Jazz Magazine (France): 50 ans de musiques Noires (2013)

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Jazz Magazine (France): 50 ans de musiques Noires (2013)

Postby Jeff » Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:48 pm

I did not see this list posted on the forum anywhere. It is a French magazine list from 2013 (a previous list of theirs is already included on AM). My basic knowledge of French tells me that the title translates to '50 Years of Black Music.' It lists 150 albums arranged in chronological order. The list was published in 2013, but the most recent selection is from 2010. Artists are allowed to have multiple selections.

List:
Max Roach - We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite
Randy Weston - Uhuru Afrika
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - The Freedom Rider
The Ornette Coleman Quartet - This Is Our Music
The John Coltrane Quartet - Africa/Brass
Duke Ellington - Piano in the Background
The Horace Silver Quintet - Doin' the Thing: The Horace Silver Quintet at the Village Gate
Herbie Hancock - Inventions & Dimensions
Charles Mingus - Oh Yeah
V/A - American Folk Blues Festival '62
Sam Cooke - Night Beat
Albert Ayler - My Name Is Albert Ayler
Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch
Dizzy Gillespie - Soundtrack to the Motion Picture The Cool World
Dollar Brand - Anatomy of a South African village
Ray Charles - Ray Charles Live in Concert
The Ramsey Lewis Trio - The In Crowd
Wayne Shorter - The All Seeing Eye
Archie Shepp - Fire Music
Wes Montgomery - Goin' Out of My Head
Sonny Rollins - Alfie
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - Why Am I Treated So Bad!
James Brown - 'Live' at the Apollo, Volume II
Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo
Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington's Far East Suite
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
Nina Simone - Silk & Soul
Cecil Taylor - Conquistador!
Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal
Thelonious Monk - Underground
Albert Ayler - New Grass
James Brown - The Popcorn
B. B. King - Completely Well
Don Cherry - Eternal Rhythm
Joe Henderson - Power to the People
Roland Kirk - Volunteered Slavery
The Meters - The Meters
Muddy Waters - Fathers and Sons
Pharoah Sanders - Karma
Art Ensemble of Chicago - Les stances à Sophie
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
Grant Green - Alive!
Jimi Hendrix - Band of Gypsys
Thad Jones & Mel Lewis - Consummation
Kool and The Gang - Kool and the Gang
The Tony Williams Lifetime - (Turn It Over)
Isaac Hayes - Shaft
Lee Morgan - Live at the Lighthouse
Aretha Franklin - Aretha Live at Fillmore West
Woody Shaw - Blackstone Legacy
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis/Live!
Freddie Hubbard - First Light
The Last Poets - This Is Madness
Eugene McDaniels - Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse
Sly & The Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On
Miles Davis - On the Corner
Julius Hemphill - Dogon A.D.
Funkadelic - America Eats Its Young
Charles Mingus - Let My Children Hear Music
Archie Shepp - Attica Blues
The Crusaders - Crusaders 1
Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man
Jimmy Smith - Root Down: Jimmy Smith Live!
McCoy Tyner - Sahara
V/A - Wattstax: The Living Word
Anthony Braxton - The Complete Braxton 1971
Terry Callier - What Color Is Love
Billy Cobham - Spectrum
Donny Hathaway - Extension of a Man
The Temptations - Masterpiece
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
John Coltrane - Interstellar Space
Gil Scott-Heron/Brian Jackson - Winter in America
Albert King - I Wanna Get Funky
Weldon Irvine - Cosmic Vortex (Justice Divine)
Donald Byrd - Stepping Into Tomorrow
Earth, Wind & Fire - Gratitude
Al Jarreau - We Got By
Parliament - Mothership Connection
Weather Report - Tale Spinnin'
Miles Davis - Miles Davis at Plugged Nickel, Chicago
George Benson - Breezin'
Cedar Walton - Eastern Rebellion
David Murray - Flowers for Albert
Johnny "Guitar" Watson - Ain't That a Bitch
Arthur Blythe - The Grip
Chic - C'est Chic
Ornette Coleman - Body Meta
Herbie Hancock - Sunlight
Sun Ra - Lanquidity
Tony Williams - The Joy of Flying
Defunkt - Defunkt
World Saxophone Quartet - Steppin' With the World Saxophone Quartet
Betty Carter - The Audience With Betty Carter
Abbey Lincoln - Painted Lady
James Blood Ulmer - Are You Glad to Be in America?
Jack DeJohnette - Tin Can Alley
Trouble Funk - Straight Up Funk Go Go Style
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Prince - 1999
Z.Z. Hill - Down Home
Herbie Hancock - Future Shock
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band - My Feet Can't Fail Me Now
Bobby McFerrin - The Voice
Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy - I Only Have Eyes for You
Miles Davis - You're Under Arrest
Joe Henderson - The State of the Tenor: Live at the Village Vanguard, Volume 1
Wynton Marsalis - Live at Blues Alley
Take 6 - Take 6
Geri Allen, Charlie Haden & Paul Motian - In the Year of the Dragon
Quincy Jones - Back on the Block
Steve Coleman and Five Elements - Rhythm People (The Resurrection of Creative Black Civilization)
Living Colour - Time's Up
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
Muhal Richard Abrams - Blu Blu Blu
Gary Thomas - The Kold Kage
Horace Tapscott - The Dark Tree Vol. 1
Don Byron - Tuskegee Experiments
Roy Hargrove - The Vibe
Maceo Parker - Life on Planet Groove
Randy Weston - The Spirits of Our Ancestors
Wynton Marsalis - Citi Movement
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Buckshot LeFonque - Buckshot LeFonque
Steve Coleman and Metrics - The Way of the Cipher
Hank Jones - Sarala
Marcus Miller - Tales
Cassandra Wilson - New Moon Daughter
Henry Threadgill - Carry the Day
Kenny Garrett - Pursuance: The Music of John Coltrane
Leon Parker - Belief
Mark Turner - In This World
David S. Ware - Go See the World
Mighty Mo Rodgers - Blues Is My Wailin' Wall
D'Angelo - Voodoo
Brian Blade Fellowship - Perceptual
Common - Like Water for Chocolate
Rachelle Ferrell - Individuality (Can I Be Me?)
Greg Osby - Invisible Hand
The Philadelphia Experiment - The Philadelphia Experiment
Andy Bey - Tuesdays in Chinatown
Jason Moran - Modernistic
Meshell Ndegeocello - Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape
The RH Factor - Hard Groove
The Roots - Phrenology
Jean-Paul Bourelly - News from a Darked Out Room
Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
Robert Glasper - In My Element
Christian Scott - Yesterday You Said Tomorrow

