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1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die

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1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die Tom Moon 992 Pages ISBN: 076113963X Workman Publishing Company 2008 Tom Moon once played saxophone in Maynard Ferguson's big band. More famously, he is a music critic who worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Rolling Stone Magazine, and National Public Radio. His top flight music credentials helped him complete his first book, 1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die. The theme of this massive tome is easy to understand. It isn't intended to be a list of Moon's favorite works. Instead, he choose 1,000 recordings, ...

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Jay Geils: Toe Tappin' Jazz

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Toe Tappin' Jazz, released near the end of 2009, is the most outstanding new jazz CD I've heard in many years. The band leader is guitarist Jay Geils, formerly known as J. Geils, founder of Boston's famous party band of the 70s and 80s whose biggest hits were “Lookin' For a Love," “Give It To Me," “Must of Got Lost," “Centerfold," and “Love Stinks." Who knew the hard-rocking Geils had this much love for jazz in his heart? The disc is the former rocker's second jazz release (the first one is Jay Geils Plays Jazz) and both have ...



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