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The Jazz 100 (Part 3 – Thoughts from Robin Lloyd and Abe Beeson)

19 Feb

So now you’ve seen the list, and you’ve got some introductory analysis on the Jazz 100.

I felt that it was appropriate for the next step to be getting some thoughts from a fresh pair of eyes…and who better than two of the best in the business, KPLU’s Midday Jazz host Robin Lloyd and Evening Jazz host Abe Beeson?

Thoughts on The Jazz 100

By Robin Lloyd

Taking the list for what it is, entertainment content, a super-subjective popular-vote collection:  it’s not bad!

Do I have strong objections to anything on the list?

Yes: “What a Wonderful World” and “At Last”—neither of these say JAZZ to me, though they’re great in their own way.

Would I re-order the list?  Absolutely.  “Take Five” is wonderful, and it served as an introduction to jazz for an entire generation, but my preference would have something by Dizzy Gillespie in the #1 spot.

Would I object to sitting down and listening to this list in its current state?  No, not at all.

I see it like the growth rings in a tree trunk—it shows a cross-section of styles and eras of mainstream jazz.  The branches of the tree (avant-garde, fusion, etc) just aren’t, well, quintessential enough.

The Top 100 Quintessential Jazz Songs – Wrong Again.

By Abe Beeson

Have you ever sat down to make a list of the “best” of something? It sure is fun, but don’t expect anyone else to agree with you. “Best of” lists are always wrong. Music is just too personal, it touches people in different ways, and music carries baggage and memories that belong only to the one brain between those two ears. But despite the inherent incorrectness of such lists, they do wonders to spark passions and invite heated discussion – and what’s wrong with feeling passionate about music?

What I’ve found most interesting about KPLU/Jazz 24’s Top 100 Quintessential Jazz Songs list is the passion it has provoked in listeners and the comments they’re leaving at this website. It’s a jazz fan’s opportunity to show their passion, to explain why they love a particular song, maybe complain a bit about missing songs or artists (No Sarah Vaughan??) and to thrill at the obvious passion of fellow fans. Here are a few of my favorite posts:

“No one can question the trumpet or vocal marvels of Louis Armstrong, but come on, does this Holy List really need ‘What a Wonderful World’?”

“If you’ve never heard the song ‘Inside Straight’ by Cannonball Adderley, do yourself a favor. It’s probably the sweetest groove I’ve ever heard.”

“Unfair that the whole Kind of Blue album is there, while only the first track of A Love Supreme – which is supposed to be a suite, complete in itself and undivisible – is featured.”

“100 is not enough space for the TOP one hundred – maybe we need a bigger crowd.”

“This is not a list of the greatest jazz songs, this is a list of what people think are the greatest jazz recordings.”

Exactly. And for my part, you can see my picks for the Top 100 here: http://
groovenotes.org/2011/01/04/abe-beesons-top-100-jazz-songs/

Thanks again for your comments, and if you haven’t – show us your passion! Most of all, enjoy the list – even if your favorite isn’t here, there’s a lot of fun to be had in listening. And if I may… maybe the next list will be Top Jazz Artists of the 21st Century?

Tomorrow, I’ll do my best to respond to some of your questions and comments about the Jazz 100.

The Jazz 100 (Part 2 – An Audio Discussion with KPLU’s Kirsten Kendrick)

The Jazz 100 (Part 1 – The List)

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The Jazz 100 (Part 2 – An Audio Discussion with KPLU’s Kirsten Kendrick)

18 Feb

Now that you have seen the list (and hopefully developed some opinions and had a chance to give the music a listen), you can now hear my first impressions of the list in my discussion with KPLU‘s Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick. Tomorrow, KPLU’s Midday Jazz host Robin Lloyd and Evening Jazz host Abe Beeson offer their opinions of the Jazz 100.

Listeners pick top 100 jazz recordings of all time

Listen to the Q&A here:

AUDIO

What is the greatest jazz recording ever? That’s the questions we asked listeners of KPLU and our jazz stream Jazz 24. From that, we came up with our list of the Top 100 Quintessential Jazz Songs of All Time.

