1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (201-220)

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 201 through 220.

201. bass hit!Bass Hit! – Ray Brown (Verve, 1956)

202. This is how i feel about jazzThis is How I Feel About Jazz – Quincy Jones (Paramount, 1956)

203. rights of swingRights of Swing – Phil Woods (Candid, 1960)

204. the openerThe Opener – Curtis Fuller (Blue Note, 1957)

205. thinking of homeThinking of Home – Hank Mobley (Blue Note, 1970)

206. rosewoodRosewood – Woody Shaw (Columbia/Legacy, 1977)

207. Page onePage One – Joe Henderson (Blue Note, 1963)

208. whistle stopWhistle Stop – Kenny Dorham (Blue Note, 1961)

209. one in two, two in oneOne in Two, Two in One – Max Roach with Anthony Braxton (hatHUT, 1979)

210. VirtueVirtue – Eldar (Masterworks Jazz, 2009)

211. gumbo nouveauGumbo Nouveau – Nicholas Payton (Verve, 1995)

212. song for my fatherSong for My Father – Horace Silver (Blue Note, 1964)

213. some skunk funk (live)Some Skunk Funk (live) – Randy Brecker/Michael Brecker (BHM, 2005)

214. that's what i say john scofield plays the music of ray charlesThat’s What I Say: John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles – John Scofield (Verve, 2005)

215. dinah jamsDinah Jams – Dinah Washington (Polygram, 1954)

216. the one and onlyThe One and Only – Maynard Ferguson (Maynard Ferguson Trust, 2007)

217. enchanceEnchance – Billy Hart (A&M, 1977)

218. ray sings, basie swingsRay Sings, Basie Swings – Ray Charles/Count Basie Orchestra (Concord, 2006)

219. monk's dreamMonk’s Dream – Thelonious Monk (Columbia, 1962)

220. alto madnessAlto Madness – Richie Cole (Muse, 1977)

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