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Old 05-15-2009, 06:57 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Default one jazz album everyone should hear

Newcomers to jazz might enjoy going back into the early days of jazz, to listen to some Bix Beiderbecke. His melodic inventiveness is simply stunning, transcending genre by sheer musicianship. There's about 2cds worth of recordings left from Bix, who died in 1931 aged 28; make sure you get one with "Clarinet Marmalade" on it.

The jazz album I couldn't do without would be collection of Billie Holiday tracks, any collection of Billie Holiday tracks. I just can't resist her gorgeous super-sensual delivery, she was a wonderful instrumental soloist and her instrument was her own voice.
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