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Robert Wyatt’s Top Five Fifties Jazz Albums

The legendary Robert Wyatt shares his Top Five Fifties Jazz Albums with us.
The legendary Robert Wyatt shares his Top Five Fifties Jazz Albums with us.
I was transfixed by the raw, pure, mournful intensity of this soundtrack.
I was transfixed by the raw, pure, mournful intensity of this soundtrack.
The evocation of the warm bustle of life ‘out there’ ( where ?) expanded my whole mental landscape.
The evocation of the warm bustle of life ‘out there’ ( where ?) expanded my whole mental landscape.
Was this a taste of the the ‘out there’ I was searching for?
Was this a taste of the the ‘out there’ I was searching for?
…this is virtuosic sustained inventiveness.
…this is virtuosic sustained inventiveness.
Sharply dressed jazz with such deep, soulful roots…
Sharply dressed jazz with such deep, soulful roots…

Ascenseur Pour L’Echafaud – Miles Davis (Bande original du film)

I saw the film in Paris, sixty odd years ago. I was transfixed by the raw, pure, mournful intensity of this soundtrack.

Charles Mingus – Pithecanthropus Erectus

The evocation of the warm bustle of life ‘out there’ (where?) expanded my whole mental landscape.

Charles Mingus – Tijuana Moods

Was this a taste of the the ‘out there ‘ I was searching for?

Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus

Sonny Rollins is STILL AT IT. The title of this record is well deserved: this is virtuosic sustained inventiveness.

Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers – Moanin’

Sharply dressed jazz with such deep, soulful roots…

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