Acclaimed Music - The Top Albums from 1961
The Top Albums from 1961





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1 432 Oliver Nelson
The Blues and the Abstract Truth
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2 445 John Coltrane
My Favorite Things
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3 457 Bill Evans
Sunday at the Village Vanguard
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4 478 Bill Evans
Waltz for Debby
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5 488 Ornette Coleman
Free Jazz - A Collective Improvisation
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6 1041 Judy Garland
Judy at Carnegie Hall
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7 1210 Miles Davis
Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet
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8 1304 Etta James
At Last!
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9 1321 The Shadows
The Shadows
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10 1443 Ray Charles
Genius + Soul = Jazz
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11 1546 George Russell
Ezz-Thetics
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12 1548 Benny Carter
Further Definitions
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13 1616 Jimmy Giuffre 3
Thesis/1961
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14 1621 Ornette Coleman
This Is Our Music

15 1650 Stan Getz
Focus
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16 1737 Eric Dolphy
Live at the Five Spot, Vol. 1
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17 1813 Jimmy Giuffre 3
Fusion/1961
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18 1815 Milt Jackson
Bags & Trane
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19 1938 Jimmy Reed
At Carnegie Hall
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20 2096 John Coltrane
Africa/Brass
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21 2172 Phineas Newborn Jr.
A World of Piano

22 2192 Booker Little
Out Front
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23 2213 Bill Evans
Explorations
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24 2244 Elvis Presley
His Hand in Mine
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25 2265 Freddie Hubbard
Ready for Freddie
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26 2281 Freddie King
Let's Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddie King
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27 2288 John Coltrane
Olé Coltrane
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28 2358 Eric Dolphy with Booker Little
Far Cry
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29 2434 Art Blakey
Mosaic
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30 2450 Abbey Lincoln
Straight Ahead
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31 2465 Charles Mingus
Oh Yeah
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32 2466 Miles Davis
In Person Friday Night at the Black Hawk, San Francisco Vol. 1
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33 2467 Miles Davis
In Person Saturday Night at the Black Hawk, San Francisco Vol. 2
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34 2538 Shelly Manne and His Men
At the Manne-Hole, Vol. 1
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35 2546 Ike Quebec
Blue and Sentimental
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36 2569 Eddie Jefferson
Jazz Singer
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37 2578 Sarah Vaughan
After Hours
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38 2899 Ella Fitzgerald
Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook, Vol. 1
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Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Mark Murphy
Rah

Helen Humes
Swingin' with Humes

Sun Ra
Visits Planet Earth

Grant Green
Green Street

Henry Mancini
Breakfast at Tiffany's

Stan Kenton
West Side Story

Rahsaan Roland Kirk
We Free Kings

Ray Charles and Betty Carter
Ray Charles and Betty Carter
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Lee Konitz
Motion

Miles Davis
Someday My Prince Will Come
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Joan Baez
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