Where’s Milestones by Miles? But to drop as much Coltrane in as they did and leave Sun Ra out makes the whole exercise seem like a lame Billboard Top Selling Jazz list, not a jazz aficionado’s best effort. ?I..Is A Popularity Contest Based On Sales..My Funny Valentine Live At Lincoln Center By Miles in 1964 Is My Favorite. All recorded form 1970 to 2020. Tony, a record collector and a CDandLP member for some years now, is proposing us a collection of 100 essential records from 50s to 70s in all styles of Jazz. Try them. Only Ellington is “Ellington at Newport”. We're here to help! Ahmad Jamal Trio, “ Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961 ” (Verve, 1998). (does it still? ... 10 Essential Jazz Trumpet Albums. all missing. Seriously? The performance included the Gillespie classics ‘Salt Peanuts’ and ‘Night In Tunisia’, the latter containing some fabulous interchanges between the trumpeter and Parker’s mercurial alto sax. Conference of the Birds, Gnu High, Bright Size Life and many more. Head Hunters proved to be a hugely influential album, transforming Herbie Hancock into a fusion superstar. Probably a thankless task, unless the objective was to get some discussion going! I think publishing such “lists” is a bunch of bunk and not worth effort! 25 essential jazz albums for your collection. Cannonball Adderley is truly Somethin’ Else Oh disappointed that there wasn’t a Chet Baker album ! 9. 4.4 out of 5 stars 13. Despite his economy with notes and judicious use of space, ‘Jean De Fleur’, a fast, self-written swinger on Idle Moments, shows that Green could play with fire when the occasion demanded. So many jazz aficionados, so many different lists of “50 Great Jazz Albums”…. They came together for one night only on Friday, 15 May 1953, at Toronto’s Massey Hall. Jazz is a good barometer of freedom…In its beginnings, the United States of America spawned certain ideals of freedom and independence through which, eventually, jazz was evolved, and the music is so free that many people say it is the only unhapmpered, unhindered expression of complete freedom yet produced in this country.”–Duke Ellington, ? I knew the minute this was posted it would draw controversy. Leading a nonet that included saxophonists Lee Konitz and Gerry Mulligan, as well as drummers Max Roach and Kenny Clarke, across 1949 and 1950 Miles recorded a series of singles for Capitol that redefined modern jazz. Now that is completely wrong. An impossible task certainly, but with the exceptions of the fusion stuff it is pretty admirable. 3. Happy new year! Check out YouTube.com/jediknightrider for the 50 best playlists of Jazz on YouTube. Why You Need This Album: Blue Train features a younger Coltrane playing beautifully on some highly... 3. At the centre of all the action is Basie’s laconic piano, its piquant fills a model of dissonant minimalism. Beam Me Up – Shauli Einav. Changeless – Keith Jarrett As I came to realize later, underneath all those lists there is a certain intention. Combining squelchy clavinet parts with astral synth lines – both underpinned by Paul Jackson’s anchoring bass and Harvey Mason’s taut but elastic grooves – Hancock and his cohorts found themselves opening for rock acts like Santana. anyway, how can this list be without billie??? Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, all not as good as some of the music you post here. Ithink ,anyway, that 50 are too few. as well. Night Bird Song – Thomas Chapin. The important thing to remember is that it is just a opinion, and not a shot at your favorite record. I’m pretty sure In a Silent Way is not jazz… anything Miles Davis did with his electric band should be considered sans Genre or fusion. It all depends on how you define ‘Greatest jazz album’. The session found Miles leading an all-star sextet that included saxophonists John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley, as well as rising piano star Bill Evans. Peggy Lee,Anita O’Day,June Christy,Diana Krall,Jackie Cain,how about ‘Sassy Sarah’..Chis Connors,And of course,Carmen McRae,Mildred Bailey….And of course…The First Lady of Jazz…Miss Ella Fitzgerald topping this list…. The primary indicator of Soul Jazz is the use of Laurens Hammond's organs in the instrumentation. I agree that a list like this would changing like the weather here in Indy, but I would like to add Wes Montgomery-“Movin Wes” to the list. The problem with many of these albums is of course the very poor sound quality. Its a disgrace to menchen a word like that in this context with these geniouses.But SHEPP was anything than that!!! Nuits de la Foundation Maeght. No Sonny Clark???? Nice try, but no cigar. Should have been titled greatest instrumental group. We're here to help! Love Supreme I think – possibly