When FaceBook Was Face To Face
Tom Cole remembers his first retail store jazz mentor and the five albums that he recommended to get started on serious jazz listening. Amazing that this whole ecosystem of spreading the word on music and getting that music into people’s hands doesn’t exist anymore. Human contact, eye-to-eye and ear-to-ear connections doesn’t translate to the web. I could quibble with TP’s list; there are far better Monks to choose for example, but I absolutely love that he included the Art Ensemble of Chicago’s “Les Stances A Sophie” a wonderfully hip and obscure record.