Exactly 10 years ago I got these four CDs for my 18th birthday from my mum.

Even though I didn’t realise it at the time, they had such a profound impact on me that without them I probably wouldn’t be where I am today.

I know that that is a very bold statement to make – but I am convinced that without the influence of those four people in my teens and what they represented (at least to me) coupled with the music they selected on those four comps I would not be working at Jazzman Records today.

Anyway, due to a lot of requests I made a playlist with the songs from all the comps that were available on Spotify – sadly a lot of Soul tracks were left out but overall I reckon it’s still a pretty solid selection!


I am super excited to announce that we have started a new blog series
called “Top 10” over on the Jazzman blog.

The idea is to share a list of 10 picks within a very wide range of genres and formats – and we have kicked it all off with Jazzman Gerald’s Top 10 US Jazz 45s!

Each post will come with an exclusive mix – so make sure you keep an eye on the Jazzman blog and mixcloud account so you don’t miss a beat.