the greatest recording of the 20th Century in any genre ! This list is totally NOT the 50 greatest!!!!! Chick Corea’s “Inner Space” should be somewhere on the list. Nothing relevant happened thereafter? Sonny Sharrock – Ask the Ages (saw him at the old knitting Factory??? No w “Further Definitions” is both important and wonderful. Key song: ‘West End Blues’, This was John Coltrane’s first bona fide masterpiece, recorded a week before his 32nd birthday. Key song: ‘St Thomas’, Recorded in 1958, this is undoubtedly the greatest album made by alto saxophonist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley during his 20-year career. Great list, but not at all inclusive. Erroll Garner holds the Tide at one of his Concert by the Sea No Ella and Billie in top 50?? Are there no new Records? A entire band of great band leaders! Madeline – Ghost Rhythms. The foundation of all that followed. A thankless task , but a commendable effort , if one only likes Modern Jazz ( which I do , very much so ) .. Lots of film and video of these and many other GOAT jazz artists. Key song: ‘Moanin’’, First released on Bernard Stollman’s small, New York-based indie label, ESP-Disk’, in 1964, Spiritual Unity announced Ohio-born saxophonist Ayler’s arrival on the world stage. From the title track’s somber mood giving way to a bluesy swing, to Moment’s Notice’s peppy start-and-stop melody, to Lazy Bird’s bop workout, Blue Train is a delight from start to finish. Capturing Garner in an assembly hall in Carmel, California, in 1955, Concert By The Sea began as an unofficial recording made by a local broadcaster for US armed-forces radio. Kind of Blue will be hard to beat – ever. I would add Miles – In a Silent Way, Getz’s Sweet Rain, and Wayne Shorter’s Native dancer with Milton Nascimento. Where is Astighmatic????????????????????? Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, “Moanin’” (Blue Note, 1958). Still fresh and exciting today. If you like Concert By the Sea by Erroll Garner (which I’d have top 3, but hey) then try One World Concert or At the Piano. 27. You are absolutely right. Surely Bill Evans Vanguard recordings with the majestic Scott LaFaro belong in the top 10. Some of them are recognized as masterpieces by a few sources (e.g., Penguin Guide, Ben Ratliff's "The New York Times Essential Library..."), but none appear on such lists regularly. Like many other jazz albums, rather than separate songs, the album is a single song that’s broken up into four different tracks to make it easy for the listener to navigate. 31. Concierto by Jim Hall? The Continent of America that is. If you include them, there should be Billie Holiday’s Complete Columbia, Duke’s Blanton-Webster Band. I’ve discovered so many great albums since I discovered this list about six months ago. There is one Dexter Gordon album, but should be at least two. John Coltrane – Inside this Train, there’s a lady called A Love Supreme. 49. If A Love Supreme and Kind of Blue were switched, I would have no problems with this list’s top ten. This is a great list for those who are new to jazz to start out with. I don’t I think I see “Song For My Father” or “Clifford Brown and Max Roach” or on the list, but I love both records with “Delilah” being in the running for my favorite tune of all times. Personnel: Gregory Porter (vocals), Chip Crawford (piano), Emanuel Harrold (drums), Keyon Harrold (trumpet), Aaron James (bass), Kamau Kenyatta (horns), Tivon Pennicott (saxophone), Yosuke Sato (saxophone) Not a bad list ! Essential Jazz Albums [l717436] Label . Interesting that Ornette Coleman’s The Shape of Jazz to Come was #5. WTF? 1) Pat Methenys Bright Size Life, Pat, is probably the best modern Jazz composer (after 1980), and this collaberation with Jaco was certainly groundbreaking Paperback $15.99 $ 15. My first thought too. ), Agree about Metheny He’s definitely the most prolific. Fantastic: better than Coltrane I thought – had lots of him, too! No Freddie Hubbard on this list? Check out our list of 10 albums to get you started on your jazz journey and introduce yourself to some of jazz's great artists. Lennie Tristano – same (or Rhino CD reissue with New Tristano as well) Why You Need This Album: A subtle, gorgeous big band album that presents the remarkable range and capabilities of the Ellington band, this serves as a beautiful introduction to this ensemble. But the woeful Ayler and Dolphy are in there? Excellent list, don’t agree with them all. Unit Structures remains one of the best jazz albums to come out of the avant-garde. Widely considered one of the best jazz... 2. I will be able to spend the rest of the year listening to some of your recommendations. Aside from the more commercial-oriented title track, the remaining four cuts offered