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Initial post: May 29, 2011 1:23:28 PM PDT
What would be a good CD or multiple CDs of a collection 50's and early 60's Jazz music

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2011 2:18:03 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 29, 2011 2:21:14 PM PDT
I would start with the giants of jazz, see what you like, and go from there. I'm sure you'll get many recommendations, but here are half a dozen classics (in my opinion) that would be a good starting point. From there, see what you like and continue to explore:

Miles Davis Sextet, Kind Of Blue

Duke Ellington Orchestra, Ellington At Newport 1956

Bill Evans Trio, The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961 [3 CD]

Clifford Brown and Max Roach Quintet, Clifford Brown & Max Roach

Stan Getz, Getz / Gilberto

Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, Jazz At Massey Hall (OJC)

Remember, it is all subjective, a matter of taste.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2011 6:23:40 AM PDT
Susan-Thanks-Your suggestions are very helpful-Tom

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2011 7:00:54 AM PDT
Thomas --- I am also a beginner and like the same period.

A couple of suggestions from my humble collection:

John Coltrane:
Plays the blues
Ballads
My favorite things

Cannonball Adderley:
Somethin' Else

Ben Webster meets the Oscar Peterson Trio

McCoy Tyner:
Nights of Ballads and Blues

Chet Baker:
Chet
Stan Meets Chet (with Stan Getz)
Italian sessions
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