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Topic: How Many Jazz Albums Do You Have
Posted By: darkshade
Subject: How Many Jazz Albums Do You Have
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 9:43pm
It seems like a lot of people are here to open up their musical world to explore jazz, or maybe do not have many albums. Im curious to see how many people are knowledgeable about jazz and who are here to learn more.

I personally fall into the 200+ range. I will admit most of it is fusion, but I have a lot of essentials, and feel I am pretty knowledgeable about jazz (thanks to liner notes on many of the jazz albums I have, due to them being re-released; and other sources)

So how many do you have?


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Posted By: andyman1125
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 9:47pm
I don't own them personally, but my dad has well over 200 that I have access to. And that's just CDs LOL, he has 200+ vinyl as well!

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Posted By: triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 9:47pm
A quick count gave me 60, and that's not including a lot of things I would consider jazz but are labeled differently in my iTunes.  It probably comes around 80

My parents don't listen to jazz, so any I have is my own


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Posted By: SaltyJon
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 9:56pm
Counting everything which is already on the site and which will (hopefully) be here eventually, I just break the 200 mark. 

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Posted By: MarkFusion93
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2011 at 4:08am
Since i started collecting vinyls i've aquired a lot of fusion which at the moment puts at 10-20

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Posted By: Stooge
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2011 at 9:41am
I have at least 94 jazz albums on my computer (as classified by Windows Media Player), and add to that my vinyl and some other jazz/rock fusion albums on my computer and I'm in between 100 and 200.


Posted By: Vompatti
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2011 at 2:02pm
Around 30, I think.

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Posted By: idlero
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2011 at 2:39pm
I stopped counting


Posted By: The Block
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2011 at 3:55pm
Around 22 I believe.

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Posted By: Matt
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2011 at 6:54pm

Around 1,200 and that is not counting the Latin Big smile Majority is Hard Bop



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Posted By: Pekka
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2011 at 2:54am
I'd say it's about 70-80, and most of them are by Miles. Recently I've gotten more and more into jazz, but due to lack of money I've borrowed all the stuff I've listened to from the library.


Posted By: The Truth
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 5:57pm
Probably in between 20-50 but I haven't truly counted. Need more, nonetheless.

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Posted By: b4usleep
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2011 at 2:39pm
200+


Posted By: Krilons Resa
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2011 at 3:21pm
200+  


Posted By: Lynx33
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2011 at 4:13pm
200+


Posted By: Prog Geo
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2011 at 4:30pm
I don't really remember. But I think 20-50.


Posted By: Cannonball With Hat
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2011 at 4:41pm

As much as I love jazz, my collection is quite poor, especially considering the "classics" I don't have. So, I'd say probably in the 15-30 range (of the more "straight" jazz cds). But if we are counting various types of fusion certainly more...probably between 50-100 (if not more).

But 'tis only a guess. My iTunes labelling system is very sparse and simple, thus I don't have an accurate count.



Posted By: Katje
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2011 at 3:27am
In the 200+ boat, a good portion of this falls within the more avant-garde/free variety (this was a entry point into the genre, it took me a lot longer to appreciate Bop and the ilk). Live with two jazz musicians currently studying at university (sax 'n' guitar), so together there's probably over a 1000 jazz discs lying (neatly organized on HD's) 'round the place.   


Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2011 at 8:06am
Close to 200


Posted By: Nightfly
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2011 at 12:56pm
Not loads to be honest compared to some genres. I have around a 100 Jazz albums.


Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2011 at 12:58pm
i think i should have added another option. Change 200+ to 200-500, and add 500+

oh well


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Posted By: Noak2
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2011 at 3:11pm
146 currently owned or on my computer at least. About 20-25 more if you coun't the ones I've just heard but don't actually own (heard on Spotify to simplify).


Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2011 at 4:08pm
Regardless of my answer........not enough!!!

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Posted By: ConnorE
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2011 at 11:43am
hard copies: probably around 50. 
Digitally, over 200. 


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Posted By: EatThatPhonebook
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2011 at 2:24pm
Dont' know for sure, but certainly not too many. From 50 to 100, wild guess, but excluding the jazz related albums.


