1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (281-300)

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 281 through 300.

281. after hours with miss dAfter Hours with Miss D – Dinah Washington (1954)

282. Ellington uptownEllington Uptown – Duke Ellington (Sony, 1953)

283. Jam SessionJam Session – Clifford Brown (Emarcy, 1954)

284. blue roseBlue Rose – Rosemary Clooney (Columbia, 1956)

285. Brilliant CornersBrilliant Corners – Thelonious Monk (Riverside/OJC, 1957)

286. Cherokee (charlie barnet)Cherokee – Charlie Barnet (Bluebird, 1958)

287. Mingus RevisitedMingus Revisited – Charles Mingus (Emarcy, 1960)

288. Q Live in Paris Circa 1960Q Live in Paris Circa 1960 -Quincy Jones (Warner Bros., 1960)

289. Really Big!Really Big! – Jimmy Heath (Riverside/OJC, 1960)

290. Genius plus soul equals jazzGenius + Soul = Jazz – Ray Charles (DCC, 1960)

291. The Centaur and the PhoenixThe Centaur and the Phoenix – Yusef Lateef (Riverside/OJC, 1961)

292. Smooth as the windSmooth as the Wind – Blue Mitchell (Original Jazz Classics, 1961)

293. Down HomeDown Home – Sam Jones (Original Jazz Classics, 1962)

294. Letter from HomeLetter from Home – Eddie Jefferson (Riverside/OJC, 1962)

295. Hobo flatsHobo Flats – Jimmy Smith (Verve, 1963)

296. live at newport (mccoy tyner)Live at Newport – McCoy Tyner (Impulse!, 1963)

297. you better know it!!!You Better Know it!!! – Lionel Hampton (Japanese Import, 1964)

298. JoyrideJoyride – Stanley Turrentine (Blue Note, 1965)

299. the further adventures of jimmy and wesThe Further Adventures of Jimmy and Wes – Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery (Verve, 1966)

300. every day i have the blues (jimmy rushing)Every Day I have the Blues – Jimmy Rushing (Impulse!, 1967)

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