1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (521-540)

3 Apr

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 521 through 540.

521. Live 2009: 6th Annual Concert Tour – SF Jazz Collective (SF Jazz Records, 2009)

522. Gypsy – Martin Taylor (Linn Records, 2000)

523. Evolution – Stefon Harris (Blue Note, 2004)

524. Out Front – Booker Little (King, 1961)

525. Decisive Steps – Tia Fuller (Mack Avenue, 2010)

526. Chet Baker Sings – Chet Baker (Disconforme, 1956)

527. Different Perspectives – Robin Eubanks (Winter & Winter, 1988)

528. The Hub of Hubbard – Freddie Hubbard (Universal Distribution, 1969)

529. Presenting Joe Williams and the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra – Joe Williams (Blue Note, 1966)

530. Renee Rosnes with the Danish Radio Big Band – Renee Rosnes (Blue Note, 2003)

531. Cuban Fire! – Stan Kenton (Capitol Records, 1960)

532. The Great Fontana – Carl Fontana (Uptown, 1985)

533. Big Noise From Winnetka – Gene Krupa (Commodore Records, 1959)

534. Lightly and Politely – Betty Roche (Original Jazz Classics, 1961)

535. Wow – Lennie Tristano (Orchard, 1950)

536. Body and Soul – Grady Tate (Milestone Records, 1992)

537. Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster – Gerry Mulligan/Ben Webster (Polygram, 1959)

538. 100 Years From Today – Jack Teagarden (Memphis Archives, 1963)

539. Happy Frame of Mind – Horace Parlan (Blue Note, 1963)

540. Only For the Pure of Heart – Jimmy Cobb (Lightyear, 1998)

1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (501-520)

1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die – The First 500

4 Responses to “1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (521-540)”

  1. shelley April 4, 2010 at 9:23 am #

    No Bill Evan’s, Johnny Hartman with Coltrane? Come on people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Kevin Kniestedt April 16, 2010 at 10:17 am #

    There are several Bill Evans albums, as well as the Hartman/Coltrane album already posted in the first 500.

  3. Sandra April 18, 2010 at 11:21 pm #

    May I suggest Bobbi Humphery, Blacks and Blues or perhaps it is listed. Other notables are Donald Byrd-Places and Spaces, McCoy Tyner-Au Port, Jon Luc Ponty-The Very Best of Jon Luc Ponty and Regina Carter-Paganini After A Dream.


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