. This, one of his later recordings was one of those recordings that I have

December 5, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #5 - The Best Of Chet Baker Sings
Chet Baker is also one of the more tragic figures in Jazz history, but his music is just full of beauty. One of the most distinct voices in Jazz

December 4, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #4 - Kurt Rosenwinkel: Intuit
Something different for a change: guitar! Kurt Rosenwinkel definitely make interesting music, I personally favour his early work. This recording has

December 3, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #3 - Paul Desmond: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings
And it continues with the started path with one more saxophone player: Paul Desmond. Paul Desmond is one of my more recent favorites. While he is

December 2, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar - #2: Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section
Art Pepper is without doubt one of my favourite saxophone players. I am especially fond of his recordings from the 50’s. Just like this one. His

December 1, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar - #1
Rdio has very quickly become one of my favourite services. It seems that it has more of the recordings that I am interested in, and surprisingly so,