Best Jazz albums

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Coleman Hawkins: Rainbow Mist (1944)

Label: Apollo Records

Personnel: 

  • Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) and his Orchestra
  • Dizzy Gillespie – trumpet
  • Auld/Hawkins/Webster Sextet
  • Georgie Auld and his Orchestra

Producer: Robert G.Koester

Track listing

  1. Rainbow Mist – Coleman Hawkins
  2. Woody ‘N You – Dizzy Gillespie
  3. Bu-Dee-Daht – Charlie Hart and B. Johnson
  4. Disorder at the Border – Coleman Hawkins
  5. Yesterdays – Otto Harbach and Jerome Kern
  6. Feeling Zero – Coleman Hawkins
  7. Salt Peanuts – Kenny Clarke, Dizzy Gillespie
  8. Uptown Lullaby – Leonard Feather
  9. Pick-Up Boys – Leonard Feather
  10. Porgy – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
  11. Concerto for Tenor – J.P. Johnson
  12. Taps Miller – Count Basie, Buck Clayton, Bob Russell
  13. I Can’t Get Started – Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin, Thad Jones
  14. Sweet and Lovely – Gus Arnheim , Jules LeMare, Harry Tobias

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Dizzy Gillespie: Bird & Diz (1952)

Label: Verve

Personnel: 

  • Charlie Parker – saxophone
  • Curley Russell – bass 
  • Buddy Rich – drums 
  • Thelonious Monk – piano 
  • Dizzy Gillespie – trumpet 
  • Tommy Potter – bass 
  • Carlos Vidal – bongo 
  • Max Roach – drums 
  • Al Haig – piano 
  • Tommy Turk – trombone 
  • Kenny Dorham – trumpet 

Producer: Norman Granz

Track listing

  1. Bloomdido – Charlie Parker
  2. My Melancholy Baby – Emmie M.Burnett, George A.Norton
  3. Relaxin with Lee – Charlie Parker
  4. Passport – Charlie Parker
  5. Leap Frog – Benny Harris, Charlie Parker
  6. An Oscar for Treadwell – Charlie Parker
  7. Mohawk – Charlie Parker
  8. Visa – Charlie Parker

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Various Artists: The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever (1953)

Label: Prestige

Personnel: 

  • Charlie Parker – alto saxophone 
  • Charles Mingus – bass
  • Max Roach – drums
  • Bud Powell – piano
  • Dizzy Gillespie – trumpet 
  • Tony Lane – art direction, design
  • Phil Carroll – artwork, cover art
  • Stephen Davis – linear notes

Track listing

  1. Perdido
  2. Salt Peanuts
  3. All the Things You Are
  4. Wee
  5. Hot House
  6. A Night in Tunisia
  7. Embreacable You
  8. Sure Thing
  9. My Devotion
  10. Polka Dots and Moonbeans
  11. Cherokee
  12. Jubilee
  13. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  14. My Heart Stood Still
  15. I Want To Be Happy
  16. Lullaby of Birdland

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Sarah Vaughan: With Clifford Brown (1954)

Label: EmArcy

Personnel:

  • Sarah Vaughan – vocals
  • Clifford Brown – trumpet
  • Paul Quinichette – tenor saxophone
  • Herbie Mann – flute
  • Jimmy Jones – piano
  • Joe Benjamin – bass
  • Roy Haynes – drums
  • Ernie Wilkins – conductor
  • John Malachi – piano 

Producer: Bob Shad

Track listing

  1. Lullaby of Birdland – George Shearing, George David Weiss
  2. April in Paris – Vernon Duke, E.Y. “Yip” Harburg
  3. He’s My Guy – Gene de Paul and Don Raye
  4. Jim – Caesar Petrillo – Edward Ros, Nelson Shawn
  5. You’re Not the Kind – Will Hudson, Irving Mills
  6. Embraceable You – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  7. I’m Glad There Is You -Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Mertz
  8. September Song – Maxwell Anderson, Kurt Weill
  9. It’s Crazy – Dorothy Fields, Richard Rodgers

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Erroll Garner: Concert by the Sea (1955)

Label: Columbia

Personnel: 

  • Erroll Garner – piano
  • Eddie Calhoun – double bass
  • Denzil Best – drums

Producer: Larry Keyes

Track listing

  1. I’ll Remember April – Gene de Paul, Patricia Johnston, Don Raye
  2. Teach Me Tonight – Sammy Cahn, De Paul
  3. Mambo Carmel-by-the-sea – Erroll Garner
  4. Autumn Leaves -Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert and Johnny Mercer
  5. It’s All Right With Me – Cole Porter
  6. Red Top – Lionel Hampton, Ben Kynard
  7. April in Paris -Vernon Duke, Yip Harburg
  8. They Can’t Take That Away from Me – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  9. How Could You Do a Thing Like That to Me – Tyree Glenn, Allan Roberts
  10. Where or When – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  11. Erroll’s Theme – Garner

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Ella Fitzgerald: Ella & Louis (1956)

Label: Verve

Personnel: 

  • Louis Armstrong – vocals, trumpet
  • Ella Fitzgerald – vocals
  • Ray Brown – bass
  • Herb Ellis – guitar
  • Oscar Peterson – piano
  • Buddy Rich – drums

Producer: Norman Granz

Track listing

  1. Can’t We Be Friends? – Paul James, Kay Swift
  2. Isn’t This a Lovely Day? – Irving Berlin
  3. Moonlight in Vermont – John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf
  4. They Can’t Take That Away from Me – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  5. Under a Blanket of Blue – Jerry Livingston, Al J. Neiburg and Marty Symes
  6. Tenderly – Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence
  7. A Foggy Day – G. Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  8. Stars Fell on Alabama – Mitchell Parish, Frank Perkins
  9. Cheek to Cheek – Berlin
  10. The Nearness of You – Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
  11. April in Paris – Vernon Duke, Yip Harburg

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The Modern Jazz Quartet: Fontessa (1956)

Label: Atlantic

Personnel: 

  • John Lewis – piano
  • Milt Jackson – vibraphone
  • Percy Heath – double bass
  • Connie Kay – drums

Producer: Nesuhi Ertegun

Track listing

  1. Versailles – John Lewis
  2. Angel Eyes – Earl Brent and Matt Dennis
  3. Fontessa – Lewis
  4. Over the Rainbow – Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg
  5. Bluesology – Milt Jackson
  6. Willow Weep for Me – Ann Ronell
  7. Woodyn You – Dizzy Gillespie

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Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus (1956)

Label: Prestige

Personnel: 

  • Sonny Rollins — tenor saxophone
  • Tommy Flanagan — piano
  • Doug Watkins — bass
  • Max Roach — drums

Producer: Bob Weinstock

Track listing

  1. Thomas – Sonny Rollins
  2. You don’t know what love is – Gene de Paul and Don Raye
  3. Strode Rode – Sonny Rollins
  4. Moritat – Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht
  5. Blue 7 – Sonny Rollins

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Charles Mingus: Pithecanthropus Erectus (1956)

Label: Atlantic

Personnel: 

  • Charles Mingus – bass
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • J. R. Monterose – tenor saxophone
  • Mal Waldron – piano
  • Willie Jones – drums

Producer: Nesuhi Ertegun

Track listing

  1. Pithecanthropus Erectus – Charles Mingus
  2. A Foggy Day – George Gershwin
  3. Profile of Jackie – Charles Mingus
  4. Love Chant – Charles Mingus

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Duke Ellington: At Newport (1956)

Label: Columbia

Personnel: 

  • Harry Carney – baritone sax
  • John Willie Cook – trumpet
  • Duke Ellington – piano
  • Paul Gonsalves – tenor sax
  • Jimmy Grissom – voice
  • Jimmy Hamilton – clarinet
  • Johnny Hodges – alto sax
  • Quentin Jackson – trombone
  • William “Cat” Anderson – trumpet
  • Ray Nance – voice, trumpet
  • Russell Procope – alto sax
  • John Sanders – trombone
  • Clark Terry – trumpet
  • James Woode – bass
  • Britt Woodman – trombone
  • Sam Woodyard – drums

Producer: George Avakian

Track listing

  1. Festival Junction – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  2. Blues to Be There – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  3. Newport Up – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  4. Jeep’s Blues – Duke Ellington
  5. Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue – Duke Ellington

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John Coltrane: Blue Train (1957)

Label: Blue Note 

Personnel: 

  • John Coltrane — tenor saxophone
  • Lee Morgan — trumpet
  • Curtis Fuller — trombone
  • Kenny Drew — piano
  • Paul Chambers — bass
  • Philly Joe Jones — drums

Producer: Alfred Lion

Track listing

  1. Blue Train – John Coltrane
  2. Moment’s Notice – John Coltrane
  3. Locomotion – John Coltrane
  4. I’m Old Fashioned – Johnny Mercer and Jerome Kern
  5. Lazy Bird – John Coltrane

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Thelonious Monk: Brilliant Corners (1957)

Label: Riverside

Personnel: 

  • Thelonious Monk – piano; celeste 
  • Ernie Henry – alto saxophone 
  • Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone
  • Oscar Pettiford – double bass 
  • Max Roach – drums; timpani 
  • Clark Terry – trumpet 
  • Paul Chambers – double bass 

Producer: Orrin Keepnews

Track listing

  1. Brilliant Corners – Thelonious Monk
  2. Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are – Thelonious Monk
  3. Pannonica – Thelonious Monk
  4. I Surrender, Dear – Barry Harris
  5. Bemsha Swing – Thelonious Monk, Denzil Best

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers: Moanin (1958)

Label: Blue Note 

Personnel: 

  • Art Blakey – drums
  • Lee Morgan – trumpet
  • Benny Golson – tenor saxophone
  • Bobby Timmons – piano
  • Jymie Merritt – bass

Producer: Alfred Lion

Track listing

  1. Moanin – Bobby Timmons
  2. Are You Real – Benny Golson
  3. Along Came Betty – Benny Golson
  4. The Drum Thunder Suite – Benny Golson
  5. Blues March – Benny Golson
  6. Come Rain or Come Shine – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer

