Ok, thought I'd try and get some discussion going in the jazz forum. So...wondering what two albums are you currently turning to on a regular basis? In other words, what albums can't you get enough of right now - the ones you are playing over and over again.
Let's keep it to two albums and it doesn't matter what era or genre of jazz. Also, feel free to share why you are hooked. For me, it's the following:
1. Jason Moran "Ten" - I love the way he deconstructs a tune and adds his own flavor. I'm not a huge fan of free jazz, but Moran adds just enough that it fits and then right in the middle of all the chaos, he has a way of bringing everything back together that is really gratifying. Although chaotic, he's able to keep a really beautiful piece of music swinging.
2. Bill Charlap Trio "Live at The Village Vanguard" - Yes, I do admit I'm on a bit of a piano trio kick right now. This album opens with a great rendition of Rocker - the piece really sets the mood for entire performance. Although the second track is a lovely ballad - it's probably my least favorite. It's well written and played and I enjoyed it the first couple of times I heard it, but the rest of the album is so uptempo that it almost doesn't fit.
Ok, that's it for me. Hoping others will post and maybe I'll find some new favs to add to my rotation.