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    Posted: 23 Oct 2023 at 4:04pm
Carl Allen - Testimonial
Cyrus Chestnut - Natural Essence
Joey DeFrancesco - Trip Mode
Kenny Garrett - Pushing the World Away
Jimmy Greene - While Looking Up
McCoy Tyner - with Stanley Clarke and Al Foster
Peter Erskine - Dr. Um
Jimmy Herring - Lifeboat
Yellowjackets - Timeline
Jing Chi - Supremo

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It is impossible to have a definitive top 10, as it might change each day.

But I can certainly post a list of 10 favourite albums, wich I keep playing with utmost enhousiasm and pleasure.

Alice Coltrane - Journey into Satchidananda
John Coltrane - Crescent
Wayne Shorter - Adam's Apple
Clifford Jordan - Glass Bead Games (!!!)
Eric Dolphy - Out There
Lee Morgan - Search for the New Land
McCoy Tyner - Expansions
Maisha - There's a Place
Pharoah Sanders - Karma
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Ugetsu

Non-Jazz:

Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
Allman Brothers Band - Brothers and Sisters
Gov't Mule - First Album / Dose / Life Before Insanity
Barclay James Harvest - Octoberon and Once Again
Camel - Snow Goose
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced
Moody Blues - Seventh Sojourn
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1. Miles Davis: In a Silent Way (1969)
2. Ralph Towner/Gary Burton: Matchbook (1975)
3. Mike Mainieri: Wanderlust (1981)
4. Tomasz Stanko Quartet: Suspended Night (2004)
5. Chick Corea/Gary Burton: Crystal Silence (1973)
6. Enrico Rava: The Plot (1977)
7. Stan Getz: Blue Skies (1995)
8. Jan Garbarek/Bobo Stenson: Witchi-Tai-To (1974)
9. John Abercrombie: Current Events (1986)
10. Old and New Dreams: Playing (1981)
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Miles Davis
Kind of Blue 

John Coltrane
A Love Supreme 

Eric Dolphy
Out to Lunch 

The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Time Out 

Lee Morgan
The Sidewinder 

Bill Evans Trio
Waltz for Debby 

Herbie Hancock
Maiden Voyage 

Cannonball Adderley
Somethin' Else 

Wayne Shorter
Speak No Evil 

John Coltrane
Blue Train
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Mine would probably change if I did it again now!   
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Nice list, I would imagine mine has changed a bit from the one I listed years ago.
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Here's 10 in no particular order:

Miles Davis - In a Silent Way
Ray Russell - Dragon Hill
Masayuki Takayanagi - 850113
Joe Morris - Underthru
Alice Coltrane - Journey In Satchidananda
Tisziji Munoz - Breaking the Wheel of Life & Death
Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch
John Mclaughlin - Extrapolation
Pierre Dorge - Ballad Round the Left Corner
Michael Gregory Jackson - Gifts
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Without postulating that these albums are "the greatest" in every sense:

  • Romantic Warrior
  • Maiden Voyage
  • Works Vol. 2
  • Energit
  • The Way Things Were
  • Secret Oyster
  • Tale Spinnin'
  • Cold Fusion
  • Face Forward, Jeremy

Third Stream-wise:

  • Jaga Jazzist with Britten Sinfonia
  • Jazz Symphony In Three Movements + Jazz Concerto + Concerto For Clarinet And Orchestra ("Ebony Concerto")
  • Zvérokruh

For some reason, I have always respected, but never liked Miles Davis, John Coltrane or Mahavishnu Orchestra. 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote js Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 2014 at 6:08am
Nice list and welcome to the site, I was just listening to some of your music too.
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Here is my list; although it does vary slightly with time, these albums are pretty much it for me:

1. Saxophone Colossus (Sonny Rollins)
2. Speak No Evil (Wayne Shorter)
3. In 'n Out (Joe Henderson)
4. Kind of Blue (Miles Davis)
5. Adam's Apple (Wayne Shorter)
6. Anniversary (Stan Getz)
7. Don Cherry - Featuring Ornette Coleman and Steve Lacy (Don Cherry)
8. Pilgrimage (Michael Brecker)
9. E.S.P. (Miles Davis Quintet)
10. 1 + 1 (Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter)


If I had to include more contemporary albums, I'd certainly mention Kurt Rosenwinkel's 'Chords (Live at the Village Vanguard)', and 'Kids (Live at Dizzy's)' with Joe Lovano and Hank Jones. Both fantastic in very different ways.

