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Topic: Top 10 Jazz albums!
Posted By: andyman1125
Subject: Top 10 Jazz albums!
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2011 at 7:07pm
I thought a good place to start off the Top 10s and lists category with the most basic of posts... What are your top 10 favorite jazz albums? All genres, all eras, all bands, all whatever!
It's hard, but I'd say...

1. Kind of Blue (Miles Davis)
2. Blue Train (John Coltrane)
3. Crossings (Herbie Hancock)
4. Bitches Brew (Miles Davis)
5. Time Out (Dave Brubeck)
6. Exivious (Exivious)
7. Hot Rats (Frank Zappa)
8. Starke Stucke (Panzerballett)
9. Blow by Blow (Jeff Beck)
10. Heavy Weather (Weather Report)

What's yours? Smile




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Posted By: Matt
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2011 at 7:17pm
Kind Of Blue  by a nose hair with Blue Trane just missing out on the photo finish

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Posted By: SaltyJon
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2011 at 10:29pm
I'll get back to you...

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Posted By: MarkFusion93
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 7:14pm
1.Brand X - Unorthodox Behaviour
2.Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out
3.Iceberg - Coses Nostres
4.Return To Forever - Romantic Warrior
5.Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
6.Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame
7.John Coltrane - Coltrane's Sound
8.Bruford - Feels Good To Me
9.Scott Mcgill - Ripe
10.Dixie Dregs - Free Fall


Posted By: Abraxas
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 7:25pm
I won't include Fusion, it would be too difficult to put together some fave fusion with some jazz faves:

1. A Love Supreme - John Coltrane
2. Karma - Pharoah Sanders
3. Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
4. Street of Dreams - Grant Green
5. Giant Steps - John Coltrane
6. Happy Frame of Mind - Horace Parlan
7. Time Out - Dave Brubeck Quartet
8. Empyrean Isles - Herbie Hancock
9. Heavy - Booker Ervin
10. My Favorite Things - John Coltrane


Posted By: andyman1125
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 8:07pm
Originally posted by MarkFusion93 MarkFusion93 wrote:

1.Brand X - Unorthodox Behaviour
2.Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out
3.Iceberg - Coses Nostres
4.Return To Forever - Romantic Warrior
5.Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
6.Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame
7.John Coltrane - Coltrane's Sound
8.Bruford - Feels Good To Me
9.Scott Mcgill - Ripe
10.Dixie Dregs - Free Fall

Nice list Thumbs Up


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Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 8:09pm
From my list of ratings:


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Posted By: andyman1125
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 8:15pm
I love Keith Jarrett's scat while he plays LOL

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Posted By: Ricochet
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2011 at 6:35am
Always and forever:

Keith Jarrett - The Köln Concert
Esbjörn Svensson Trio - Leucocyte
Chick Corea & Bobby McFerrin - Play
Return to Forever - Light as a Feather
King Crimson - Lizard

potential:
Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch
Cecil Taylor - Conquistadors!
Peter Brotzmann - Machine Gun
Herbie Hancock - Sextant
Miles Davis - Live-Evil
[ John Coltrane - Coltrane (surprise?)]

Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

 
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Over Officium?!


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Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2011 at 6:42am
^ Vastly over. It's like supa vs. supa supei, or ciorba vs. ciorba reincalzita. Tongue

Welcome Rico! Big smile You have to pay a visit to the newbie section, though Wink


Posted By: Ricochet
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2011 at 6:44am
Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

^ Vastly over. It's like supa vs. supa supei, or ciorba vs. ciorba reincalzita. Tongue


Hmpf!


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Posted By: js
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 7:43am
Angels and Demons at Play - Sun Ra
Atlantis - Sun Ra
Get up with it - Miles Davis
Crossings - Herbie Hancock
Speak Like a Child - Herbie Hancock
Live at Monterrey - Don Ellis
Santanna I - Santanna
Big Fun - Miles Davis
Agharta - Miles Davis


Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 11:35am
Is that only classic fusion, or did you squeeze something else too?


