Readers Choices, 2012 (1)

Responses to the invitation in the previous post are arriving in sizeable batches. Briefly, the idea is for you to let the rest of us know what you’ve been listening to. How to do that? The April 15 post tells you to use the “Contact Me” link at the top of this page. Remember to include your name and location.

It takes time for the staff to develop links for those who want to investigate the music mentioned by fellow readers, so please be patient if your list has not yet appeared. Here are some of the first responses.

George Colligan, Living For The City.
Maria Bethania Sings The Vinicius De Moraes Songbook.
The track, “Paris In Blue” by Jackie Paris with Charles Mingus.
A homemade CD containing pretty much every single recorded by Mark Murphy in the late 1950s and early 1960s. (The link may take you to some of them—DR)
Cha Cha
Astoria, Queens, New York

Einojuhani Rautavaara, Cantus Arcticus & 3rd Symphony.
Jens Buchert, compilation of electronic mood music.
Wagner, Meistersinger von Nuremberg, cond: Kubelik.
Miles Davis, In a Silent Way.
Leo Ferre, La Vie d’Artiste.
Christopher St. Clair

Billie Holiday, Lady In Satin.
Stan Getz, Focus.
Kenny Harris,
Suffolk, UK

Roland Hanna: Colors From a Giant’s Kit.
Evan Weiss: Math or Magic.
David Perrine

Tierney Sutton, On The Other Side.
Renee Rosnes with strings, Without Words.
Paul Desmond Quartet, Live (in Toronto)
Jimmy Owens, The Monk Project.
Charlie Parker with Lennie Tristano,Complete Recordings. (Here’s the link, but don’t get your hopes up. It’s out of print.—DR)
Loudon Wainwright III, 40 Odd Years. (box set)
Jon Foley,
Scenic Petaluma, CA, USA

We’ll have more listeners’ reports soon——maybe even tomorrow.

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  1. says

    Thanks for posting my “Readers Choice” list. However, just one comment: none of the tracks in the cd you link to are among the Mark Murphy singles. There are two songs from the album Rah that were also released as singles, “Angel Eyes” and “Stopping the Clock”. However, the latter was shortened to fit onto one side of a 45 rpm record.