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Jizue - Novel
Wolfgang Dauner - Dream Talk
Special Others - Good Morning
Don Cherry - Symphony for Improvisers
Keith Jarrett - Facing You
Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come
Jaga Jazzist - The Stix
sgt. - Stylus Fantasticus
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Fontessa
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz Impressions of Japan
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At their live shows, the 70s version of Crimson was mostly a jazz-rock jam band.
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^ I mean there are jazz influences ... it's JRF, isn't it? I know that's a pretty stupid thing I said back there.


Edited by Dayvenkirq - 20 Oct 2013 at 11:11am
“… Miles often looked back but he always moved forwards. … Because the only thing you've got is your creative basis, your memory.” – Ian Carr (Miles Davis’ biographer).
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Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

This list may or may not change tomorrow (and that's as non-jazz-related-rocksy as it gets for me so far!):

1. King Crimson - Starless and Bible Black
2. The Mahavishnu Orchestra - Inner Mounting Flame
3. Soft Machine - Third
4. King Crimson - Discipline
5. King Crimson - Larks' Tongues in Aspic
6. King Crimson - Islands
7. Matching Mole - Matching Mole
8. Soft Machine - Fourth
9. ELP - Brain Salad Surgery
10. King Crimson - Red

What a relief .. I am not the only one who lists the KC albums from LTiA through Red as jazz!
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Hi, new guy to the forum and new guy to jazz, but I want to join in...

1 Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
2 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - 1958 Paris Olympia
3 Frank Zappa - Waka Jawaka
4 Thelonius Monk - Thelonius Monk Trio
5 Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
6 Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else
7 Louis Armstrong - Satch Plays Fats
8 Frank Zappa - Uncle Meat
9 Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch
10 John Coltrane - Blue Train

Like I say, a real beginners list. It will change!
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^ Fixed. I guess your thought was "this thread is not called 'Your favorite jazz-rock/fusion albums' ".

Edited by Dayvenkirq - 28 May 2013 at 1:32pm
“… Miles often looked back but he always moved forwards. … Because the only thing you've got is your creative basis, your memory.” – Ian Carr (Miles Davis’ biographer).
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I don't understand that list at all.....^^^
 
Here's mine, as of right now, keeping in mind I'm looking for the enduring, continually inspiring, straight-up Jazz recordings, and I'm going to include Box Sets:
 
Kind of Blue
Coltrane Vanguard Box
Mingus Ah Um
Art Tatum-the Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces
A Love Supreme
Ornette-Beauty is Rare Thing Box set
Miles Bootleg Series vol. 1-second great quintet
Andrew Hill-Point of Departure
Herbie Hancock-Maiden Voyage
Bill Evans-Complete Live Village Vanguard
 
 
 
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Edited by Dayvenkirq - 20 Oct 2013 at 11:11am
“… Miles often looked back but he always moved forwards. … Because the only thing you've got is your creative basis, your memory.” – Ian Carr (Miles Davis’ biographer).
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Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush AtomicCrimsonRush wrote:

Jeff Beck - Live at Ronnie Scotts
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
Miles Davis - A Kind of Blue
Mahavishnu Orch - from nothingness to eternity
Chicago Transit Authority
Jeff Beck - Wired

 

I have to add 2 and removed 2

Billy Cobham - Spectrum
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1- Miles Davis Bitches Brew
2- Miles Davis Get up With It
3- Miles Davis Dark Magus
4- Miles Davis Kind of Blue
5- Miles Davis Porgy & Bess
6- John Coltrane A Love Supreme
7- Return to Forever Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy
8- Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil
9- Charles Mingus Blues and Roots
10 Ornette Coleman Science Fiction
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