something different, showing the young 25-year-old musician exploring deeper jazz grooves such as ‘Totem Pole’ and ‘Hocus Pocus’. So where are all the great recordings? Though Evans’ forte was lush romantic ballads, Sunday At The Village Vanguard shows that he could also swing with real verve. Fortunately you could buy at any decent shop more almost all of the records of the list any day. Ella Live in Berlin. Personnel: Lee Morgan (trumpet), Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone), Barry Harris (piano), Bob Cranshaw (double bass), Billy Higgins (drums) The list needs more Monk, and Chick Corea’s Light as a Feather album. thank you , Wow what a great list! (loved and hated with equal passion but those who get it really get it) What about Steamin’, Workin’, Cookin’ Relaxin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet? Purchase: I would also add Ella and Louis. And only one jazz vocal. Double the list and not rank them for more harmony among Jazz lovers. Getz is the only American on the recording. And it shows: there are 3 Coltrane albums on a 50 record list…. Bix. As for Monk..Monks Dream is a top 5 for me. But where is Sonny Clark with Cool Struttin on Blue Note or Tina Brooks “True Blue”? I can’t believe Bird and Diz isn’t on there. Kudos for re-launching this Dec/2014 post and the debate on the heels of #JazzAppreciationMonth, #InternationalJazzDay and #BillieHoliday100. Of course there were “marketing albums” in the fifties, but they were not dominant as we see today; and of course it’s frustrating not to see many old time legends out of sight, but their presence would overwiden the intentions of author (of the list)… In the end of the day, we’d end up not having a good suggestion about what to hear (supposed you are, as I myself once were, ignorant obout jazz). 23. Key song: ‘Blue Train’, At the end of the 60s, the ever-restless Miles Davis sought to change his musical direction again. I would have liked to have seen the Zoot and Sonny collaboration “interaction” on this list. A Simple Thank You – Virginia Mayhew. How about the Sachal Jazz Ensemble? Oscar Peterson – My favorite Instrument Believe it or not, you’ll be cornered at Koln with Keith Jarrett performance. Most of his seminal recordings came out as singles for the Savoy and Dial labels in the 40s and they can be found on this 2000 compilation, which offers a vivid snapshot of bebop’s glory years. So many……, I want to take a deeper look but I would have to add” Return to Forever” and “Heavy Weather”. Kenny Burrell – Midnight Blue They are in broad circulation and not difficult to find, that’s maybe the reason of that list. It’s an important album, but I don’t know if I’d consider it the #5 jazz album ever. No Django is the most obvious omission for me. We’ll be celebrating Ella’s centennial in April of 2017. I would take Brown-Roach over Miles any day. Come on. Edit Label ; Data Quality Rating: 14 submissions pending; Share. What a ton of wasted effort on this inadequate list. I even receive a GRANT in form of GREEN for my Idle Moments Also not to forget the fantastic album from Michael Naura Quintet “European Jazz Sounds” on Brunswick label and Elsie Bianchi Trio “The Sweetest Sound” on Saba. Billie Holiday – Golden years Vol 1 (is that allowed?) Nina Simone? You are dismissing albums like Maiden Voyage and Speak No Evil? Romantic Warrior for sure Chic, Stanley and the gang!! © 2020JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTERJAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER IS A 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATION. LIve in Larissa – Nate Birchall. Explore releases from the Essential Jazz Masters label. Though for health reasons he no longer plays his beloved tenor saxophone, this seminal 1957 album – which gave Rollins his nickname – reminds us of his unparalleled brilliance as an improviser. Steamin’, Workin’, Cookin’ Relaxin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet says a great deal for Miles and Traine not mentioned. Thanks for reminding me that there is so much good jazz to still enjoy. I also love Art Blakey’s “Backgammon”. I’ll say that its great but curious to see Andrew Hill at all and and Cecil Taylor’s Unit Structures, love that Art Pepper made an appearance, and overall I’m happy that the author seemed to challenge those out there who might use this as a shopping list because while some of the top spots are occupied by accessible albums, there are many others that require quite a bit of the listener. 