When I was in high school in the late 1960s, and then later at the University of Chicago in the early 1970s, I was not yet aware that jazz was dead. How could I have known? Ken Burns of public television fame would not tell me so for another 30 years. So I kept listening to this great stuff, blithely unaware that jazz music was deceased. Obviously I should have been listening to Led Zeppelin instead. I even co-hosted a dead music program on the university radio station.
Let's go back to the time when I was young and uninformed. I don't miss those days, but I do miss the music.
- Footprints — Wayne Shorter (1966)
- Contemplation — McCoy Tyner (1967)
- Resolution — John Coltrane (1964)
- In A Silent Way/It's About That Time — Miles Davis (1969)