KPLU music and news host Kevin Kniestedt tabulated the nearly 3,000 votes.  One thousand five hundred songs were nominated over a period of several weeks.

“Take Five” Takes Number One

The number one song – far and away – was “Take Five” from “Time Out” by Dave Brubeck. Kevin says this isn’t a surprise, given that “Take Five” was the first jazz single to sell a million copies in 1959.

Strong Showing from Miles

Number two on the top 100 was “So What” from “Kind of Blue” by Miles Davis (also released in 1959). In fact, all five tracks on “Kind of Blue” made the list. Davis was one of five artists making up one-third of the top 100 list (the others were John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong).

Coltrane Fans Divided

Kevin says fans of saxophone legend John Coltrane were divided on which of his songs they liked best. A range of his songs made the list – “A Love Supreme Part 1: Acknowledgement,” “Giant Steps,” “Naima,” “My Favorite Things” and “Lush Life” (with vocalist Johnny Hartman).

Ladies Sing the Ballads

Most of the ballads that listeners selected came from female vocalists. For example, all four of Billie Holliday’s recordings on the list were ballads. Kevin says voters looked to instrumentalists for mid tempo or up tempo tunes rather than ballads.

Charlie Parker: Late but Strong

Saxophone great Charlie Parker didn’t show up on the list until No. 71, but he ended up with four songs on the list (“Koko,” Yardbird Suite,” “Donna Lee” and “Ornithology”).

Standards Stand the Test of Time

A lot of early jazz recordings made the list – proving they can stand the test of time. They included “In the Mood” by Glenn Miller and “Sing, Sing, Sing” by Benny Goodman. One of the newer jazz standards that was featured prominently on the list was “Birdland” by Weather Report. It was recorded in 1977 and ended up at No. 8 on the list.

The Jazz 100 (Part 1 – The List)

The Jazz 100 (Part 2 – An Audio Discussion with KPLU's Kirsten Kendrick)

18 Feb

Now that you have seen the list (and hopefully developed some opinions and had a chance to give the music a listen), you can now hear my first impressions of the list in my discussion with KPLU‘s Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick. Tomorrow, KPLU’s Midday Jazz host Robin Lloyd and Evening Jazz host Abe Beeson offer their opinions of the Jazz 100.

Listeners pick top 100 jazz recordings of all time

Listen to the Q&A here:

AUDIO

What is the greatest jazz recording ever? That’s the questions we asked listeners of KPLU and our jazz stream Jazz 24. From that, we came up with our list of the Top 100 Quintessential Jazz Songs of All Time.

KPLU music and news host Kevin Kniestedt tabulated the nearly 3,000 votes.  One thousand five hundred songs were nominated over a period of several weeks.

“Take Five” Takes Number One

The number one song – far and away – was “Take Five” from “Time Out” by Dave Brubeck. Kevin says this isn’t a surprise, given that “Take Five” was the first jazz single to sell a million copies in 1959.

Strong Showing from Miles

Number two on the top 100 was “So What” from “Kind of Blue” by Miles Davis (also released in 1959). In fact, all five tracks on “Kind of Blue” made the list. Davis was one of five artists making up one-third of the top 100 list (the others were John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong).

Coltrane Fans Divided

Kevin says fans of saxophone legend John Coltrane were divided on which of his songs they liked best. A range of his songs made the list – “A Love Supreme Part 1: Acknowledgement,” “Giant Steps,” “Naima,” “My Favorite Things” and “Lush Life” (with vocalist Johnny Hartman).

Ladies Sing the Ballads

Most of the ballads that listeners selected came from female vocalists. For example, all four of Billie Holliday’s recordings on the list were ballads. Kevin says voters looked to instrumentalists for mid tempo or up tempo tunes rather than ballads.

Charlie Parker: Late but Strong

Saxophone great Charlie Parker didn’t show up on the list until No. 71, but he ended up with four songs on the list (“Koko,” Yardbird Suite,” “Donna Lee” and “Ornithology”).

