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R.J. DeLuke

R.J. DeLuke is an indefatigable jazz fan and arbiter elegantiarum who aspires to ultimate hipness; also an upstate NY freelance writer for various media.

About Me

R.J. holds a journalism degree from Utica College of Syracuse University and spent many years as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and some magazines. He contributes jazz articles regularly to the Albany (NY) Times-Union and All About Jazz, and has also written for Downbeat, Strings Magazine, and anyone else that will take his shit. A self-taught musician (reeds and flute), he holds concerts in the living room, and sometimes shower (acoustics, baby!). Admission: a cup of coffee (Sunday mornings) or a beer.

My Favorites

  1. Miles Davis-Kind of Blue
  2. Tom Waits-Nighthawks at the Diner
  3. Allman Brothers-Eat a Peach
  4. Sonny Criss-Crisscraft
  5. Sarah Vaugnah-Live at Mr. Kelley's
  6. Carmen McCrae-The Great American Songbook
  7. Frank Sinatra-At the Sands
  8. Miles Davis-Cookin'
  9. Miles Davis-Tribute to Jack Johnson
  10. Miles Davis-My Funny Valentine/Four n' More
  11. Abbey Lincoln-You've Got to Pay the Band
  12. Eliane Elias-Fantasia
  13. Stan Getz/Kenny Barron=People Time
  14. Miles Davis-Live at the Plugged Nickel
  15. Herbie Hancock-Maiden Voyage
  16. Wayne Shorter-Speak No Evil
  17. Dexter Gordon-Homecoming: Live at the Village Vanguard
  18. John Coltrane-Crescent
  19. John Coltrane-Giant Steps
  20. Yusef Lateef-Ten Years Hence
  21. Thelonious Monk-Straight, No Chaser
  22. Muddy Waters-Muddy "Mississippi" Waters- LIVE
  23. Mose Allison-The Mose Chronicles: Live in London
  24. Kurt Elling-This Time It's Love
  25. Eliane Elias-Everything I Love