1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (481-500)

Here is another 20 to add to the list, rounding out the first half of 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 481 through 500.

Following this list, I will post a hard list of the first 500 all on one blog.

481. The Jazz Giants ’56 – Lester Young (Verve, 1956)

482. At the Concertgebouw – Oscar Peterson (Polygram, 1957)

483. Idle Moments – Grant Green (Blue Note, 1963)

484. Free Wheelin’: The Music of Lee Morgan – Claudio Roditi (Reservoir (City Hall), 1994)

485. Brooklyn Brothers – Cecil Payne & Duke Jordan (Xanadu Records, 1973)

486. Celebration – Hadley Caliman (P-Vine Records, 1977)

487. Power of Three – Michel Petrucciani (Blue Note, 1986)

488. The In Sound – Eddie Harris (Atlantic, 1965)

489. With Billie in Mind – Teddy Wilson (Chiaroscuro, 1972)

490. Who’s Smoking?! – Paquito D’ Rivera (Candid, 1992)

491. Live From Concord to London – Ernestine Anderson (Concord, 1977)

492. Wahoo! – Duke Pearson (Blue Note, 1964)

493. Joe Henderson in Japan – Joe Henderson (Riverside/OJC, 1971)

494. Curtain Call – Jaco Pastorius (Another Hit Record, 1986)

495. Peter Erskine – Peter Erskine (Contemporary/OJC, 1982)

496. Dialects – Joe Zawinul (Sony Music Distribution, 1986)

497. Friends Seen and Unseen – Charlie Hunter (Ropeadope Records, 2004)

498. Straight Ahead – Arturo Sandoval (Jazz House Music, 1988)

499. Brass Attitude – Maynard Ferguson (Concord Jazz, 1998)

500. Pike’s Groove – Dave Pike (Criss Cross, 1986)

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