Top Hard Bop Albums




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RankAll Time
Rank
ArtistAlbumYearSubgenre(s)Other Genre(s)
1 387 John Coltrane Giant Steps 1960
2 474 Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus 1957
3 584 Thelonious Monk Brilliant Corners 1957
4 630 Oliver Nelson The Blues and the Abstract Truth 1961
5 763 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Moanin' 1958
6 804 John Coltrane Blue Train 1958
7 856 Cannonball Adderley Somethin' Else 1958
8 873 Lee Morgan The Sidewinder 1964
9 1002 Wes Montgomery The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery 1960
10 1016 Horace Silver Song for My Father 1965
11 1243 Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane 1961
12 1301 Sonny Rollins Way Out West 1957
13 1314 Sonny Rollins A Night at the "Village Vanguard" 1958
14 1317 John Coltrane Coltrane "Live" at the Village Vanguard 1962 Modal Jazz
15 1323 Miles Davis Milestones 1958
16 1340 Sonny Rollins The Bridge 1962
17 1361 Clifford Brown & Max Roach Daahoud/Clifford Brown & Max Roach 1954
18 1425 Hank Mobley Soul Station 1960
19 1496 Art Blakey Quintet A Night at Birdland Vol. 1 1954
20 1540 Dexter Gordon Our Man in Paris 1963
21 1606 Miles Davis Round About Midnight 1957
22 1675 Herbie Hancock Takin' Off 1962 Modal Jazz
Post-Bop
23 1780 Miles Davis Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet 1961
24 1814 Miles Davis Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet 1957
25 1827 Sonny Clark Cool Struttin' 1958
26 1859 Dexter Gordon Go 1962
27 1876 Thelonious Monk Monk's Music 1958
28 1927 Miles Davis Relaxin' with The Miles Davis Quintet 1958
29 2006 Sonny Rollins Tenor Madness 1956
30 2180 Wes Montgomery Full House: Recorded 'Live' at Tsubo - Berkeley, California 1962
31 2201 Ornette Coleman Something Else!!!! 1958
32 2212 Grant Green Idle Moments 1964
33 2250 Duke Ellington and John Coltrane Duke Ellington and John Coltrane 1963
34 2255 Horace Silver Horace Silver Quintet (Vol. 1 & 2)/Horace Silver and The Jazz Messengers 1955
35 2288 Art Blakey Quintet A Night at Birdland Vol. 2 1954
36 2324 John Coltrane Coltrane Plays the Blues 1962
37 2326 Sonny Rollins Freedom Suite 1958
38 2367 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles 1964
39 2391 John Coltrane Africa/Brass 1961 Modal Jazz
Post-Bop
40 2428 Joe Henderson Inner Urge 1965
41 2445 Joe Henderson Page One 1963
42 2495 Freddie Hubbard Hub-Tones 1962
43 2527 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers A Night in Tunisia 1961
44 2533 Clifford Brown & Max Roach Study in Brown 1955
45 2537 Wayne Shorter Adam's Apple 1966 Post-Bop
46 2597 Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes Montgomery Smokin' at the Half Note 1965
47 2671 Art Blakey Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk 1958
48 2730 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Free for All 1964
49 2772 Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk Trio 1953
50 2829 Miles Davis Workin' with the Miles Davis Quintet 1959
51 2842 Thelonious Monk Thelonious Himself 1957
52 2889 Lee Morgan Cornbread 1966
53 2949 Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue 1963
54 2971 Horace Silver Blowin' the Blues Away 1959


Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Booker Little Out Front 1961
Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery Bags Meets Wes! 1962
Cannonball Adderley Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! - Live at 'The Club' 1967 Soul Jazz
Joe Henderson Mode for Joe 1966
Thelonious Monk Thelonious in Action: Recorded at the Five Spot Cafe, New York City 1958
Bobby Timmons This Here Is Bobby Timmons 1960 Soul Jazz
Miles Davis In Person Friday Night at the Black Hawk, San Francisco Vol. 1 1961
John Coltrane Soultrane/John Coltrane 2-LP 1958
Art Blakey The Jazz Messengers 1956
Clifford Brown & Max Roach At Basin Street 1956
Phineas Newborn Jr. A World of Piano! 1961
Thelonious Monk Monk's Dream 1963
Thelonious Monk The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall 1959
Eric Dolphy Outward Bound 1960
Johnny Griffin A Blowin' Session 1957
John Coltrane Coltrane Jazz 1961
Wynton Kelly Kelly Blue 1959
Freddie Hubbard Open Sesame 1960
Hampton Hawes This Is Hampton Hawes: Vol. 2, The Trio 1956
Freddie Hubbard Ready for Freddie 1961
Yusef Lateef Live at Pep's 1964
Art Blakey Ugetsu/Thermo 1963
Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson at the Opera House 1958
Wynton Marsalis Live at Blues Alley 1987
Clifford Brown Clifford Brown with Strings 1955
Cannonball Adderley In San Francisco 1959
John Coltrane Coltrane's Sound 1964
Sonny Rollins Newk's Time 1958
Max Roach Max Roach + 4 1956
Art Blakey Mosaic 1961
Kenny Dorham Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia 1956
Blue Mitchell The Thing to Do 1964
Grant Green Born to Be Blue 1985 Cool Jazz
Sonny Rollins Plus 4 1956
Miles Davis Miles Davis All Star Sextet/Walkin' 1955
Thelonious Monk Live at the It Club 1982
Freddie Hubbard Breaking Point! 1964
Phil Woods Musique du Bois 1974
John Coltrane Afro Blue Impressions 1977
Freddie Hubbard Goin' Up 1961
Miles Davis & John Coltrane Live in Stockholm 1960 1985
Tina Brooks True Blue 1960
Sonny Rollins Work Time 1956
Art Farmer Farmer's Market 1958
Rahsaan Roland Kirk We Free Kings 1962 Post-Bop
Ike Quebec Blue and Sentimental 1961



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