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Miles Davis: Milestones (1958)

Label: Columbia

Personnel: 

  • Miles Davis – trumpet, piano 
  • Cannonball Adderley – alto saxophone
  • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
  • Red Garland – piano
  • Paul Chambers – double bass
  • Philly Joe Jones – drums

Producer: George Avakian

Track listing

  1. Jekyll – Jackie McLean
  2. Sid’s Ahead – Miles Davis
  3. Two Bass Hit – John Lewis, Dizzy Gillespie
  4. Miles – Miles Davis
  5. Billy Boy – traditional, arr.Ahmad Jamal
  6. Straight, No Chaser – Thelonious Monk

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Julian Cannonball Adderley: Somethin’ Else (1958)

Label: Blue Note 

Personnel: 

  • Cannonball Adderley — alto saxophone
  • Miles Davis — trumpet
  • Hank Jones — piano
  • Sam Jones — bass
  • Art Blakey — drums

Producer: Alfred Lion

Track listing

  1. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prevert
  2. Love for Sale – Cole Porter
  3. Something Else – Miles Davis
  4. One for Daddy-O – Nat Adderley
  5. Dancing in the Dark – Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz

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Sonny Clark: Cool Struttin’ (1958)

Label: Blue Note 

Personnel: 

  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Art Farmer – trumpet
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Philly Joe Jones – drums

Producer: Alfred Lion

Track listing

  1. Cool Struttin – Sonny Clark
  2. Blue Minor – Sonny Clark
  3. Sippin’ at Bells- Miles Davis
  4. Deep Night – Charles Henderson, Rudy Vallée

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Miles Davis: Kind of Blue (1959)

Label: Columbia

Personnel: 

  • Miles Davis – trumpet, band leader
  • Julian “Cannonball” Adderley – alto saxophone
  • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
  • Bill Evans – piano 
  • Wynton Kelly – piano
  • Paul Chambers – double bass
  • Jimmy Cobb – drums

Producer: Teo Macero – Irving Townsend

Track listing

  1. So What – Miles Davis
  2. Freddie Freeloader – Miles Davis
  3. Blue in Green – Miles Davis, Bill Evans
  4. All Blues – Miles Davis
  5. Flamenco Sketches – Miles Davis, Bill Evans

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Dave Brubeck: Time Out (1959)

Label: Columbia

Personnel: 

  • Dave Brubeck – piano
  • Paul Desmond – alto saxophone
  • Eugene Wright – bass
  • Joe Morello – drums

Producer: Teo Macero

Track listing

  1. Blue Rondo a la Turk – Dave Brubeck
  2. Strange Meadow Lark – Dave Brubeck
  3. Take Five – Paul Desmond
  4. Three To Get Ready – Dave Brubeck
  5. Kathy’s Waltz – Dave Brubeck
  6. Everybody’s Jumpin – Dave Brubeck
  7. Pick Up Sticks – Dave Brubeck

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Ornette Coleman: Shape of the Things to Come (1959)

Label: Atlantic

Personnel: 

  • Ornette Coleman – alto saxophone
  • Don Cherry – cornet
  • Charlie Haden – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Producer: Nesuhi Ertegun

Track listing

  1. Lonely Woman – Ornette Coleman
  2. Eventually – Ornette Coleman
  3. Peace – Ornette Coleman
  4. Focus on Sanity – Ornette Coleman
  5. Congeniality – Ornette Coleman
  6. Chronology – Ornette Coleman

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Ray Charles: The Genius Of (1959)

Label: Atlantic

Personnel: 

  • Ray Charles – piano and vocals
  • Clark Terry – trumpet
  • Ernie Royal – trumpet
  • Joe Newman – trumpet
  • Snookie Young – trumpet
  • Marcus Belgrave – trumpet
  • John Hunt – trumpet
  • Melba Liston – trombone
  • Quentin Jackson – trombone
  • Thomas Mitchell – trombone
  • Al Gray – trombone
  • Frank Wess – flute, alto saxophone and tenor saxophone
  • Marshall Royal – alto sax
  • Paul Gonsalves – tenor sax
  • Zoot Sims – tenor sax 
  • Billy Mitchell – tenor sax
  • David “Fathead” Newman – tenor sax 
  • Quincy Jones – arranger, conductor
  • Allen Hanlon – guitar
  • Wendell Marshall – bass
  • Ted Sommer – drums
  • Bob Brookmeyer – valve trombone
  • Harry Lookofsky – concertmaster
  • Ralph Burns – arranger

Producer: Nesuhi Ertegün – Jerry Wexler

Track listing

  1. Let the Good Times Roll – SamTheard, Fleecie Moore
  2. It Had to Be You – Gus Kahn, Isham Jones
  3. Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Irving Berlin
  4. Two Years of Torture – Percy Mayfield, Charles Joseph Morris
  5. When Your Lover Has Gone – Einar Aaron Swan
  6. Deed I Do – Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose
  7. Just for a Thrill – Lil Hardin Armstrong, Don Raye
  8. You Won’t Let Me Go – Bud Allen, Buddy Johnson
  9. Tell Me You’ll Wait for Me – Charles Brown, Oscar Moore
  10. Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Cryin’ – Joe Greene
  11. Am I Blue? – Grant Clarke, Harry Akst
  12. Come Rain or Come Shine – Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen

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Charles Mingus: Ah Um (1959)

Label: Columbia

Personnel: 

  • John Handy – alto sax , clarinet , tenor sax
  • Booker Ervin – tenor sax
  • Shafi Hadi – tenor sax , alto sax 
  • Willie Dennis – trombone 
  • Jimmy Knepper – trombone 
  • Horace Parlan – piano
  • Charles Mingus – bass, piano
  • Dannie Richmond – drums

Producer: Teo Macero

Track listing

  1. Better Git It in Your Soul – Charles Mingus
  2. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat – Charles Mingus
  3. Boogie Stop Shuffle – Charles Mingus
  4. Self-Portrait in Three Colors – Charles Mingus
  5. Open Letter to Duke – Charles Mingus
  6. Bird Calls – Charles Mingus
  7. Fables of Faubus – Charles Mingus
  8. Pussy Cat Dues – Charles Mingus
  9. Jelly Roll – Charles Mingus

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Freddie Hubbard: Open Sesame (1960)

Label: Blue Note 

Personnel: 

  • Freddie Hubbard: trumpet
  • Tina Brooks: tenor saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner: piano
  • Sam Jones: bass
  • Clifford Jarvis: drums

Producer: Alfred Lion

Track listing

  1. Open Sesame – Brooks
  2. But Beautiful – Burke and Van Heusen
  3. Gypsy Blue – Brooks
  4. All or Nothing at All – Altman and Lawrence
  5. One Mint Julep – Toombs
  6. Hub’s Nub – Hubbard

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Ornette Coleman: Free Jazz (1960)

Label: Atlantic

Personnel: 

Left channel

  • Ornette Coleman — alto saxophone
  • Don Cherry — pocket trumpet
  • Scott LaFaro — bass
  • Billy Higgins — drums
Right channel
  • Eric Dolphy — bass clarinet
  • Freddie Hubbard — trumpet
  • Charlie Haden — bass
  • Ed Blackwell — drums

Producer: Nesuhi Ertegün

Track listing

  1. Free Jazz (part one) – Ornette Coleman
  2. Free Jazz (part two) – Ornette Coleman

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Hank Mobley: Soul station (1960)

Label: Blue Note 

Personnel: 

  • Hank Mobley — tenor saxophone
  • Wynton Kelly — piano
  • Paul Chambers — bass
  • Art Blakey — drums

Producer: Alfred Lion

Track listing

  1. Remember – Irving Berlin
  2. This I Dig of You – Hank Mobley
  3. Dig Dis – Hank Mobley
  4. Split Feelin’s – Hank Mobley
  5. Soul Station – Hank Mobley
  6. If I Should Lose You – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin

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John Coltrane: Giant Steps (1960)

Label: Atlantic

Personnel: 

  • John Coltrane — tenor saxophone
  • Tommy Flanagan — piano
  • Wynton Kelly — piano 
  • Paul Chambers — bass
  • Art Taylor — drums
  • Jimmy Cobb — drums 
  • Cedar Walton — piano 
  • Lex Humphries — drums 

Producer: Nesuhi Ertegün

Track listing

  1. Giant Steps – John Coltrane
  2. Cousin Mary – John Coltrane
  3. Countdown – John Coltrane
  4. Spiral – John Coltrane
  5. Syeeda’s Song Flute – John Coltrane
  6. Naima – John Coltrane
  7. P.C. – John Coltrane

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Bill Evans Trio: Sunday at the Village Vanguard (1961)

Label: Riverside

Personnel: 

  • Bill Evans – piano
  • Scott LaFaro – bass
  • Paul Motian – drums

Producer: Orrin Keepnews

Track listing

  1. Gloria’s Step (take 2) – Scott LaFaro
  2. My Man’s Gone Now – George Gershwin
  3. Solar – Miles Davis
  4. Alice in Wonderland – (take 2) – Sammy Fain
  5. All of You (take 2) – Cole Porter
  6. Jade Visions (take 2) – Scott LaFaro

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The Gil Evans Orchestra: Out of the Cool (1961)

Label: Impulse

Personnel: 

  • Gil Evans – piano
  • Johnny Coles – trumpet
  • Phil Sunkel – trumpet
  • Keg Johnson – trombone
  • Jimmy Knepper – trombone
  • Tony Studd – bass trombone
  • Bill Barber – tuba
  • Ray Beckenstein – alto saxophone, flute, piccolo
  • Eddie Caine – alto saxophone, flute, piccolo
  • Budd Johnson – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
  • Bob Tricarico – flute, piccolo, bassoon
  • Ray Crawford – guitar
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Elvin Jones – drums
  • Charli Persip – drums