2. We celebrate the history of South African jazz with these essential records. What has kept this album in the limelight and in listeners’ hearts for so many years is the unending sense of effortless swing, the magnificently catchy melodies, and the beautifully choreographed dance between four luminaries of music. Agreed on how absurd it is to leave off the Sun Ra Arkestra! my top 5: The Sidewinder’s title song, with its jaunty soul jazz groove and infectious horn motifs, was a hit single for Blue Note and helped the parent album become the label’s best-selling LP. I Guess No Maynard No Blue Mitchell No Shelly Manne No Hubert No Turrentine No Chet?.No Woody Shaw And The List Goes On…Is Freddie on The List?? We all like what WE like and disagree sometimes on what others are digging. The following are influenced by thrills only as imagined by the author, and it has no significant whatsoever to the work of the artists, 50. Dinah Washington – For Those In Love. Frank Sinatra can’t crack the Top 50?? 1. Key song: ‘Chameleon’, The first musician to successfully play bebop on the tenor saxophone, this six foot six jazz giant from Los Angeles started his career in the late 40s but virtually disappeared in the 50s due to spells in prison for drugs offences. To Abstract the Truth, you must apply the law of Oliver Nelson Why You Need This Album: The burgeoning soul jazz scene found one of its standard-bearers in Lee Morgan. Joe Henderson – Lush Life By Dom Lawson 27 June 2020. Explore the Essential Jazz Albums list by dlgale1974 on Discogs. Also I would include somewhere Yusef Lateef “Eastern Sounds”. Tord should be on here. Explore the careers of six musicians who deserve more accolades and learn the best places to start with their discographies. MFT just was released first so it became many people’s introduction to Trane. No solo. LIVE AT THE BLUE NOTE or ELLA AND OSCAR (now THERE’S killing two birds with one stone!) I traveled to the Far East of MONTGOMERY, just to see WES Not to mention A Spiritual Unity. Key song: ‘Take Five’, Released in 1965, jazz mystic and saxophonist/composer John Coltrane’s four-part hymn to God remains deeply influential and is regarded as the album that birthed what became known as spiritual jazz. As mentioned, Joe Henderson is missing as a leader. And even going back to the USA, what about one of the greatest recording dessions ever made — Art Tatum and Ben Webster. He would shake his head at your list. No Ella Fitzgerald?? ALL of these artists had albums that whould fit into the list!!! You also are bebop centric. A Superb Album with a Truly Magnificent All Star ensemble with a Remarkable number of The Greatest Jazz Performers of All time, as we know Today. Your email address will not be published. Key song: ‘A Night In Tunisia’, Bill Evans brought a fresh perspective to jazz piano playing by avoiding bebop clichés and drawing on the lush harmonisation of French impressionist classical composers Debussy and Ravel. Crazy. And Dizzy Gillespie? Box Set; 6 CDs with 111 tracks; soft cover companion book, 200 pages. Change – Chick Corea. But some legendary jazz guitarists have that universal sound that reaches and touches people deeply. The vest album for me is ALS. Blue Train is an affirmation of Coltrane’s newfound sense of creativity and features a sextet that comprises pianist Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones from the Miles Davis band, plus Jazz Messengers Lee Morgan and Curtis Fuller. Louis plays W.C. Hardy,…, Django would be great to! What makes it special is the presence of Miles Davis in a rare sideman role (Adderley was a member of the trumpeter’s sextet at the time), while the contributions of the great Art Blakey on drums, along with excellent work from pianist Hank Jones and bassist Sam Jones, conspire to make this one of the best jazz albums recorded by a small-group ensemble. Nice effort, but why is there no Freddy Hubbard or Donald Byrd on it. Start With: Night and Day 1 and 2 should be flip flopped. The Jazz Album happens to be the finest pat metheny gear in the range of the comfortable best herbie hancock albums that is available on the online3 market stores. that is my excuse for that mistake…. For a broader and more realistic list it would need much from the 70s and those gems from the 80’s and 90s. Only 1 Sarah Vaughan? No Billie Holiday ? The title song recast a key number from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s popular Broadway musical The Sound Of Music and transformed it into a 13-minute modal jazz waltz with Eastern overtones. 1. John Coltrane – Giant Steps Also–omitting Oscar Peterson entirely is a serious flaw. Chick Corea is one of the most influential figures in jazz and one of the greatest living jazz pianists. 