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Sunday, September 23, 2012

My favorite jazz albums (solo-artist-named) (1955-1965

 I listen to a lot of jazz. I'm very indiscriminate hence this list has all types from bebop to free jazz. More serious or more learned jazz fans can probably generate a list for each genre of jazz, but I'm not at that level yet. So this is it for now.  I'll pick one album from an artist and I'm trying to get the ones a particular artist is credited with (ses, I know they're all over each others records). The Jazz at Massey Hall or Getz/Gilberto  will be on another list but I'll include 'X and a quartet'. There's a logic to it, trust me . In no particular order:

1. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme -1964- Modal jazz/Post-Bop

2. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue- 1959- Modal Jazz

3.Charles Mingus -Mingus Ah Um - 1959 - Free jazz/Jazz/Post-Bop

4. Sonny Rollins Quartet -Saxophone Colossus - 1956 - Jazz/Hard Bop

5.  Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - Moanin - 1958 - Jazz/Hard Bop

6. Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else - 1958 - Cool jazz/Hard Bop

7.  Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil - 1964 - Hard Bop/ Post bop/Modal Jazz

8.Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners - 1957 - Jazz

9. Count Basie and his orchestra - The Atomic Mr Basie - 1957 - Big Band/Jazz/Swing

10. The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out -1959 - Cool Jazz

11. Bill Evans Trio - Waltz for Debbie - 1961 - Jazz/Cool Jazz

12. Joe Henderson - Page One - 1963- Jazz/Hard bop

13. Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage - 1964 - Modal Jazz/Hard Bop

14. Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come - 1959 - Free jazz/Avant-Garde Jazz

15. Errol Garner - Concert By The Sea- 1955- Jazz


  1. I like jazz too. When I used to play the piano, jazz pieces were my favourite. I loved the energy and how much emotions a piece could make you feel. I think though that I am probably worse off in the fan department than you lol

  2. Why is it every Naps girl I know can play the piano and read music? Maybe the school has something going for it after all :p

    I only started finding a love for jazz about five years ago. Maybe it comes with old age? lol