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Overlooking certain era-specific contrivances, jazz remains a remarkably timeless art form. Recordings from decades ago sound as fresh and vibrant as ever; it's easy to forget just how much time has past since their original imprint. At a personal level, music can be the soundtrack of our lifetime with certain tunes invoking past experiences as vividly as if they happened yesterday. As I grow longer in tooth, there have been many performances that have stood my personal test of time. In this hour, we will explore some of my personal classics, and set aside the change in my hair color that has transpired since I first heard these gems.
|Stan Kenton||Reuben's Blues||Adventures in Blues|
|Quincy Jones||Robot Portrait||The Quintessence|
|McCoy Tyner||Blues Back||Reaching Fourth|
|Horace Silver||Cookin' at the Continental||Finger Poppin'|
|Count Basie||Hayburner||Straight Ahead|
|Buddy Rich||Party Time||Buddy Rich Plays and Plays and Plays|
|Eddie Jefferson||Jeanine||The Main Man|
|Wynton Kelly & Wes Montgomery||Four on Six||Smokin' at the Half Note|
|Miles Davis & Gil Evans||New Rhumba||Miles Davis + 19|