Posted By: Hawkwise
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2011 at 5:54pm
Not EnoughEvil Smile

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Posted By: The Manticore
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2011 at 1:59am
Originally posted by Hawkwise Hawkwise wrote:

Not EnoughEvil Smile


Ditto Cry


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Posted By: Hawkwise
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2011 at 12:13pm
Just had a count i only  have 175 jazz albums  not nearly enough

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Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2011 at 1:36pm
I'd guess between 20 and 50.  Most of them have the name Bruford on them. 


Posted By: koit
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2011 at 4:58am
200+, wow, i can 't imagine that  how could you have so many jazz albums , do you buy all the albums when it releases?Disapprove


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Posted By: Jazz Pianist
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2011 at 5:23am
At least 200+... I mean, the Coltrane, Mccoy, Jarrett, Bill Evans, Mingus and Joe Pass discographies on their own must equate to something like 150 albums or more? Plus all the acid jazz, big band, vocal jazz, latin stuff... Yeah I'd say it's a safe bet


Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2011 at 6:51am
Probably over 200 thanks largely to Miles Davis and ECM.

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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2011 at 8:01am
Originally posted by Jazz Pianist Jazz Pianist wrote:

At least 200+... I mean, the Coltrane, Mccoy, Jarrett, Bill Evans, Mingus and Joe Pass discographies on their own must equate to something like 150 albums or more? Plus all the acid jazz, big band, vocal jazz, latin stuff... Yeah I'd say it's a safe bet
 
Just like, I never counted!Approve
 
i must say that  just by looking, I think that my jazz  & JR/F collection alone by label,, Columbia wins easily (§between 40 to 50%), followed by Impulse! and Blue Note third.
 
Vangard and Atlantic follow


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Posted By: triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2011 at 11:49am
COLOURS

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Posted By: Kazuhiro
Date Posted: 29 Jun 2011 at 1:17am
I am not actually counting. Perhaps, I think that it is 200+. For me, after it participates in JMA, the Rock album is a long silence.


Posted By: darkprinceofjazz
Date Posted: 24 Dec 2011 at 8:07pm
Over 3,000 vinyl, 327 Blue Notes,  Almost every Major Modern Jazz classic on vinyl plus rock. prog, funk, exotica movie soundtracks on vinyl.......,  5,000 CD's, 1 TB hard drive full of music, probably 20% of the hard drive I Have never listened to, it's utterly ridiculous,  I just turned 40, I only hope I live long enough to hear all of it. 


Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: 25 Dec 2011 at 1:45am
^very nice

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Posted By: dreadpirateroberts
Date Posted: 25 Dec 2011 at 5:16am
^ woah! I agree, very nice. Massive in fact!

I have around 50-100, closer to the 100 end. Like most of us, I feel this isn't enough sometimes


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Posted By: Polymorphia
Date Posted: 19 Dec 2012 at 4:01pm
Strictly speaking, I've never bought a jazz album. I usually just mooch off my dad's collection, which is probably somewhere above 3,000 albums.


Posted By: dreadpirateroberts
Date Posted: 19 Dec 2012 at 6:03pm
^ nice, wish I had that option :)
 
I'm probably over 200 albums now, looking back, expensive times!


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Posted By: Polymorphia
Date Posted: 19 Dec 2012 at 10:27pm
^And that's only his vinyl collection. Oddly enough, though, he doesn't have The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady. Had to go to Spotify to hear that one. I think that may end up being my first jazz purchases.


Posted By: geneyesontle
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2013 at 4:29pm
Around 20 jazz albums.


Posted By: jazzoh
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2013 at 9:34am
I am slowly discovering jazz. Even though I had been to the North Sea Jazz Festival, I never really bought myself any albums untill I saw the album Nina Simone - The Diva Series from Verve. Just the coverart was enough for me to buy the album (and thus the rest of the series) and that was the beginning of my small jazz collection, about 50 now.
 
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Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2013 at 12:17pm
Finding many cheap and/or free CDs recently has led to a substantial increase in how many jazz albums I have. I haven't even gotten around to listening to them all yet.


