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Episode 25: 5 Records That Will Finally Get You Into Jazz…if you were intimidated like me and never knew where to start w/ Anthony Fung

May 27, 2020


I don’t know about you, but I’ve always believed that, in order to be a better drummer, I need to listen to more jazz and more importantly…jazz drummers. You know…cause that’s what everyone tells us right? Well, I’ve found EVERY way possible to avoid getting into the genre because, quite frankly, it’s intimidating, I don’t know where to start, and I don’t know what to listen for. That's why I wanted to get my good friend and even gooder drummer, Anthony Fung, on the show to give me (and I guess you too) his choice of the 5 records to start with to begin our jazz-loving journey. All the links to the albums are listed below. Cheers!
 
Miles Davis - “My Funny Valentine + Four and More”
Release Year: 1965 & 1966
Drummer: Tony Williams
Apple / Spotify - My Funny Valentine
Apple / Spotify - Four and More

 

Chick Corea - “Now He Sings and Now He Sobs”
Release Year: 1968
Drummer: Roy Haynes
Apple / Spotify 

 

John Coltrane - “A Love Supreme”
Release Year: 1965
Drummer: Elvin Jones
Apple / Spotify 

 

McCoy Tyner - “Supertrios”
Release Year: 1977
Drummers: Jack Dejohnette & Tony Williams
Apple / Spotify

 

Lee Morgan - “Cornbread”
Release Year: 1965
Drummer: Billy Higgins
Apple / Spotify 

 

Honorable Mention:
Abbey Lincoln - “We Insist! (Subtitled Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite)”
Release Year: 1960
Drummer: Max Roach

 

ALSO, CHECK OUT ANTHONY’S MUSIC HERE
 
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