Standards Stand the Test of Time

A lot of early jazz recordings made the list – proving they can stand the test of time. They included “In the Mood” by Glenn Miller and “Sing, Sing, Sing” by Benny Goodman. One of the newer jazz standards that was featured prominently on the list was “Birdland” by Weather Report. It was recorded in 1977 and ended up at No. 8 on the list.

The Jazz 100 (Part 1 – The List)

The Jazz 100 (Part 1 – The List)

17 Feb

American jazz trumpeter and composer Miles Davis (1926 - 1991), sits with his instrument during a studio recording session, October 1959. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

As many of you know (and many of you don’t), KPLU, in cooperation with Jazz24.org, NPR, and nprmusic.org recent created a list of the 100 quintessential jazz songs of all time. The list was created by anyone who chose to vote for their five favorite songs of all time.

We received nearly 3,000 votes for over 1,500 different recordings, and yours truly tabulated each and every vote.

Over the next several days, Groove Notes will be taking a detailed look at the final results. Today I will post the list for those who haven’t seen it, with my writeup that was posted at nprmusic.org. Other highlights over the next couple of days will include:

  • A more detailed audio discussion about the list that I had with KPLU’s Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.
  • Thoughts about the list from KPLU’s Midday Jazz host Robin Lloyd and Evening Jazz host Abe Beeson.
  • Responses to listeners and readers thoughts on the list.
  • My final conclusions and thoughts on the list.

For now, here is the list. We would love your comments and thoughts, and you can hear the list currently playing at jazz24.org.

The 100 Quintessential Jazz Songs

by Kevin Kniestedt

February 7, 2011The Jazz 100 is a crowdsourced list of the most quintessential jazz songs of all time, determined by the listeners of Jazz24.org and NPR Music.

If there was one theme we noticed while sorting through the 1,500 nominations, it was that time does not take its toll on great music. “Take Five,” which was the first jazz single to sell 1 million copies, was the undisputed top choice, while Miles Davis’ “So What” (which was coincidentally recorded in the same year, 1959) was the clear No. 2.

With a few exceptions, it appeared that when listeners looked to jazz vocalists, they preferred female artists that tugged at the heartstrings, while in most cases those who preferred instrumentalists enjoyed swinging, memorable mid- to up-tempo hits.

In large part, voters also seemed to focus on songs from the one or two most popular albums of a particular artist. That is, with the exception of John Coltrane. Coltrane fans still seem very divided on what qualifies as his best work, and the diversity of his catalog is evident in this list.

