Ever Wanted To Be The Kind of Person Who Listened to Jazz?

by on November 17, 2009

Posted in: Jazz

Not only “listened to jazz,” but also had some general knowledge of the tunes being listened to?
Well I know I did, so when I came across this NPR commentary on Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux’s guide to jazz music (so aptly titled Jazz) I knew my prayers had been answered.

As well as covering the fundamentals of Jazz and it’s history, Giddins and Deveaux offer 101 essential tracks for beginning Jazz listeners and regulars alike with full descriptions on the significance of each song. WGBO got to speak with Giddins who offered 5 tracks as a stepping stone to the full 101. Check them out here to wet your Jazz palette.