Jazz Recommendations

This the jazz music I’ve listened to and really liked over the years. I put it together because some of my friends have reached out occasionally asking me where to begin and what/whom to listen to.

Albums

Kind of Blue – Miles Davis (1959)
Milestones – Miles Davis (1958)
Portrait in Jazz – Bill Evans Trio (1960)
Sunday at the Village Vanguard – Bill Evans Trio (1961)
Waltz for Debby – Bill Evans Trio (1962)
Monk’s Dream – Thelonious Monk (1963)
The Columbia Years: ’62–’68 – Thelonious Monk (2001)
Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane – Thelonious Monk (1961)
Blue Train – John Coltrane (1958)
Soultrane – John Coltrane (1958)
My Favorite Things – John Coltrane (1961)
A Love Supreme – John Coltrane (1965)
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane – Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1963)
The Cats – Tommy Flanagan (1959)
Scenery – Ryo Fukui (1976)
Time Out – Dave Brubeck Quartet (1959)
Mingus Ah Um – Charles Mingus (1959)
The Inner Mounting Flame – Mahavishnu Orchestra (1971)
Thieves and Poets – John McLaughlin (2003)
Maiden Voyage – Herbie Hancock (1966)
Saxophone Colossus – Sonny Rollins (1956)
Moanin’ – Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers (1959)
Walkin’ – Miles Davis All Stars (1957)
Cookin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet – The Miles Davis Quintet (1957)
Relaxin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet – The Miles Davis Quintet (1958)
Workin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet – The Miles Davis Quintet (1959)
Steamin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet – The Miles Davis Quintet (1961)
Somethin’ Else – Cannonball Adderley (1958)
Ellington at Newport – Duke Ellington (1956)
Boss Tenor – Gene Ammons (1960)

Songs

These songs intentionally do not include my favorites from the above albums.
Moanin’ – Mingus Big Band
Greensleeves – The John Coltrane Quartet
Portrait of Tracy – Jaco Pastorius
Django – John McLaughlin & Jeff Beck
La Baleine – John McLaughlin
Desire And the Comforter – John McLaughlin with The One Truth Band
Infant Eyes – Wayne Shorter

P. S.:

  • The albums/songs are in no particular order.
  • I will try and keep it up-to-date as and when I like more albums.
  • I have left out jazz vocalists on purpose. I will add them later as a separate section.

 

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