Forty Essential Jazz Solos

This is a really fascinating survey. Evan Haga asked a number of musicians to pick their favorite solos and give the reasons why. Most of the usual suspects are here, but there are some surprises, like Jon Irabagon picking Paul Bley’s piano solo on All The Things You Arefrom Sonny Meets Hawk. My man Dave Liebman came through with John Coltrane’s Crescentand Linda Oh astutely singled out Oliver Nelson’s tenor solo on Stolen Moments, from his album Blues And The Abstract Truth.

Jonathan Lombardi