Song Artist
1. Take Five Dave Brubeck
2. So What Miles Davis
3. Take The A Train Duke Ellington
4. Round Midnight Thelonious Monk
5. My Favorite Things John Coltrane
6. A Love Supreme (Acknowledgment) John Coltrane
7. All Blues Miles Davis
8. Birdland Weather Report
9. The Girl From Ipanema Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto
10. Sing, Sing, Sing Benny Goodman
11. Strange Fruit Billie Holiday
12. A Night in Tunisia Dizzy Gillespie
13. Giant Steps John Coltrane
14. Blue Rondo a la Turk Dave Brubeck
15. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat Charles Mingus
16. Stolen Moments Oliver Nelson
17. West End Blues Louis Armstrong
18. God Bless The Child Billie Holiday
19. Cantaloupe Island Herbie Hancock
20. My Funny Valentine Chet Baker
21. Body And Soul Coleman Hawkins
22. Song For My Father Horace Silver
23. Spain Chick Corea
24. Blue In Green Miles Davis
25. Naima John Coltrane
26. Flamenco Sketches Miles Davis
27. Waltz For Debby Bill Evans
28. Autumn Leaves Cannonball Adderley
29. St. Thomas Sonny Rollins
30. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy Cannonball Adderley
31. What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
32. Lush Life John Coltrane/Johnny Hartman
33. Blue Train John Coltrane
34. Poinciana Ahmad Jamal
35. In a Sentimental Mood Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
36. Freddie Freeloader Miles Davis
37. Summertime Ella Fitzgerald
38. Watermelon Man Herbie Hancock
39. Salt Peanuts Dizzy Gillespie
40. Moanin’ Art Blakey
41. Straight, No Chaser Thelonious Monk
42. Good Morning Heartache Billie Holiday
43. Mack the Knife Ella Fitzgerald
44. In the Mood Glenn Miller
45. Desafinado Stan Getz
46. Cast Your Fate To The Wind Vince Guaraldi
47. Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin
48. Blue Monk Thelonious Monk
49. Caravan Duke Ellington
50. Sidewinder Lee Morgan
51. Django Modern Jazz Quartet
52. Compared To What Les McCann
53. Red Clay Freddie Hubbard
54. Ruby, My Dear Thelonious Monk
55. April in Paris Count Basie
56. Bitches Brew Miles Davis
57. Twisted Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
58. Maiden Voyage Herbie Hancock
59. Mood Indigo Duke Ellington
60. St. Louis Blues Louis Armstrong
61. Manteca Dizzy Gillespie
62. How High The Moon Ella Fitzgerald
63. At Last Etta James
64. Fever Peggy Lee
65. Satin Doll Duke Ellington
66. Someday My Prince Will Come Miles Davis
67. Autumn in New York Billie Holiday
68. Epistrophy Thelonious Monk
69. I Loves You Porgy Nina Simone
70. It Don’t Mean A Thing Duke Ellington
71. Koko Charlie Parker
72. Milestones Miles Davis
73. Misterioso Thelonious Monk
74. Nuages Django Reinhardt
75. Struttin’ with Some BBQ Louis Armstrong
76. The In Crowd Ramsey Lewis
77. Ain’t Misbehavin Fats Waller
78. Bye Bye Blackbird John Coltrane
79. On Green Dolphin Street Miles Davis
80. Linus and Lucy Vince Guaraldi
81. Georgia on My Mind Ray Charles
82. Joy Spring Clifford Brown & Max Roach
83. One O’Clock Jump Count Basie
84. Potato Head Blues Louis Armstrong
85. Bumpin’ (On Sunset) Wes Montgomery
86. Feeling Good Nina Simone
87. Misty Errol Garner
88. Moody’s Mood For Love James Moody
89. Stardust Louis Armstrong
90. Yardbird Suite Charlie Parker
91. Diminuendo & Crescendo in Blue Duke Ellington
92. Donna Lee Charlie Parker
93. Water Boy Don Shirley
94. Ornithology Charlie Parker
95. Begin the Beguine Artie Shaw
96. Ceora Lee Morgan
97. Sophisticated Lady Duke Ellington
98. Sugar Stanley Turrentine
99. Footprints Wayne Shorter
100. Four on Six Wes Montgomery

1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (751-760)

29 Jan

Here is another 10 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.

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 751 through 760.

751. Soul Sauce – Cal Tjader (PolyGram, 1964) CLICK HERE TO BUY

752. Afro-Cuban – Kenny Dorham (Blue Note, 1955) CLICK HERE TO BUY

753. Something Different – Dexter Gordon (SteepleChase, 1975) CLICK HERE TO BUY

754. Alive! – Coleman Hawkins (Verve, 1962) CLICK HERE TO BUY

755. Concierto – Jim Hall (Columbia/Legacy, 1975) CLICK HERE TO BUY

756. Written in the Stars – Bill Charlap (Blue Note, 2000) CLICK HERE TO BUY

757. Songbook – Gerry Mulligan (Blue Note, 1957) CLICK HERE TO BUY

758. City Gates – George Adams (King, 1983) CLICK HERE TO BUY

759. Far Cry – Eric Dolphy (Prestige Records, 1960) CLICK HERE TO BUY

760. Life Between the Exit Signs – Keith Jarrett (Rhino, 1967) CLICK HERE TO BUY

1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die – The First 750

1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (741-750)

1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (731-740)

1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (721-730)

1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (711-720)

1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (701-710)

Abe Beeson's Top 100 Jazz Songs

4 Jan

As you know, KPLU is currently asking our listeners to help us rank the Top 100 Jazz Songs of all time. You can vote for your Top 5 at this very website!

http://www.kplunews.org/post/jazz-100-one-hundred-quintessential-jazz-songs

In case you’re struggling to remember your favorites, I’ve put together a list of my Top 100, in a very loose order (Monk’s “‘Round Midnight” is my #1!) to remind you of great songs that I hope will find their way onto a few ballots.

