37. Wryly timeless

The Ass’ Song. Annie Ross, Loguerhythms, 1962 Advice to jazz singers: Find a decent poet who is interested in songwriting.…

36. Vanguard vibe

Song and Dance, from Joe Lovano Quartets, Live at the Village Vanguard, 1994 All of Joe Lovano’s early dates for…

34. Rhythm machine

Eclypso, Tommy Flanagan trio, 1977 Yes, it’s Tommy Flanagan, so you get impeccable, beautifully articulated piano playing. Like Hank Jones,…

32. Drawn to the drums

Calypso Falto. From Gateway, Homecoming, 1995 Here’s one way these tracks get chosen. I’ve always been drawn to the drums.…