Tip: Excellent Jazz CD's

Category: Music

If you like solid mainstream jazz (mostly standards), check out the 2 CD's (The Bellingham Sessions, Vol. 1 & 2) by the Chuck Israels Quartet, released on the "Audio Ideas" label. This label is the private label of the Audio Ideas Guide magazine (a Canadian publication). For those of you who don't know Chuck Israels, he was the bassist who played Bill Evans group following Scott LaFaro's untimely death. Israels is now a professor of music at Western Washington University. The CD's by the Israels group are among the best recorded I have ever heard, and the music is excellent. You can get more info and order the CD's at the following Web site: www.audioideas.on.ca
Cannonball Adderley(Somethin Else), Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong(Ella & Louis Again 2-Cds) and Thelonious Monk Quartet(Live at Monterey 1963 vol.2). These are all awesome jazz recordings and are my top three favorites. The label is Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs (Ultradisc II gold Cds)
If you want to preaudition tracks from Chuck Israels Quartet CD, there are a couple available on MP3.com. I've downloaded them and now it's time to buy the CD.
Thanks for the tip. Add these: Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong (ELLA and LOUIS)Verve Master Edition. This will blow you away! Charles Lloyd (The Water is Wide) ECM. The 1st track, Georgia, is worth the price of admission alone. Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk (Vols. 1-5). NO jazz collection should be without that one! Enjoy.