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Falling in Love with Jazz

Jennifer DeMeritt By

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This week we dive into the music that got me hooked on jazz, from crossover hits like Miles Davis' Bitches Brew and Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" to maybe lesser-known, but equally fabulous, tracks by Marc Ribot, Dave Holland, and more.

If you don't usually listen to jazz, this episode could be a good place to start. Some of these songs are accessible enough to have a made a dumb teenager in New Jersey (me) pay attention—and they still sound great today. They might get you hooked too.

Happy listening!

Playlist

  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Ahmad Jamal "Poinciana" from Live at the Pershing on (Argo) 0:15
  • Dave Brubeck Quartet "Blu Rondo a la Turk" from Time Out on (Columbia) 8:24
  • Host talk 15:05
  • King Crimson "Discipline" from Discipline on (EG) 16:56
  • Bill Bruford's Earthworks "My Heart Declares a Holiday" from Earthworks on (EG) 21:58
  • Miles Davis "Pharaoh's Dance" from Bitches Brew on (Columbia) 26:36
  • Host talk 46:38
  • John Coltrane "India" from Impressions on (Impulse!) 48:38
  • Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock & Jack DeJohnette "Flying" from Changes on (ECM) 1:03:02
  • Dave Holland Trio "Triple Dance" from Triplicate on (ECM) 1:19:03
  • Host talk 1:28:03
  • Lounge Lizards "Queen of All Ears" from Queen of All Ears on (Strange & Beautiful Music) 1:29:42
  • Lounge Lizards "Where Were You" from No Pain For Cakes on (Antilles) 1:35:04
  • Cal Tjader "Guachi Guaro (Soul Sauce)" from The Colors of Latin Jazz: Soul Sauce! on (Verve) 1:38:38
  • Buena Vista Social Club "Chan Chan" from Buena Vista Social Club on (Elektra) 1:41:02
  • Host talk 1:45:07
  • Marc Ribot & los Cubanos Postizos "Fiesta en el Solar" from The Prosthetic Cubans on (Atlantic) 1:48:05
  • Marc Ribot & los Cubanos Postizos "La Vida Es un Sueno" from The Prosthetic Cubans on (Atlantic) 1:53:10
  • Marc Ribot & los Cubanos Postizos "Choserito Plena" from The Prosthtic Cubans on (Atlantic) 1:56:40

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