47. Purchase: Lots of albums with big names on here but there’s way better stuff (Koln Concert that high? What, no Art Tatum, Gerry Mulligan or Chet Baker? Required fields are marked *. Thanks for mentioning some of my jazz heroes. Ming’s Samba and/or Ballads for Bass Clarinet should be on there. Ella. Instead – Collocutor. Conspicuously absent are: Some of us know. Ella, Oscar Peterson. A good representative list of course ther will always be dissenters. I have already seen many lists of the kind over internet. I also believe that Jackie McLean’s Let Freedom Ring deserves to be here, as does Larry Young’s Unity. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Essential Jazz [Time Life] - Various Artists on AllMusic - 1999 - Time Life's 1999 collection Essential Jazz lives… And Iron Man should be on there as well. But I can garantee you that in Europe the most beautiful music has been made that never reached the shores of America. It was in wonderful Copenhagen when Mr. Brubeck gave no Time Out, and the audience loves it. Mind-expanding transmissions from the fringes where metal and jazz collide. It is an all star lineup of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach; all who were prominent in the development of bebop about 15 years beforehand (1953) and thus were all seasoned veterans by the time of the concert. What misogynists you are. “Two of a kind” Gerry Mulligan and Paul Desmond, This is one of the greatest albums in modern jazz: http://www.allmusic.com/album/what-we-leave-behind-mw0002977654. I bet the author even had second thought after publishing the list. Bobby Hutcherson – Dialogue Among the highlights is the Pepper co-write ‘Straight Life’, a frenetic bebop swinger which later became the title of his warts-and-all autobiography. How’s that Guys. My favorite Astrud Gilberto album is probably the Astrud Gilberto album, and if you're looking for definitive versions of Jobim compositions, that's probably the one to get, but some might scoff at that album being placed on a list of essential jazz albums. But the most glaring omission – where are the women!? Also..no Bill Evans portrait in jazz? This here is Bobby Timmons Heavily influenced by the complex language of bebop, in the late 40s Powell transposed the innovations of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie onto the piano. Bounce – Terence Blanchard. The Pennsylvanian pianist, then 29, was suffering from excruciating back pain as well as fatigue after a long drive to the gig, only to find that the piano wasn’t to his satisfaction. I can honestly say that was the single most talented band I have ever seen put together. Kind of Blue at #1 is correct, but the runner up spot should definetely go to Time Out. The Duke Ellington discs of the Blanton-Webster Band are Number 4. 34. I too was dismayed to see no Ella, particularly, and could find better Sarahs. Together they helped to patent an unmistakable signature sound defined by throbbing swing rhythms, taut ensemble work and incandescent soloing. Pingback: Why you need to Start "Jazzing" up your Agile Scrum Tactics - MetroStar Systems. Not sure which I would pick for the particular recording, but a couple of jazz musicians that are among my top 5 that I think need to be represented on that list are McCoy Tyner and Michael Brecker. Supported by intuitive and symbiotic interactions from bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Sunny Murray, Ayler takes Ornette Coleman’s concept of free jazz to another level. The only Duke that matters to me is– Ellington Almost 50 years ago I bought my first record, WAY AHEAD, by him – if Im not wrong? And of course newer stuff. No Nat King Cole. Why You Need This Album: Take Five is a singular and thrilling mix of the familiar and the unexpected. Wynton Marsalis appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform with Jon Batiste, Stay Human, and acclaimed dancer Lil Buck. Thanks. Key song: ‘My Man’s Gone Now’, Thelonious Monk was ahead of his time, which was why for many years his music was often misunderstood and even ridiculed. Donald Byrd – Slow Drag Considered by some as the greatest jazz concert of all time, Jazz At Massey Hall was officially recognised as one of the best jazz albums in history when it was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1996. 