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5 Records (and the drummers) That Will FINALLY Get You Into Jazz

April 12, 2022

This week’s guest is Anthony Fung…an incredible talent drummer based in Los Angeles. I brought him on to discuss the 5 records (and subsequent drummers) to FINALLY get you into jazz. He definitely did not disappoint. Cheers!


Song: Fred 

Album: Lifetime - The Collections 

Artist: Tony Williams

Release Year: 1975

Drummer: Tony Williams


Song: Stella By Starlight

Album(s): My Funny Valentine + Four and More

Artist: Miles Davis

Release Year: 1965 & 1966

Drummer: Tony Williams


Song: Matrix

Album : Now He Sings and Now He Sobs

Artist: Chick Corea

Release Year: 1968

Drummer: Roy Haynes


Song: Acknowledgement

Album: A Love Supreme

Artist: John Coltrane

Release Year: 1965

Drummer: Elvin Jones


Song: Blues For Ball

Album: Supertrios

Artist: McCoy Tyner 

Release Year: 1977

Drummers: Jack Dejohnette & Tony Williams


Song: Cornbread

Album: Cornbread

Artist”: Lee Morgan

Release Year: 1965

Drummer: Billy Higgins


Honorable Mention!

Song: Freedom Day

Album: We Insist! (Subtitled Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite)

Artist: Abbey Lincoln and Max Roach

Release Year: 1960

Drummer: Max Roach