So peruse, discuss, frown, laugh, feel free to comment… and vote today!

1) “’Round Midnight” THELONIOUS MONK

“Take Five” DAVE BRUBECK

“All Blues” MILES DAVIS

“St. Thomas” SONNY ROLLINS

“My Funny Valentine” CHET BAKER

“Take the ‘A’ Train” DUKE ELLINGTON

“God Bless the Child” BILLIE HOLIDAY

“Lush Life” JOHNNY HARTMAN/JOHN COLTRANE

“Summertime” MILES DAVIS

10) “Stolen Moments” OLIVER NELSON

“Chitlins Con Carne” KENNY BURRELL

“Sugar” STANLEY TURRENTINE

“Birdland” WEATHER REPORT

“Spain” CHICK COREA/RETURN TO FOREVER

“Parker’s Mood” CHARLIE PARKER

“Love Supreme Pt 1: Acknowledgement” JOHN COLTRANE

“Waltz for Debby” BILL EVANS

“Chealsea Bridge” BEN WEBSTER

“April in Paris” COUNT BASIE

20) “Moanin’” ART BLAKEY/JAZZ MESSENGERS

“Work Song” NAT ADDERLEY

“Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” CANNONBALL ADDERLEY

“Oye Como Va” TITO PUENTE

“Four on Six” WES MONTGOMERY

“Midnight Special” JIMMY SMITH

“Girl from Ipanema” STAN GETZ/JOAO & ASTRUD GILBERTO

“A Child is Born” THAD JONES/MEL LEWIS ORCHESTRA

“St. Louis Blues” ART TATUM

“Central Park West” JOHN COLTRANE

30) “I’m in the Mood for Love” JAMES MOODY

“Jump, Jive & Wail” LOUIS PRIMA

“Sing, Sing, Sing” BENNY GOODMAN

“Song for My Father” HORACE SILVER

“Let’s Get Lost” CHET BAKER

“My Baby Just Cares for Me” NINA SIMONE

“Body and Soul” SARAH VAUGHAN

“Sweet Georgia Brown” ANITA O’DAY

“Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” E. FITZGERALD/L. ARMSTRONG

