Top Jazz Albums




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RankAll Time
Rank
ArtistAlbumYearSubgenre(s)Other Genre(s)
1 49 Miles Davis Kind of Blue 1959 Cool Jazz
Modal Jazz
2 78 John Coltrane A Love Supreme 1965 Spiritual Jazz
3 92 Miles Davis Bitches Brew 1970 Avant-Garde Jazz
Jazz Fusion
4 235 Frank Zappa Hot Rats 1969 Jazz Fusion Jazz-Rock
5 290 Frank Sinatra In the Wee Small Hours 1955 Vocal Jazz Standards
6 324 Frank Sinatra Songs for Swingin' Lovers! 1956 Vocal Jazz Standards
7 354 Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out 1959 Cool Jazz
8 378 Ornette Coleman The Shape of Jazz to Come 1959 Avant-Garde Jazz
9 387 John Coltrane Giant Steps 1960 Hard Bop
10 402 Miles Davis In a Silent Way 1969 Jazz Fusion
11 409 Eric Dolphy Out to Lunch! 1964 Avant-Garde Jazz
12 417 Miles Davis Classics in Jazz/Birth of the Cool 1954 Cool Jazz
13 419 Miles Davis Sketches of Spain 1960 Modal Jazz
Third Stream
14 427 Herbie Hancock Head Hunters 1973 Jazz Fusion
Jazz-Funk
15 439 Stan Getz and João Gilberto Getz/Gilberto [featuring Antônio Carlos Jobim] 1964 Bossa Nova
16 468 Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um 1959 Post-Bop
17 474 Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus 1957 Hard Bop
18 506 Buena Vista Social Club Buena Vista Social Club 1997 Afro-Cuban Jazz Bolero
Son Cubano
19 524 Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady 1963 Avant-Garde Jazz
Third Stream
20 545 Duke Ellington Ellington at Newport 1956 Big Band
21 551 Bill Evans Sunday at the Village Vanguard 1961 Cool Jazz
22 584 Thelonious Monk Brilliant Corners 1957 Hard Bop
23 599 Keith Jarrett The Köln Concert 1975 ECM Style Jazz
24 600 Thelonious Monk Genius of Modern Music (Volume One) 1951 Bebop
25 617 Flying Lotus You're Dead! 2014 Jazz Fusion Nu Jazz
Wonky
26 618 Albert Ayler Spiritual Unity 1965 Free Jazz
27 630 Oliver Nelson The Blues and the Abstract Truth 1961 Hard Bop
28 634 Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage 1965 Modal Jazz
29 651 Benny Goodman The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert 1950 Big Band
Swing
30 661 Billie Holiday Lady in Satin 1958 Vocal Jazz
31 664 Ornette Coleman Free Jazz 1961 Free Jazz
32 667 The Mahavishnu Orchestra The Inner Mounting Flame 1971 Jazz Fusion Jazz-Rock
33 703 John Coltrane My Favorite Things 1961 Modal Jazz
Post-Bop
34 718 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook 1956 Vocal Jazz Standards
35 731 Bill Evans Waltz for Debby 1961 Cool Jazz
36 735 The Quintet Jazz at Massey Hall/The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever 1953 Bebop
37 763 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Moanin' 1958 Hard Bop
38 772 Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil 1965 Post-Bop
39 792 The Soft Machine Third 1970 Jazz Fusion Canterbury Scene
Jazz-Rock
40 802 Miles Davis Porgy and Bess 1959 Big Band
41 804 John Coltrane Blue Train 1958 Hard Bop
42 829 Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely 1958 Vocal Jazz Standards
43 837 Count Basie Basie/The Atomic Mr. Basie/The Complete Atomic Basie 1958 Big Band
Swing
44 851 Ray Charles The Genius of Ray Charles 1959 Vocal Jazz Soul
45 856 Cannonball Adderley Somethin' Else 1958 Hard Bop
46 873 Lee Morgan The Sidewinder 1964 Hard Bop
47 887 Weather Report Heavy Weather 1977 Jazz Fusion
48 952 Bud Powell The Amazing Bud Powell 1951 Bebop
49 1002 Wes Montgomery The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery 1960 Hard Bop
50 1016 Horace Silver Song for My Father 1965 Hard Bop