Posted By: js
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 12:15pm
There's some AG jazz in there too. 
I like almost every genre of jazz there is, but my favorite is psychedelic fusion and RnB, a lot of the best are from the 70s of course.


Posted By: Abraxas
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 12:23pm
Originally posted by js js wrote:

Angels and Demons at Play - Sun Ra
Atlantis - Sun Ra
Get up with it - Miles Davis
Crossings - Herbie Hancock
Devotion - Jon McLaughlin
Live at Monterrey - Don Ellis
Santanna I - Santanna
Big Fun - Miles Davis
Hallucination Engine - Material
Agharta - Miles Davis

I wasn't aware that you were a big fan of that McLaughlin album! I discovered it this year and it's freaking fantastic.


Posted By: js
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 12:25pm
Yeah, its McLaughlin without the bullsh*t  Ermm, plus Larry Young Cool


Posted By: Abraxas
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 12:28pm
Originally posted by js js wrote:

Yeah, its McLaughlin without the bullsh*t  Ermm, plus Larry Young Cool

LOL, what bullsh*t? You're referring to Mahavishnu or to his later solo albums?

Yes, Larry Young makes a big difference, especially on the title track.


Posted By: js
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 12:41pm
I was just kidding, but he has participated in some fairly pretentious projects over the years, not that I didn't enjoy most of them.


Posted By: Abraxas
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 12:52pm
Originally posted by js js wrote:

I was just kidding, but he has participated in some fairly pretentious projects over the years, not that I didn't enjoy most of them.

Ah, I see. Well, I think he has released stellar sutff in various projects, his early solo albums, the Mahavishnu records, with Miles Davis and with Shakti. All different, and yet all incredible showing the versatility of John, each time I hear one of those records I'm more convinced that he's one of the greatest guitarist ever.


Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 1:33pm
I also thought you might be referencing McLaughlin's rock playing style which some call "bluffing", John. LOL


Posted By: triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 1:37pm
I still don't think I could come up with a concrete list, but here are some things that would very likely be on it if I did:

Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Chick Corea - Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
Miles Davis - Get Up With It
Miles Davis - Big Fun
Jean Louis - s.t.
Weather Report - s.t.

beyond that, haven't really given it any thought.  It's also likely to have changed by next week.


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Posted By: js
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 1:56pm
Originally posted by Abraxas Abraxas wrote:

Originally posted by js js wrote:

I was just kidding, but he has participated in some fairly pretentious projects over the years, not that I didn't enjoy most of them.

Ah, I see. Well, I think he has released stellar sutff in various projects, his early solo albums, the Mahavishnu records, with Miles Davis and with Shakti. All different, and yet all incredible showing the versatility of John, each time I hear one of those records I'm more convinced that he's one of the greatest guitarist ever.
His playing with Miles is superb.


Posted By: Pekka
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 2:52pm
I'm a total newbie to jazz, just scraping the surface, but here are some of my favourites from the beginning of the journey:

John Coltrane - Blue Train
Miles Davis - On the Corner
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame
John Coltrane - Interstellar Space
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
Fab Trio - Live in Amsterdam
Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um


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Posted By: Abraxas
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 2:58pm
Originally posted by Pekka Pekka wrote:

I'm a total newbie to jazz, just scraping the surface, but here are some of my favourites from the beginning of the journey:

John Coltrane - Interstellar Space


Wacko


Posted By: Pekka
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 3:02pm
Originally posted by Abraxas Abraxas wrote:

Originally posted by Pekka Pekka wrote:

I'm a total newbie to jazz, just scraping the surface, but here are some of my favourites from the beginning of the journey:

John Coltrane - Interstellar Space


Wacko

Hell yeah Cool


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Posted By: triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 4:19pm
That's actually a Coltrane album I don't like as much.  I prefer him with more of a backing band.

