PROJECT 1500 DIFFERENT ALBUMS- DAY 14- 4.15.17

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The goal is to listen to 1500 different albums in a 12 month period.

LISTENED TO TODAY- 8 DIFFERENT ALBUMS. TOTAL 15 DAYS- 96 DIFFERENT ALBUMS LISTENED TO. ON PACE FOR 2,336 DIFFERENT ALBUMS.

  • DUKE ELLINGTON: KEN BURNS JAZZ: 2000. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. I’ve been watching the Ken Burns Jazz series this week and listening to the albums that were released from that project. There were 22 different artists who had albums of their work released from that series and a box set of 5 CD’s.  When I listen to Duke Ellington his music to me seems like a soundtrack to the city.
  • THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE: ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? 1967. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. One of the handful of greatest debut albums ever.
  • FRANK SINATRA: IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS. 1955. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Many of the people who know say this is Sinatra’s greatest album. Who am I to argue?
  • VAN MORRISON: HARD NOSE THE HIGHWAY. 1973. 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. “Warm Love” is a gem but the rest is uneven. A clunker by Van’s standards. It just pales in comparison to his earlier efforts of the early 70’s.
  • KEN BURNS JAZZ: THE STORY OF AMERICA’S MUSIC: DISC 1: 2000. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS.
  • KEN BURNS JAZZ: THE STORY OF AMERICA’S MUSIC: DISC 2: 2000. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS.
  • THELONIOUS MONK: KEN BURNS JAZZ: 2000. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS.
  • THE BEATLES: REVOLVER: 1966. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Sgt. Pepper is ranked the greatest album ever one most of the survey’s but I think “Revolver” is much better and possibly the finest rock album by anyone, ever.
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