51 1042 Miles Davis Miles Ahead 1957 Cool Jazz
52 1066 Erroll Garner Concert by the Sea 1956
53 1072 Miles Davis On the Corner 1972 Jazz Fusion
Jazz-Funk
54 1077 Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd Jazz Samba 1962 Samba-Jazz
55 1083 Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds of Fire 1973 Jazz Fusion Jazz-Rock
56 1098 Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown Sarah Vaughan/Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown 1955 Vocal Jazz Standards
57 1114 Charles Mingus Pithecanthropus Erectus 1956 Post-Bop
58 1174 Gil Evans Out of the Cool 1961 Big Band
Cool Jazz
59 1194 Andrew Hill Point of Departure 1965 Avant-Garde Jazz
60 1206 Thelonious Monk Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 2 1952 Bebop
61 1209 Charles Mingus Blues and Roots 1960 Post-Bop
62 1214 Duke Ellington Far East Suite 1967 Big Band
63 1233 Max Roach We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite 1961 Avant-Garde Jazz
64 1235 John Coltrane Ascension 1966 Free Jazz
Spiritual Jazz
65 1240 Norah Jones Come Away with Me 2002 Vocal Jazz Jazz Pop
66 1243 Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane 1961 Hard Bop
67 1269 Rubén Blades Buscando América 1984 Afro-Cuban Jazz Salsa
68 1286 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook 1959 Vocal Jazz Standards
69 1293 Charles Mingus Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus 1960 Avant-Garde Jazz
70 1301 Sonny Rollins Way Out West 1957 Hard Bop
71 1314 Sonny Rollins A Night at the "Village Vanguard" 1958 Hard Bop
72 1317 John Coltrane Coltrane "Live" at the Village Vanguard 1962 Hard Bop
Modal Jazz
73 1319 John Coltrane John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman 1963 Vocal Jazz
74 1323 Miles Davis Milestones 1958 Hard Bop
75 1340 Sonny Rollins The Bridge 1962 Hard Bop
76 1357 Duke Ellington with Charles Mingus and Max Roach Money Jungle 1963
77 1361 Clifford Brown & Max Roach Daahoud/Clifford Brown & Max Roach 1954 Hard Bop
78 1378 Carla Bley & Paul Haines Escalator Over the Hill 1971 Experimental Big Band
79 1381 Peter Brötzmann Machine Gun 1968 European Free Jazz
80 1396 Chick Corea Return to Forever 1972 Jazz Fusion
81 1423 Ornette Coleman Change of the Century 1960 Avant-Garde Jazz
82 1425 Hank Mobley Soul Station 1960 Hard Bop
83 1445 Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Ella and Louis 1956 Vocal Jazz
84 1461 Charles Mingus Tijuana Moods/New Tijuana Moods 1962 Post-Bop
85 1471 Lennie Tristano Lennie Tristano 1956 Cool Jazz
86 1492 Billie Holiday Lady Sings the Blues 1956 Vocal Jazz
87 1496 Art Blakey Quintet A Night at Birdland Vol. 1 1954 Hard Bop
88 1500 Miles Davis Miles Smiles 1967 Modal Jazz
Post-Bop
89 1503 John Zorn Naked City 1990 Avant-Garde Jazz
90 1507 Miles Davis A Tribute to Jack Johnson 1971 Jazz Fusion Jazz-Rock
91 1516 Frank Sinatra September of My Years 1965 Vocal Jazz Standards
92 1538 Miles Davis Nefertiti 1968 Modal Jazz
Post-Bop
93 1540 Dexter Gordon Our Man in Paris 1963 Hard Bop
94 1547 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Songbook 1956 Vocal Jazz Standards
95 1558 Frank Sinatra Come Fly with Me 1958 Vocal Jazz Standards
96 1565 Sun Ra Jazz in Silhouette 1958 Post-Bop
97 1576 Count Basie April in Paris 1957 Big Band
Swing
98 1599 The Modern Jazz Quartet Fontessa 1956 Cool Jazz
99 1602 Betty Carter The Audience with Betty Carter 1979 Vocal Jazz
100 1603 Archie Shepp Fire Music 1965 Avant-Garde Jazz



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