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Posted By: Abraxas
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 5:58pm
Originally posted by triceratopsoil triceratopsoil wrote:

That's actually a Coltrane album I don't like as much.  I prefer him with more of a backing band.

I prefer him when he's playing music. Tongue


Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 6:32pm
Yeah, but Pekka's a true metal d00d Headbanger


Posted By: SaltyJon
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 6:42pm
Not a concrete list by any stretch of the imagination, but it's a start while I get more acquainted with Jazz:

Mingus - Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Mingus - Cornell 1964
Monk - The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings
Monk - Live at the 1964 Monterey Jazz Festival
Dolphy - Out to Lunch
Miles - Sketches of Spain
Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come
Coltrane - A Love Supreme
Coltrane - Ascension
Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus

Fusion-free. Wink

Some others which may make it with more listens:  Coltrane's Interstellar Space, something by Anthony Braxton, Peter Brotzmann, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Ayler, Cecil Taylor, etc.  I'm definitely, definitely a fan of the freer side of jazz.


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Posted By: triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 8:30pm
I've actually yet to hear a Mingus album I don't love entirely to death

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Posted By: SaltyJon
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 10:09pm
Originally posted by triceratopsoil triceratopsoil wrote:

I've actually yet to hear a Mingus album I don't love entirely to death

Same here.  Same goes for Dolphy, but I've only heard one Dolphy album so far. LOL


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Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2011 at 9:37am
I can never be satisfied with any list, I know too many great jazz records. But for now, this is my list; in no particular order...

Miles Davis - In A Silent Way
Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
Miles Davis - Miles Smiles
Dave Holland - Prime Directive
John Coltrane - Giant Steps
Pat Metheny Group - The Road To You
Miles Davis - Big Fun
Herbie Hancock - Empyrean Islands
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
John Scofield - Loud Jazz

I know I'm going to want to change this list, but I'll leave it


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Posted By: peskypesky
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2011 at 4:23pm
arghhhhh! 
I tried and gave up. Too many great ones.

But one that definitely makes the list is:
Oliver Nelson - The Blues & The Abstract Truth

what an album!  Killer compositions, and a ridiculous gathering of jazz greats:

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Nelson" rel="nofollow - Oliver Nelson  —  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alto_saxophone" rel="nofollow - alto saxophone ,  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenor_saxophone" rel="nofollow - tenor saxophone
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Dolphy" rel="nofollow - Eric Dolphy  —  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flute" rel="nofollow - flute ,  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alto_saxophone" rel="nofollow - alto saxophone
  • George Barrow —  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baritone_saxophone" rel="nofollow - baritone saxophone
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Hubbard" rel="nofollow - Freddie Hubbard  —  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trumpet" rel="nofollow - trumpet
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Evans" rel="nofollow - Bill Evans  —  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano" rel="nofollow - piano
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Chambers" rel="nofollow - Paul Chambers  —  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_bass" rel="nofollow - bass
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Haynes" rel="nofollow - Roy Haynes  —  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drum_kit" rel="nofollow - drums


Posted By: triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2011 at 4:58pm
That is one hell of a lineup

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Posted By: Abraxas
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2011 at 7:46pm
Originally posted by triceratopsoil triceratopsoil wrote:

That is one hell of a lineup

That is one hell of an album. Wink


Posted By: cloviskoba
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2011 at 10:24pm
Not exactly in this order

1: Elegant Gypsy - Al di Meola
2: Twin House - Larry Coryell & Philip Catherine
3: Electric Guitarist - John McLaughlin
4: Circense - Egberto Gismonti
5: Cosmic Messenger - Jean Luc Ponty
6: Blue Tattoo - Passport
7: Inner Conflicts - Billy Cobham
8: Blow by blow - Jeff Beck
9: Romantic Warrior - Return to Forever
10: Dregs of the Earth - Dixie Dregs


Posted By: Noak2
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2011 at 6:41am
Now that's a hard question. 

