Best streaming service for older jazz & big band
Posted by: Arnsider on 18 December 2018
Hi folks, I知 usually lurking in the hifi corner forum so hopefully I知 posting in the correct one for my question!
Some background first. My uncle recently lost his wife of 60 plus years and I知 sure you can imagine has been a difficult time for him. He is just about 80 now and has played the saxophone in a jazz band for donkeys years. He has enjoyed a primarily Linn based system for a long time with an LP12 and Linn amp (not sure on current speakers). Whilst chatting with him recently he says he has not used the system for some time and will likely sell the LP12. This got me thinking..... he has just recently returned to playing his sax in his band and I thought I might suggest adding a streamer instead of the LP12 as I知 sure he would enjoy this..
Which brings me to the question.... do any of the streaming services Tidal/Spotify etc have good libraries of older jazz/ big band genres of music? Not my taste in music hence my ignorance. He loves older jazz and band music (last one he mentioned listening to was Al Bowlly). Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated and hopefully I can have a good chat with him over Christmas and maybe put his system back to good use and help him enjoy his music again. I can help him with the hardware but would only be worth considering if he has a good library to call upon.
Many thanks In anticipation