1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (261-280)

Here is another 20 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 this week, and in no particular order, albums 261 through 280.

P.S. All of these albums this week have a common theme – see if you can figure out what it is!

261. jacknifeJacknife – Jackie McLean (Blue Note, 1966)

262. tetragonTetragon – Joe Henderson (Milestone/OJC, 1968)

263. the song is youThe Song is You – Stan Getz (Laserlight, 1969)

264. super novaSuper Nova – Wayne Shorter (Blue Note, 1969)

265. Joe Farrell QuartetJoe Farrell Quartet – Joe Farrell Quartet (CTI, 1970)

266. live at the lighthouse (lee morgan)Live at the Lighthouse – Lee Morgan (Blue Note, 1970)

267. first lightFirst Light – Freddie Hubbard (CTI, 1971)

268. next albumNext Album – Sonny Rollins (Milestone/OJC, 1972)

269. on the cornerOn The Corner – Miles Davis (Columbia/Legacy, 1972)

270. power to the peoplePower to the People – Joe Henderson (Universe, 1969)

271. The Out of townersThe Out-of-Towners – Keith Jarrett Trio (ECM, 2004)

272. nearness of you the ballad bookNearness of You: The Ballad Book – Michael Brecker (Verve, 2001)

273. number two expressNumber Two Express – Christian McBride (Polygram, 1995)

274. reaching upReaching Up – Ernie Watts (Samson Music, 1993)

275. Song XSong X – Pat Metheny & Ornette Coleman (Geffen, 1985)

276. word of mouthWord of Mouth – Jaco Pastorius (Warner Bros. 1981)

277. 13th House13th House – McCoy Tyner (Original Jazz Classics, 1981)

278. Lenox Avenue BreakdownLenox Avenue Breakdown – Arthur Blythe (Koch Jazz, 1978)

279. tranceTrance – Steve Kuhn (ECM, 1974)

280. round tripRound Trip – Sadao Watanabe (Vanguard, 1974)

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