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Old 11-08-2009, 12:26 AM
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Default Re: jazz albums

Your thread inspired me to have a look at my collection of jazz CDs. It's not all that extensive, but here are the ones I grabbed, all with really great drumming:

Milestones - Miles Davis. Philly Joe Jones on drums.
Jacknife - Jackie McLean. Jack DeJohnette on drums.
The Freedom Rider - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. Art Blakey of course.
E.S.P. - Miles Davis' "second great quintet." Tony Williams on drums.
Max Roach + 4 - I'd forgotten that I had this, but it's Max Roach on drums so what more needs to be said.
Straight No Chaser - Thelonious Monk. Ben Riley is a great drummer, perfect for this music.
April In Paris - Count Basie and his Orchestra. Great band with Sonny Payne on drums.
In 'n Out - Joe Henderson. Elvin Jones on drums.
Our Thing - Joe Henderson, again (I love Joe Henderson.) Pete La Roca on drums. I don't know much about Pete La Roca, but this is a great record.

So these are the ones I pulled randomly. I'm pretty sure they're all available on Amazon, Ryan, and they're all really good jazz drumming albums.

Edit: You did specify swing, and this one just kills:

Village Vanguard Live Sessions - Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band. Mel Lewis on drums. This live recording is amazing. Listen to how Mel Lewis swings the hell out of the opening tune. Way down in there!
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