Producer: Creed Taylor

Track listing

  1. La Nevada – Gil Evans
  2. Where Flamingos Fly – Elthea Peale, Harold Courlander, John Benson Brooks
  3. Bilbao Song – Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
  4. Stratusphunk – George Russell
  5. Sunken Treasure – Evans
  6. Sister Sadie – Horace Silver

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Oliver Nelson: The Blues and the Abstract Truth (1961)

Label: Impulse

Personnel: 

  • Oliver Nelson – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Eric Dolphy – flute, alto saxophone
  • George Barrow – baritone saxophone
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Bill Evans – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Roy Haynes – drums

Producer: Creed Taylor

Track listing

  1. Stolen Moments – Oliver Nelson
  2. Hoe-Down – Oliver Nelson
  3. Cascades – Oliver Nelson
  4. Yearnin’ – Oliver Nelson
  5. Butch and Butch – Oliver Nelson
  6. Teenie’s Blues – Oliver Nelson

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George Russell Sextet: Ezz-thetics  (1961)

Label: Riverside Records

Personnel: 

  • George Russell – piano, arranger
  • Don Ellis – trumpet
  • Dave Baker – trombone
  • Eric Dolphy – alto sax and bass clarinet
  • Steve Swallow – bass
  • Joe Hunt – drums

Producer: Orrin Keepnews

Track listing

  1. Ezz-thetic – George Russell
  2. Nardis – Miles Davis
  3. Lydiot – George Russell
  4. Thoughts – George Russell
  5. Honesty – David Baker
  6. Round Midnight – Thelonious Monk
  7. Kige’s Tune (take 2) – Al Kiger
  8. Kige’s Tune (take 5) – Al Kiger

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Sonny Rollins: The Bridge (1962)

Label: Bluebird

Personnel:

  • Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone
  • Jim Hall – guitar
  • Bob Cranshaw – bass
  • Ben Riley – drums
  • Harry “H.T.” Saunders – drums 

Producer: George Akavian, Bob Prince

Track listing

  1. Without a Song – Edward Eliscu,Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans
  2. Where Are You? – Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh
  3. John S. – Sonny Rollins
  4. The Bridge – Sonny Rollins
  5. God Bless the Child – Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday
  6. You Do Something To Me – Cole Porter

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Cecil Taylor Jazz Unit: Nefertiti (1962)

Label: Fontana

Personnel: 

  • Cecil Taylor – piano
  • Jimmy Lyons – alto saxophone
  • Sunny Murray – drums

Producer: Anders Stefansen

Track listing

  1. Trance – Cecil Taylor
  2. Call – Cecil Taylor
  3. Lena – Cecil Taylor
  4. D Trad, That’s What – Cecil Taylor
  5. What’s New? – Johnny Burke, Bob Haggart
  6. Nefertiti, the Beautiful One Has Come – Cecil Taylor
  7. Lena [second version) – Cecil Taylor
  8. Nefertiti, the Beautiful One Has Come – Cecil Taylor

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Dexter Gordon: Go (1962)

Label: Blue Note 

Personnel: 

  • Dexter Gordon – tenor saxophone
  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Butch Warren – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Producer: Alfred Lion

Track listing

  1. Cheese Cake – Dexter Gordon
  2. Guess, I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry – Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn
  3. Second Balcony Jump – Billy Eckstine, Gerald Valentine
  4. Love for Sale – Cole Porter
  5. Where are You – Jimmy McHugh, Harold Adamson
  6. Three O’clock in the Morning – Dorothy Terris, Julian Robledo

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The Oscar Peterson Trio: Night Train (1962)

Label: Verve

Personnel: 

  • Oscar Peterson – piano
  • Ray Brown – double bass
  • Ed Thigpen – drums

Producer: Norman Granz

Track listing

  1. Night Train – Duke Ellington
  2. C Jam Blues – Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington
  3. Georgia On My Mind – Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorell
  4. Bag’s Groove – Milt Jackson
  5. Moten Swing – Benny Moten
  6. Easy Soes It – Sy Oliver – Trummy Young
  7. Honey Dripper – Joe Liggins
  8. Things Ain’t What They Used To Be – Mercer Ellington, Ted Parsons
  9. I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good – Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster
  10. Band Call – Duke Ellington
  11. Hymn to Freedom – Oscar Peterson

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Charlie Mingus: The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (1963)

Label: Impulse

Personnel: 

  • Charles Mingus – bass, piano, composer
  • Jerome Richardson – soprano and baritone saxophone, flute
  • Charlie Mariano – alto saxophone
  • Dick Hafer – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Rolf Ericson – trumpet
  • Richard Williams – trumpet
  • Quentin Jackson – trombone
  • Don Butterfield – tuba, contrabass trombone
  • Jaki Byard – piano
  • Jay Berliner – classical guitar
  • Dannie Richmond – drums

Producer: Bob Thiele

Track listing 

  1. Track A – Solo Dancer – Charles Mingus
  2. Track B – Duet Solo Dancers – Charles Mingus
  3. Track C – Trio and Group Dancers – Charles Mingus
  4. Mode D – Trio and Group Dancers – Charles Mingus                 Mode E – Single Solos and Group Dance                                              Mode F – Group and Solo Dance

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Kenny Burrell: Midnight Blue (1963)

Label: Blue Note 

Personnel: 

  • Kenny Burrell – guitar
  • Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
  • Major Holley – bass
  • Billy Gene English – drums
  • Ray Barretto – conga

Producer: Michael Cuscuna – Alfred Lion – Tom Vasatka

Track listing

  1. Chitlins con Carne – Kenny Burrell
  2. Mule- Kenny Burrell, Major Holley, Jr.
  3. Soul Lament – Kenny Burrell
  4. Midnight Blue – Kenny Burrell
  5. Wavy Gravy – Kenny Burrell
  6. Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good To You – Andy Razaf, Don Redman
  7. Saturday Night Blues – Kenny Burrell

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Joe Henderson: Page One (1963)

Label: Blue Note 

Personnel: 

  • Kenny Dorham – trumpet
  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Pete La Roca – drums
  • McCoy Tyner – piano
  • Butch Warren – double bass

Producer: Alfred Lion

Track listing

  1. Blue Bossa – Kenny Dorham
  2. La Mesha – Kenny Dorham
  3. Homestretch – Joe Henderson
  4. Recorda Me – Joe Henderson
  5. Jinrikisha – Joe Henderson
  6. Out of the Night – Joe Henderson

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Eric Dolphy: Out To Lunch (1964)

Label: Blue Note

Personnel: 

  • Eric Dolphy – bass clarinet, flute, alto saxophone
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Bobby Hutcherson – vibraphone
  • Richard Davis – bass
  • Tony Williams – drums

Producer: Alfred Lion

Track listing

  1. Hat and Beard – Eric Dolphy
  2. Something Sweet, Something Tender – Eric Dolphy
  3. Gazzelloni – Eric Dolphy
  4. Out to Lunch – Eric Dolphy
  5. Straight Up and Down – Eric Dolphy

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Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto: Getz / Gilberto (1964)

Label: Verve

Personnel: 

  • Stan Getz – tenor saxophone
  • João Gilberto – guitar, vocals
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim – piano
  • Sebastião Neto – bass
  • Milton Banana – drums
  • Astrud Gilberto – vocals

Producer: Creed Taylor

Track listing

  1. The Girl from Ipanema – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Morales, Norman Gimbel
  2. Doralice – Dorival Caymmi, Antonio Almeida
  3. P’ra Machucar Meu Coracao – Ary Barroso
  4. Desafinado – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonca
  5. Corcovado – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees
  6. So Danco Samba – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Morales
  7. O Grande Amor – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Morales
  8. Vivo Sonhando – Antonio Carlos Jobim
  9. The Girl From Ipanema (45 rpm issue) – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Morales, Norman Gimbel
  10. Corcovado (45 rpm issue) – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees

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Albert Ayler Trio: Spiritual Unity (1964)

Label: ESP Disk

Personnel: 

  • Albert Ayler – tenor saxophone 
  • Gary Peacock – bass
  • Sunny Murray – percussion

Producer: Bernard Stollman

Track listing 

  1. Ghosts: First Variation – Albert Ayler
  2. The Wizard – Albert Ayler
  3. Spirits – Albert Ayler
  4. Ghosts: Second Variation – Albert Ayler

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Lee Morgan: The Sidewinder (1964)

Label: Blue Note

Personnel: 

  • Lee Morgan – trumpet
  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Barry Harris – piano
  • Bob Cranshaw – double bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Producer: Alfred Lion

Track listing

  1. The Sidewinder – Lee Morgan
  2. Totem Pole – Lee Morgan
  3. Gary’s Notebook – Lee Morgan
  4. Boy, What a Night – Lee Morgan
  5. Hocus Pocus – Lee Morgan 

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Bill Evans Trio: Waltz for Debby (1964)

Label: Riverside

Personnel: 

  • Bill Evans – piano
  • Scott LaFaro – bass
  • Paul Motian – drums

Producer: Orrin Keepnews

Track listing 

  1. My Foolish Heart – Victor Young, Ned Washington
  2. Waltz for Debby [take 2] – Bill Evans, Gene Lees
  3. Detour Ahead [take 2] – Lou Carter, Herb Ellis, Johnny Frigo
  4. My Romance [take 1] – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  5. Some Other Time – Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green

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Andrew Hill: Point of Departure (1964)

Label: Blue Note 

Personnel: 

  • Kenny Dorham – trumpet
  • Eric Dolphy – alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Andrew Hill – piano
  • Richard Davis – double bass
  • Tony Williams – drums

Producer: Alfred Lion

Track listing

  1. Refuge – Andrew Hill
  2. New Monastery – Andrew Hill
  3. Spectrum – Andrew Hill
  4. Flight 19 – Andrew Hill
  5. Dedication – Andrew Hill

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John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (1965)

Label: Impulse

Personnel: 