“The ‘In’ Crowd” RAMSEY LEWIS

40) “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” VINCE GUARALDI

“Hit the Road Jack” RAY CHARLES

“Seven Steps to Heaven” MILES DAVIS

“The Sidewinder” LEE MORGAN

“Infant Eyes” WAYNE SHORTER

“Watermelon Man” HERBIE HANCOCK

“Salt Peanuts” DIZZY GILLESPIE

“Flying Home” LIONEL HAMPTON/BENNY GOODMAN

“Bouncing with Bud” BUD POWELL

“Your Mind Is On Vacation” MOSE ALLISON

50) “Canadian Sunset” GENE AMMONS

“It Don’t Mean a Thing…” D.ELLINGTON/L.ARMSTRONG

“Lester Leaps In” COUNT BASIE/LESTER YOUNG

“Everyday I Have the Blues” JOE WILLIAMS/COUNT BASIE

“Mood Indigo” DUKE ELLINGTON

“Straight, No Chaser” THELONIOUS MONK

“Fever” PEGGY LEE

“Joy Spring” CLIFFORD BROWN/MAX ROACH

“Minnie the Moocher” CAB CALLOWAY

“Georgia on My Mind” RAY CHARLES

60) “Haitian Fight Song” CHARLES MINGUS

“Misty” ERROLL GARNER

“Route 66” NAT ‘KING’ COLE

“My Favorite Things” JOHN COLTRANE

“Someday My Prince Will Come” MILES DAVIS

“Cold Duck Time” LES McCANN/EDDIE HARRIS

“Very Early” BILL EVANS

“Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered” ELLA FITZGERALD

“Night Train” JIMMY FORREST

“Senor Blues” HORACE SILVER

70) “The Peacocks” STAN GETZ/JIMMY ROWLES

“A Night in Tunisia” DIZZY GILLESPIE

“Twisted” JONI MITCHELL

“Cantaloupe Island” HERBIE HANCOCK

“Listen Here” EDDIE HARRIS

“Misterioso” THELONIOUS MONK

“Tuxedo Junction” ERSKINE HAWKINS ORCHESTRA

“You Go To My Head” BILLIE HOLIDAY

“Poinciana” AHMAD JAMAL

“Killer Joe” THE JAZZTET

80) “Blues in the Night” QUINCY JONES

“Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby” LOUIS JORDAN

“Doodlin’” HORACE SILVER

“What’s Your Story, Morning Glory?” MARY LOU WILLIAMS

“Java Jive” MANHATTAN TRANSFER

“Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” CHARLES MINGUS

“Django” MODERN JAZZ QUARTET

“Bernie’s Tune” GERRY MULLIGAN/CHET BAKER

“Bloomdido” CHARLIE PARKER

“The Summer Knows” PHIL WOODS

90) “I Could Have Danced All Night” OSCAR PETERSON

“Bohemia After Dark” OSCAR PETTIFORD

“I’ll See You in My Dreams” DJANGO REINHARDT

“Afro Blue” MONGO SANTAMARIA

“I Loves You Porgy” NINA SIMONE

“One for My Baby” FRANK SINATRA

“Tea for Two” ART TATUM

“Soul Bird (Tin Tin Deo)” CAL TJADER

“Lover Man” SARAH VAUGHAN

“Ain’t Misbehavin’” FATS WALLER

100) “This Can’t Be Love” DINAH WASHINGTON

Abe Beeson’s Top 100 Jazz Songs

4 Jan

As you know, KPLU is currently asking our listeners to help us rank the Top 100 Jazz Songs of all time. You can vote for your Top 5 at this very website!

http://www.kplunews.org/post/jazz-100-one-hundred-quintessential-jazz-songs

In case you’re struggling to remember your favorites, I’ve put together a list of my Top 100, in a very loose order (Monk’s “‘Round Midnight” is my #1!) to remind you of great songs that I hope will find their way onto a few ballots.

So peruse, discuss, frown, laugh, feel free to comment… and vote today!

