The Guardian's list of 11 jazz albums we should all own

With the release of the movie ‘Whiplash’ jazz is back in mainstream focus. Here is the Guardian's recommendation for 11 jazz albums every music fan should own.

We love a good list of great jazz artists or recordings so here is the Guardian newspaper’s recommendation for 11 jazz albums every music fan should own.

With the imminent release of the movie ‘Whiplash’ at the end of the week, depicting the tense relationship between an aspiring jazz drummer and his sadistic teacher, jazz is back in mainstream focus.

Read the more expansive Guardian article here.

 

  • Louis Armstrong – The Best of the Hot Five and Seven Recordings (Columbia)Charlie Parker: The Quintet – Jazz at Massey Hall (OJC, 1953)
  • Duke Ellington – Ellington at Newport 1956 (Columbia)
  • Ella Fitzgerald – Sings the Cole Porter Songbook (Verve, 1956)
  • Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane – At Carnegie Hall (Blue Note, 1957)
  • Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue (Columbia, 1959)
  • Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah Um (Columbia, 1959)
  • Oliver Nelson – The Blues and the Abstract Truth (Impulse, 1961)
  • Alice Coltrane – Journey in Satchidananda (Impulse, 1970)
  • Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters (Columbia, 1973)
  • Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek et al – Belonging (ECM, 1974)

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