All that Jazz!As some of you may know, I am something of a jazz musician. I studied jazz music and drumming for 4 years in London before coming to Tokyo, so I thought I would offer a few listening suggestions for those who want to know a little but more about jazz music. 1. Miles Davis – Kind of Blue. If you only ever listen to one jazz album this has to be it. Quintessential cool jazz at it’s best and hugely influential. Miles Davis was “jazz” from the late 1950’s until the early 1970’s.2. John Coltrane ? A Love Supreme. John Coltrane was the other giant of jazz from the 1960’s, who can also be heard playing on “Kind of Blue” and Love Supreme is considered to be his greatest record. Dense, rich, spiritual, it is a suite, one piece of music in four parts.3. Herbie Hancock ? Thrust. Herbie Hancock also played with Miles Davis, but forged his own path, in particular, with his blend of jazz-fusion, that included elements of funk and rock, as well as jazz. Thrust is definitely a classic.4. Wayne Shorter ? Footprints Live! Wayne Shorter, surprise, surprise, was with Miles Davis in the 1960’s. This record is a live album from 2002 and shows how much live jazz has changed. Fantastically creative, it pushes the music in new directions.Enjoy!新宿インストラクター Tim