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Originally posted by Noak2 Noak2 wrote:





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This is impossible but I'll offer a few from the Golden Era.   The new Golden Era is right now, by the way.  Jazz hasn't seen this much tremendous talent and amazing stuff pushing the boundaries since the 60's.

Anyhow, I'll point out that Coltrane's A Love Supreme is a given.







I guess Eric Dolphy is a running theme here.
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I can't choose just one or three. 
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I kind of just want to post Mingus' discography here
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I'll resort to two:

Grachan Moncur III - Evolution (Line-up Lee Morgan, Jackie McLean, Bobby Hutcherson, Bob Crenshaw, Tony Willians)

Max Roach - We Insist! Max Roach's - Freedom Now Suite
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Mingus is winning the golden slipper so far,....
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Another slow thread....... must be more jazz masterpieces somewhere
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I might have to put Mingus up for mine too - maybe KOB, tough choice indeed. In terms of impact maybe KOB, but it really is hard to go past The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, still very much enamored of it.
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Kind of Blue by Miles Davis is a masterpiece. Just an album full of beautiful music.

Giant Steps and A Love Supreme are also 2 Coltrans albums that are essential jazz listening

Mingus Ah Um and Black Sinner... are up there as well.

There's definitely more, but I need to go through my collection, as this is off the top of my head.

As far as fusion; I never found Mahavishnu Orchestra albums masterpieces (though essential). In A Silent Way and Bitches Brew by Miles definitely are, as well as Romantic Warrior and Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy by Return to Forever, Spectrum by Billy Cobham, and many more. Again, I'll need to go through my collection.
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Maiden Voyage by Hancock
My Favorite Things by Coltrane
The Koln Concert by Keith Jarrett

As for fusion, one of my all-time faves: Where Have I Known You Before by Return to Forever.
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A couple have already been suggested
 
Miles Davis........."Kind Of Blue"
 
John Coltrane........."My Favourite Things" 
 
McCoy Tyner........... "The Real McCoy"
 
Sonny Rollins..........."Worktime"
 
Any album done by a good Jazz vocalist with Fats Waller, Rodgers and Hart or Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer,  etc. even Hank Williams. These people wrote so many standards that are constantly played by Jazz musicians. Yep get to know the roots or  if not the original version, something pretty close.
 
Then you can sing along ( in bits, depending on the approach) and you will better enjoy the various improvised takes from any Jazz artist better.
 
Suggested vocalists
 
 
Frank Sinatra
Frankie Laine
Jimmy Rushing
Billy Holiday
Ella Fitzgerald
Anita O'Day
Bobby Darin
 
and of course although it is his trumpet playing that is the best bit Louis Armstrong............
 
Don't go for the earlies from the 20's (they are Great) but the best representation and sound in any albums are the two Columbia's he did in the mid fifties
 
Louis Armstrong Plays WC Handy
 
Satch Plays Fats.....................( Fats Waller material)
 
 
And one last vocalist who although is not listed on the site. He is a popular singer primarily
 
DEAN MARTIN  Cool Big smile  AKA Dino 
 
Having a little joke about Dino at the moment after I played 4 or 5 albums in a row the other day. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Coltrane's A Love Supreme is probably my favorite pure jazz album. Love it more with every listen.
 
Brotzmann's Machine Gun above is also wonderful, and my favorite free jazz album. No album I've found has that intensity. In any genre.
 
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Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:


 
 
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I saw a movie recently at my cousin's house, it starred Dean Martin. Must have been from the 60s.
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MIssing Italy already
 
 
 
Greatest Masterpieces - still leaning toward KOB but I will keep thinking.
 
 
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Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

I saw a movie recently at my cousin's house, it starred Dean Martin. Must have been from the 60s.
Was Jerry Lewis with him?
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Originally posted by dreadpirateroberts dreadpirateroberts wrote:

MIssing Italy already
 
 
 
Greatest Masterpieces - still leaning toward KOB but I will keep thinking.
 
 
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No. It was a spy movie or something like that. I don't remember details as I wasn't giving it my full attention.
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