The John Coltrane Quartet
  • John Coltrane – bandleader, liner notes, vocals, and tenor saxophone
  • Jimmy Garrison – double bass
  • Elvin Jones – drums
  • McCoy Tyner – piano
  • Art Davis – double bass
  • Archie Shepp – tenor saxophone 

Producer: Bob Thiele

Track listing

  1. Part 1: Acknowledgement – John Coltrane
  2. Part 2: Resolution – John Coltrane
  3. Part 3: Pursuance / Part 4: Psalm – John Coltrane

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Roland Kirk: Rip Rig & Panic (1965)

Label: Limelight

Personnel: 

  • Roland Kirk: tenor saxophone, stritch, manzello, flute, siren, oboe, castanets
  • Jaki Byard: piano
  • Richard Davis: bass
  • Elvin Jones: drums

Producer: Billy Graham

Track listing

  1. No Tonic Pres – Roland Kirk
  2. Once In a While – Michael Edwards, Bud Green
  3. From Bechet, Byas, and Fats – Roland Kirk
  4. Mystical Dream – Roland Kirk
  5. Rip, Rig & Panic – Roland Kirk
  6. Black Diamond – Milt Sealey
  7. Slippery, Hippery, Flippery – Roland Kirk

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The Horace Silver Quintet: Song For My Father (1965)

Label: Blue Note 

Personnel: 

Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5
  • Horace Silver — piano
  • Carmell Jones — trumpet
  • Joe Henderson — tenor saxophone
  • Teddy Smith — bass
  • Roger Humphries — drums
Tracks 3, 6-10
  • Horace Silver — piano
  • Blue Mitchell — trumpet 
  • Junior Cook — tenor saxophone 
  • Gene Taylor — bass
  • Roy Brooks — drums

Producer: Alfred Lion

Track listing

  1. Song For My Father – Horace Silver
  2. The Natives Are Restless Tonight – Horace Silver
  3. Calcutta Cutie – Horace Silver
  4. Que Pasa – Horace Silver
  5. The Kicker – Joe Henderson
  6. Lonely Woman – Horace Silver

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Wayne Shorter: Speak No Evil (1965)

Label: Blue Note

Personnel: 

  • Wayne Shorter — tenor saxophone
  • Freddie Hubbard — trumpet
  • Herbie Hancock — piano
  • Ron Carter — double bass
  • Elvin Jones — drums

Producer: Alfred Lion

Track listing

  1. Witch hunt – Wayne Shorter
  2. Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum – Wayne Shorter
  3. Dance Cadaverous – Wayne Shorter
  4. Speak No Evil – Wayne Shorter
  5. Infant Eyes – Wayne Shorter
  6. Wild Flower – Wayne Shorter

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Ornette Coleman Trio: At the Golden Circle, Vol. 1 (1965)

Label: Blue Note

Personnel: 

  • Ornette Coleman — alto saxophone, violin, trumpet
  • David Izenzon — double bass
  • Charles Moffett — drums

Producer: Francis Volff

Track listing

  1. Faces and Places – Ornette Coleman
  2. European Echoes – Ornette Coleman
  3. Dee Dee – Ornette Coleman
  4. Dawn – Ornette Coleman

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Herbie Hancock: Maiden Voyage (1965)

Label: Blue Note

Personnel: 

  • Herbie Hancock — piano
  • Freddie Hubbard — trumpet
  • George Coleman — tenor saxophone
  • Ron Carter — bass
  • Tony Williams — drums

Producer: Alfred Lion

Track listing

  1. Maiden Voyage – Herbie Hancock
  2. The Eye of the Gurricane – Herbie Hancock
  3. Little One – Herbie Hancock
  4. Survival of the Fittest – Herbie Hancock
  5. Dolphin Dance – Herbie Hancock

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Larry Young: Unity (1966)

Label: Blue Note

Personnel: 

  • Larry Young – Hammond B-3 organ
  • Woody Shaw – trumpet
  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Elvin Jones – drums

Producer: Alfred Lion

  1. Zoltan – Woody Shaw
  2. Monk’s Dream – Thelonious Monk
  3. If – Joe Henderson
  4. The Moontrane – Woody Shaw
  5. Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise – Oscar Hammerstein II,  Sigmund Romberg
  6. Beyond All Limits – Woody Shaw

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Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser (1967)

Label: Columbia

Personnel: 

  • Thelonious Monk – piano
  • Charlie Rouse – tenor sax
  • Larry Gales – bass
  • Ben Riley – drums

Producer: Teo Macero

Track listing

  1. Locomotive – Thelonious Monk
  2. I Didn’t Know About You – Duke Ellington
  3. Straight No Chaser – Thelonious Monk
  4. Japanese Folk Song (Kōjō no Tsuki) – Rentarō Taki
  5. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea – Harold Arlen
  6. We See – Thelonious. Monk

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McCoy Tyner: The Real MCCoy (1967)

Label: Blue Note

Personnel: 

  • McCoy Tyner – piano
  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Elvin Jones – drums

Producer: Alfred Lion

Track listing 

  1. Passion Dance – McCoy Tyner
  2. Contemplation – McCoy Tyner
  3. Four By Five – McCoy Tyner
  4. Search for Peace – McCoy Tyner
  5. Blues on the Corner – McCoy Tyner

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Sun – Ra: Atlantis (1967)

Label: Saturn / Impulse

Personnel: 

  • Sun Ra – solar sound organ, solar sound instrument
  • John Gilmore- tenor saxophone, percussion
  • Pat Patrick- baritone saxophone, flute
  • Marshall Allen- alto saxophone, oboe
  • Danny Thompson – alto saxophone, flute
  • Bob Barry – drums, lightning drum
  • Wayne Harris – trumpet
  • Ebah – trumpet
  • Carl Nimrod – space drums
  • James Jacson – log drums
  • Robert Cummins – bass clarinet
  • Danny Davis – alto saxophone
  • Ali Harsan – trombone

Producer: Ihnfinity Inc. –  Alton Abraham

Track listing

  1. Mu – Sun Ra
  2. Lemuria – Sun Ra
  3. Yucatan – Sun Ra
  4. Bimini” – Sun Ra
  5. Atlantis – Sun Ra

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Duke Ellington: Far East Suite (1967)

Label: Bluebird / RCA

Personnel: 

  • Cootie Williams — trumpet
  • William “Cat” Anderson — trumpet
  • Mercer Ellington — trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Herbie Jones — trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Lawrence Brown — trombone
  • Buster Cooper — trombone
  • Chuck Connors — trombone
  • Jimmy Hamilton — clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Johnny Hodges — alto saxophone
  • Russell Procope — alto saxophone, clarinet
  • Paul Gonsalves — tenor saxophone
  • Harry Carney — baritone saxophone
  • Duke Ellington — piano
  • John Lamb — bass
  • Rufus Jones — drums

Producer: Brad McKuen

Track listing

  1. Tourist Point of View – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  2. Bluebird of Delhi – Mynah
  3. Isfahan – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  4. Depk – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  5. Mount Harissa – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  6. Blue Pepper (Far East of the Blues) – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  7. Agra – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  8. Amad – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  9. Ad Lib on Nippon – Duke Ellington

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Miles Davis: In a Silent Way (1969)

Label: Columbia

Personnel: 

  • Miles Davis – trumpet
  • Wayne Shorter – soprano saxophone
  • John McLaughlin – electric guitar
  • Chick Corea – electric piano
  • Herbie Hancock – electric piano
  • Joe Zawinul – organ
  • Dave Holland – double bass
  • Tony Williams – drums

Producer: Teo Macero

Track listing

  1. Shhh / Peaceful – Miles Davis                                                                          Shhh                                                                                                                           Peaceful                                                                                                                     Shhh
  1. In a Silent Way / It’s About That Rime – Joe Zawinul, Miles Davis                                                                                                                                                   In a Silent Way                                                                                                             It’s About That Time                                                                                                     In a Silent Way

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Charlie Haden: Liberation Music Orchestra (1969)

Label: Impulse

Personnel: 

  • Perry Robinson — clarinet
  • Gato Barbieri — tenor saxophone, clarinet
  • Dewey Redman — alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Don Cherry — cornet, flute, Indian wood & bamboo flutes 
  • Michael Mantler — trumpet
  • Roswell Rudd — trombone
  • Bob Northern — French horn, hand wood blocks, crow call, bells, military whistle
  • Howard Johnson — tuba
  • Sam Brown — guitar, Tanganyikan guitar, thumb piano 
  • Carla Bley — piano, tambourine
  • Charlie Haden — bass
  • Paul Motian — drums, percussion
  • Andrew Cyrille — drums, percussion 

Producer: Charlie Haden 

Track listing

  1. The Introduction – Carla Bley / Song of the United Front – Brecht, Eisler
  2. El Quinto Regimiento (The Fifth regiment) – arr. Carla Bley               Los Cuatro Generales (The Four generals) – trad. arr. Bley
    Viva la Quince Brigada (Long live the fifteenth brigade) – melody trad. words Bart Van Derschelling
  3. The Ending to the Frst Side – Carla Bley
  4. Song for Ché – Charlie Haden
  5. War Orphans – Ornette Coleman
  6. The Interlude (Drinking Music) – Carla Bley
  7. Circus ’68 ’69 – Charlie Haden
  8. We shall overcome – Horton, Hamilton, Carawan, Seeger

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Tony Williams Life Time: Emergency (1969)

Label: Verve

Personnel: 

  • John McLaughlin – Guitar
  • Tony Williams – Drums, vocals
  • Larry Young – Organ

Producer: Monte Kay – Jack Lewis

Track listing

  1. Emergency – Tony Williams
  2. Beyond Games – Tony Williams
  3. Where – John McLaughlin
  4. Vashkar – Carla Bley
  5. Via the Spectrum Road – John McLaughlin, Tony Williams
  6. Spectrum – John McLaughlin
  7. Sangria for Three – Tony Williams
  8. Something Spiritual – Dave Herman

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Pharaoh Sanders: Karma (1969)

Label: Impulse

Personnel: 

