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Teach yourself to play bass guitar at your own pace. Part one of a three-part series, this book introduces music theory, scales and chords. Thanks for the memories on this list. While those on the list are great, The Crusaders have always been and always will be 1 on my list. How could anyone not include Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall in an all time top 50 list? Still reputed to be one of the best jazz concerts ever!
Red G. Paul C. And Philly J. I was Jazz Albums! I must sayhell what y want? West Coast? So callled cool or any kind later? It seems that only in the USA are outstanding jazz-performances! But I can garantee you that in Europe the most beautiful music has been made that never reached the shores of America. Just check You Tube so you can blow your mind!!
The following are influenced by thrills only as imagined by the author, and it has no significant whatsoever to the work of the artists. Weather Report! I stop at the soul station just to see Hank Mobley I went to St.
On the top of the Hill is the Point of Departure for Andrew. Here comes the Head Hunter Herbie Hancock Dexter Gordon — Go Dexter Go Whenever I listen to Sarah, I have Vaughan The people were thrill at Massey Hall when we see the Quintet. Bill Evans — Sunday school professor at the village Vanguard. Voyage with Herbie Hancock was made smoothly.
The only Duke that matters to me is— Ellington All Structures designed by Cecil Taylor are well reinforced. We all know that Mr. Albert said to Aylerno unity is better that Spiritual Unity Eric Dolphy possesses the best Table manner; see him— Out to Lunch To Abstract the Truth, you must apply the law of Oliver Nelson Erroll Garner holds the Tide at one of his Concert by the Sea It is always a pleasant day when Mr.
Louis Armstrong came to my Town. I tasted Miles Davis Bitches Brew before, it was great. When Ornette told Mr. Coleman about the Shape of Jazz to come, he meant business.
It was in wonderful Copenhagen when Mr. Brubeck gave no Time Out, and the audience loves it. Here you have it, Mr. How about the Sachal Jazz Ensemble? Not sure how well known they are Stateside — they arose from the Lahore-based film industry, a group of veteran musicians who had fallen foul of conservative anti-western sentiments, interpreting western jazz standards. But they are so much more than that. Check out their eponymous debut album They have been compared to the Buena Vista Social Club — that rare and welcome push to re-evaluate a genre and in this case to revisit some favourite jazz standards as well as listen to fresh material from an unlikely and unexpected source.
Try them. However, it opened up many possibilities I will check out. Everyone has an opinion. Just my 2 cents…. There is always some crazy nutter adding all the albums to a spotify-list with other great jazz-albums. I guess the most important person in Jazz is Louis Armstrong, because he had the most influence and made jazz as popular as it is unfortunetly was! So where are all the great recordings?
Louis plays W. Django would be great to! He is the only european artist, who belongs to top 50 of Jazz!
Que hay de Chick Corea?. A futile effort to get anyone to agree with you entirely. Nice effort, but why is there no Freddy Hubbard or Donald Byrd on it.
In mho great influential artists…. Its a perfect record. The Song for My Father title track dominates that album, but Cape Verdean is a 45 minute masterpiece. Please try it all. No Gerry Mulligan? No Modern Jazz Quartet? Glad to see Erroll Garner and Stan Getz for sure. But if you are going to include Miles, especially Birth of the Cool, then Documentaries - Paul Chambers (2) / Van Kurt - Public Beta (Vinyl) is silly to leave out John Lewis or Mulligan, who were there from the start.
Miles Davis: Kind of Blue 2. Bird and Diz: Last recording on verve 3. Duke Ellington — Hot Summer Dance 4. Dave Brubeck: Take Five 5. Billie Holiday : Stange Fruit. What, no Ella?
Both superb Garner. Thank you for this list. My jazz collection of records went from ten to one hundred. Great top 50!
And look at the conversations that your choices stimulated. We can add a Django Reinhardt album or a Chick Corea LP, and we can subtract two for which we might be on the fence to keep the total at Importantly, we all thought a lot about great jazz, a lifetime love for many of us. Of course it is just silly: nothing by David Murray!
On the other hand, if it promotes interest in the music, all well and good. There are one or two other superb Monk albums not listed here. Duke Ellington has been mentioned in many comments, and I agree. I think Blue Trane is overrated and I find much of Weather Report difficult to swallow particularly in terms of the smooth production.
