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194. Soft Machine – Third

194. Soft Machine – Third

It might seem a bit strange, but listening here to Soft Machine’s experimental leviathan album reminds me of “Game of Thrones”. Like the repeated threats that “Winter is Coming” that lurk as I binge-watch through the box sets of tits and dragons, the...
177. Miles Davis – Bitches Brew

177. Miles Davis – Bitches Brew

This is where I start to struggle. This isn’t the first time I’ve alluded to the fact that I can’t quite get my head around the whole jazz thing, but as those lucky few who’ve followed this blog will know, I’ve had a few pleasurable surprises from the likes of...
33. Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd – Jazz Samba

33. Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd – Jazz Samba

Now that I’m a month or so into this grand musical endeavour, I’ve started having conversations about how it’s going and what’s coming up. The other night, I streamed this album over AirPlay as I was having a meal around a friend’s house, and it’s a telling testament...
21. Miles Davis – Kind of Blue

21. Miles Davis – Kind of Blue

Is it bad that I had to wait 21 albums into this audio odyssey before I got to an album I already owned? Well here it is, Kind of Blue, the album that automatically gets chosen on my iPhone when I want things to get mellow and First Aid Kit or the...
12. Miles Davis – Birth of the Cool

12. Miles Davis – Birth of the Cool

As you may have gathered from my constant moaning about it, jazz has never really been my thing. These bebop straits leading up to 1960 are a challenge then, but so far the journey has surprised me, and that Thelonious Monk album has been played a couple of times...