The Good Stuff



There are simply two kinds of music, good music and the other kind ... the only yardstick by which the result should be judged is simply that of how it sounds. If it sounds good it's successful; if it doesn't it has failed. --  Duke Ellington

This purpose of this thread is to provide a place to post outstanding examples of the Good Music. 
Genre Immaterial.

On the Old Kentucky Shore // Joan Osborne & Ricky Skaggs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liTdpTz7g5A

My CD has a different cover art, but it is the same album.

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Modern Jazz Quartet

CONCORDE

Prestige / OJCCD    1955 / 1987

Milt Jackson(vibes), John Lewis(piano), Percy Heath(bass), Connie Kay(drums)

Notes : The earlier MJQ sessions were released on 78s, 45s, EPs and 10 inch LPs.  Later they were collated on 12-inch LPs.  This was the first session done specifically for 12-inch and was also Connie Kay's first recording with the group after replacing Kenny Clarke.

 

Ralph's New Blueshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tlHmbZvHZk

Gershwin Medleyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es6D-WEIUtU

Concordehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z3J9tbOM7A

 

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Lee Morgan

THE COOKER

Blue Note 1957 / 2006 RvG Edition

Lee Morgan(trumpet), Pepper Adams(baritone sax), Bobby Timmons(piano), Paul Chambers(bass), Philly Joe Jones(drums)

Notes: If we accept Morgan’s distinction between an original style (which he claimed not to have at this point in his career) and an identity, THE COOKER can be heard as the album in which the Lee Morgan identity is announced.

Morgan is 19 years old on this recording. His 5th recording in less than a year.

 

A Night in Tunisia : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXYtFqXBGTU

Lover Man : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0Kyqap3ZIs

Just one of those things : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2bKSBO40js

 

Cheers

Clark Terry

PORGY and BESS

with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra

Americana Music / 2004

 

It ain't necessarily so : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vMTZ1mivvc

I love you porgy : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1FW-A46xt8

There's a boat leaving : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zD0Ws7MIGo

 

Cheers

 

Modest Mussorgsky

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

Evgeny Kissin (piano)

RCA  2001

Recorded at SWR Studio, Freiburg Germany, August 4&5, 2001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH_Rsl7fjok

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