First choice: Miles Davis' Kind of blue. The masterpiece of modern jazz. And you've got Trane and Cannonball for us sax addicts.
The second CD is more difficult, it would be either one by Sonny Rollins, Saxophone Colossus or the Village Vanguard (wait - these are three CDs already, if you count Vol 1-3 separately), or a Charles Mingus CD from the time he played with Eric Dolphy, most probably Mingus At Antibes.
It's only for a year, then I could listen to all the other great stuff again. The most interesting thing in Jazz for me is the huge variety of styles and personalities. So it is really hard to single out a few.
Getz And Gilberto - featuring Jobim. C'mon, I wanna have visions of the girl from Ipanema!!! lol
Tie between Kind of blue and Dark Side of the Moon, (pink Floyd) for the other one. Big Floyd fan here...
My first choice CD would be "Timeless Cannonball Adderley". A collection of eight works he recorded in 1955 during a visit to N.Y. The second CD I would have is "Triumphant Sax!", which features John Coltrane, Gerry Mulligan,Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Hodges, and other greats. Joe.
the best selling jazz cd of all time, kind of blue-miles davis as well as birth of the cool(1950), 1950, miles davis, gil evans, lee konitz, gerry mulligan,
john coltrane(this one i would never want to be without).
1. The best performance of Beethoven's 9th I can locate.
2. Variable. At the moment I'd probably take Beaver & Krause Wild Sanctuary/Gandharva double rerelease since this is my disc of the moment. This option would be different another day. Something a lot more modern. And Gandharva has Gerry Mulligan performing in Grace Cathedral ... so, you can't really top that for early electronic experimental music. Besides, I think the contrasting renditions of "Walking by the river" could keep me sane on an island for quite some time. Alternatively, I'd ask for a laptop and a CD of a train simulator.
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