1) “’Round Midnight” THELONIOUS MONK

“Take Five” DAVE BRUBECK

“All Blues” MILES DAVIS

“St. Thomas” SONNY ROLLINS

“My Funny Valentine” CHET BAKER

“Take the ‘A’ Train” DUKE ELLINGTON

“God Bless the Child” BILLIE HOLIDAY

“Lush Life” JOHNNY HARTMAN/JOHN COLTRANE

“Summertime” MILES DAVIS

10) “Stolen Moments” OLIVER NELSON

“Chitlins Con Carne” KENNY BURRELL

“Sugar” STANLEY TURRENTINE

“Birdland” WEATHER REPORT

“Spain” CHICK COREA/RETURN TO FOREVER

“Parker’s Mood” CHARLIE PARKER

“Love Supreme Pt 1: Acknowledgement” JOHN COLTRANE

“Waltz for Debby” BILL EVANS

“Chealsea Bridge” BEN WEBSTER

“April in Paris” COUNT BASIE

20) “Moanin’” ART BLAKEY/JAZZ MESSENGERS

“Work Song” NAT ADDERLEY

“Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” CANNONBALL ADDERLEY

“Oye Como Va” TITO PUENTE

“Four on Six” WES MONTGOMERY

“Midnight Special” JIMMY SMITH

“Girl from Ipanema” STAN GETZ/JOAO & ASTRUD GILBERTO

“A Child is Born” THAD JONES/MEL LEWIS ORCHESTRA

“St. Louis Blues” ART TATUM

“Central Park West” JOHN COLTRANE

30) “I’m in the Mood for Love” JAMES MOODY

“Jump, Jive & Wail” LOUIS PRIMA

“Sing, Sing, Sing” BENNY GOODMAN

“Song for My Father” HORACE SILVER

“Let’s Get Lost” CHET BAKER

“My Baby Just Cares for Me” NINA SIMONE

“Body and Soul” SARAH VAUGHAN

“Sweet Georgia Brown” ANITA O’DAY

“Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” E. FITZGERALD/L. ARMSTRONG

“The ‘In’ Crowd” RAMSEY LEWIS

40) “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” VINCE GUARALDI

“Hit the Road Jack” RAY CHARLES

“Seven Steps to Heaven” MILES DAVIS

“The Sidewinder” LEE MORGAN

“Infant Eyes” WAYNE SHORTER

“Watermelon Man” HERBIE HANCOCK

“Salt Peanuts” DIZZY GILLESPIE

“Flying Home” LIONEL HAMPTON/BENNY GOODMAN

“Bouncing with Bud” BUD POWELL

“Your Mind Is On Vacation” MOSE ALLISON

50) “Canadian Sunset” GENE AMMONS

“It Don’t Mean a Thing…” D.ELLINGTON/L.ARMSTRONG

“Lester Leaps In” COUNT BASIE/LESTER YOUNG

“Everyday I Have the Blues” JOE WILLIAMS/COUNT BASIE

“Mood Indigo” DUKE ELLINGTON

“Straight, No Chaser” THELONIOUS MONK

“Fever” PEGGY LEE

“Joy Spring” CLIFFORD BROWN/MAX ROACH

“Minnie the Moocher” CAB CALLOWAY

“Georgia on My Mind” RAY CHARLES

60) “Haitian Fight Song” CHARLES MINGUS

“Misty” ERROLL GARNER

“Route 66” NAT ‘KING’ COLE

“My Favorite Things” JOHN COLTRANE

“Someday My Prince Will Come” MILES DAVIS

“Cold Duck Time” LES McCANN/EDDIE HARRIS

“Very Early” BILL EVANS

“Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered” ELLA FITZGERALD

“Night Train” JIMMY FORREST

“Senor Blues” HORACE SILVER

70) “The Peacocks” STAN GETZ/JIMMY ROWLES

“A Night in Tunisia” DIZZY GILLESPIE

“Twisted” JONI MITCHELL

“Cantaloupe Island” HERBIE HANCOCK

“Listen Here” EDDIE HARRIS

“Misterioso” THELONIOUS MONK

“Tuxedo Junction” ERSKINE HAWKINS ORCHESTRA

“You Go To My Head” BILLIE HOLIDAY

“Poinciana” AHMAD JAMAL

“Killer Joe” THE JAZZTET

80) “Blues in the Night” QUINCY JONES

“Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby” LOUIS JORDAN

“Doodlin’” HORACE SILVER

“What’s Your Story, Morning Glory?” MARY LOU WILLIAMS

“Java Jive” MANHATTAN TRANSFER

“Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” CHARLES MINGUS

“Django” MODERN JAZZ QUARTET

“Bernie’s Tune” GERRY MULLIGAN/CHET BAKER

“Bloomdido” CHARLIE PARKER

“The Summer Knows” PHIL WOODS

90) “I Could Have Danced All Night” OSCAR PETERSON

“Bohemia After Dark” OSCAR PETTIFORD

“I’ll See You in My Dreams” DJANGO REINHARDT

“Afro Blue” MONGO SANTAMARIA

“I Loves You Porgy” NINA SIMONE

“One for My Baby” FRANK SINATRA

“Tea for Two” ART TATUM

“Soul Bird (Tin Tin Deo)” CAL TJADER

“Lover Man” SARAH VAUGHAN

“Ain’t Misbehavin’” FATS WALLER

100) “This Can’t Be Love” DINAH WASHINGTON

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