1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (541-560)

17 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 541 through 560.

541. Something More – Buster Williams (In & Out, 1989)

542. Live at the Cookery – Mary Lou Williams (Chiaroscuro, 1975)

543. Reach Out! – Hal Galper (Steeplechase, 1976)

544. The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady – Charles Mingus (GRP Records, 1963)

545. The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol. 1 – Sun Ra (ESP/Disk-Caliber, 1965)

546. Roots – Slide Hampton (Criss Cross, 1985)

547. Now He Sings, Now He Sobs – Chick Corea (Toshiba EMI, 1968)

548. Porgy & Bess – Mundell Lowe (RCA, 1959)

549. Bass on Top – Paul Chambers (Blue Note, 1957)

550. Abbey is Blue – Abbey Lincoln (Riverside/OJC, 1959)

551. Alone Together – Jim Hall (Milestone/OJC, 1972)

552. The Congregation – Johnny Griffin (Blue Note, 1957)

553. Four for Trane – Archie Shepp (GRP Records, 1964)

554. Free Fall – Jimmy Guiffre (Columbia/Legacy, 1962)

555. Groovin’ with Jug – Richard “Groove” Holmes (Pacific Jazz, 1961)

556. The Wonderful World of Jazz – John Lewis (Atlantic, 1960)

557. Love, Gloom, Cash, Love – Herbie Nichols (Bethlehem High Fidelity, 1957)

558. Portraits in Ivory & Brass – Jack Walrath (Mapleshade Records, 1992)

559. Manhattan at Midnight – Ellis Larkins (Universal International, 1956)

560. The Modern Sound of Betty Carter – Betty Carter (Decca, 1960)

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

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