I find it odd that there aren't more (any?) albums by African artists on the list, especially given France's colonial past. Given that it's a jazz magazine (presumably), I assume that this list's focus is on music with African-American roots rather than the music of the African diaspora more generally (I did not recognize any Caribbean artists either). That said, it's kind of cool to see a jazz-centric list with a few token Pop/Rock choices thrown in since we usually only see the inverse.

Links:
https://rateyourmusic.com/list/ben007/5 ... agazine/2/
http://www.funku.fr/2013/50-ans-de-musi ... -magazine/

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Re: Jazz Magazine (France): 50 ans de musiques Noires (2013)

Postby Pierre » Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:53 pm

Jeff wrote:My basic knowledge of French tells me that the title translates to '50 Years of Black Music.'


This I can confirm.

Jeff wrote:I find it odd that there aren't more (any?) albums by African artists on the list, especially given France's colonial past.


There, I can only speculate. However, French lists do not usually include much African music anyway. Do English lists include many albums from their ancient African colonies or India? I guess they just chose not to include African music because they did not feel competent about it.

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Re: Jazz Magazine (France): 50 ans de musiques Noires (2013)

Postby Jeff » Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:11 pm

Pierre wrote:
Jeff wrote:I find it odd that there aren't more (any?) albums by African artists on the list, especially given France's colonial past.


There, I can only speculate. However, French lists do not usually include much African music anyway. Do English lists include many albums from their ancient African colonies or India?


Fair point, but I think the fact they positioned the list as one that features 'black' music (as opposed to merely 'African-American' music, which could be a term not widely used in France for all I know) suggests at least the possibility of having music from Sub-Saharan Africa on the list. However, you're also right about African albums in general being rare on critic lists so I was probably wrong to expect any regardless of the title.

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Re: Jazz Magazine (France): 50 ans de musiques Noires (2013)

Postby Henrik » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:10 am

Great find, Jeff! Eligible.
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