With the advent of jazz began an orchestration of music unlike any other. These albums exemplify the diverse limitless nature of jazz.
Bitches brew – Miles Davis
This album, as they say, is angular. Most disliked this record when it came out but others gravitated towards it after Miles Davis passed away. This album was a precursor to the ‘prog’ or progressive music that soon followed. Miles eloquently combined the art of jazz with funk, blues and rock. It was meant to be listened to in it’s entirety much like that of a classical album.
A Love Supreme – John Coltrane
John Coltrane was a heavy-weight within the jazz community. Many consider this album to be the pinnacle of his career. He spent many years locked away in his room to create this masterpiece. His wife is famous for saying she would only see him during this time while serving him his meals. He considers this piece his magnum opus. It is a perfect blend of classical composition and jazz articulation.
Time Out – Dave Brubeck
As bebop grew so did Dave Brubeck’s style. He helped push the boundaries of the jazz style with this album. As you can hear the music itself seems to dance with each note. Although the music is in time the genre has transcended it. As you give this album a listen, you will see why Dave Brubeck is considered a revolutionary.