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Matthew Aquiline

I'm an aspiring writer, music obsessive, analog enthusiast, and record collector.

About Me

I'm an aspiring writer, music obsessive, analog enthusiast, and record collector. Along with contributing the occasional article to All About Jazz, I've previously freelanced for The Buffalo News. Currently, I'm studying English at the University at Buffalo.

My Jazz Story

Growing up in these technological times, I had the traditional preconceived notion that jazz was all elevator music with slick production...needless to say, I was terribly wrong. I was first exposed to Coltrane's A Love Supreme at age 13 and was taken aback by the pure potency of the music; it was raw, unforgiving, and unrestrained. Since then, I've been learning and exploring the ins and outs of the jazz world and have made it my goal to expose fellow young people to this massive catalog of unique music that's waiting to be discovered.

My Favorites

  1. Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch!
  2. Andrew Hill - Point of Departure
  3. John Coltrane - Sun Ship
  4. Joe Henderson - Mode for Joe
  5. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
  6. Van Morrison - Veedon Fleece
  7. Larry Young - Unity
  8. Miles Davis - In a Silent Way
  9. Miles Davis - Nefertiti
  10. Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners
  11. Cecil Taylor - Conquistador!
  12. Ornette Coleman - Free Jazz
  13. The Band - The Band
  14. Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
  15. Bill Evans - Portrait in Jazz
  16. Sonny Rollins - The Bridge