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1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (781-790)

21 Aug

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 771 through 780.

1. The Survivor’s Suite – Keith Jarrett (ECM, 1976) CLICK HERE TO BUY

2. A New Perspective – Donald Byrd (EMI Music Distribution, 1963) CLICK HERE TO BUY

3. Liberation Music Orchestra – Charlie Haden (Impulse!, 1969) CLICK HERE TO BUY

4. Change of the Century – Ornette Coleman (Atlantic, 1959) CLICK HERE TO BUY

5. Two Blocks From the Edge – Michael Brecker (Impulse!, 1997) CLICK HERE TO BUY

6. Sonny Rollins Plus 4 – Sonny Rollins (Original Jazz Classics, 1964) CLICK HERE TO BUY

7. The Second John Handy Album – John Handy (Koch Jazz, 1967) CLICK HERE TO BUY

8. The Kicker – Joe Henderson (Milestone/OJC, 1967) CLICK HERE TO BUY

9. Morning Fun – Zoot Sims/Bob Brookmeyer (Black Lyon, 1956) CLICK HERE TO BUY

10. Blossom Dearie – Blossom Dearie (Verve, 1956-1959) CLICK HERE TO BUY

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

1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (771-780)

2 Jul

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 771 through 780.

1. Kelly Blue – Wynton Kelly (Riverside Records, 1959) CLICK HERE TO BUY

2. Fly Away Little Bird – Jimmy Giuffre (Universal Distribution, 1992) CLICK HERE TO BUY

3. Piano Interpretations by Bud Powell – Bud Powell (Universal/Verve, 1955) CLICK HERE TO BUY

4. Rush Hour – Joe Lovano (Blue Note, 1994) CLICK HERE TO BUY

5. Biting the Apple – Dexter Gordon (SteepleChase, 1976) CLICK HERE TO BUY

6. The Sun of Latin Music – Eddie Palmieri (Varese, 1973) CLICK HERE TO BUY

7. With Respect to Nat – Oscar Peterson (Verve, 1965) CLICK HERE TO BUY

8. E.S.P. – Miles Davis (Columbia/Legacy, 1965) CLICK HERE TO BUY

9. Leucocyte – E.S.T. (Emarcy, 2008) CLICK HERE TO BUY

10. Dippin’ – Hank Mobley (Blue Note, 1965) CLICK HERE TO BUY

1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (761-770)

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

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

1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (761-770)

27 Mar

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 761 through 770.

761. Body and Soul – Dexter Gordon (1201 Music, 1967) CLICK HERE TO BUY

762. Long Yellow Road – Toshiko Akiyoshi (BMG, 1975) CLICK HERE TO BUY

763. Ellington is Forever, Vol. 1 – Kenny Burrell (Fantasy, 1975) CLICK HERE TO BUY

764. No Count Sarah – Sarah Vaughan (Emarcy, 1958) CLICK HERE TO BUY

765. The Road to You: Recorded Live in Europe – Pat Metheny (Geffen, 1993) CLICK HERE TO BUY

766. Outward Bound – Eric Dolphy (New Jazz/OJC, 1960) CLICK HERE TO BUY

767. Nina Simone in Concert – Nina Simone (Philips, 1964) CLICK HERE TO BUY

768. Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Vol. 23 – Gene Harris (Concord Jazz, 1992) CLICK HERE TO BUY

769. Clark Terry (Polygram) – Clark Terry (PolyGram, 1954) CLICK HERE TO BUY

770. The Swinging Guitar of Tal Farlow – Tal Farlow (Verve, 1957) CLICK HERE TO BUY

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

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

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

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

15 Nov

We have reached the 75% mark of our list of 1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die, and many of you have emailed asking for a complete list of all of the albums on one page. While I will continue to add several new albums each week, here is a complete list of the first 750 albums.

Remember, there is no ranking system here, and they are in no particular order.

1. standard time vol. 1Standard Time Volume 1 – Wynton Marsalis (Columbia, 1986)

2. moaninMoanin’ – Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers (Blue Note, 1958)

3. live in parisLive in Paris – Diana Krall (Verve, 2002)

4. heavy weatherHeavy Weather – Weather Report (Columbia/Legacy, 1977)

5. prime timePrime Time – Count Basie and His Orchestra (Pablo, 1977)

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

14 Nov

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 741 through 750.

741. 1942 (compilation) – Charlie Barnet (Circle, 1942 recording dates, 1994 compilation date) CLICK HERE TO BUY

742. An Evening with Lena Horne – Lena Horne (Blue Note, 1994) CLICK HERE TO BUY

743. The Undiscovered Few – Rodney Jones (Blue Note, 1999) CLICK HERE TO BUY

744. Long Ago and Far Away – Erroll Garner (Columbia, 1951) CLICK HERE TO BUY

745. Piano Starts Here (compilation) – Art Tatum (Sony Music Distribution, 1933-49 recording dates, 1968 compilation date) CLICK HERE TO BUY

746. What a Diff’rence a Day Makes! – Dinah Washington (Mercury, 1959) CLICK HERE TO BUY

747. Sing a Song of Basie – Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross (Verve, 1957) CLICK HERE TO BUY

748. Seven Steps to Heaven – Miles Davis (Sony Music Distribution, 1963) CLICK HERE TO BUY

749. Moten Swing (compilation) – Bennie Moten (ASV/Living Era, 1920’s & 30’s recording dates, 2005 compilation date) CLICK HERE TO BUY

750. Uptown Conversation – Ron Carter (Atlantic, 1969) CLICK HERE TO BUY

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)

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

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

23 Oct

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 731 through 740.

731. Bobby Jaspar with George Wallington – Bobby Jaspar (Original Jazz Classics, 1957) CLICK HERE TO BUY

732. Spirit of the Moment: Live at the Village Vanguard – Joshua Redman (Warner Bros. , 1995) CLICK HERE TO BUY

733. My Fair Lady – Shelly Manne (Contemporary Records, 1956) CLICK HERE TO BUY

734. Jazz Cello – Ray Brown (Verve, 1960) CLICK HERE TO BUY

735. Takin’ Care of Business – Oliver Nelson (New Jazz/OJC, 1960)

736. Eastern Sounds – Yusef Lateef (Prestige/OJC, 1961) CLICK HERE TO BUY

737. Standards – Bireli Lagrene (Capitol, 1992) CLICK HERE TO BUY

738. Good News From Africa – Abdullah Ibrahim (Enja, 1973) CLICK HERE TO BUY

739. My Panamanian Friend – Chico Hamilton (Soul Note, 1992) CLICK HERE TO BUY

740. Four on the Outside – Curtis Fuller (Phantom Import Distribution) CLICK HERE TO BUY

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)

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

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