Jazz Albums Everyone Should Own

A Listmania! list by Alfie Cooke (Between the Thames and the Medway)
 
Kind Of Blue
1.  Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "Miles' Masterpiece - Probably his best ever group.  Standout track has to be Flamenco Sketches."
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A Love Supreme
2.  A Love Supreme by John Coltrane
The list author says:
  "The mid-point between Coltrane's inside and outside playing, the Love Supreme suite is a great spiritual exploration."
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Mingus Ah Um
3.  Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
The list author says:
  "There are many worthy Mingus albums but this is the best place to start.  Lots of variety and the best examples of some of his best compositions - standout tracks - Better Get It In Your Soul, Goodbye"
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Blues & Roots
4.  Blues & Roots by Charles Mingus
The list author says:
  "Buy 'Ah Um' first and then buy this - Jackie MClean (as) is in fantastic form and there are yet more Mingus tunes to get your toes tapping and your ears flapping."
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Birth of The Cool
5.  Birth of The Cool by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "Beautiful arrangements throughout but the standout track is Jeru."
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Sketches of Spain
6.  Sketches of Spain by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "Miles and Gil Evans produced enough great music to fill a list on their own but this is the best iof the bunch.  There isn't a duff track on the whole album but the Concierto is the masterpiece."
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Out To Lunch (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
7.  Out To Lunch (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition) by Eric Dolphy
The list author says:
  "Dolphy straddled the world between the mainstream and the avant-garde.  This leans more towards the latter but is just about the best example of his multi-instrumentalist skills."
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Song For My Father
8.  Song For My Father by Horace Silver
The list author says:
  "Funky! Groovy! Damn this is good music!  The title track is worth the price on its own."
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Money Jungle
9.  Money Jungle by Duke Ellington
The list author says:
  "Ellingotn was always a great pianist but his orchestra always took first place.  Here you get to here him close up and personal, stretching out towards the modern edge of jazz.  Mingus is in one bass."
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Bitches Brew
10.  Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "Having done the 'birth of the cool' you should check out Miles' 'birth of the fusion'.  'Pharoah's Dance' was always my favourite track."
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Maiden Voyage
11.  Maiden Voyage by Herbie Hancock
The list author says:
  "Herbie Hancock is better know for the finger-snapping Cantaloup Island and Watermelon Man but this is a far better place to start.  Very subtle, very dream-ladden."
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Destination Out
12.  Destination Out by Jackie McLean
The list author says:
  "Jackie McLean was a fantastic saxophonist and Grachan Moncur is a superb composer - Love and Hate is the standout track."
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Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
13.  Duke Ellington & John Coltrane by Elvin Jones
The list author says:
  "More from Ellington's meeting with the cutting edge of jazz - this time with John Coltrane.  The standout track is "In A Sentimental Mood"."
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Giant Steps
14.  Giant Steps by John Coltrane
The list author says:
  "There are many excellent Coltrane albums. If you have an adventurous ear try Ascension or Kulu Se Mama. For those just dipping their feet in the water, start with Giant Steps."
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Monk's Dream
15.  Monk's Dream by Thelonious Monk
The list author says:
  "Thelonious Monk's stint with Columbia had his most sympathetic sideman (Charlie Rouse on tenor).  This is the best of an excellent batch of recordings."
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'Round About Midnight
16.  'Round About Midnight by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "The title track is the standout but everything is worth hearing over and over."
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