  • Pharoah Sanders – tenor savophone
  • Leon Thomas – percussion, vocals
  • Julius Watkins – French horn
  • James Spaulding – flute 
  • Lonnie Liston Smith – piano
  • Reggie Workman – bass
  • Richard Davis – bass 
  • Ron Carter – bass 
  • Billy Hart – drums
  • Freddie Waits – drums 
  • Nathaniel Bettis – percussion

Producer: Bob Thiele

Track listing

  1. The Creator Has a Master Plan – Pharoah Sander, Leon Thomas
  2. Colors – Pharoah Sanders, Leon Thomas

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Don Cherry: Mu (1969)

Label: BYG Records

Personnel:

  • Don Cherry – pocket trumpet, piano, flute, bamboo flute, composer, arranger
  • Ed Blackwell – drums

Producer: Jean Georgakarakos, Jean Luc Young

Track listing

  1. Brilliant Action – Don Cherry
  2. Omejelo – Don Cherry
  3. Total Vibration (part 1) – Don Cherry
  4. Total Vibration (part 2) – Don Cherry
  5. Sun of the East – Don Cherry
  6. Terrestrial Beings – Don Cherry

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Miles Davis: Bitches Brew (1970)

Label: Columbia

Personnel: 

  • Miles Davis – trumpet
  • Wayne Shorter – soprano saxophone
  • Bennie Maupin – bass clarinet
  • Joe Zawinul – electric piano – Left
  • Chick Corea – electric piano – Right
  • John McLaughlin – electric guitar
  • Dave Holland – bass
  • Harvey Brooks – electric bass
  • Lenny White – drum set – Left
  • Jack DeJohnette – drum set – Right
  • Don Alias – congas
  • Juma Santos (credited as “Jim Riley”) – shaker, congas

Producer: Teo Macero

Track listing

  1. Pharoah’s Dance – Joe Zawinul
  2. Bitches Brew – Miles Davis
  3. Spanish Key – Miles Davis
  4. John McLaughlin – Miles Davis
  5. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down – Miles Davis
  6. Sanctuary – Wayne Shorter

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Duke Ellington: New Orleans Suite (1970)

Label: Atlantic

Personnel: 

  • Duke Ellington – piano
  • Cootie Williams, Fred Stone – trumpet
  • Money Johnson, Al Rubin – trumpet 
  • Cat Anderson – trumpet 
  • Booty Wood, Julian Priester – trombone
  • Dave Taylor – bass trombone
  • Chuck Connors – bass trombone 
  • Russell Procope – alto saxophone, clarinet
  • Johnny Hodges – alto saxophone 
  • Norris Turney – clarinet, alto saxophone, flute
  • Harold Ashby – clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Paul Gonsalves – tenor saxophone
  • Harry Carney – clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone
  • Wild Bill Davis – organ
  • Joe Benjamin – bass
  • Rufus Jones – drums

Producer: Duke Ellington

Track listing

  1. Blues for New Orleans – Duke Ellington
  2. Bourbon Street Jingling Jollies – Duke Ellington
  3. Portrait of Louis Armstrong – Duke Ellington
  4. Thanks for the beautiful land on the Delta – Duke Ellington
  5. Portrait of Wellman Braud – Duke Ellington
  6. Second line – Duke Ellington
  7. Portrait of Sidney Bechet – Duke Ellington
  8. Aristocracy a la Jean Lafitte – Duke Ellington
  9. Portrait of Mahalia Jackson – Duke Ellington

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If: If (1970)

Label: Island

Personnel: 

  • Dennis Elliott – drums
  • J.W. Hodkinson – vocals
  • John Mealing – keyboards, vocals
  • Dick Morrissey – saxophones, flute
  • Dave Quincy – saxophones
  • Jim Richardson – bass
  • Terry Smith – guitar

Producer: Lew Futterman

Track listing

  1. I’m Reaching Out On All Sides – Dave Quincy and Fishman
  2. What Did I Say About the Box, Jack? – Dick Morrissey
  3. What Can a Friend Say? – Dave Quincy
  4. Woman Can You See – W. Hodkinson
  5. Raise the Level of Your Conscious Mind – Fishman, Marsala
  6. Dockland – Daryl Runswick
  7. The Promised Land – Dave Quincy

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The Mahavishnu Orchestra: The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)

Label: Columbia

Personnel: 

  • John McLaughlin: guitar
  • Rick Laird: bass
  • Billy Cobham: drums, percussion
  • Jan Hammer: keyboards, organ
  • Jerry Goodman: violin

Producer: Mahavishnu Orchestra

Track listing

  1. Meeting of the Spirits – John McLaughlin
  2. Dawn – John McLaughlin
  3. The Noonward Race – John McLaughlin
  4. A Lotus on Irish Streams – John McLaughlin
  5. Vital Transformation – John McLaughlin
  6. The Dance of Maya – John McLaughlin
  7. You Know You Know – John McLaughlin
  8. Awakening – John McLaughlin

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Carla Bley: Escalator Over the Hill (1971)

Label: JCOA Records

Personnel: 

  • Gato Barbieri – tenor saxophone
  • Souren Baronian – clarinet
  • Karl Berger – vibraphone
  • Carla Bley – organ, celeste, chimes, calliope, piano
  • Sam Brown – guitar
  • Jack Bruce – bass, vocal
  • John Buckingham – tuba
  • Sam Burtis – trombone
  • Bob Carlisle – French horn
  • Don Cherry – trumpet
  • Roger Dawson – congas, xylophone
  • Sharon Freeman – French horn
  • Charlie Haden – bass
  • Peggy Imig – clarinet
  • Jack Jeffers – bass trombone
  • Leroy Jenkins – violin
  • Howard Johnson – tuba
  • Sheila Jordan – vocal
  • Jimmy Knepper – trombone
  • Jeanne Lee – vocal
  • Jimmy Lyons – alto saxophone
  • Michael Mantler – prepared piano, trumpet, valve trombone
  • Ron McClure – bass
  • John McLaughlin – guitar
  • Bill Morimando – orchestra bells, celeste
  • Paul Motian – drums, dumbec
  • Nancy Newton – viola
  • Don Preston – Moog synthesizer
  • Enrico Rava – trumpet
  • Perry Robinson – clarinet
  • Linda Ronstadt – vocal
  • Roswell Rudd – trombone
  • Calo Scott – cello
  • Michael Snow – trumpet
  • Chris Woods – baritone saxophone
  • Richard Youngstein – bass
Producer: Michael Mantler

Track listing

All compositions by Carla Bley

  1. Hotel Overture
  2. This is Here…
  3. Like Animals
  4. Escalator Over the Hill
  5. Stay Awake
  6. Ginger and David
  7. Song to Anything That Moves
  8. Eoth Theme
  9. Businessmen
  10. Ginger and David Theme
  11. Why
  12. It’s Not What You Do
  13. Detective Writer Daughter
  14. Doctor Why
  15. Slow Dance (Transductory Music)
  16. Small Town Agonist
  17. End of Head
  18. Over Her Head
  19. Little Pony Soldier
  20. Oh Say Can You Do?
  21. Holiday in Risk
  22. Holiday in Risk Theme
  23. I.R. (All India Radio)
  24. Rawalpindi Blues
  25. End of Rawalpindi
  26. End of Animals
  27. … And It’s Again

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Nucleus: We’ll Talk About It Latter (1971)

Label: Vertigo

Personnel: 

  • Karl Jenkins – baritone saxophone, oboe, piano, electric piano 
  • Jeff Clyne – bass 
  • John Marshall – drums, percussion 
  • Brian Smith – flute, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
  • Chris Spedding – guitar, bouzouki
  • Ian Carr – trumpet, flugelhorn

Producer – Pete King

Track listing

  1. Song for the Bearded Lady – Karl Jenkins
  2. Sun Child – Jeff Clyne and John Marshall
  3. Lullaby for a Lonely Child – Karl Jenkins
  4. We’ll Talk About It Later – Karl Jenkins
  5. Oasis – Karl Jenkins
  6. Ballad of Joe Pimp – Ian Carr, Jeff Clyne
  7. Easter 1916 – Ian Carr, Karl Jenkins

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Dave Holland Quartet: Conference of the Birds (1972)

Label: ECM

Personnel: 

  • Dave Holland – bass
  • Sam Rivers – reeds, flute
  • Anthony Braxton – reeds, flute
  • Barry Altschul – percussion, marimba

Producer: Manfred Eicher

Track listing

All tracks by Dave Holland

  1. Four Winds
  2. Q & A
  3. Conference of the Birds
  4. Interception
  5. Now Here (Nowhere)
  6. See-Saw

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Paul Bley: Open to Love (1972)

Label: ECM

Personnel: 

  • Paul Bley – piano

Producer: Manfred Eicher

Track listing 

  1. Closer – Carla Bley
  2. Ida Lupino – Carla Bley
  3. Started – Paul Bley
  4. Open, to Love – Annette Peacock
  5. Harlem – Paul Bley
  6. Seven – Carla Bley
  7. Nothing Ever Was, Anyway – Annette Peacock

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McCoy Tyner: Sahara (1972)

Label: Milestone

Personnel: 

  • McCoy Tyner – piano, koto, percussion, flute
  • Sonny Fortune – alto saxophone , soprano saxophone , flute 
  • Calvin Hill – bass, reeds , percussion 
  • Alphonse Mouzon – drums, trumpet, reeds, percussion 

Producer: Orrin Keepnews

Track listing

All tracks by McCoy Tyner

  1. Ebony Queen
  2. A Prayer for My Family
  3. Valley of Life
  4. Rebirth
  5. Sahara

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Jimmy Smith: Root Down (1972)

Label: Verve

Personnel: 

  • Jimmy Smith – Hammond B3 organ
  • Paul Humphrey – drums
  • Wilton Felder – bass guitar
  • Buck Clarke – congas, percussion
  • Arthur Adams – guitar
  • Steve Williams – harmonica

