Art Blakey - Ugetsu: Excellent. My attentiom starts to lapse around the last track, going into the bonus tracks, but until then it's consistently enjoyable, and the horns are about as good as they'd ever have (with Shorter and Hubbard, although the latter doesn't grab me as much as he ought to, and Curtis Fuller on trombone, whom I've really ought to check out sometime). The title track is terrific. I put this one aside sooner than I ought to have.
Miles Davis - Nefertiti: I have this album, the next one, E.S.P. and Miles Smiles and this contends with E.S.P. for my favorite I've heard from this lineup (I think I'm missing only Sorcerer of their studio output), though they're two very different albums. Perhaps the opening title track made me pay too much attention to the rhythm section but holy shit is Tony Williams on fire -- he's more aggressive than I've heard from him before and has a highlight on practically every track.
Miles Davis - Miles in the Sky: The first two tracks are awesome; the third Is pretty good, and the fourth doesn't do very much for me. Uneven but generally enjoyable. I may just be falling for the gimmicks of the first track being electric and the second featuring George Benson (although I heard Breezin' long ago and from what I remember it's shitty smooth jazz).
Duke Ellington - The Duke's Men: Small Groups, Vol. 1: Great music that's great for pretty much any purpose, from listening to using as background music, or something to nap to (I like having mental stimulation while i'm doing that). There's a generous helping of tracks yet I can remember few of the non-vocal ones, which unfortunately is par for me for collections of (especially instrumental) 78s, or three-minute morsels generally.
Bill Evans - Interplay I thought it might be possible that "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams" might have something to do with the Nico song (or more accurately the other way around) but nope. I've only heard this one twice, the first time at very low volume, but I like what I hear. Actually I liked every track, looking at the listing; Original Jazz Classics dumped the alternate take right after the album take which disrupts the flow. More generously you could say it's between the sides. It's interesting to hear Evans not the center of attention as he is in the trio recordings.
Alfred Brendel box set: I'm getting my money's worth so far. Finished the 11 Haydn sonatas and I'm in to Mozart's. On first hearing Mozart's are noticeably more put-together (for lack of a better term) and have richer harmonic twists but duh. In general I prefer Mozart's -- you can easily hear why they're considered why they're considered more "essential" -- but I haven't gone back since I got started on Mozart to compare the two. This is very easy music to follow.
It's occurred to me that although I've never been diagnosed I very likely have some ADD which is mitigated by listening to more attention-focusing music such as jazz and classical, and doing hobbies such as classical languages. Also I was helped greatly by amphetamines (Ritalin is trash though) but unfortunately I like the high more.