Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Jazz Albums – Top 30

Originally posted on the DMDB Facebook page on 4/13/11.

Here are the top-ranked jazz albums of all time, as determined by Dave’s Music Database.

1. Miles Davis...Kind of Blue (1959)
2. John Coltrane...A Love Supreme (1965)
3. Miles Davis...Bitches Brew (1970)
4. Frank Sinatra...Songs for Swinging Lovers (1956)
5. Norah Jones...Come Away with Me (2002)
6. Dave Brubeck...Time Out (1960)
7. Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto...Getz/Gilberto (1963)
8. Louis Armstrong...Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings (1928)
9. Ornette Coleman...The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959)
10. Herbie Hancock...Head Hunters (1973)

11. Benny Goodman...The Complete Legendary Carnegie Hall Concert (1938)
12. Eric Dolphy...Out to Lunch! (1964)
13. Charles Mingus...Mingus Ah Um (1959)
14. Miles Davis...In a Silent Way (1969)
15. Sonny Rollins...Saxophone Colossus (1956)
16. Miles Davis & Gil Evans...Sketches of Spain (1960)
17. Duke Ellington...The Blanton-Webster Band (box set: 1939-42)
18. Norah Jones...Feels Like Home (2004)
19. Miles Davis...Birth of the Cool (1950)
20. Weather Report...Heavy Weather (1977)

21. Duke Ellington...At Newport (1956)
22. Charles Mingus...The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (1963)
23. John Coltrane...Giant Steps (1959)
24. Ella Fitzgerald...Sings the Cole Porter Songbook (1956)
25. Mahavishnu Orchestra...The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)
26. Henry Mancini...Music from Peter Gunn (1959)
27. Thelonious Monk...Brilliant Corners (1956)
28. Erroll Garner...Concert by the Sea (1955)
29. Thelonious Monk...Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 1 (1947)
30. Oliver Nelson...Blues and the Abstract Truth (1961)


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