I’ve been asked occasionally to name my ten favorite jazz CDs. This is not necessarily the most important recordings, but my favorites.
- John Coltrane – A Love Supreme
- Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – Buhaina’s Delight
- Bobby Hutcherson – In the Vanguard
- Herbie Hancock – Maiden Voyage
- Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra – New Life (I know I should say, “Consummation.” – cheaper too)
- Cannonball Adderley – Somethin’ Else
- Sarah Vaughan – Crazy and Mixed Up
- Dexter Gordon – Gettin’ Around (or Homecoming)
- Thelonious Monk – Live at the It Club
- Wayne Shorter – Speak No Evil
Classical entry – Takacs Quartet – Borodin – Smetna
Veteran educator Gary Stager, Ph.D. is co-author of Invent To Learn — Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, publisher at Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, and the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. He led professional development in the world’s first 1:1 laptop schools thirty years ago and designed one of the oldest online graduate school programs. Gary is also the curator of The Seymour Papert archives at DailyPapert.com. Learn more about Gary here.