Top Big Band Albums




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RankAll Time
Rank
ArtistAlbumYearSubgenre(s)Other Genre(s)
1 545 Duke Ellington Ellington at Newport 1956
2 651 Benny Goodman The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert 1950 Swing
3 802 Miles Davis Porgy and Bess 1959
4 837 Count Basie Basie/The Atomic Mr. Basie/The Complete Atomic Basie 1958 Swing
5 1174 Gil Evans Out of the Cool 1961 Cool Jazz
6 1214 Duke Ellington Far East Suite 1967
7 1378 Carla Bley & Paul Haines Escalator Over the Hill 1971 Experimental Big Band
8 1576 Count Basie April in Paris 1957 Swing
9 1847 Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra 1970 Experimental Big Band
10 1920 Louis Prima The Wildest! 1956 Swing
Traditional Pop
11 1952 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook 1957 Vocal Jazz
12 2020 Charles Mingus Let My Children Hear Music 1972 Experimental Big Band Third Stream
13 2027 Count Basie Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings 1955 Swing
Vocal Jazz
14 2160 George Russell New York N.Y. 1959
15 2163 Duke Ellington ...And His Mother Called Him Bill 1968 Swing
16 2172 Gil Evans The Individualism of Gil Evans 1964
17 2396 Duke Ellington Such Sweet Thunder 1957
18 2407 Count Basie At Newport 1957
19 2420 Stan Kenton New Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm 1953
20 2687 Sun Ra and His Astro-Infinity Arkestra Atlantis 1969 Experimental Big Band Free Jazz
21 2709 Duke Ellington Anatomy of a Murder 1959 Film Score
22 2761 Dizzy Gillespie At Newport 1958 Bebop


Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Duke Ellington Indigos 1958
George Russell Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature 1969 Experimental Big Band
Sarah Vaughan In the Land of Hi-Fi 1956 Vocal Jazz
Don Ellis Electric Bath 1967 Experimental Big Band Third Stream
Dizzy Gillespie Birks' Works 1957
Gil Evans Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix 1974 Experimental Big Band Jazz Fusion
Jazz-Rock
Quincy Jones The Birth of a Band! 1959
Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1943 1977 Swing
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook 1958 Standards
Vocal Jazz
Duke Ellington New Orleans Suite 1971
Jimmy Smith and Wes Mongomery Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo 1966 Soul Jazz
Stan Kenton Cuban Fire! 1956 Afro-Cuban Jazz
Buddy Rich Swingin' New Big Band 1966
Duke Ellington Ellington Uptown/Hi-Fi Ellington Uptown 1953
Duke Ellington Newport 1958 1958
Stan Kenton Kenton in Hi-Fi 1956
Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts: December 1947 1977
Duke Ellington The Great Paris Concert 1973
Kenny Burrell Ellington Is Forever, Vol. 2 1977
Stan Kenton Kenton's West Side Story 1961
Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1946 1977
Duke Ellington Jazz Party 1959
Duke Ellington The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse: A Suite in Eight Parts 1975
Duke Ellington & Count Basie First Time! The Count Meets the Duke 1962
Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts: December 1944 1977
Sarah Vaughan No Count Sarah 1959 Vocal Jazz
Buddy Rich Mercy, Mercy 1968
Sam Rivers Crystals 1974 Experimental Big Band Free Jazz



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