the jazz authority; random dubiously zappy rants about 'the musicians music'.: Top Ten Jazz CDs

Monday, May 16, 2005

Top Ten Jazz CDs

Of course this is only my opinion, but the fact is that every one should have these albums. There is historical significance attached to some of these, and some solos recorded here represent the artists at their very best. The list is in no particular order. There are link provided (I had to hunt them down, and I'm NOT affilliated with the linked sites in any way) that will give you a description, reviews, and even sound clips. Go buy these now. You won't regret it.

There are so many more albums, but this is a top ten list, not a top 100. Dexter Gordon, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Clifford Brown, Basie, Duke Ellington, Lester Young, Larry young, and others should all be in there, not to mention the current jazz artists that are out there laying it down. You can probably tell that I'm a fan of the Blue Note label, and I really go for the hard-bop stuff from the late 50's to to late 60's.
Anyways, dig these records. If you don't, no one will respect you. Ever. How's that for social pressure?


1 comment:

Cameron W said...

If you have some favs that you wanna list go ahead and do it.