1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (121-140)

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 festivalLive at the North Sea Jazz Festival – Freddie Hubbard (Pablo, 1980)

122. routes to django liveRoutes to Django: Live – Bireli Lagrene (Antilles, 1980)

123. PlacesPlaces – Brad Mehldau (Warner Bros., 2000)

124. songs from the analog playgroundSongs From the Analog Playground – Charlie Hunter Quartet (Blue Note, 2001)

125. nina simone at town hallNina Simone at Town Hall – Nina Simone (Colpix, 1959)

126. Sci-fiSci-Fi – Christian McBride (Verve, 2000)

127. empyrean islesEmpyrean Isles – Herbie Hancock (Blue Note, 1964)

128. the return of the 5000 lb manThe Return of the 5000 Lb. Man – Rahsaan Roland Kirk (Warner Bros., 1975)

129. worrisome heartWorrisome Heart – Melody Gardot (Melody Gardot, 2006)

130. diz n bird at carnegie hallDiz ‘N Bird at Carnegie Hall – Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie (Blue Note, 1947 recording date)

131. night trainNight Train – Oscar Peterson (Verve, 1962)

132. live in swing city swingin with the dukeLive in Swing City: Swingin with the Duke – Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (Sony, 1999)

133. on the kornerOn the Korner – Zoot Sims (Pablo, 1983)

134. the magnificent thad jonesThe Magnificent Thad Jones – Thad Jones (Blue Note, 1956)

135. GRP all star big bandGRP All-Star Big Band – GRP All-Star Big Band (GRP, 1992)

136. pure imagination (richie cole)Pure Imagination – Richie Cole (Concord Jazz, 1986)

137. roy eldridge in parisRoy Eldridge in Paris – Roy Eldridge (Vogue, 1950)

138. the peacocksThe Peacocks – Stan Getz & Jimmy Rowles (Koch Jazz, 1975)

139. the beginning and the endThe Beginning and the End – Clifford Brown (Columbia/Legacy, 1952)

140. bouncing with bud (delmark)Bouncing with Bud [Delmark] – Bud Powell (Delmark, 1962)

1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (101-120)

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