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1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die on Spotify

13 Apr

After I published the 1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die list last week, I had a lot of people suggesting that I create a playlist of “The 1,000″ on Spotify. As you might assume, many of these albums are out of print and not available on Spotify. I managed, however,  to track down over 700 of the albums, and I created a playlist with selections from each one, for your listening pleasure.

You can find the list on Spotify by searching either “1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die” or “Kevin Kniestedt.” You can also find it by clicking here. When you find the playlist, don’t forget to click “follow”, so you don’t have to search for it again.

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1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die – The Complete List

4 Apr

This list, which took the better part of four years, was inspired by those who said that jazz was limited to a certain style or type of performer. The idea behind this list was not to create a “best” albums list, but rather a extensive list of albums that covered as much of jazz history as possible.

Even after posting 1,000 albums, this list is really only a sample of the history of this great art form.

Hopefully you will find some great music you have never heard before and add to your collection.

Enjoy!

1. standard time vol. 1Standard Time Volume 1 – Wynton Marsalis (Columbia, 1986)

2. moaninMoanin’ – Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers (Blue Note, 1958)

3. live in parisLive in Paris – Diana Krall (Verve, 2002)

4. heavy weatherHeavy Weather – Weather Report (Columbia/Legacy, 1977)

5. prime timePrime Time – Count Basie and His Orchestra (Pablo, 1977)

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1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (991-1000)

4 Apr

The final 10 are here! Here are the last 10 albums of the list that started on July 21st, 2009, and took almost four years to complete. We will shortly post all albums on one long list for you to enjoy, comment on, and hopefully find something you have never heard before that you can enjoy and listen to. For now, here are albums 991 through 1000.

991. Brown and Roach Incorporated – Clifford Brown and Max Roach (PSM, 1954) CLICK HERE TO BUY

992. You Gotta Take a Little Love – Horace Silver (Blue Note, 1969) CLICK HERE TO BUY

993. Stan Getz Quartets – Stan Getz (Concord/Original Jazz Classics, 1950) CLICK HERE TO BUY

994. Djangology 49 – Django Reinhardt (Bluebird, 1949 recording date, 1961 release date) CLICK HERE TO BUY

995. The Pearls – Jelly Roll Morton (Bluebird, 1926-1939 recording dates, 1988 compilation date) CLICK HERE TO BUY

996. Fletcher Henderson and the Dixie Stompers 1925-1928 - Fletcher Henderson (Disques Swing. 1925-1928 recording dates, 1970 c0mpilation date) CLICK HERE TO BUY

997. How Long Has This Been Going On? - Sarah Vaughan (Pablo, 1978) CLICK HERE TO BUY

998. Second Genesis – Wayne Shorter (Collectibles, 1960) CLICK HERE TO BUY

999. Takin’ Off – Herbie Hancock (Blue Note, 1962) CLICK HERE TO BUY

1000. The Lonely One – Bud Powell (Universal/Verve, 1959) CLICK HERE TO BUY

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1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (981-990)

3 Mar

Here is another 10 to add to the list.

We are getting close! Just a handful of albums left to add. Remember that there is no ranking system here. 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. Here, in no particular order, are albums 981 through 990.

981. Caravan – Art Blakey (OJC/Riverside, 1962) CLICK HERE TO BUY

982. Nothing Is – Sun Ra (ESP-Disk, 1966) CLICK HERE TO BUY

983. The Art of the Improvisers – Ornette Coleman (Water Music Records, 1961) CLICK HERE TO BUY

984. Blues Singers and Hot Bands on Okey: 1924-1929 – King Oliver (Frog, 1924-1929 recording dates, 2008 compilation date) CLICK HERE TO BUY

985. Portraiture – Bill Evans (Fuel 2000, 1969 recording date, 2003 release date) CLICK HERE TO BUY

986. Jazz Advance – Cecil Taylor (Blue Note, 1956) CLICK HERE TO BUY

987. God is in the House – Art Tatum (Highnote Records, Inc./High Note, 1940-1941 recording dates, 1973 release date) CLICK HERE TO BUY

988. Rip, Rig and Panic – Rahsaan Roland Kirk (Japanese Import, 1965) CLICK HERE TO BUY

989. In Stockholm 1959 – Benny Goodman (Phontastic, 1959) CLICK HERE TO BUY

990. Jazz Goes to College – Dave Brubeck (Legacy/Sony BMG, 1954) CLICK HERE TO BUY

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28 Feb

Here is another 10 to add to the list.

We are getting close! Just a handful of albums left to add. Remember that there is no ranking system here. 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. Here, in no particular order, are albums 971 through 980.

971. The President Plays with the Oscar Peterson Trio – Lester Young (Verve, 1952) CLICK HERE TO BUY

972. Oscar Peterson Plays the Jerome Kern Songbook – Oscar Peterson (Verve, 1954) CLICK HERE TO BUY

973. Songs in a Mellow Mood – Ella Fitzgerald (Universal Distribution, 1955) CLICK HERE TO BUY

974. Candid Dolphy – Eric Dolphy (Candid, 1961) CLICK HERE TO BUY

975. The Hawk in Paris – Coleman Hawkins (RCA, 1956) CLICK HERE TO BUY

976. Playboys – Art Pepper/Chet Baker (Blue Note/Pacific Jazz, 1956) CLICK HERE TO BUY

977. Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet – Sonny Rollins (Original Jazz Classics, 1953) CLICK HERE TO BUY

978. Lionel Hampton Presents Buddy Rich – Lionel Hampton/Buddy Rich (Who’s Who in Jazz, 1977) CLICK HERE TO BUY

979. Olympia Concert - Sidney Bechet (Vogue, 1955) CLICK HERE TO BUY

980. Out of the Cool – Gil Evans (Impulse!, 1960) CLICK HERE TO BUY

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