0. Invisible Cinema – Aaron Parks. All those qualities can be found on Moanin’, his 1958 LP with The Jazz Messengers. The latter changed MUSIC in the last third of the 20thC. Well done – those and I wish they had simply pegged the Armstrong box set A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, for a fatter slice of the essential Louis of the 20s and 30s. And Sinatra – listen to him as if he were a sax! If each and every one of you compiled your top 50, it would be a beautiful and diversified list. Still top 50 lists involving a passion such as music will always be tough. i would have agreed about #1, but a bassist friend turned me on to what may be the best, least known, jazz album ever: Money Jungle. You list is invalid. All the material was written by rising composer/arranger Neal Hefti, and features some dynamite brass charts. Unlike some guitarists, Green never tried to overpower the listener with elaborate or flashy runs but preferred to pick out single-note melodies that stayed within the boundaries of good taste. Alan Silva Seasons;Treasure Box Tough task; good list I might make some room for Art Blakey-Album of the Year; Branford Marsalis: Braggtown; Maybe a few compilations? What? Chick Corea a nice list, BUT really focused on the 1950s thru 1970s – and lots of omissions even from that period (no Sun Ra, the Blakey band that had Shorter and Hubbard and Cedar Walton in it, I always enjoy these lists despite disagreements….albums that should have been included are…Paul Desmond Quintet and with voices from Fantasy….Cal Tjaders Several Shades of Jade, Sonny Clark Trio with Max Roach and George Duvivier, Modern Sounds..Eddie Bert, numerous others included recordings by Terry Gibbs, Buddy De Franco..next time. Though not a jazz pathfinder, he was prolific and produced a formidable body of work for Blue Note between 1955 and 1970. No Dizzy or Oscar Peterson? Lester Young ? Everyone has an opinion. And NiO Billy Cobhan, “SPECTRUM”. The album also had a biting political edge thanks to the track ‘Fables Of Faubus’, which attacked Arkansas Governor Orval E Faubus, who resisted racial integration in American schools. Check out our list of 10 albums to get you started on your jazz journey and introduce yourself to some of jazz's great artists. Purchase: Highlights include the beguiling opener, ‘Witch Hunt’, with its snaking melody; the cool title song, with its sublime horn theme played by Shorter and Hubbard; and the gentle, much-covered ballad ‘Infant Eyes’, which is now regarded as a jazz standard. Generally astute list, with a few debatable entries and omissions. Stan Getz – West Coast Jazz It is a good list and of course we could all have albums we would place higher and, perhaps, not rate some of those included, but I cannot really fault it. Fusion albums mixed with traditional Jazz albums. …. A few of the greats include: Soft Machine – Fourth. Jackie McLean – A Long Drink of the Blues Key song: ‘Birdland’, This live recording of Monk and Trane playing together for a charity benefit concert in November 1957 was thought lost until the master tape was discovered languishing in the vaults of the US Library Of Congress in 2005. Where is Corea classic: “Now he sings now…” One of the greatest piano trio album of all time (it is not only my opinion). Dark Starr – David Murray. Nobody wanted to take a chance on signing pianist/composer Thelonious Monk when he emerged on the New York jazz scene in the late 40s. 40. Consider the following: Monk’s Dream Quoting from your website – With a few exceptions every major pop singer in the US during her generation has been touched in someway by her genius . Kind Of Blue is unarguably #1. Though the saxophonist was contracted to Prestige at the time, he was allowed to record a one-off session for Alfred Lion’s Blue Note label, and it turned out to be an absolute gem. His 26 albums for the label are all strong, but none are quite as perfect as Soul Station. Vast amounts of great stuff omitted and the phenomenal broadening of jazz in the last 30 years is nowhere to be seen. Miles Davis – Ascenceur Pour L’échafaud. On the back of hits such as ‘Heebie Jeebies’ and the influential ‘West End Blues’, Armstrong became a huge star and later assumed an ambassadorial role in the jazz world. None menioned Ahmad Jamal At The Pershing though, classic album – deserved to be on there for Poinciana alone. The rest of the album is devoted to standards, including a Latin-style take on Cole Porter’s ‘Love For Sale’. I have 33 of those fifty, and this list is very much like my personal list. But then Alfred Lion of Blue Note Records heard Monk, recognised his unorthodox brilliance, and began recording singles with him in 1947. Please consider supporting Jazz at Lincoln Center, at whatever level you can. While those on the list are great, The Crusaders have always been and always will be #1 on my list. Le Grand’s Arrangements are truly Beautiful and Original, and the Album really should have been on the List! as rock moreso than jazz, but 1) It’s jazz in structure, 2) they were & are hugely influential, & 3) they continued on where Miles Davis began in ’69 & expanded the possibilities of electric jazz much to the chagrin of jazz snobs like Wynton Marsalis whose music I also like. Ramsey Lewis would definitely be som””ewhere on my top 50 along with Chris Botti and Paul Hardcastle. 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