I'm not even sure exactly when I got into jazz, but I know I found it through my appreciation for the more technical styles of heavy metal. If you don't understand that connection, then you aren't familiar with metal, or jazz, or both. No, I'm not down with that smooth jazz you hear in elevators. I'm particularly drawn to the jazz that emerged in the late 50's and 60's. Here are some of my favorites that will provide over six hours of cool.
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue Bill Evans Trio, Sunday at the Village Vanguard Bill Evans Trio, Waltz for Debbie John Coltrane, A Love Supreme John Coltrane, Blue Train Herbie Hancock, Maiden Voyage Sonny Rollins, Saxophone Colossus
Ok, so let's open it up here. If you listen to music while studying, writing, or working at all, what do you listen to? Classic Rock? Ambient noise? Classical? If classical, what kind? Baroque? The Romantic stuff? Give us your favorite--let's call them "productivity albums."