Let's call it Wide Open V.2.0 and let's play on. Call it a mixtape, a sampler - call it what you will. When I was in my formative years listening to music (say, the early 70's) record companies put out sampler records (they called 'em "loss leaders") and, man, were they effective! I got turned on to so much great music listening to those records in my bedroom (Mingus, Soft Machine, Mahavishnu Orchestra to name but three).
I'm sure there will be musicians you've heard, heard of, planned on hearing, read about, wondered about and those you've never even considered. The music varies (thus the title "Wide Open" - anything goes) but all of it is delightful.
But there's a catch.
You don't get artist names or song titles until the next Wide Open post. Call it a "blindfold test" or a "loss leader minus the linernotes". Call it what you will...
You can get it here.