Did you ever wonder what your favorite musicians are listening to, or the recordings that influenced them? “Take Five” is a look at the music that inspires and excites them. It’s difficult to choose ONLY five recordings!

Jae Sinnett, drummer, composer, band leader, educator, radio programmer/announcer (WHVR-FM 89.5), and gourmet chef a true renaissance man! His debut recording “Obsession” was released in 1986 and he’s produced over 19 recordings as a leader. His latest release, “Commitment “with his Zero To 60 Quartet featuring Randy Brecker. For over 35 years, Sinnett has been the Jazz Producer and Host for NPR Affiliate-FM 89.5 in Norfolk, VA. He hosts “Sinnett in Session and “The R& B Chronicles.”

 Chick Corea – Now He Sings – Now He Sobs (Blue Note)
“THE definitive jazz trio recording.”

John Coltrane – Soul Trane (Prestige)
“Coltrane at his fluid swinging best.”

Miles Davis – “Straight No Chaser” from Milestones (Columbia)
“Miles and the group killing 2/5 material. Things changed to modal after this. This was a zenith for them in this concept.”

Bill Evans – We Will Meet Again (Warner Brothers)
 “Superb writing and quintet playing.”

Freddie Hubbard – Super Blue (Columbia)
“Amazing writing and playing. Freddie was an underrated writer and Super Blue showcases this part of his abilities beautifully. An all-star lineup that truly works.”

Blue Jae
House and Sinnett
The Better Half
The Sinnett Hearings
It’s Telling… A Drummer’s Perspective
Old School Loyalty
Still Standing
Still Standing
Subject To Change
Zero To 60
The Americana Groove Project
Just When You Thought
Altered Egos
Off The Myopic Avenue
Jae Sinnett’s Zero To 60 Quartet with The Symphonicity Orchestra, Live at Sandler Center
Jae Sinnett’s Zero To 60 Quartet featuring Randy Brecker, Commitment


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