1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (221-240)

17 Oct

Here is another 20 to add to the list.

Remember that there is no ranking system here, and if you don’t see your favorite jazz album yet, it doesn’t mean it won’t show up.

Every week I will offer up twenty more, in no particular order and with no ranking system or common theme (other than jazz of course).

Hopefully these lists will inspire you to seek some of these albums out that perhaps you haven’t heard before, or revisit an old favorite. And as always, we want your thoughts on any or all of these albums. Either way, let’s get started with this week, and in no particular order, albums 221 through 240.

221. swing 47Swing 47 – Django Reinhardt (Indigo, Recorded 1947, 1999 compilation release date)

222. journey to the oneJourney to the One – Pharoah Sanders (Evidence, 1980)

223. house of the rising sunHouse of the Rising Sun – Idres Muhammad (Kudu, 1976)

224. never make your move too soonNever Make Your Move Too Soon – Ernestine Anderson (Concord Jazz, 1980)

225. The oscar peterson trio at zardi'sThe Oscar Peterson Trio at Zardi’s – Oscar Peterson (Pablo, 1955)

226. the incredible kai winding trombonesThe Incredible Kai Winding Trombones – Kai Winding (Universal, 1960)

227. conversations with myselfConversations with Myself – Bill Evans (Verve, 1963)

228. porgy and bessPorgy and Bess – Miles Davis/Gil Evans (Columbia/Legacy, 1958)

229. somethin' elseSomethin’ Else – Cannonball Adderley (Blue Note, 1958)

230. the eminent jay jay johnsonThe Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Vol. 1 – J.J. Johnson (Blue Note, 1953)

231. jazz giant (benny carter)Jazz Giant – Benny Carter (Contemporary/OJC, 1958)

232. free jazz (a collective improvisation)Free Jazz (A Collective Improvisation) – Ornette Coleman (Rhino, 1960)

233. out to lunch!Out to Lunch! – Eric Dolphy (Blue Note, 1964)

234. quartet westQuartet West – Charlie Haden Quartet West (Polygram, 1986)

235. The Struggle ContinuesThe Struggle Continues – Dewey Redman (ECM, 1982)

236. bird the complete charlie parker on verveBird: The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve (10-CD box set) – Charlie Parker (Verve, 1946-1954 recording dates, box set released 1990)

237. Everybody KnowsEverybody Knows – Johnny Hodges (GRP/Impulse!, 1964)

238. 1939-19411939-1941 – Pete Johnson (Classics, 1939-41 recording dates, 1996 compilation release date)

239. billy's bestBilly’s Best! – Billy Eckstine (Mercury, 1958)

240. hot house (arturo sandoval)Hot House – Arturo Sandoval (N2K, 1998)

1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (201-220)


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