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Here goes, in no order:

Miles David - Kind of Blue
Freddie Hubbard - First Light
Keith Jarrett - Koln Concert
A Love Supreme - John Coltrane
Herbie Hancock - Empyrean Isles
Bill Evans - Everybody Digs Bill Evans
George Benson - White Rabbit
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame
Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy
Santana - Caravanserai

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Matt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jul 2011 at 4:23pm
1.Miles Davis...Kind of Blue
2.McCoy Tyner.....The Real McCoy
3.Thelonious Monk.......Monks Music
4.John Coltrane......Blue Train
5.Louis Armstrong......Plays WC Handy
6.Art Blakey.......Moanin'
7. Sonny Rollins........Way Out West
8. Eric Dolphy........Out To Lunch
9. Dexter Gordon........A Swingin' Affair
10. Henry Threadgill.........Everybody's Mouth's a Book
 
Its like trying to drive 10 miles on a 9 mile road doing this......there are many missing
 
No Latin or vocalists..........they have they're own list Smile
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jul 2011 at 4:28pm
This thread hurts my head every time I visit it
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Noak2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jul 2011 at 6:21pm
Updated list:

Charles Mingus-The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady (1963)
Charles Mingus-Let My Children Hear Music (1972)
The Jazz Composer's Orchestra-The Jazz Composer's Orchestra (1968)
London Jazz Composer's Orchestra-Double Trouble Two (1998)
William Parker-The Peach Orchard (1998
Peter Brötzmann-Machine Gun (1968)
Cecil Taylor-One Too Many Salty Swift and Not Goodbye (1980)
Noah Howard-The Black Ark (1973)'
Masayuki Takayanagi-Mass Hysterism in Another Place (2006)
Otomo Yoshihide-Out to Lunch (2005)*

*Yes, this is a remake. And yes, even though I love the original, I think this is better.
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it can change from day to day.....for today:
1. A Love Supreme - John Coltrane
2. Impressions - McCoy Tyner
3. Two Blocks From The Edge - Michael Brecker
4. El Jucio - Keith Jarrett
5. Boss Guitar - Wes Montgomery
6. illuminations - Carlos Santana and Alice Coltrane
7. Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius
8. Questions and Answers - Pat Methney
9. Water Babies - Miles Davis
10. Crazy People Music - Branford Marsalis
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote darkprinceofjazz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jan 2012 at 10:57pm
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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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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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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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote wideopenears Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 May 2013 at 12:14pm
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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^ 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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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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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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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Oct 2013 at 11:10am
^ 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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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote js Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Oct 2013 at 12:19pm
At their live shows, the 70s version of Crimson was mostly a jazz-rock jam band.
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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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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote carlomuscat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 2014 at 4:48am
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.

Cheers,
Carlo.



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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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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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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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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote js Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Sep 2015 at 10:48am
Nice list, I would imagine mine has changed a bit from the one I listed years ago.
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