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My Top 10 Influential​ Jazz Albums – Bill Farrish



8. You Must Believe in Spring – Bill Evans, Eddie Gomez, Eliot Zigmund. This was the recording by Evans that I bought after hearing Undercurrent. The playing by everyone on this recording is great. For me this is what a trio should sound like.  Eliot Zigmund’s brush work is amazing on this recording. 

9. Live at Maybeck Recital Hall – Richie Bierach. Stunning solo piano concert by Bierach. The creativity and approach are off the charts. 

10. More Than Friends – Joe Diorio, Steve LaSpina and Steve Bagby. After I picked my chin up the floor, wow. This album was my introduction to Joe’s playing. Possibly one the most overlooked guitarists on earth. Joe is mostly known as a teacher but everything about his playing is impeccable.

Others I would like to add, The Bridge – Sonny Rollins, Sketches of Spain – Miles Davis and Gil Evans, Virtuoso – Joe Pass, My Goals Beyond – John McLaughlin, Bill Frisell – Disfarmer- Bill Frisell,  anything Ornette, Coltrane or Monk recorded. Many others also that I’m leaving out but unfortunately I don’t think I have room to list everything I would like to. I’m like a kid in a candy shop when it comes to this stuff. 

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