1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die (81-100)

Here is another twenty to add to the list, to round out the first 100.

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 81 through 100.

81. the shape of jazz to comeThe Shape of Jazz to Come – Ornette Coleman (Atlantic, 1959)

82. straight no chaserStraight, No Chaser – Thelonious Monk (Columbia/Legacy, 1966)

83. karmaKarma – Pharoah Sanders (Impulse!, 1969)

84. jazz impressions of black orpheusJazz Impressions of Black Orpheus – Vince Guaraldi (Fantasy/OJC, 1962)

85. love storiesLove Stories – Russell Gunn (Highnote, 2008)

86. happy peopleHappy People – Kenny Garrett (Warner Bros., 2002)

87. school daysSchool Days – Stanley Clarke (Epic, 1976)

88. full forceFull Force – Art Ensemble of Chicago (ECM, 1980)

89. metamorphosenMetamorphosen – Branford Marsalis Quartet (Marsalis Music, 2009)

90. mother motherMother _____!, Mother_____! – Clark Terry with Zoot Sims (Pablo, 1979)

91. louis armstrong plays w.c. handyLouis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy – Louis Armstrong (Columbia/Legacy, 1956)

92. payton's placePayton’s Place – Nicholas Payton (Verve, 1997)

93. friends old and newFriends Old and New – John Hicks (Novus, 1992)

94. far wesFar Wes – Wes Montgomery (Pacific Jazz, 1958)

95. eternal journeyEternal Journey – Sean Jones (Mack Avenue, 2004)

96. special editionSpecial Edition – Jack DeJohnette (ECM, 1979)

97. We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteWe Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite – Max Roach (Candid, 1960)

98. out thereOut There – Eric Dolphy (New Jazz/OJC, 1960)

99. pure imaginationPure Imagination – Eric Reed (Impulse!, 1997)

100. diane schuur and the count basie orchestraDiane Schuur and the Count Basie Orchestra – Diane Schuur (GRP, 1987)

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