Art Tatum should be there, more Rollins too…. So many……. Decent list, but needs some more recent stuff. Maybe I missed it but at least one of them should be on here? This is a great list. The important thing to remember is that it is just a opinion, and not a shot at your favorite record.
I bet the author even had second thought after publishing the list. Lots of great stuff mentioned, both on and off the list. Nice try, but no cigar.
Dizzy Gillespie? Ella Fitzgerald not good enough?? Conspicuously absent are: 1. Great list. Thank you. I even named one of my rescue dogs after him. Best dog ever. Yet Bitches Brew is the worst album that Miles ever put out.
Self indulgent BS. And I love Miles. I would rather see one of Trains blues records on the list. One woman on the list. My dad grew up in the South, used to sneak into all-black venues to hear the early jazz artists. He would shake his head at your list. They were also released in and are in the Top 5 according to this list. As mentioned, Joe Henderson is missing as a leader. Are there no new Records?
Concert by the Sea is not Garners best. And Hutcherson is great with barron In The Vanguard. No Phineas Newborn here. I would not include reissue compliations in the list. I would stick with original issues. And as Waltz for Debbie is an original issue taken from the Sunday at Village Vanguard sessions why list both? Thanks for this list and all the others. Suggestion: Compile a list of the greatest jazz albums of all times by relatively unknown artists. I am a senior, and compile bibliography as a avocation.
And so it is with jazz. Have been a jazz buff all of my life. Many great players do not chose a public life on the road. Such a list would take years to compile, and would take the combined efforts of many jazz buffs, but could be extraordinary, and a great gift to prosperity.
What a nice post…. While I am familiar with many on this list, I cannot honestly say I have listened to them all nor can I respond to many of the comments above this. I would suggest two other albums for consideration. I can honestly say that was the single most talented band I have ever seen put together.
Having seen them live in Rotterdam and then purchasing the recording, it is in my personal top A entire band of great band leaders! Second is Offbeat of the Avenues by Manhatten Transfer. There are a few incredible cuts on Documentaries - Paul Chambers (2) / Van Kurt - Public Beta (Vinyl) album that still blow me away after all this time. I consider that album full blown jazz as opposed to a popular label.
Several of the arrangements are truly magnificent. Typical list with the usual suspects on it in my opinion. Introducing Roland Kirk from on the Chess label should be on the list. Vince Gurualdi sp and Lorez Alexandria come to mind. List definitely needs some Billie Holiday and Lester Young. Indeed a terrific bunch of music, perhaps academic. So the Hot Fives and Sevens, which were never thought of as a unit, should be disqualified.
Interesting to see that Documentaries - Paul Chambers (2) / Van Kurt - Public Beta (Vinyl) one female vocalist that made the list was Sarah Vaughan.
I agree. I remember Chico Hamilton telling me that the most daring and truly improvisational jazz singer that he had worked with was her……. Insatiable ME. I am a Miles man, but with miles to spare…….
Too silly for words. Define what you mean by a jazz album. Support The Music. Gosh, to even attempt a list like this. I love seeing this type Documentaries - Paul Chambers (2) / Van Kurt - Public Beta (Vinyl) stuff because it invariably requires a lot of effort by the author, it will literally completely please no one, yet it always calls out one or two albums that probably deserve more attention.
Sometimes just throwing a list out there to get the discussion going is just as helpful as actually making the list. No Freddie Hubbard on this list? You clearly state in your 1st paragraph you will attempt to create a list.
Thank you for a great source for me that continues the conversation. But i Miss Nefertiti, i think is the best of his quintet albums whatever quintet he played in. And of course newer stuff. But 50 records are only 50 records. What a great comments section. I will be able to spend the rest of the year listening to some of your recommendations. There was a fellow called Jelly Roll Morton that made some pretty significant recordings.
And of course Bechet. And it shows: there are 3 Coltrane albums on a 50 record list…. In my opinion the one above is pretty narrow-minded, sticking just to 50sss stuff. Make your own list and publish it here. This is a very shallow based list. According to this list, it appears that no significant jazz happened on the west coast USA or beyond. Where the Jazz Crusaders and other great musicians who were not based on the East Coast were just holding their instruments in the studios, making their posters or creating mannequins.
