Jazz Collection Update

I’ve written previously about my growing interest in and enjoyment of jazz here and here. Since then I’ve added quite a bit to the collection picking up some new albums for musicians I already had, like Art Blakey and Charles Mingus and adding many new jazz artists and groups to the collection. Some of these have become favorites of mine. Charles Mingus’ The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady is nothing short of incredible, a true work of genius. Clifford Brown is great and his work with Art Blakey (possibly my favorite jazz musician) on A Night At Birdland Vol. 1 & 2 is really enjoyable. Pharoah Sanders’ Elevation gets a lot of plays as does Bobby Hutcherson’s Dialogue.

That’s not to say the other albums I’ve picked up aren’t good too. Some just haven’t grabbed me as strongly as the above mentioned standouts and others I haven’t spent enough time with to make a fair judgement. Indeed, some of these I’ve barley listened to at all because they are either new or were newly picked up just before my vacation and I didn’t really spend a lot of time listening to jazz on vacation.

Enough lead in though. Here are the newest additions to the collection:

Andrew Hill Dance With Death
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Africaine
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Buhaina’s Delight
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers The Witch Doctor
Art Blakey Quintet with Clifford Brown A Night At Birdland, Vol. 1 & 2
Bobby Hutcherson Dialogue
Cecil Taylor Conquistador!
Cecil Taylor Jazz Advance
Cecil Taylor Unit Structures
Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Charles Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
Clifford Brown Jazz Immortal
Grant Green Solid
Hank Mobley Roll Call
Hank Mobley Soul Station
Jackie McLean Destination Out
Jackie McLean Let Freedom Ring
Lee Morgan Search for the New Land
Lee Morgan The Sixth Sense
Max Roach Jazz in Paris: Parisian Sketches
Miles Davis Birth of The Cool
Pat Metheny Unity Band
Pharoah Sanders Elevation
Sonny Rollins Sonny Meets Hawk!
Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil
Archie Shepp Black Gipsy
Joe Henderson Inner Urge
Joe Henderson Mode For Joe
Joe Henderson Page One
McCoy Tyner Asante
McCoy Tyner Extensions
McCoy Tyner Tender Moments
McCoy Tyner The Real McCoy
Archie Shepp & Mal Waldron Left Alone Revisited
Bud Powell Time Waits
Lou Donaldson Here ’tis
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