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Long Shot's Top 50 Albums of 1958

Noteworthy for being the first year to feature a proper 5 from me. Proper be-bop music is stretching itself to its limits at this point, leaving plenty of room for the serious experimentation that, at least by the looks of it, will start to define jazz in the next year or two. 'Tis interesting to see free jazz pioneers like Coltrane and Coleman in more "conventional" settings, though.
1Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely


4.8

Track pick: "Angel Eyes"
2Miles Davis
Ascenseur pour l'echafaud


4.5

Track pick: "Generique"
3Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley


4.4

Track pick: "Bring It to Jerome"
4Screamin' Jay Hawkins
At Home with Screamin' Jay Hawkins


4.3

Track pick: "Ol' Man River"
5Cannonball Adderley
Somethin' Else


4.2

Track pick: "Autumn Leaves"
6Ravi Shankar
India's Master Musician


4.2

Track pick: "Raga Puriya Dhanashri"
7Sonny Clark
Cool Struttin


4.1

Track pick: "Cool Struttin'"
8John Coltrane
Blue Train


4.1

Track pick: "Blue Train"
9Elizabeth Cotten
Folksongs and Instrumentals With Guitar


4.1

Track pick: "Honey Babe Your Papa Cares for You"
10Sonny Rollins
A Night At The Village Vanguard


4.0

Track pick: "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise"
11Billie Holiday
Songs for Destingue Lovers


4.0

Track pick: "Day In Day Out"
12Billie Holiday
Lady In Satin


3.9

Track pick: "I'm a Fool to Want You"
13Little Richard
Little Richard


3.9

Track pick: "Good Golly Miss Molly"
14Miles Davis
Relaxin' With the Miles Davis Quintet


3.8

Track pick: "If I Were a Bell"
15Ray Charles
Ray Charles at Newport


3.8

Track pick: "I Got a Woman"
16Thelonious Monk
Misterioso


3.8

Track pick: "Misterioso"
17Frank Sinatra
Come Fly With Me


3.8

Track pick: "Moonlight in Vermont"
18Mahalia Jackson
Newport 1958


3.8

Track pick: "I'm on My Way"
19Ornette Coleman
Something Else!!!!


3.8

Track pick: "Jayne"
20Lee Morgan
The Cooker


3.7

Track pick: "A Night in Tunisia"
21Ravi Shankar
The Sounds Of India


3.7

Track pick: "Dádrá"
22Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, and Sonny Stitt
For Musicians Only


3.7

Track pick: "Lover Come Back to Me"
23Miles Davis
Milestones


3.7

Track pick: "Milestones"
24Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly


3.7

Track pick: "Words of Love"
25Art Blakey
A Night in Tunisia (1958)


3.6

Track pick: "Theory of Art"
26Sonny Clark
Sonny's Crib


3.6

Track pick: "Sonny's Crib"
27Dorothy Ashby
Hip Harp


3.6

Track pick: "There's a Small Hotel"
28Bud Powell
Time Waits: The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 4


3.6

Track pick: "Time Waits"
29Count Basie
The Complete Atomic Basie


3.6

Track pick: "Flight of the Foo Birds"
30Art Blakey and Thelonious Monk
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk


3.5

Track pick: "In Walked Bud"
31The Art Tatum-Ben Webster Quartet
The Art Tatum-Ben Webster Quartet


3.5

Track pick: "Night and Day"
32Serge Gainsbourg
Du Chant A La Une


3.5

Track pick: "Ce mortel ennui"
33Max Roach
Deeds, Not Words


3.5

Track pick: "Filide"
34John Coltrane
John Coltrane with the Red Garland Trio


3.4

Track pick: "Trane-ing In"
35Johnny Griffin
The Congregation


3.4

Track pick: "The Congregation"
36Sam Cooke
Encore


3.4

Track pick: "Someday"
37Sonny Rollins
Freedom Suite


3.4

Track pick: "Freedom Suite"
38Clark Perry and Thelonious Monk
In Orbit


3.4

Track pick: "In Orbit"
39Sarah Vaughan
At Mister Kelly's


3.4

Track pick: "How High the Moon"
40Carl Perkins
Dance Album of Carl Perkins


3.4

Track pick: "Honey Don't"
41Sonny Clark
Sonny Clark Trio (1957)


3.4

Track pick: "Be-Bop"
42Ben Webster
Soulville


3.4

Track pick: "Soulville"
43Lee Morgan
City Lights


3.3

Track pick: "City Lights"
44Ella Fitzgerald
Sings the Irving Berlin Song Book


3.3

Track pick: "How Deep Is the Ocean"
45Ahmad Jamal
Volume IV


3.3

"Autumn in New York"
46Thelonious Monk
Thelonious in Action


3.3

Track pick: "Blue Monk"
47Jimmy Reed
I'm Jimmy Reed


3.3

Track pick: "You Got Me Crying"
48Stan Getz and Oscar Peterson
Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio


3.2

Track pick: "I Want to Be Happy"
49Johnny Cash
Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous


3.2

Track pick: "Big River"
50Les Baxter
Space Escapade


3.2

Track pick: "Moonscape"
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