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100 Jazz Albums You Need

There have been a handful of fantastic "essential/greatest" lists for rvarious genres, so I thought why not make a list somewhat fitting rthat description for one of the most neglected genres on sputnik? rStyle of each album is listed, to give some kind of direction, but reverything on here made the list for a reason so have a try at ranything that takes your fancy.
1Cannonball Adderley
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live at the Club


hard bop
2 Cannonball Adderley
Somethin' Else


hard Bop
3 Louis Armstrong
The Hot Fives & Sevens, Vol III


traditional jazz/dixieland
4Art Ensemble of Chicago
Les stances a Sophie


avant-garde/free jazz
5Albert Ayler
Live in Greenwich Village


free jazz
6Albert Ayler
Spiritual Unity


free jazz
7 Art Blakey
Moanin'


hard bop
8Anthony Braxton
3 Compositions of New Jazz


free jazz/avant-garde
9The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Time Out


cool jazz
10Kenny Burrell
Midnight Blue


hard bop
11Don Cherry
Eternal Rhythm


free jazz/avant-garde
12Ornette Coleman
Free Jazz (A Collective Improvisation)


free jazz
13Ornette Coleman
The Shape of Jazz to Come


free jazz
14Alice Coltrane
Journey in Satchidananda


avant-garde
15John Coltrane
Ascension


free jazz
16John Coltrane
Blue Train


hard bop
17John Coltrane
Giant Steps


post bop
18John Coltrane
A Love Supreme


post bop/avant-garde
19John Coltrane
Transition


post bop/avant-garde
20Chick and Hiromi
Duet


hard bop/fusion
21Miles Davis
Bitches Brew


fusion/avant-garde
22Miles Davis
In A Silent Way


fusion/avant-garde
23Miles Davis
Kind Of Blue


modal/hard bop/cool jazz
24 Miles Davis
'Round About Midnight


hard bop/cool jazz
25Miles Davis
A Tribute to Jack Johnson


fusion
26Eric Dolphy
Out To Lunch


avant-garde
27Lou Donaldson
Blues Walk


hard bop
28Kenny Dorham
Una Mas (One More Time)


post bop/hard bop
29Electric Masada
At The Mountains of Madness


fusion/avant-garde
30Duke Ellington
The Far East Suite


big band
31Duke Ellington
Money Jungle


post bop/avant-garde
32Bill Evans
Everybody Digs Bill Evans


cool jazz
33Bill Evans
Portrait in Jazz


cool jazz
34Bill Evans and Jim Hall
Intermodulation


cool jazz
35Dexter Gordon
Go!


hard bop
36Dexter Gordon
Our Man in Paris


hard bop
37Grant Green
Idle Moments


hard bop
38Grant Green
Solid


hard bop
39Tord Gustavsen Trio
Being There


cool jazz
40Herbie Hancock
Empyrean Isles


hard bop/modal
41Herbie Hancock
Headhunters


fusion
42Herbie Hancock
Maiden Voyage


hard bop/modal
43Coleman Hawkins
Body and Soul


swing
44 Joe Henderson
In 'n Out


post bop
45Joe Henderson
Inner Urge


post bop
46Joe Henderson
Multiple


avant-garde/fusion
47Andrew Hill
Black Fire


post bop/avant-garde
48Andrew Hill
Compulsion!!!!!


post bop/avant-garde
49Andrew Hill
Point of Departure


post bop/avant-garde
50Hiromi
Spiral


modern jaaz/fusion
51Hiromi
Time Control


fusion
52Dave Holland
Conference of the Birds


avant-garde/free jazz
53Dave Holland
What Goes Around


avant-garde/experimental big band
54Noah Howard
The Black Ark


avant-garde/free jazz
55Freddie Hubbard
Ready For Freddie


hard bop
56Freddie Hubbard
Red Clay


fusion
57Bobby Hutcherson
Dialogue


post bop/avant-garde
58Krzysztof Komeda
Astigmatic


avant-garde/free jazz
59Yusef Lateef
Eastern Sounds


avant-garde
60Joe McPhee
Nation Time


avant-garde/fusion
61Mahavishnu Orchestra
Inner Mounting Flame


fusion
62Masada
Alef


avant-garde/fusion
63John McLaughlin
Extrapolation


fusion
64Jackie Mclean
Destination Out!


post bop
65Jackie Mclean
New Soil


post bop
66Charles Mingus
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady


avant-garde/third stream/experimental big band
67Charles Mingus
Let My Children Hear Music


avant-garde/third stream
68Charles Mingus
Mingus Ah Um


post bop
69Hank Mobley
Soul Station


hard bop
70Grachan Moncur III
Evolution


post bop/avant-garde
71Thelonious Monk
Brilliant Corners


hard bop
72Wes Montgomery
Full House


hard bop
73Lee Morgan
The Sidewinder


hard bop
74Oliver Nelson
The Blues and the Abstract Truth


hard bop
75William Parker
The Peach Orchard


avant-garde/free jazz
76William Parker
Sound Unity


avant-garde/free jazz
77Oscar Peterson
Night Train


cool jazz
78 Ike Quebec
Blue & Sentimental


hard bop
79Sun Ra
Sleeping Beauty


avant-garde
80Joshua Redman
Elastic


post bop/fusion
81Django Reinhardt
The Best Of Django Reinhardt


gypsy jazz
82Sam Rivers
Contours


post bop/avant-garde
83Max Roach
We Insist!: Freedom Now Suite


avant-garde
84Sonny Rollins
Saxophone Colossus


hard bop
85Pharoah Sanders
Black Unity


avant-garde
86Pharoah Sanders
Karma


avant-garde
87Sonny Sharrock
Ask The Ages


avant-garde
88Archie Shepp
Fire Music


avant-garde/free jazz
89Wayne Shorter
Juju


post bop/modal
90Wayne Shorter
Speak No Evil


post bop
91Horace Silver
Song For My Father


hard bop
92Jimmy Smith
The Sermon


hard bop
93Tomasz Stanko
Music For K


avant-garde/free jazz
94Cecil Taylor
Conquistador!


free jazz
95Cecil Taylor
Unit Structures


free jazz
96McCoy Tyner
Enlightenment


post bop
97McCoy Tyner
The Real McCoy


post bop
98McCoy Tyner
Sahara


avant-garde
99Larry Young
Unity


post bop
100John Zorn
Naked City


avant-garde/fusion/grindcore/john zorn
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