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)
Esbjörn Svensson Trio-Live in Hamburg (2007)
Peter Brötzmann-Machine Gun (1968)
Cecil Taylor-One Too Many Salty Swift and Not Goodbye (1980)
Alice Coltrane-Journey in Satchidananda (1971)
Noah Howard-The Black Ark (1973)

I've left out a lot of great albums. All of these are amazing.


Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2011 at 8:05am
Jeeeeezzzzz I'm not ready for this siteCry.... It's going to take months before I adapt (well in terms of free timeWink)
 
 
Plus I'd rather not mix JR/F with purer jazz in these kind of lists.


Posted By: mystic fred
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2011 at 10:51am
My top ten, though in no particular order...
 
1) Time Out - Dave Brubeck - big favourite still comes out to play, especially when testing my system, almost perfect sonically!
2) Miles Davis - Bitches Brew - groundbreakling on its release, still powerfully emotive.
3) Miles Davis -  A Tribute to Jack Johnson - my coolest album ever.
4) Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters - always reach for this if in a Jazz mood.
5) Weather Report - Heavy Weather - classic stuff.
6) The Lounge Lizards - The Voice of Chunk - great sleazy NY sound.
7) Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch - great feeling on this album.
8) Art Blakey - Moanin' - brilliant title track, ace drummer!
9) John Coltrane - A Love Supreme - super cool.
10) The Bad Plus - Give - have all their albums, great sense of humour and clever crossover.
 
Big smile nice web site!


Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2011 at 12:45pm
I hate my list now Unhappy

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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2011 at 9:56am
Jeff Beck - Live at Ronnie Scotts
Jeff Beck - Blow by blow
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
Dean watson - Unsettled
 


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Posted By: The Manticore
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2011 at 5:41pm
In no particular order:
 
Romantic Warrior - RTF
Black Market - Weather Report
Birds of Fire - Mahavishnu Orchestra
Friendship - Friendship
Like Minds - Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Roy Haynes
Spectrum - Billy Cobham
Imaginary Voyage - Jean Luc Ponty
The Grand Wazoo - The Mothers of Invention
Bitches Brew - Miles Davis
Elegant Gypsy - Al DiMeola.


Posted By: Abraxas
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2011 at 7:03pm
Originally posted by The Manticore The Manticore wrote:

In no particular order:
 
Romantic Warrior - RTF
Black Market - Weather Report
Birds of Fire - Mahavishnu Orchestra
Friendship - Friendship
Like Minds - Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Roy Haynes
Spectrum - Billy Cobham
Imaginary Voyage - Jean Luc Ponty
The Grand Wazoo - The Mothers of Invention
Bitches Brew - Miles Davis
Elegant Gypsy - Al DiMeola.

Good album! Burton and Corea is always killer, add to that Metheny and Haynes, and you got a stellar line-up.


Posted By: SaltyJon
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2011 at 7:18pm
I forgot to mention, Don Ellis also has a good chance of making it to my top 10.  His stuff is pretty awesome.

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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2011 at 5:36am
Originally posted by SaltyJon SaltyJon wrote:

I'll get back to you...
The more i think about it...
 
I'll have to make three or four lists, cos I don't want to compare pears and oranges
 
One for standard (pre-68) jazz
 
another for JR/F
 
another jazz-ralted (brass rock and these funky things)
 
and maybe one for more exterimental or free-jazz


Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2011 at 3:29pm
^ I was thinking that after I made my list.

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Posted By: Hawkwise
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2011 at 6:24pm
1.     Coltrane Jazz   John Coltrane
2.  . Journey to Love By  Stanley Clarke
3.     Kind of Blue By Miles Davis 
4.     Somethin' Else By  Cannonball Adderley
5.     Song for my Father  by  The Horace Silver Quintet
6.    Return to Forever  By Chick Corea
7.    Workin' with The Miles Davis Quintet/Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet,/Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet /Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet.
8.    Blue Train  By  John Coltrane
9.    Speak No Evil  By  Wayne Shorter
10.  Soul Station  By  Hank Mobley.





