Last weekend, in posting my desert island albums for rock, pop and country, I intimated - yes, intimated - that I might do the same for jazz. Well, here I am, to fulfil that promise. It's the same deal: this is not a top anything, it's just a dozen jazz albums I wouldn't mind having on a desert island. Not in rank order.
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue.
Thelonious Monk, With John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall.
Cannonball Adderley, Somethin' Else.
Joe Henderson, Page One.
Louis Armstrong, The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings.
Duke Ellington, Early Ellington.
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Moanin'.
Dave Brubeck, Jazz Goes To College.
Lee Morgan, The Sidewinder.
The Modern Jazz Quartet, Pyramid.
Benny Goodman, Live At Carnegie Hall.
Brad Mehldau, Songs: The Art of the Trio Volume 3.
Great music. Happy days.