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Joshua Redman's "Spirit of the Moment" Among 100 Essential Jazz Albums (New Yorker)

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  • May. 19, 2008
    Joshua Redman's "Spirit of the Moment" Among 100 Essential Jazz Albums (New Yorker)

    David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, has assembled, with the help of his colleague Richard Brody, a list of 100 Essential Jazz Albums. Included among albums by Armstrong, Ellington, Parker, Davis, and Coltrane is the Joshua Redman Quartet's 1995 album Spirit of the Moment: Live at the Village Vanguard.

     

    "While finishing Bird-Watcher, a Profile of the jazz broadcaster and expert Phil Schaap, I thought it might be useful to compile a list of a hundred essential jazz albums, more as a guide for the uninitiated than as a source of quarrelling for the collector," writes Remnick.

     

    "These hundred titles are meant to provide a broad sampling of jazz classics and wonders across the music’s century-long history," he explains. "There is a suggestion below of the dazzling scope of contemporary jazz, but the focus is on the classic jazz that is Schaap’s specialty."

     

    Read the complete list of 100 Essential Jazz Albums at newyorker.com.

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David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, has assembled, with the help of his colleague Richard Brody, a list of 100 Essential Jazz Albums. Included among albums by Armstrong, Ellington, Parker, Davis, and Coltrane is the Joshua Redman Quartet's 1995 album Spirit of the Moment: Live at the Village Vanguard.

 

"While finishing Bird-Watcher, a Profile of the jazz broadcaster and expert Phil Schaap, I thought it might be useful to compile a list of a hundred essential jazz albums, more as a guide for the uninitiated than as a source of quarrelling for the collector," writes Remnick.

 

"These hundred titles are meant to provide a broad sampling of jazz classics and wonders across the music’s century-long history," he explains. "There is a suggestion below of the dazzling scope of contemporary jazz, but the focus is on the classic jazz that is Schaap’s specialty."

 

Read the complete list of 100 Essential Jazz Albums at newyorker.com.

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