Posted By: triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2011 at 6:28pm
Originally posted by Hawkwise Hawkwise wrote:


4.     Somethin' Else By  Cannonball Adderley


Great album, especially that rendition of Autumn Leaves


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Posted By: Hawkwise
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2011 at 6:34pm
But then again my 10 might change tomorrow .
also i have a top 10 fusion  so
1.   Journey to Love By  Stanley Clarke
2.    Shamal By Gong
3.     Return to Forever  By Chick Corea
4.    Don Juan's Reckless Daughter  By Joni Mitchell
5.    Aurora  By  Jean-Luc Ponty
6.    Hot Rats  By Frank Zappa 
7.    Second Passport  By Passport
8.    Leprechaun By Chick Corea
9.    Under the Sun  By  Nucleus
10.  Apocalypse by Mahavishnu Orchestra





Posted By: bigtiny
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2011 at 1:59am
Trying to pick just 10 is always pointless, but it's a fun game so I'll try:

(not necessarily in any order)

- In a Silent Way - Miles Davis
- One of the classic Bird/Dizzy things (can't think of the title - the one with Koko)
- Cumbia and Jazz Fusion - Mingus
- Mysterious Traveller - Weather Report
- Deer Wan - Kenny Wheeler
- Live in Dortmund (1976) - Anthony Braxton
- Light as a Feather - Chick Corea and Return to Forever
- Live at Jimmy's - Maynard Ferguson
- John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman
- Change of the Century - Ornette Coleman

bigtiny


Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2011 at 5:20am
pre-67 jazz list
in no particulart order, btw
 
 
A Love supreme
Kind Of blue
Time Out
Eastern sounds (Y Lateef)
Black saint & Lady Sinner
Sketches Of Pain
Village Vanguard (Coltrane)
Out to Luch
Africa/Brass
The Nubians of Plutonia or Angels and Demons at Play (Sun Ra)
 
 


Posted By: ConnorE
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2011 at 10:47pm
My favorite material to listen to, and what I find myself playing off of on lots of gigs aswell:

Time Out
Clifford Brown & Max Roach
A Love Supreme
Undercurrent
Whisper Not
Nefertiti
Eleven Wives
Boss Organ
Dexter Calling
Blue Train


Posted By: triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2011 at 11:18pm
^ Motherfuck, I know this guy 

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Posted By: ConnorE
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2011 at 11:37am
that be true

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Posted By: triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2011 at 2:36pm
Dexter Calling is so awesome.

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Posted By: Zarathustra
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2011 at 10:51am
I'm cheating a bit, but here goes:

1. Bill Evans Trio Riverside live recordings from The Village Vanguard, 1959-60 (with Scott LaFaro)—Portrait in Jazz, Waltz for Debbie, Explorations

2. Jean-Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke & Al DiMeola—The Rite of Strings

3. Joni Mitchell—Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter

4. Steely Dan—Aja

5. Miles Davis—Kind of Blue

6. Chick Corea—The Mad Hatter

7. John Coltrane—My Favorite Things

8. Diana Krall—Live in Paris

9. Shakti with John McLaughlin—Natural Elements

10. (tie) Astor Piazzolla—Nuevo Tango—Hora Zero

              Frank Morgan—You Must Believe in Spring

 



Posted By: dwill123
Date Posted: 28 Apr 2011 at 8:34am
The Inner Mounting Flame - Mahavishnu Orchestra
A Love Supreme - John Coltrane
Maiden Voyage - Herbie Hancock
Bitches Brew -Miles Davis
Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
Mingus Ah Um - Charles Mingus
Sweetnighter - Weather Report
Introducing The Eleventh House With Larry Coryell - Eleventh House
Time Out - The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Consummation - Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra


Posted By: Drummer
Date Posted: 21 May 2011 at 8:19am
The impossible question ... So, let's do it fairly, and let's see what are the ten jazz albums that comes to mind first :