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Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2013 at 4:45pm
I did a quick look through my iTunes and my 20-50 estimate was low.  Counting the albums that I have listed as jazz I have 90 albums.  I probably have at least that many more listed under jazz-rock/fusion so I guess I might have been able to go with the 200+.  


Posted By: davidrydelnik
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2013 at 2:41am
Over 1,000, but I am pretty sure under 10,000 but I could be wrong :/

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Posted By: wideopenears
Date Posted: 24 Jul 2013 at 5:00pm
I've got more than 2,000 albums--and I'm sure more than 50% of those are some sort of Jazz.....


Posted By: Cannonball With Hat
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2013 at 1:25pm
I've probably breeched the 200 mark now (counting jazz related things as well).

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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2013 at 3:52am
I must say that as a VIP member of my library system, I'd say that my collection is the one of my library (this would means 10s of thousands)Approve....
Mind you, I'm more and more concerned about the perenity (sustainability) of that institution, because there is an amazing loss of members and borrowers (I guess the web is to blame)... to the point, that the institution's financial health is at stakes... Subsidies are shrinking and renting/borrowing fees are dwindlingUnhappy ...
Oh they've tried a few times re-liven interest, it works for a few months, then dwindles again.... New formulas are being tried, but I'm not optimistic


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Posted By: js
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2013 at 4:21am
Interesting, on a similar note, amazon.com has driven many small used record and CD shops out of business.
I like to trade vinyl and plastic, you can't do that online, only person-to-person at a shop.
We still have a couple shops here, at least two should survive because they have extended into running small indie labels and other things that should keep them around.


Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: 02 Aug 2013 at 6:38am
Interestingly enough, the B&M stores have stopped decreasing in Brussels are might even be a bit on the rise (two new stores  (one dealing new, the other used)...
 
But if the rock record stores numbers have now stablized (if only temporarily), and the classical record stores have never closed or decreased in numbers (to my knowledge, there are eight in Brussels - 1.4M people with suburbs ), the only store dealing jazz is actually a classical store (and it's not a downtown location and hasn't got a good/decent choice) >> the owner is the Deutsche Gramofon and ECM representative in Belgium...
 
Soooooooooo, if I want a jazz CD, my only solution is Amazon..... sadly Cry
 
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Oddly enough, while my library system has a huge classical collection, it's always been a very low borrowing %age.  According to the stats, 50% of the classical borrowings are from people who do not have a specific classical music fan- profile (according to what else they borrow).  While 80% of the jazz borrowings are from "jazzheads" profiles.  
I guess classical music fans have found it a safer bet in buying directly (since the stuff is rarely new material) and are probably richer than other fans...
 
 
 


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Posted By: js
Date Posted: 02 Aug 2013 at 8:43am
Classical fans are usually looking for a very specific version of a piece, and they will pay big bucks to get it, while a library may have more generic versions of well known pieces.


Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: 03 Aug 2013 at 2:40am
OK, I was painting a fairly bad picture of Brussels' record store situation, but I must say that there are still two bigger chains aound, though they hardly are music & DVD only stores...

the old FNAC (a French cultural chain store that's been around since the 70's)-: they deal books, DVDs Cds, but also TVs, photowares, computer and phones. At one pint, they had an excellent selections in musuic, when there was big competition (a Fame and a Virgin megastores had opened in the late 90's, but both closed a few years later, while the FNAC remains... needless to say their superb music offer has gone down the drain with no competition anymore.>> I rarely go there (1 or 2x/year).
Oddly enough , the only other big store is the German chain Mediamearkt, (the other biggie is Saturn, but only in Antwerp so far) but these guys deal everything household-wise, not just cultural/entertaunement stuff >> this is very Germa, to find King Crimson"s LTIA boxset  some five meters away from fridges and dishwashers... and yert, these guys know how to present a good selection... you get some pretty acute stuff (like Truffaz or Braxton) next to Lady Gaga ... Never seems to stop wondering me.  >> However, not only is it difficuklt access downtown, I hate crowds, so I rarely go there as well (1x every two or three months)

That's why I say Amazon is my choice for jazz (usually after I heard it through my library system)


