Jazz Collection

As the temperature goes up, my motivation goes down. Lately all I do is hiding in my air-conditioning apartment, sleeping, relaxing, and listening to jazz. I have collected about 150 jazz albums and give each one at least a spin. Of course, I need more time to digest them all, but here are a few albums that jump right at me.

Benny Goodman’s The Best of Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
Billy Holiday’s Lady Sings the Blues
Carmen McRae’s Carmen Sings Monk
Charlie Parker’s Cool Blues
Clifford Brown & Max Roach’s At Basin Street
Coleman Hawkins’s Body and Soul
Diana Krall’s Steppin’ Out
Dinah Washington’s How to Do it
Duke Ellington’s Black, Brown And Beige
Ella Fitzgerald’s The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong’s best of Fitzgerald and Armstrong
Jane Monheit’s Taking A Chance On Love
John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme
Lena Horne’s Love Songs
Lester Young’s Kansas City Sessions
Louis Armstrong’s I Like Jazz: The Essence of Louis Armstrong
Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew
Norah Jones’s Come Away with Me
Ornette Coleman’s Change of the Century
Sarah Vaughan’s Embraceable You
Thelonious Monk’s Criss Cross