Thelonious Monk once said, “Where’s jazz going? I don’t know? Maybe it’s going to hell. You can’t make anything go anywhere. It just happens.” And I agree. As an avid lover of Jazz and someone who’s career is in presenting Jazz concerts in San Francisco, I see the genre, the culture, expanding and evolving everyday. There’s nothing like it. From the SFJAZZ Center to grand venues like Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz is alive.
I’ve taken a bit of time to scrounge around 10 of my favorite “Jazz” tracks from the past and present. If you have a moment, take a gander after the jump and enjoy the passion that Jazz embodies.
Check out the tracks after the jump.
“My Funny Valentine” by Chet Baker (1952)
“So What” by Miles Davis (1959)
“Love Theme from Spartacus” by Yusef Lateef (1961)
“Money Jungle” by Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Max Roach (1962)
“Take Five” by Dave Brubeck (1966)
“Fly With the Wind” by McCoy Tyner (1976)
“Maiden Voyage/Everything In It’s Right Place” by Robert Glasper (2007)
“K.K.P.D.” by Christian Scott (2010)
“Capricornus” by Austin Peralta (2011)
“It’s All Over Your Body” by Jose James (2013)