The goal is to listen to 1500 different albums in a 12 month period.
TODAY- LISTENED TO 7 DIFFERENT ALBUMS. TOTAL FOR 19 DAYS- 114 DIFFERENT ALBUMS. ON PACE FOR 2190 DIFFERENT ALBUMS.
- JOHN COLTRANE: A LOVE SUPREME: 1965. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. One of the most famous/ greatest albums in the history of Jazz.
- ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS: GET HAPPY!: 1980. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Elvis was still on a roll at this point-with his 4th album. A break from his first three albums-this one was heavily influenced by soul and R@B. 20 short songs in 48: 08. One of those albums that takes me back- one of the few things that made me happy in my freshman year of college. It came out in February and I was listening to this in every spare moment. Those first four EC albums were in heavy rotation on my turntable for years.
- THE BEATLES: MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: 1967: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. The soundtrack to the Beatles movie which was universally panned at the time by the critics. I watched it again recently and found it interesting. Great no, interesting yes. Nothing wrong with the soundtrack though- the music is great.
- FRANK SINATRA: A SWINGIN’ AFFAIR: 1957. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS.
- FRANK SINATRA: WHERE ARE YOU: 1957. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. This isn’t a swingin’ affair- slow tempos on all the songs, heavy going but worth the patience. Sinatra took a break from arranger Nelson Riddle and went with Gordon Jenkins on this. A 40 minute long album which seems much longer- but as one reviewer said and I agree- an album that gets better the more you age.
- MILES DAVIS: PORKY AND BESS: 1959: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Miles may be my favorite jazz artist to listen to. Probably not the first great jazz artist I would want to meet though.
- MILES DAVIS: SKETCHES OF SPAIN: 1960: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS.Two great albums from Miles classic period with Gil Evans.