Music

While I particularly enjoy jazz, music is generally something that brightens my day and motivates me creatively.

Here is a subset of the music I enjoy, presented in somewhat old school (album cover) format. (What’s an album?…)

Groove Jazz

Down to the Bone
1997 - From Manhattan to Staten1998 - The Urban Grooves2001 - Spread the Word2002 - Crazy Vibes and Things2004 - Cellar Funk2005 - Spread Love Like Wildfire2007 - Supercharged2009 - Future Boogie2011 - The Main Ingredients2014 - Dig It
Exodus Quartet
1996 - Way Out There
Four80East
1997 - The Album2001 - Nocturnal2002 - Round 32007 - En Route2009 - Roll On2012 - Off Duty2015 - Positraction
Fishbelly Black
2000 - Fishbelly Black2002 - Crusader
HeavyShift
1995 - Unchain Your Mind2002 - The Conversation
The New Mastersounds
2005 - This Is What We Do2012 - Out on the Faultline2014 -Therapy2015 - Made for Pleasure2016 - The Nashville Session
Shilts (see also Down to the Bone)
2001 - See What Happens2006 - Headboppin

Jazz Masters

“…Jazz is an idea that is more powerful than the details of its history…” -Pat Metheny, 2001

Miles Davis
1959 - Kind of Blue1991 - Doo-Bop
Herbie Hancock
1995 - Cantaloupe Island
Pat Metheny & Pat Metheny Group
1989 - Letter from Home1990 - Question and Answer1992 - Secret Story1995 - We Live Here2003 - One Quiet Night2005 - The Way Up2010 - Orchestrion2011 - What's It All About2012 - Unity Band2014 - Kin2016 - The Unity Sessions

Jazz Bassists

Brian Bromberg
2007 - Downright Upright2009 - It Is What It Is2012 - Compared To That
Mark Egan
2010 - Truth Be Told
Dave Holland
2005 - Overtime2006 - Critical Mass
Marcus Miller
2005 - Silver Rain2008 - Marcus2012 - Renaissance2015 - Afrodeezia
SMV (i.e. Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten)
2008 - Thunder
Wayman Tisdale
1998 - Decisions2004 - Hang Time2006 - Way Up!2008 - Rebound

Jazz Guitarists

Larry Carlton (also second guitarist for Fourplay, replaced by Chuck Loeb)
1995 - Larry & Lee2001 - Deep Into It2006 - Fire Wire
Lee Ritenour (also first guitarist for Fourplay, replaced by Larry Carlton)
1990 - Stolen Moments1993 - Wes Bound1998 - This Is Love2003 - Rit's House2006 - Smoke 'N' Mirrors2012 - Rhythm Sessions

Jazz Saxophonists

Michael Brecker
2007 - Pilgrimage
Richard Elliot
1993 - Soul Embrace1994 - After Dark1997 - Jumpin' Off1999 - Chill Factor2001 - Crush2003 - Ricochet2007 - RnR
Boney James
1995 - Seduction1997 - Sweet Thing1999 - Body Language2000 - Shake It Up2001 - Ride2004 - Pure2006 - Shine2013 - The Beat2015 - futuresoul
Joshua Redman
2000 - Beyond2002 - Elastic2005 - Momentum2009 - Compass2011 - James Farm2014 - Trios Live
David Sanborn
1986 - Double Vision1992 - Upfront1994 - Hearsay1996 - Songs from the Night Before1999 - Inside2003 - Time Again2005 - Closer2010 - Only Everything2015 - Time and the River

Jazz Supergroups

Fourplay
1991 - Fourplay1993 - Between the Sheets1995 - Elixir1998 - 42000 - Yes, Please!2006 - X2008 - Energy2010 - Let's Touch the Sky2012 - Espirit De Four2015 - Silver
Yellowjackets
1988 - Politics1989 - The Spin1991 - Greenhouse1993 - Like A River1994 - Run For Your Life1995 - Dreamland1997 - Blue Hats1998 - Club Nocturne2002 - Mint Jam2003 - Time Squared2005 - Altered State2006 - Twenty Five2008 - Lifecycle2011 - Timeline2013 - A Rise in the Road2016 - Cohearance

Rock/Pop

Coldplay
2000 - Parachutes2002 - A Rush of Blood to the Head2005 - X&Y2008 - Viva la Vida2011 - Mylo Xyloto2014 - Ghost Stories2015 - A Head Full Of Dreams
Peter Gabriel
2002 - Up2003 - Growing Up Live2003 - Hit
Newsboys
2011 - Born Again: Miracles Edition2011 - God's Not Dead2013 - Restart2016 - Love Riot
Radiohead
1997 - OK Computer2000 - Kid A2007 - In Rainbows
Joe Satriani
1998 - Crystal Planet2000 - Engines of Creation2001 - Live in San Francisco2002 - Strange Beautiful Music2004 - Is There Love in Space?2006 - Super Colossal2007 - Surfing with the Alien [CD/DVD]2008 - Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock2010 - Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards2013 - Unstoppable Momentum2015 - Shockwave Supernova
Switchfoot
2004 - Beautiful Letdown2005 - Nothing Is Sound2009 - Hello Hurricane2011 - Vice Verses2014 - Fading West
Tenth Avenue North
2010 - The Light Meets the Dark2012 - The Struggle2014 - Cathedrals
U2
1991 - Achtung Baby1993 - Zooropa2000 - All That You Can't Leave Behind2004 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb2009 - No Line on the Horizon2014 - Songs of Innocence

Ambient

Zero 7
2001 - Simple Things2004 - When It Falls2006 - The Garden2009 - Yeah Ghost