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as for my library system, yeah, they certainly won't buy every version of say Telemann's string quartet, but the  library-buying-guys know their stuff pertty well. It's not your normal local library... Les Médiathèques De Belgique is a national institution that's existed since the 30's (well Belgium is almost smaller than Lake Superior, and divided between the Flemish and the Frenchspeaking areas, so it's divided into two sections), with some/many local antennas (there are seven in Brussels alone, but every city above 80K people has at least one), with a huge central collection that dispatches once a week the reserved  Cds/vinyls/DVDS, pedagogic photos (yes, this helps the teachers as well >> they borrow free of charge) to the local antennas (who have their own selection to browse upon as well) >>> So if you're looking for a certain version of a symphony, you mifght have to search and dig in their catalogue, order /reserve it and wait one or two weeks before getting it, depending on how many people are interested before >> I could be six or eigth weeks before you get the latest ECM release, unless they bought more than one copy.
But I guess thuis is simply too long to wait nowadays for most peoplen, since you can get it almost instantly on the web

I have the luck to have an antenna some 200m away from my Brussels pas,and the ultra-luck that they've merged with a normal local iibrary (books only) >> Despite their many flaws, I fu...g love Brussels and BelgiumCoolApproveHugHeartWink



(BTW, France has something similar, but since the country is at a fairly different scale (size anf population wise), but I'm not aware The Netherlands (where I work) and Germany have similar systems..)

 








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Posted By: js
Date Posted: 03 Aug 2013 at 10:08am
Well I'm not surprised that a European library would be better than one in the US. People here are more interested in gun ownership than cultural institutions, ha.

A lot of libraries here, and music school libraries, have sold off their record collections at big garage sales. When I lived in San Francisco I attended sales for the city college music school and picked up hundreds of modern composition LPs in near perfect condition.


Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: 03 Aug 2013 at 4:00pm
You know, I only think we're always a few years late on what happens in the US (except maybe for the gun ownership issue Tongue) .... And the same thing will happen to most libraries here in Western Europe(not the book libraries (despite the rise of kindle and other stuff), but the other medias...

Dematerialsation of cultural goods is of course handy, especially if you can pirate it,.for being more mobile (which is more and more likely that younger generations will have to even more than ours, if they want to work)....




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Posted By: Argonaught
Date Posted: 20 Oct 2013 at 10:35am
I can tell with reasonable accuracy how many I have on active listening duty: 90 to 100 and a couple more on their way :) -- mostly in the bop, modal, Afro-Cuban, third stream and fusion categories.




Posted By: FromArmstrongtoZappa
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2014 at 7:38pm
I have about 400 jazz lps.

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Posted By: Stopbyforjazz
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2019 at 3:17pm
I'm somewhere between-250-300 lp's and still adding.


Posted By: Frenetic Zetetic
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2019 at 2:01am
Pushing about 100 total Jazz discs!


Posted By: Grumpyprogfan
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2019 at 8:54am
Maybe 150


Posted By: BeBop
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2019 at 8:46am
Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Interestingly enough, the B&M stores have stopped decreasing in Brussels are might even be a bit on the rise (two new stores  (one dealing new, the other used)...
 
But if the rock record stores numbers have now stablized (if only temporarily), and the classical record stores have never closed or decreased in numbers (to my knowledge, there are eight in Brussels - 1.4M people with suburbs ), the only store dealing jazz is actually a classical store (and it's not a downtown location and hasn't got a good/decent choice) >> the owner is the Deutsche Gramofon and ECM representative in Belgium...
 
Soooooooooo, if I want a jazz CD, my only solution is Amazon..... sadly Cry
 
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Yes, Brussels has a great array of record/music shops (not specific to jazz).  Antwerp/Anvers and Ghent/Gand are nice-enough too.  The number of Brussels shop openings the past five years or so has been very encouraging!  Berlin is doing well too. 

Specific to jazz, Brussels is maybe not great, but even book+record shops like Pele-Mele and some of the places along/next to Rue Midi are worth a stop.  I can't remember if the place next to the Grand-Place was still in business last time I passed by.  ("Collectors Record Shop" or something)  Amazing that it would last as long as it did in the high-rent location! 



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