I love jazz but completely understand why somebody would not. Roughly 95 percent of music in the genre is self-indulgent, regressive crap, but that other 5 percent rules hard enough to possibly convert haters. Here are the six best jazz records for people who hate jazz.
[UPDATE: The complete lineup is now on page two of this post.]
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Image ViaNearly 40 years after he helped ignite the jazz/fusion movement with albums such as The Inner Mounting Flame and Birds of Fire, guitarist John McLaughlin showed that he can still burn brightly in a performance with his band 4th Dimension on Friday night at the Sheldon Concert Hall.
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