For those who like jazz, but have no idea what's out there, there is an excellent website now available with the bluntly descriptive title: All About Jazz. It's rich with interviews and articles, and a lot of colorful ads that might wet your appetite. At the upper right hand cornor there is a free download. Today it's Wycliffe Gordon playing Greensleves. Since there are no words, call it "What Child Is This," and add it to your Christmas music.
But the star of the show is a series of pages under the heading "Building a Jazz Library." It lists about ten cds a piece under headings like "Tenor Saxaphone," or "Bill Evans." It is a great resource to check out as you make out your Christmas list.