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Jazz in a Snow Globe


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One of the greatest gifts of listening to jazz is to simply get lost inside of a track and have it transport you to a state of bliss. These special pieces of music often discovered over time through countless of hours of listening. Like the diamonds of the music, no matter the era or style, they just shine.

I like to call these magical gems "Snow Globe Jazz"—these tracks do everything you need for them to do. They're not splashy or overly complicated but my criteria is that they're only instrumental—no vocals. You can just hang inside the groove like it's in some kind of snow globe heaven.

One of my favorites is a Willis "Gator" Jackson with Jack McDuff track called "This'll Get To You" taken from a Prestige album titled Together Again. Another that always takes me away is Miles' "Flamenco Sketches."

What are some of your " Snow Globe Jazz" selections? Please post them to the comments section below or send them to me here. Include the musician's name, the song title and the album title.


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