1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (241-260)

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 241 through 260.

241. after midnight (with bonus tracks)After Midnight (with Bonus Tracks) – Nat King Cole & His Trio (Capitol, 1956 recording dates, 2001 release date)

242. sweets at the haigSweets at the Haig – Harry “Sweets” Edison (Import, 1953)

243. this one's for basieThis One’s For Basie – Buddy Rich and His Orchestra (Verve, 1956)

244. Frank Rosolino QuintetFrank Rosolino Quintet – Frank Rosolino (VSOP, 1957)

245. a boy names charlie brownA Boy Named Charlie Brown – Vince Guaraldi (Fantasy, 1964)

246. with the oscar peterson trio (lester young)With the Oscar Peterson Trio – Lester Young and The Oscar Peterson Trio (Verve, 1952)

247. some like it hotSome Like it Hot – Barney Kessel (Contemporary/OJC, 1959)

248. Live in tokyo (brad mehldau)Live in Tokyo – Brad Mehldau (Nonesuch, 2004)

249. facing youFacing You – Keith Jarrett (ECM, 1971)

250. balladsBallads – John Coltrane (Impulse, 1962)

251. the swingin' miss DThe Swingin’ Miss “D” – Dinah Washington (Emarcy, 1956)

252. swell and superSwell & Super – Charlie Barnett and His Orchestra (Drive Archive, 1949)

253. Top PercussionTop Percussion – Tito Puente (BMG, 1957)

254. All the Sad Young MenAll the Sad Young Men – Anita O’Day (Polygram, 1961)

255. perceptionsPerceptions – Dizzy Gillespie (Verve, 1961)

256. Big BagsBig Bags – Milt Jackson (Riverside/OJC, 1962)

257. Big Band Bossa Nova – Stan Getz (Verve, 1962)

258. jazz (tony bennett)Jazz – Tony Bennett (Columbia, 1954-67 recording dates, 1987 release date)

259. the hi-de-ho manThe Hi-De-Ho Man – Cab Calloway (Sony, 1935-47 recording dates)

260. crazy people musicCrazy People Music – Branford Marsalis (Columbia, 1990)

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