Interesting, provocative post on GrooveNotes

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Kevin Kneistedt hosts Jazz24, a 24-hour online stream at Jazz24.org, and publishes the Jazz24 – Groove Notes blog. It is well worth your time and should be in your Blogroll.

I found one of Kevin’s recent posts particularly provocative. Here is a link to the post:    Top Ten Jazz Albums That You Probably Don’t Own

I will have to put in a little work to accumulate a complete post of ten albums that I think deserve a listen but night not be known. Off the top of my head I can think of a few performers I really enjoy that are not mainstream presences:

1) Jim Haskins – beautiful “cocktail piano” that is excellent background for a party, or reading in private [ Cocktail Piano ]

2)  Trio Medieval – three lovely Norwegian ladies who do incredible chants  [ Trio Medieval ]

3) India Arie – a beautiful, talented singer/songwriter who embraces musical traditions from the world over [ India Arie ]

Now, none of these are ‘jazz’ performers. So, shoot me! Go read Kevin’s post for your classic jazz fix.

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