Producer: Mark Smith -Tom Greenwood  – Eric Miller

Track listing

  1. Sagg Shootin’ His Arrow – Jimmy Smith
  2. For Everyone Under the Sun – Peter Chase
  3. After Hours – Avery Parrish
  4. Root Down – Jimmy Smith
  5. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  6. Slow Down Sagg – Jimmy Smith

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Chick Corea: Return to Forever (1972)

Label: ECM

Personnel: 

  • Flora Purim – vocals, percussion
  • Joe Farrell – soprano saxophone, flute
  • Chick Corea – electric piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Stanley Clarke – acoustic bass, electric bass
  • Airto Moreira – drums, percussion

Producer: Manfred Eicher

Track listing

  1. Return to Forever – Chick Corea
  2. Crystal Silence – Chick Corea
  3. What Game Shall We Play Today – Chick Corea, Neville Potter
  4. Sometime Ago – La Fiesta – Chick Corea, Potter, Stanley Clarke, Joe Farrell

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Herbie Hancock: Head Hunters (1973)

Label: Columbia

Personnel: 

  • Herbie Hancock: Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hohner D6 clavinet, ARP Odyssey synthesizer, ARP Soloist synthesizer
  • Bennie Maupin: tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, saxello, bass clarinet, alto flute
  • Paul Jackson: electric bass guitar, marímbula
  • Bill Summers: congas, shekere, balafon, agogô, cabasa, hindewhu, tambourine, log drum, surdo, gankogui, beer bottle
  • Harvey Mason: drums

Producer: Herbie Hancock – David Rubinson

Track listing

  1. Chameleon – Herbie Hancock, Paul Jackson, Harvey Mason, Bennie Maupin
  2. Watermelon – Herbie Hancock
  3. Sly – Herbie Hancock
  4. Vein Meilter – Herbie Hancock

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Return To Forever: Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy (1973)

Label: Polydor

Personnel: 

  • Bill Connors – electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Chick Corea – electric piano, acoustic piano, organ, harpsichord, gongs
  • Stanley Clarke – electric bass, bell tree
  • Lenny White – drums, percussion

Producer: Chick Corea

Track listing 

  1. Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy – Chick Corea
  2. After the Cosmic Rain – Stanley Clarke
  3. Captain Señor Mouse – Chick Corea
  4. Theme to the Mothership – Chick Corea
  5. Space circus, Pts. 1 & 2 – Chick Corea
  6. The Game maker” – Chick Corea

1974

Keith Jarrett: Belonging (1974)

Label: ECM

Personnel: 

  • Keith Jarrett – piano
  • Jan Garbarek – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
  • Palle Danielsson – bass
  • Jon Christensen – drums

Producer: Manfred Eicher

Track listing

All tracks by Keith Jarrett

  1. Spiral Dance
  2. Blossom
  3. Long As You Know You’re Living Yours
  4. Belonging
  5. The Windup
  6. Solstice

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Mahavishnu Orchestra: Apocalypse (1974)

Label: Columbia

Personnel: 

  • John McLaughlin – guitars, vocal composer
  • Gayle Moran – keyboards, vocals
  • Jean-Luc Ponty – electric violin, electric baritone violin
  • Ralphe Armstrong – bass guitar, vocals
  • Narada Michael Walden – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Michael Tilson Thomas – conductor, piano
  • Marsha Westbrook – viola
  • Carol Shive – violin, vocals
  • Philip Hirschi – cello, vocals

Producer: George Martin

Track listing

All compositions by John McLaughlin

  1. Power of Love
  2. Vision is a Naked Sword
  3. Smile of the Beyond
  4. Wings of Karma
  5. Hymn to Him

1974

Oscar Peterson & Dizzy Gillespie: Oscar Peterson & Dizzy Gillespie (1974)

Label: Pablo

Personnel: 

  • Oscar Peterson – piano
  • Dizzy Gillespie – trumpet

Producer: Norman Granz

Track listing 

  1. Caravan – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills and Juan Tizol
  2. Mozambique – Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Peterson
  3. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer and Jacques Prévert
  4. Close Your Eyes – Bernice Petkere
  5. Blues for Bird – Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Peterson
  6. Dizzy atmosphere – Dizzy Gillespie
  7. Alone Together – Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz
  8. Con Alma – Dizzy Gillespie

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Keith Jarrett: The Koln concert (1975)

Label: ECM

Personnel: 

  • Keith Jarrett – piano

Producer: Manfred Eicher

Track listing

All tracks by Keith Jarrett.

  1. Part I
  2. Part IIa
  3. Part IIb
  4. Part IIc

1975

Don Pullen: Capricorn Rising (1975)

Label: Black Saint 

Personnel: 

  • Don Pullen – piano
  • Sam Rivers – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute
  • Alex Blake – bass
  • Bobby Battle – drums, tambourine

Producer: Giacomo Pellicciotti

Track listing 

  1. Break Out – Sam Rivers
  2. Capricorn Rising – Don Pullen
  3. Joycie Girl – Don Pullen
  4. Fall Out – Sam Rivers, Don Pullen

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Cecil Taylor: Silent Tongues (1975)

Label: Freedom

Personnel:

  • Cecil Taylor – piano

Producer: Alan Bates, Michael Cuscuna

Track listing

All tracks by Cecil Taylor

  1. Abyss (First movement) / Petals and filaments (Second movement) / Jitney (Third movement)
  2. Crossing part 1 (Fourth movement Part 1)
  3. Crossing part 2 (Fourth movement Part 2)
  4. After all (Fifth movement)
  5. Jitney No. 2
  6. After all No. 2

1976

Gary Burton Quartet with Eberhard Weber: Passenger (1976)

Label: ECM

Personnel: 

  • Gary Burton— vibraphone
  • Pat Metheny— electric guitar
  • Steve Swallow— electric bass
  • Eberhard Weber— bass
  • Dan Gottlieb— drums

Producer: Manfred Eicher

Track listing

  1. Sea Journey – Chick Corea
  2. Nacada – Pat Metheny
  3. The Whopper – Pat Metheny
  4. B & G (Midwestern Nights Dream) – Pat Metheny
  5. Yellow Fields – Eberhard Weber
  6. Claude and Betty – Steve Swallow

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George Benson: Breezin (1976)

Label: Warner Bros.

Personnel: 

  • George Benson – guitar, vocals
  • Jorge Dalto – piano, clavinet
  • Ronnie Foster – electric piano, Moog synthesizer
  • Phil Upchurch – rhythm guitar
  • Ralph MacDonald – percussion
  • Stanley Banks – bass
  • Claus Ogerman – arranger, conductor
  • Harvey Mason – drums

Producer: Tommy LiPuma

Track listing

  1. Breezin – Bobby Womack
  2. This Masquerade – Leon Russell
  3. Six To Four – Phil Upchurch
  4. Affirmation – Jose Feliciano
  5. So This Is Love – George Benson
  6. Lady – Ronnie Foster

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Tomasz Stanko: Balladyna (1976)

Label: ECM

Personnel: 

  • Tomasz Stańko – trumpet
  • Tomasz Szukalski – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
  • Dave Holland – bass
  • Edward Vesala – drums

Producer: Manfred Eicher 

Track listing

  1. First Song – Tomasz Stanko
  2. Tale – Dave Holland, Tomasz Stańko, Edward Vesala
  3. Num – Edward Vesala
  4. Duet – Dave Holland and Tomasz Stańko
  5. Balladyna – Tomasz Stanko
  6. Last song – Tomasz Stanko
  7. Nenaliina – Tomasz Stanko

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Pat Metheny: Bright Size Life (1976)

Label: ECM

Personnel: 

  • Pat Metheny – 6-string guitar, electric 12-string guitar
  • Jaco Pastorius – fretless bass
  • Bob Moses – drums

Producer: Manfred Eicher

Track listing

  1. Bright Size Life – Pat Metheny
  2. Sirabhorn – Pat Metheny
  3. Unity Village – Pat Metheny
  4. Missouri Uncompromised – Pat Metheny
  5. Midwest Night Dreams – Pat Metheny
  6. Uniquity Road – Pat Metheny
  7. Omaha Celebration – Pat Metheny
  8. Round Trip / Broadway Blues – Ornette Coleman

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Weather Report: Heavy Weather (1977)

Label: Columbia

Personnel:

  • Joe Zawinul – 2 ARP 2600, electric piano, piano, synthesizers , vocal, guitar, tabla
  • Wayne Shorter – soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Jaco Pastorius – electric bass , mandocello, vocals, drums
  • Alex Acuña – drums, congas, tom-toms, handclaps 
  • Manolo Badrena – tambourine, congas, vocal, timbales, percussion

Producer: Joe Zawinul

Track listing

  1. Birdland – Joe Zawinul
  2. A Remark You Made – Joe Zawinul
  3. Teen Town – Jaco Pastorius
  4. Harlequin – Wayne Shorter
  5. Rumba Mama – Badrena amd Acuna
  6. Palladium – Wayne Shorter
  7. The Juggler – Joe Zawinul
  8. Havona – Jaco Pastorius

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Keith Jarrett: My Song (1978)

Label: ECM

Personnel: 

  • Keith Jarrett – piano
  • Jan Garbarek – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
  • Palle Danielsson – bass
  • Jon Christensen – drums

Producer: Manfred Eicher

Track listing

All tracks by Keith Jarrett

  1. Questar
  2. My Song
  3. Tabarka
  4. Country
  5. Mandala
  6. The Journey Home

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Charles Mingus: Cumbia & Jazz Fusion (1978)

Label: Atlantic

Personnel:

