Here is another twenty to add to the list.
Remember that there is no ranking system here, and if you don’t see your favorite jazz album yet, it doesn’t mean it won’t show up.
Every week I will offer up twenty more, in no particular order and with no ranking system or common theme (other than jazz of course).
Hopefully these lists will inspire you to seek some of these albums out that perhaps you haven’t heard before, or revisit an old favorite. And as always, we want your thoughts on any or all of these albums. Either way, let’s get started with week three, and in no particular order, albums 121 through 140.
121. Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival – Freddie Hubbard (Pablo, 1980)
122. Routes to Django: Live – Bireli Lagrene (Antilles, 1980)
123. Places – Brad Mehldau (Warner Bros., 2000)
124. Songs From the Analog Playground – Charlie Hunter Quartet (Blue Note, 2001)
125. Nina Simone at Town Hall – Nina Simone (Colpix, 1959)
126. Sci-Fi – Christian McBride (Verve, 2000)
127. Empyrean Isles – Herbie Hancock (Blue Note, 1964)
128. The Return of the 5000 Lb. Man – Rahsaan Roland Kirk (Warner Bros., 1975)
129. Worrisome Heart – Melody Gardot (Melody Gardot, 2006)
130. Diz ‘N Bird at Carnegie Hall – Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie (Blue Note, 1947 recording date)
131. Night Train – Oscar Peterson (Verve, 1962)
132. Live in Swing City: Swingin with the Duke – Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (Sony, 1999)
133. On the Korner – Zoot Sims (Pablo, 1983)
134. The Magnificent Thad Jones – Thad Jones (Blue Note, 1956)
135. GRP All-Star Big Band – GRP All-Star Big Band (GRP, 1992)
136. Pure Imagination – Richie Cole (Concord Jazz, 1986)
137. Roy Eldridge in Paris – Roy Eldridge (Vogue, 1950)
138. The Peacocks – Stan Getz & Jimmy Rowles (Koch Jazz, 1975)
139. The Beginning and the End – Clifford Brown (Columbia/Legacy, 1952)
140. Bouncing with Bud [Delmark] – Bud Powell (Delmark, 1962)