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Inspired by ‘1000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die’.

Stuck for something to listen to? Try this.

I have a book by Tom Moon called ‘1000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die‘ and it has been sitting on my shelf for a good while now, taunting me with it’s implied ‘1000 recordings you’ll never hear because you can’t be arsed to go to a record shop to buy them’. Anyway, I’ve been meaning to make a Spotify playlist to go with the book for ages so here, nudged on by this chap, it is.

Here’s the playlist: Inspired by ‘1000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die’.

Instead of making a playlist of 1000 albums, this is 1000 tracks from the 1000 albums, so you can click through to check out the full album if you want. I guess the usefulness of this is just to have some directed listening that’s full of stuff I wouldn’t normally hear; to open my mind a bit; force me into hearing something new.

5 responses to “Inspired by ‘1000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die’.”

  1. paul says:

    hi mike
    that ethiopian stuff could be good. henry threadgills music is great – i think he drinks lots of coffee by the sound of it ! muhal richard abrams is a jazz individualist enjoy
    all the best and a new baby?!! well done mike – congrats!!!!!!

  2. Stuart says:

    20 new albums in a week! That’s a challenge in itself :)

  3. Mike Outram says:

    Yeah, 3 months now. sleepless nights all over again :) The Ethiopian stuff is awesome, as is ABBA. I did a workshop once with Muhal Richard Abrams. We were all instructed to play rhythm changes in different keys. He’d point and shout ‘You! rhythm changes, E’ and away you’d go. Eventually the entire band was playing in different places, in different keys and different speeds. Have to say it was rubbish :) But, I just heard Cage’s 4’33” and got a lot from that. always good to be pushed around a bit by music and expectations. Enjoy the playlists. M

  4. Mike Outram says:

    Yeah, I know. But you can always just scan through it. Check the book out too, it’s great.

  5. paul says:

    m r a that loony a? theres a narrow line between genius and………

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