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 321 through 340.
321. Atlantis – Sun Ra (Evidence, 1969)
322. Western Suite – Jimmy Giuffre (WEA, 1958)
323. Explorations – Bill Evans (Riverside/OJC, 1961)
324. Modern Times – Steps Ahead (Elektra, 1984)
325. Fanfare For the Warriors -The Art Ensemble of Chicago (Koch Jazz, 1973)
326. Black, Brown, and Beige – Mahalia Jackson/Duke Ellington Orchestra (Columbia/Legacy, 1958)
327. Carnegie Hall Concert – Toshiko Akiyoshi with Lew Tabackin (Columbia, 1991)
328. Shaking Free – Nnenna Freelon (Concord Jazz, 1996)
329. Concert By the Sea – Erroll Garner (Columbia, 1955)
330. Epitaph – Charles Mingus (Columbia, 1990)
331. Journey in Satchidananda – Alice Coltrane (Impulse!, 1971)
332. Naked City – John Zorn (Elektra/Nonesuch, 1989)
333. Straight Ahead – Abbey Lincoln (Candid, 1961)
334. Ellis in Wonderland – Herb Ellis (Verve, 1956)
335. Sir Elf – Sir Roland Hanna (Choice, 1974)
336. Black Codes (From the Underground) – Wynton Marsalis (Columbia, 1985)
337. Brother Red – Red Holloway (Prestige Recordings, 1964)
338. Wish – Joshua Redman (Warner Bros., 1993)
339. Don’t Go to Strangers – Etta Jones (Original Jazz Classics, 1960)
340. Afro – Dizzy Gillespie (Norgran, 1955)
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Another timely one for the holidays to consider, “A Stan Kenton Christmas”. We will be performing it live Saturday, Dec 5th at Tacoma Community College.
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A Stan Kenton Christmas – Satuday Dec 5 at TCC
I LOVE your top 1000!!
I know it’s your list, not mine… but you’re 1/3 on the way, and I haven’t seen any Grant Green, Jimmy McGriff, the Crusaders, Toots Thielemans…
Perhaps when your top 1000 is totally published, you could allow your readers to submit albums that they think you missed. You could turn it to another top 1000. Anyway, still 35 weeks to go!