The Jazz Playground

2020 is the Year of the Jazz Guitar Album

Read "2020 is the Year of the Jazz Guitar Album" written by Robert Middleton

One of the categories of jazz I love most is modern jazz guitar. And 2020 has been a banner year with more releases in this category than any year in memory by some of the finest guitarists in the world.This playlist has now expanded to more than 20 albums. And what makes this an amazing year for jazz guitar is that I rate all of these albums from good to great.I won't try to give an ...

The Jazz Playground

Playing With Playlists

Read "Playing With Playlists" written by Robert Middleton

Some years in jazz are famous. Most notably was 1959 when some of the most groundbreaking albums of all time were released such as Kind of Blue, The Shape of Jazz to Come, Mingus Ah Hum, Time Out, and Giant Steps. But I don't own just those, I own 61 albums that were released in 1959—albums by Sun Ra, Art Pepper, Bill Evans, Chet Baker, Donald Byrd, and Thelonious Monk. Yes, jazz is endless. In the ...


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