Herbie Hancock "Sextant"
Sun Ra "Strange Celestial Road"
The Art Ensemble of Chicago "Les Stances à Sophie"
Archie Shepp "Blasé"
Wayne Shorter "Speak No Evil"
Terje Rypdal "Descendre"
John Coltrane "Olé"
Henry Threadgill "Carry The Day"
Keith Tippett's Ark "Frames"
James Blood Ulmer "Black Rock"


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Posted By: ProgressiveAttic
Date Posted: 23 May 2011 at 11:03pm
1) Dave Brubeck Quartet's Live at Carnegie Hall
2) Chick Corea's Now He Sings Now He Sobs
3) Herbie Hancock's V.S.O.P. - The Quintet
4) Return to Forever's Romantic Warrior
5) Keith Jarrett's The Köln Concert
6) Miles Davis' Live Evil
7) Jean-Luc Ponty's Enigmatic Ocean
8) Chick Corea's The Mad Hatter
9) Billy Cobham's Spectrum
10) Mahavishnu Orchestra's Birds of Fire


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Posted By: MilesBeyond
Date Posted: 21 Jun 2011 at 5:19pm
1) Smokin' At The Half Note - Wes Montgomery
2) Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
3) A Love Supreme - John Coltrane
4) Incredible Jazz Guitar - Wes Montgomery
5) Full House - Wes Montgomery
6) Live! - Jim Hall
7) Giant Steps - John Coltrane
8) Milestones - Miles Davis
9) Bitches' Brew - Miles Davis
10) Birds of Fire - Mahavishnu Orchestra (Had a tough time deciding this last one but I figured my namesake should appear on this list somewhere)

A lot of repetition on there, but Wes Montgomery is required daily listening if you're a guitarist, and Miles is a genius.


Posted By: dreadpirateroberts
Date Posted: 06 Jul 2011 at 8:20am
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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Posted By: Matt
Date 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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Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2011 at 4:28pm
This thread hurts my head every time I visit it

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Posted By: Noak2
Date 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.


Posted By: stuccohomes
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2011 at 5:48pm
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


Posted By: darkprinceofjazz
Date 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


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2012 at 5:45pm
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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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: 08 Nov 2012 at 12:59am
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Posted By: wideopenears
Date 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
 
 
 


Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: 28 May 2013 at 1:22pm
^ Fixed. I guess your thought was "this thread is not called 'Your favorite jazz-rock/fusion albums' ".

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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 18 Aug 2013 at 2:26pm
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!


Posted By: Argonaught
Date Posted: 20 Oct 2013 at 10:52am
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!


Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date 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.


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Posted By: js
Date Posted: 20 Oct 2013 at 12:19pm
At their live shows, the 70s version of Crimson was mostly a jazz-rock jam band.


Posted By: Margatroid Derek
Date Posted: 24 Nov 2013 at 1:31pm
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


Posted By: carlomuscat
Date 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,
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Posted By: js
Date Posted: 29 Nov 2014 at 6:08am
Nice list and welcome to the site, I was just listening to some of your music too.


Posted By: Argonaught
Date Posted: 03 Dec 2014 at 9:58pm
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. 


Posted By: chrijom
Date Posted: 20 Sep 2015 at 10:25am
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


Posted By: js
Date Posted: 20 Sep 2015 at 10:48am
Nice list, I would imagine mine has changed a bit from the one I listed years ago.


Posted By: chrijom
Date Posted: 20 Sep 2015 at 11:58am
Mine would probably change if I did it again now!   


Posted By: Frederic_Alderon
Date Posted: 13 Nov 2018 at 4:31pm

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


Posted By: Steve Wyzard
Date Posted: 08 Nov 2022 at 10:24am
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)


Posted By: Mssr_Renard
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2023 at 3:21am
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


Posted By: Drumolator
Date 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

Peace and goodwill.



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