Geoff Dyer & Jazz: Spotify Playlist for Writers

By Jason Boog Comment

Geoff Dyer‘s brilliant But Beautiful explored jazz history with novelistic flourishes, giving readers an invaluable jazz education in the process. Check out our new But Beautiful playlist on Spotify and listen to more than four hours of classic jazz albums handpicked by Dyer.

Here’s more about the great trumpet player and vocalist Chet Baker, from the book (all songs listed below): “Put them all together and they were like a book, a dream guide to the heart: ‘I Can’t Believe You’re in Love with Me,’ ‘The Way You Look Tonight,’ ‘You Go to my Head,’ ‘I Fall in Love Too Easily,’ ‘There Will Never Be Another You.’ It was all there, all the novels in the world wouldn’t tell you more about men and women and the moments flashing like stars between them.”

Follow this link to get a Spotify invite for the free service. Once you have an account, check out our Haruki Murakami Spotify playlist, our Patti Smith Spotify playlist, our Lev Grossman Spotify playlist and our new Geoff Dyer Spotify playlist.

Geoff Dyer But Beautiful Playlist on Spotify

Lee Konitz, Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan – I Can’t Believe You’re In Love With Me
Chet Baker – The Way You Look Tonight
Chet Baker – You Go To My Head
Chet Baker – I Fall In Love To Easily
Chet Baker – There Will Never Be Another You (Vocal)
Thelonious Monk – Thelonious
Thelonious Monk – Ugly Beauty
Thelonious Monk – Raise Four
Thelonious Monk – Boo Boo’s Birthday (Take 11)
Thelonious Monk – Easy Street
Thelonious Monk – Green Chimneys
Thelonious Monk – In Walked Bud
Thelonious Monk – Ugly Beauty (Take 4)
Thelonious Monk – Boo Boo’s Birthday (Take 2)
Thelonious Monk – Thelonious (Take 3)
Bud Powell – Dusk In Sandi
Bud Powell – Tea For Two
Bud Powell – Oblivion
Bud Powell – Parisian Thoroughfare
Bud Powell – Hallelujah
Bud Powell – The Last Time I Saw Paris
Bud Powell – The Fruit
Bud Powell – Hallucinations
Bud Powell – A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Bud Powell – Just One Of Those Things
Chet Baker – Fair Weather
Chet Baker – Polka Dots And Moonbeams
Chet Baker – Solar
Chet Baker – When Lights Are Low
Chet Baker – Soft Winds
Charles Mingus – Haitian Fight Song
Charles Mingus – Blue Cee
Charles Mingus – Reincarnation Of A Lovebird
Charles Mingus – The Clown
Charles Mingus – Passions Of A Man
Charles Mingus – Tonight At Noon
Art Pepper – Blues In
Art Pepper – Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
Art Pepper – Stompin’ At The Savoy
Art Pepper – What Is This Thing Called Love?
Art Pepper – Blues Out
Art Pepper – When You’re Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
Art Pepper – Cool Bunny
Art Pepper – Diane’s Dilemma
Art Pepper – Diane’s Dilemma (Alternate Take)
Art Pepper – Summertime
Art Pepper – Fascinatin’ Rhythm (Alternate Take)
Art Pepper – Begin The Beguine (Alternate Take)
Art Pepper – Webb City (Alternate Take)