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Holiday Treats

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Is it just me or are we jazz fans just a little bit harder to buy gifts for than most folks? As jazz lovers we’ve already proven that we’re much more discriminating than the average Jill or Joe, more than willing to accept that 15-CD box of Monk’s Riverside sessions, or the newest audiophile LP pressing of Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, or something as simple as the recent Seven Steps to Heaven Miles Davis box set.

But maybe I can help the JazzTimes readership with some audio ideas for this season’s gift giving. We’ll make it easy to drop subtle hints for those in your personal universe who are at a loss for an appropriate gift for someone like us. Just leave this magazine open to these pages, but be sure to use a bright highlighter and appropriately placed Post-It notes to indicate what would roll your snare. Maybe they’ll get the message. If not, there’s always the “From: Me, To: Me” tag.

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