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Jazz Albums You Should Have

Remember Electric City's Post-rock rec list? Yep, this is mine... err, but for jazz.
1John Coltrane
Blue Train


Blue Train the song alone is worth it.
2Miles Davis
Kind of Blue


Does this really need an explanation?
3Ornette Coleman
The Shape of Jazz to Come


What is this crazy stuff? IT'S FREE JAZZ BITCH
4Dave Holland
What Goes Around


Perhaps the most layered and melodic jazz album I've ever heard, Holland takes on the Big Band format for a shit load of awesome.
5Tord Gustavsen Trio
Being There


Simple, elegant, classy. Credit to my man liledman for the rec.
6Miles Davis
Sketches of Spain


Is this even jazz? A: yes and no, and so much more.
7Oscar Peterson
Night Train


Next to Glenn Gould, probably the greatest Canadian pianist ever.
8 Thelonious Monk
With John Coltrane


see Oscar Peterson, except different and equally as good.
9John Coltrane
A Love Supreme


You're not a real person until you hear this.
10Dave Holland
Conference of the Birds


The birth of avant-garde jazz.... okay maybe not the birth, but the pinnacle.
11John Abercrombie
Gateway


Psychedelic dude.
12Mahavishnu Orchestra
Birds of Fire


Pyschedelic duuuuuude.
13 Ulf Wakenius
Notes From the Heart


Intensely melodic and crafted with impeccable skill. Guitar lovers take note.
14Miles Davis
In A Silent Way


droney, pretty, propulsive, dreamy, atmospheric, technical, trance, Davis.
15Lenny Breau and Dave Young
Live at Bourbon Street


But just guitar and bass is boring right? WRONG SO WRONG
16The John Scofield Band
Up All Night


shit's groovin'
17 Pat Metheny Group
First Circle


Mood music... really good mood music
18 Joe Zawinul
Brown Street


Joe Zawinul leads his big band in arrangements of classic Weather Report tunes. One of the knocks against Weather Report was how hollow it sounded it times. Not here. *this is the last recording the man did before his death
19Charles Mingus
Mingus Ah Um


Git It In Your Soul is fantastic.
20 Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits


The Duke, what else do I need to say?
21Wycliffe Gordon
Dig This!!


Traditional jazz from a great trombonist
22Mahavishnu Orchestra
Inner Mounting Flame


Rawer then Birds of Fire, but equally rewarding.
23 Nimmons N' Nine
CBC Air Checks


Seriously great, underheard Canadian big band from the 50's. With an Accordion; WHOAAAAA
24 Oscar Peterson
Canadian Suite


The other definitive studio album from Peterson, great companion to Night Train
25Chicago Underground Quartet
Chicago Underground Quartet


Modern, crazy, abrasive, traditional, electronic. Pretty great all together
26 Jaco Pastorious Big Band
The Word Is Out!


Bass bass bass bass mm-ts-ah-ts-mm-ts-ah-ts
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