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1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (41-60)

9 Aug

Here is another twenty for you to add to your 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 41 through 60.

41. my songMy Song – Keith Jarrett Quartet (ECM, 1977)

42. piano in the foregroundPiano in the Foreground – Duke Ellington (Columbia, 1961)

43. the new standardThe New Standard – Herbie Hancock (Verve, 1995)

44. beyond the missouri skyBeyond the Missouri Sky – Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny (Verve, 1996)

45. after hoursAfter Hours – Sarah Vaughan (Blue Note, 1961)

46. royal garden bluesRoyal Garden Blues – Branford Marsalis (Columbia, 1986)

47. new orleans nightsNew Orleans Nights – Louis Armstrong (Decca, 1957)

48. the pied piperThe Pied Piper (compilation) – Bunny Berigan (Bluebird/RCA 1935-40 recording dates)

49. one more trip to birdlandOne More Trip to Birdland – Maynard Ferguson (Concord Jazz, 1996)

50. the italian sessionsThe Italian Sessions – Chet Baker (Bluebird/RCA, 1962)

51. fiddler on the roofFiddler on the Roof – Cannonball Adderley (Capitol, 1964)

52. mack the knife ella in berlinMack the Knife: Ella in Berlin – Ella Fitzgerald (Verve, 1960)

53. the tony bennett bill evans albumThe Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album – Tony Bennett/Bill Evans (Fantasy, 1975)

54. jazz sambaJazz Samba – Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd (Verve, 1962)

55. oscar peterson trio plus oneOscar Peterson Trio Plus One – Oscar Peterson/Clark Terry (PSM, 1964)

56. lucky to be meLucky To Be Me – Taylor Eigsti (Concord, 2006)

57. cornbreadCornbread – Lee Morgan (Blue Note, 1965)

58. swiss movementSwiss Movement – Les McCann/Eddie Harris (Atlantic, 1969)

59. hamp and getzHamp and Getz – Lionel Hampton/Stan Getz (Verve, 1955)

60. the birthday concertThe Birthday Concert – Jaco Pastorius (Warner Bros., 1981)

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