  • Charles Mingus: bass, vocals, percussion, arranger
  • Jack Walrath: trumpet, percussion 
  • Jimmy Knepper: trombone, bass trombone 
  • Mauricio Smith: flute, piccolo, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone
  • Paul Jeffrey: oboe, tenor saxophone 
  • Gene Scholtes: bassoon 
  • Gary Anderson: contrabass clarinet, bass clarinet 
  • Ricky Ford: tenor saxophone, percussion 
  • Bob Neloms: piano 
  • Dannie Richmond: drums 
  • Candido: congas 
  • Daniel Gonzales: congas
  • Ray Mantilla: congas 
  • Alfredo Ramirez: congas
  • Bradley Cunningham: percussion 
  • Dino Piana: trombone 
  • Anastasio Del Bono: oboe, English horn
  • Pasquale Sabatelli: bassoon 
  • Roberto Laneri: bass clarinet 
  • Giancarlo Maurino: alto saxophone
  • Quarto Maltoni: alto saxophone 
  • George Adams: tenor saxophone, alto flute 
  • Danny Mixon: piano, organ 

Producer: Daniele Senatore

Track listing

All tracks by Charles Mingus

  1. Cumbia and Jazz Fusion
  2. Music for Todo Modo

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Art Ensemble Of Chicago: Nice Guys (1979)

Label: ECM

Personnel: 

  • Lester Bowie: trumpet, celeste, bass drum
  • Malachi Favors Maghostut: bass, percussion instruments, melodica
  • Joseph Jarman: saxophones, clarinets, percussion instruments, vocal
  • Roscoe Mitchell: saxophones, clarinets, flute, percussion instruments
  • Don Moye: drums, percussion, vocal

Producer: Manfred Eicher

Track listing

  1. Ja – Lester Bowie
  2. Nice Guys – Roscoe Mitchell
  3. Folkus – Don Moye
  4. 597–59 – Joseph Jarman
  5. CYP – Roscoe Mitchell
  6. Dreaming of the Master – Joseph Jarman

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Arthur Blythe: Lenox Avenue Breakdown (1979)

Label: Columbia

Personnel: 

  • Arthur Blythe – alto saxophone, mixing
  • James Newton – flute
  • Bob Stewart – tuba
  • James “Blood” Ulmer – guitar
  • Cecil McBee – bass
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums
  • Guillermo Franco – percussion

Producer: Bob Thiele

Track listing

All compositions by Arthur Blythe.

  1. Down San Diego Way
  2. Lenox Avenue Breakdown
  3. Slidin’ Through
  4. Odessa 

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Betty Carter: The audience With (1979)

Label: Betcar

Personnel: 

  • Betty Carter – vocals
  • John Hicks – piano
  • Curtis Lundy – double bass
  • Kenny Washington – drums

Producer: Betty Carter

Track listing

  1. Sounds – Betty Carter
  2. I Think I got It Now – Betty Carter
  3. Caribbean Sun – Carlos Garnett
  4. The Trolley Song – Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin
  5. Everything I Have Is Yours – Harold Adamson, Burton Lane
  6. I’ll Buy You a Star – Dorothy Fields, Arthur Schwartz
  7. I Could Write a Book – Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers
  8. Can’t We Talk It Over / Either It’s Love or It Isn’t – Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts, Ned Washington, Victor Young
  9. Deep Night – Charles Henderson, Rudy Vallée
  10. Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most – Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf
  11. Tight – Betty Carter
  12. Fake – Betty Carter
  13. My Favorite Things – Oscar Hammerstein II, Rodgers
  14. Open the Door – Betty Carter

1980

Anthony Davis: Lady of the Mirrors (1980)

Label: India Navigation

Personnel: 

  • Anthony Davis – piano

Producer: Anthony Davis

Track listing

All tracks by Anthony Davis

  1. Beyond Reason
  2. Lady of the Mirrors
  3. Five Moods from an English Garden
  4. Under the Double Moon
  5. Man on a Turquoise Cloud

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Muhal Richard Abrams: Blues Forever (1982)

Label: Black Saint

Personnel: 

  • Muhal Richard Abrams – piano, conductor
  • Baikida Carroll – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Craig Harris – trombone
  • Wallace Laroy McMillan – baratone saxophone, flute
  • Jimmy Vass – alto saxophone, flute
  • Eugene Ghee – tenor saxophone, clarinet
  • Vincent Chancey – French horn
  • Howard Johnson – tuba, baritone saxophone
  • Jean-Paul Bourelly – guitar
  • Michael Logan – bass
  • Andrew Cyrille – drums

Producer: Giovanni Bonandrini

Track listing

All tracks by Muhal Richard Abrams

  1. Ancient and Future Reflections
  2. Du King” (Dedicated to Duke Ellington)
  3. Chambea
  4. Duet for One World
  5. Blues Forever
  6. Cluster for Many Worlds
  7. Quartet to Quartet

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Henry Treadgill Sextet: When Was That (1982)

Label: About Time

Personnel

  • Henry Threadgill: alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute, bass flute
  • Craig Harris: trombone
  • Olu Dara: cornet
  • Brian Smith: piccolo bass
  • Fred Hopkins: bass
  • John Betsch: drums
  • Pheeroan akLaff: drums

Producer: Alan Ringel, Ed Fishman, Larry Shengold

Track listing

All tracks by Henry Threadgill

  1. Melin
  2. 10 to 1
  3. Just B
  4. When Was That?
  5. Soft Suicide at the Baths

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Charlie Haden: The Ballad of the Fallen (1983)

Label: ECM

Personnel: 

  • Carla Bley — piano, glockenspiel
  • Don Cherry — pocket trumpet
  • Sharon Freeman — French horn
  • Mick Goodrick — guitar
  • Charlie Haden — bass
  • Jack Jeffers — tuba
  • Michael Mantler — trumpet
  • Paul Motian — percussion, drums
  • Jim Pepper — flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Dewey Redman — tenor saxophone
  • Steve Slagle — clarinet, flute, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone
  • Gary Valente — trombone

Producer: Manfred Eicher

Track listing

  1. Els Segadors (The Reapers) – traditional
  2. The Ballad of the Fallen – folk song from El Salvador
  3. If You Want to Write Me (Si Me Quieres Escribir) – traditional
  4. Grandola Vila Morena – José Afonso
  5. Introduction to People – Carla Bley
  6. The People United Will Never Be Defeated” (El Pueblo Unido Jamás Será Vencido!) – Sergio Ortega
  7. Silence – Charlie Haden
  8. Too Late – Carla Bley
  9. La Pasionaria – Charlie Haden
  10. La Santa Espina – Àngel Guimerà and Enric Morera

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Branford Marsalis: Black Codes (1985)

Label: Columbia

Personnel:  

  • Wynton Marsalis — trumpet, leader
  • Branford Marsalis — tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
  • Kenny Kirkland — piano
  • Charnett Moffett — bass 
  • Ron Carter — bass 
  • Jeff “Tain” Watts — drums

Producer: Steve Epstein

Track listing

  1. Black Codes – Wynton Marsalis
  2. For Wee Folks – Wynton Marsalis
  3. Delfeayo’s Dilemma – Wynton Marsalis
  4. Phryzzinian Man – Wynton Marsalis
  5. Aural Oasis – Wynton Marsalis
  6. Chambers of Tain – Kirkland
  7. Blues – Wynton Marsalis

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Kip Hanrahan: Vertical’s Currency (1985)

Label: American Clave

Personnel: 

  • Steve Swallow  – bass
  • Milton Cardona, Puntilla Orlando Rios – congas, bongos 
  •  Ignacio Berroa – drums 
  • Arto Lindsay – guitar
  • Peter Sherer – keyboards, organ 
  • Kip Hanrahan – percussion 
  • David Murray – saxophone
  • Jack Bruce – vocals, bass, piano 

Producer: Kip Hanrahan 

Track listing

All tracks by Kip Hanrahan

  1. A Small Map of Heaven
  2. Shadow Song
  3. Smiles and Grins
  4. Two Heartedly, To the Other Side
  5. Chances Are Good
  6. Make Love 2
  7. One Casual Song
  8. Intimate Distances
  9. Describing It To Yourself at Convex
  10. What Do You Think? That This Mountain Was Once Fire?
  11. Dark

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Abdullah Ibrahim: Water From an Ancient Well (1986)

Label: Tiptoe

Personnel: 

  • Abdullah Ibrahim – piano
  • Carlos Ward – alto flute
  • Ricky Ford – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Davis – baritone saxophone
  • David Williams – bass
  • Ben Riley – drums
  • Dick Griffin – trombone

Producer: Sathima Bea Benjamin

Track listing

All tracks byAbdullah  Ibrahim

  1. Mandela
  2. Song for Sathima
  3. Mannenberg (Revisited)
  4. Tuang Guru
  5. Water From an Ancient Well
  6. The Wedding
  7. The Mountain
  8. Sameeda

1986

Miles Davis: Tutu (1986)

Label: Warner Bros.

