Thursday, February 09, 2006

big box

The Flemish daily De Morgen is launching a jazz compilation series. There will be 20 volumes, one every friday starting tomorrow and priced at 4,95. The first CD is on Miles Davis, the others cover pretty much the usual suspects.

The tracklistings look good generally (although Louis Armstrong doesn't seem too well-served by the Blue Note and Verve catalogues being the main sources: no Hot 5's and 7's, for example), I'll probably end up collecting these like Pokémon, even though I don't really need any of them, apart from the Oscar Peterson, Toots, Sarah Vaughan and Stan Getz volumes (speaking of Getz, have you heard his with strings album "Focus"? Perhaps the greatest "jazz with strings" ever).