Post #729 • February 13, 2006, 7:45 AM • 58 Comments
For years I used to insist on a quiet studio, until I realized that I was getting old television theme songs in my head while I was working. Not all music works in the studio, but I haven't dertimined a pattern of what does. At any rate, my Indian electronica kick has played itself out, and I've been listening to the same two Steven Reich CDs enough to get my fill of them.
It's time for me to figure out what's going on with the Western music tradition, which I know pathetically little about. Specifically I want to beef up my jazz and classical collections. I already know who seminal artists are, for the most part - I need suggestions of specific albums of their work. Fire away.