Personnel: 

  • Miles Davis – trumpet
  • Marcus Miller – bass guitars, guitar, synthesizers, drum machine programming, bass clarinet, soprano sax, other instruments
  • Jason Miles – synthesizer programming
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion 
  • Adam Holzman – synthesizer 
  • Steve Reid – additional percussion 
  • George Duke – all except percussion, bass guitar
  • Omar Hakim – drums and percussion 
  • Bernard Wright – additional synthesizers
  • Michał Urbaniak – electric violin
  • Jabali Billy Hart – drums, bongos

Producer: Marcus Miller, Tommy LiPuma

Track listing

  1. Tutu – Miles Davis
  2. Tomaas – Miles Davis, Marcus Miller
  3. Portia – Miles Davis
  4. Splatch – Miles Davis
  5. Backyard Ritual – George Duke
  6. Perfect Way – David Gamson, Green Gartside
  7. Don’t Lose Your Mind – Miles Davis
  8. Full Nelson – Miles Davis 

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Zakir Hussain: Making Music (1987)

Label: ECM

Personnel: 

  • Zakir Hussain — tabla, percussion, voice
  • Hariprasad Chaurasia — flutes
  • Jan Garbarek — tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
  • John McLaughlin — acoustic guitar

Producer: Manfred Eicher

Track listing

  1. Making Music – Zakir Hussain
  2. Zakir – John McLaughlin
  3. Water Girl – Zakir Hussain
  4. Toni – Zakir Hussain
  5. Anisa – Zakir Hussain
  6. Sunjog” – Zakir Hussain
  7. You and Me – Zakir Hussain and John McLaughlin
  8. Sabah – Zakir Hussain

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Dave Holland: Extensions (1988)

Label: ECM

Personnel: 

  • Steve Coleman – alto saxophone
  • Kevin Eubanks – electric guitar
  • Dave Holland – double bass
  • Marvin “Smitty” Smith – drums

Producer: Manfred Eicher

Track listing

  1. Nemesis – Kevin Eubanks
  2. Processional – Dave Holland
  3. Black Hole – Steve Coleman
  4. The Oracle – Dave Holland
  5. 101° Fahrenheit (Slow Meltdown) – Steve Coleman) 
  6. Color of Mind – Kevin Eubanks 

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Tim Berne: Fractured Fairy Tales (1989)

Label: JMT

Personnel: 

  • Tim Berne – alto saxophone
  • Herb Robertson – trumpet, cornet, larangeal crowbar
  • Mark Feldman – violin, baritone violin
  • Hank Roberts – cello, electric cello, vocals
  • Mark Dresser – bass, giffus, bungy
  • Joey Baron – drums, CX-101, shakatronics

Producer: Stefan F. Winter 

Track listing

  1. Now Then – Tim Berne and Mark Dresser
  2. SEP – Tim Berne
  3. Hong Kong Sad Song / More Coffee” – Tim Berne
  4. Evolution of a Pearl – Tim Berne
  5. Lightnin’ Bug Bouté – Tim Berne
  6. The Telex Blues – Tim Berne

1990

Butch Morris: Dust to Dust (1990)

Label: New World Records

Personnel: 

  • Janet Grice – bassoon
  • Marty Ehrlich – clarinet
  • Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris – conductor
  • Andrew Cyrille – drums
  • Vickey Bodner – English horn
  • Jean-Paul Bourelly – guitar
  • Zeena Parkins – harp
  • Wayne Horvitz – keyboards, electronics
  • John Purcell – oboe
  • Myra Melford – piano
  • J.A.Deane – trombone, electronics 
  • Brian Carrott – vibraphone
  • Jason Hwang – violin

Producer: Wayne Horvitz

Track listing

All compositions by Lawrence “Butch” Morris

  1. Othello B
  2. The Bartok Comprovisation
  3. Via Talciona
  4. Long Goodbye
  5. Dust to Dust, Second and Third Parts
  6. Food Chain Dialogue
  7. Othello A

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John Zorn: Naked City (1990)

Label: Elektra / Nonesuch

Personnel: 

  • John Zorn – alto saxophone
  • Bill Frisell – guitar
  • Fred Frith – bass
  • Joey Baron – drums
  • Wayne Horvitz – keyboards
  • Yamatsuka Eye – vocals

Producer: John Zorn

Track listing

  1. Batman – John Zorn
  2. The Sicilian Clan – Ennio Morricone
  3. You Will Be Shot – John Zorn
  4. Latin Quarter – John Zorn
  5. A Shot in the Dark – Henry Mancini
  6. Reanimator – John Zorn
  7. Snagglepuss – John Zorn
  8. I Want to Live – Johnny Mandel
  9. Lonely Woman -Ornette Coleman
  10. Igneous Ejaculation – John Zorn
  11. Blood Duster – John Zorn
  12. Hammerhead – John Zorn
  13. Demon Sanctuary – John Zorn
  14. Obeah Man – John Zorn
  15. Ujaku – John Zorn
  16. Fuck the Facts –John Zorn
  17. Speedball – John Zorn
  18. Chinatown – Jerry Goldsmith
  19. Punk China Doll – John Zorn
  20. Y. Flat Top Box – John Zorn
  21. Saigon Pickup – John Zorn
  22. The James Bond Theme – John Barry
  23. Den of Sins – John Zorn
  24. Contempt – Georges Delerue
  25. Graveyard Shift – John Zorn
  26. Inside Straight – John Zorn

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Joe Lovano: From the Soul (1992)

Label: Blue Note

Personnel: 

  • Joe Lovano — tenor, alto, & soprano saxophones
  • Michel Petrucciani — piano
  • Dave Holland — bass
  • Ed Blackwell — drums

Producer: Joe Lovano

Track listing

  1. Evolution – Joe Lovano
  2. Portrait of Jenny Burdge and Robinson
  3. Lines and Spaces – Joe Lovano
  4. Body and Soul – Eyton, Green, Heyman and Sour
  5. Modern Man – Joe Lovano
  6. Fort Worth – Joe Lovano
  7. Central Park West – Coltrane
  8. Work – Monk
  9. Left Behind – Silverman
  10. His Dreams – Lovano

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Jan Garbarek Group: Twelve Moons (1993)

Label: ECM

Personnel: 

  • Jan Garbarek – soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, keyboards
  • Rainer Brüninghaus – keyboards
  • Eberhard Weber – bass
  • Manu Katché – drums
  • Marilyn Mazur – percussion
  • Agnes Buen Garnås, Mari Boine – vocals

Producer: Manfred Eicher

Track listing

  1. Twelve Moons – Jan Garbarek
  2. Psalm – Traditional
  3. Brother Wind March – Jan Garbarek
  4. There Were Swallows – Jan Garbarek
  5. The Tall Tear Trees – Jan Garbarek
  6. Arietta – Edvard Grieg
  7. Gautes-Margjit – Traditional
  8. Darvanan – Mari Boine
  9. Huhai – Jan Garbarek
  10. Witchi-Tai-To – Jim Pepper

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Joe Henderson: So Near, So Far (1993)

Label: Verve

Personnel:

  • Saxophone – Joe Henderson
  • Bass – Dave Holland
  • Drums – Al Foster
  • Guitar – John Scofield

Producer: Richard Seidel, Don Sickler

Track listing 

  1. Miles Ahead – Miles Davis, Gil Evans
  2. Joshua – Miles Davis, Victor Feldman
  3. Pfrancing (No Blues) – Miles Davis
  4. Flamenco Sketches – Miles Davis
  5. Milestones – Miles Davis
  6. Teo – Miles Davis
  7. Swing spring – Miles Davis
  8. Circle – Miles Davis
  9. Side Car – Miles Davis
  10. So Near, So Far – Tony Crombie, Bennie Green

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Charlie Parker: With Strings – Master Takes (1995)

Label: Verve

Personnel: 

  • Charlie Parker – alto saxophone
  • Mitch Miller – oboe
  • Bronislaw Gimpel, Max Hollander, Milton Lomask – violins
  • Frank Brieff – viola
  • Frank Miller – cello
  • Myor Rosen – harp
  • Stan Freeman – piano
  • Ray Brown – double bass
  • Buddy Rich – drums
  • Jimmy Carroll – arranger and conductor

Producer: Norman Granz

Track listing

  1. Just Friends – John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis
  2. Everything Happens To Me – Tom Adair, Matt Dennis
  3. April in Paris – Vernon Duke, Y. Harburg
  4. Summertime – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
  5. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was – Richard Rodgers,Lorenz Hart
  6. If I Should Lose You – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
  7. Dancing In the Dark – Arthur Schwartz , Howard Dietz
  8. Out of Nowhere -Johnny Green, Edward Heyman
  9. Laura – David Raksin, Mercer
  10. East of the Sun (and West of the Moon) – Brooks Bowman
  11. They Can’t Take That Away From Me -George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  12. Easy to Love – Cole Porter
  13. I’m In the Mood For Love – Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  14. I’ll Remember April- Gene DePaul, Pat Johnson, Don Raye

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Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny: Beyond the Missouri Sky (1997)

Label: Verve

Personnel: 

  • Charlie Haden – bass
  • Pat Metheny – acoustic guitars and all other instruments

Producer: Charlie Haden – Pat Metheny 

Track listing

  1. Waltz for Ruth – Charlie Haden
  2. Our Spanish Love Song – Charlie Haden
  3. Message to a Friend – Pat Metheny
  4. Two for the Road – Henry Mancini, Leslie Bricusse
  5. First Song – Charlie Haden
  6. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress – Jimmy Webb
  7. The Precious Jewel – Roy Acuff
  8. He’s gone Away – Traditional
  9. The Moon Song – Johnny Mandel
  10. Tears of Rain – Pat Metheny
  11. Cinema Paradiso (Love Theme) – Andrea Morricone
  12. Cinema Paradiso (Main Theme) – Ennio Morricone
  13. Spiritual – Josh Haden

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Thelonious Monk Quartet: With John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall (2005)

Label: Blue Note

Personnel: 

  • Thelonious Monk – piano
  • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
  • Ahmed Abdul-Malik – bass
  • Shadow Wilson – drums

Producer: Michael Cuscuna – T.S. Monk

Track listing

  1. Monk’s Mood
  2. Evidence
  3. Crepuscule with Nellie
  4. Nutty
  5. Epistrophy
  6. Bye-Ya
  7. Sweet & Lovely
  8. Blue Monk
  9. Epistrophy (incomplete)

Ornette Coleman - Sound Grammar 2006

Ornette Coleman: Sound Grammar (2006)

Label: Sound Grammar 

Personnel:

  • Ornette Coleman – alto saxophone, violin, trumpet
  • Denardo Coleman – drums, percussion
  • Gregory Cohen – bass
  • Tony Falanga – bass

Producer: Ornette Coleman – Michaela Deiss

Track listing

All tracks by Ornette Coleman

  1. Intro
  2. Jordan
  3. Sleep Talking
  4. Turnaround
  5. Matador
  6. Waiting for You
  7. Call to Duty
  8. Once Only
  9. Song X

 

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2 thoughts on “Best Jazz albums”

  1. I agree with so many of your picks. And your tastes are eclectic — i.e. not everyone would select (or even know about) Lenox Avenue Breakdown or Water From An Ancient Well or any number of your other choices.

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