How is there no early jazz on the list? As a slight corrective, Pres would feature heavily in 49, but omitting the small group sessions with Lady Day, Teddy Wilson et alis a big miss. No Ella Fitzgerald? No Ramsey Lewis? Only 1 Sarah Vaughan? Total incorrect list. Fusion albums mixed with traditional Jazz albums.
These lists are always subjective and reflect the personal taste of compiler. On that note, if I had compiled this list, it would include some Gerry Mulligan. No Grover Washington Jr? Especially Inner City Blues?
I am disappointed with the list overall…:. There are sooooo many great jazz albums I can think of, and some are on this list. But the 1 jazz album that stands heads above the rest in my opinion is not even listed here…. I have already seen many lists of the kind over internet. The New Yorker, many years ago, had its try , for instance. As I came to realize later, underneath all those lists there is a certain intention. And that should not be understood as a mistake.
Are Roy Elridge an Dizzy G. And Sinatra — listen to him as if he were a sax! Billie H. Bessi S. Sara V. The lack of representation of Dizzy Gillespie and Lee Morgan stands out. Where are they? Plus, all due respect to Miles, but both Dizzy and Lee could outplay Miles any day.
Lots of great picks on this list, but it needs work fellas! Lets see three Coltrane albums and no Chet Baker. Nothing from Chic Corea or Django Rheinhardt still copied note for note today?
Nothing after ! This list is nonsensical. Also, no Wynton M? The first album or Black Codes? Where is Billie? What about pre jazz? Is Armstrong really the only early recording that makes the list? Time to broaden your listening horizons folks. Too many free jazz and avantgarde to my taste. Missing Tete Montoliu as a one of the top pianists. What about John Klemmer? The ignorance expressed on this list is representative of our time.
What a ton of wasted effort on this inadequate list. The exact order is not so important. But what gets me about top jazz lists is that almost always the majority of the albums are more than 50 years old. Nevertheless, there are a whole lot of great jazz albums recorded in the past 50 years. I own 4, of them! A few of the greats include:. Soft Machine — Fourth. Tanjah and Spirit of our Ancestors — Randy Weston. Afro-Eurasian Eclipse — Duke Ellington.
Timeless — John Abercrombie. New Directions — Jack DeJohnette. Lenox Avenue Breakdown — Arthur Blythe. Offramp — Pat Metheny. African Exchange Student — Kenny Garrett. Night Bird Song — Thomas Chapin. Blue Sun — Mark Isham. Dark Starr — David Murray. Angel Song — Kenny Wheeler. Joey Barron — Down Home. Marc Cary — Listen. The Art of Rhythm — Tom Harrell. Change — Chick Corea. Strange City — Herbie Nichols Project. Elevated — Michael Blake.
Largo — Brad Mehldau. Wide Angles — Michael Brecker. Bounce — Terence Blanchard. Easy Living — Enrico Rava. Northern LIghts — Mike Mainieri. Camp Meeting — Bruce Hornsby. John Scofield — This Meets That.
Lawn Chair Society — Kenn Werner. Invisible Cinema — Aaron Parks. Infernal Machines — Darcy James Argue. Movements in Color — Andy Sheppard. The Storyteller — Uri Gurvich.
Deluxe — Chris Lightcap. Sun Roms — Jason Adasiewicz. Tattooed by Passion — Matt Jorgensen. Hearts Wide Open — Gilad Hekselman. On the Go — Matthew Halsall. Trios — Carla Bley. Instead — Collocutor.
LIve in Larissa — Nate Birchall. New Song — Omer Avital. Harmonious Creatures — Sarah Manning. Madeline — Ghost Rhythms. Homage — Adam Niewood. Oceanic Suite — Atlantis Jazz Ensemble. Infinitude — Ingrid and Christine Jensen. Early Americans — Jane Ira Bloom. Beam Me Up — Shauli Einav. Layers of the City — Ben Allison. Ill Considered One — Ill Considered. Awase Nick Bartsch. Glitter Wolf — Allison Miller. Blume — Nerija. Life is the Dancer — Rob Luft.
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