The 100 Jazz Albums that Shook the World 

By Position
By Artist
By Year
100 of 100

Kind Of Blue

1
1959
Miles Davis

A Love Supreme

2
1965
John Coltrane

The Shape Of Jazz To Come

3
1959
Ornette Coleman

Sunday At The Village Vanguard

4
1961
The Bill Evans Trio

Saxophone Colossus

5
1957
Sonny Rollins

Brilliant Corners

6
1957
Thelonious Monk

Mingus Ah Um

7
1959
Charles Mingus

Bird / The Savoy Recordings (Master Takes)

8
1976
Charlie Parker

Bitches Brew

9
1970
Miles Davis

The Köln Concert

10
1975
Keith Jarrett

Giant Steps

11
1960
John Coltrane

Out To Lunch!

12
1964
Eric Dolphy

His Greatest Years 1925-1928

13
1972
Louis Armstrong

The Blanton-Webster Band

14
1986
Duke Ellington

The Inner Mounting Flame

15
1971
Mahavishnu Orchestra

Spiritual Unity

16
1965
Albert Ayler Trio

Head Hunters

17
1973
Herbie Hancock

Time Out

18
1959
The Dave Brubeck Quartet

Free Jazz

19
1961
The Ornette Coleman Double Quartet

Heavy Weather

20
1977
Weather Report

Ahmad Jamal At The Pershing

21
1958
Ahmad Jamal Trio

Volume 1

22
1991
Jelly Roll Morton

Songs For Swingin' Lovers

23
1956
Frank Sinatra

The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery

24
1960
Wes Montgomery

Fontessa

25
1956
The Modern Jazz Quartet

The Genius Of Bud Powell

26
1976
Bud Powell

Live At The Cafe Montmartre

27
1963
Cecil Taylor

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

28
1958
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

Maiden Voyage

29
1965
Herbie Hancock

Getz / Gilberto

30
1964
Stan Getz

Bright Size Life

31
1976
Pat Metheny

A New Star - A New Sound, Vol. 1

32
1956
Jimmy Smith

Afric Pepperbird

33
1970
Jan Garbarek Quartet

The Thundering Herds

34
1966
Woody Herman

Ellington At Newport

35
1957
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook

36
1956
Ella Fitzgerald

The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady

37
1963
Charles Mingus

Somethin' Else

38
1958
Cannonball Adderley

Emergency!

39
1969
The Tony Williams Lifetime

At Jazz At The Philharmonic

40
1955
Billie Holiday

Return To Forever

41
1972
Chick Corea

Focus

42
1962
Stan Getz

Sketches Of Spain

43
1960
Miles Davis

The Jazz Workshop

44
1957
George Russell

Impressions

45
1963
John Coltrane

Point Of Departure

46
1965
Andrew Hill

The Bridge

47
1962
Sonny Rollins

The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra, Vol. I

48
1965
Sun Ra

Shaw 'Nuff

49
1988
Dizzy Gillespie Sextet

Lennie Tristano

50
1955
Lennie Tristano

Naked City

51
1990
John Zorn

Extrapolation

52
1969
John McLaughlin

Karma

53
1969
Pharoah Sanders

The Lester Young Buddy Rich Trio

54
1956
Lester Young-Buddy Rich Trio

Ascension (Edition I)

55
1966
John Coltrane

A.A.C.M., Great Black Music - A Jackson In Your House

56
1969
The Art Ensemble Of Chicago

Song For My Father (Cantiga Para Meu Pai)

57
1964
The Horace Silver Quintet

Clifford Brown And Max Roach

58
1954
Clifford Brown And Max Roach

Body And Soul

59
1986
Coleman Hawkins

Machine Gun

60
1968
Peter Brötzmann Octet

Birth Of The Cool

61
1957
Miles Davis

Basie

62
1958
Count Basie Orchestra

Four For Trane

63
1965
Archie Shepp

The Art Of The Trio - Volume Three - Songs

64
1998
Brad Mehldau

Gerry Mulligan Quartet

65
1952
Gerry Mulligan Quartet

The Individualism Of Gil Evans

66
1964
Gil Evans

Recorded Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival

67
1966
John Handy

From Gagarin's Point Of View

68
1999
E.S.T.

Jazz Suite (Inspired By Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood)

69
1965
The Stan Tracey Quartet

African Marketplace

70
1980
Dollar Brand

Speak No Evil

71
1966
Wayne Shorter

Genius Of Modern Music Vol 1

72
1982
Thelonious Monk

Rip, Rig & Panic

73
1965
The Roland Kirk Quartet

The New Standard

74
1996
Herbie Hancock

Night Train

75
1963
The Oscar Peterson Trio

Dream Weaver

76
1966
The Charles Lloyd Quartet

The Genius Of Art Tatum #1

77
1954
Art Tatum

The Audience With Betty Carter

78
1980
Betty Carter

The Blues And The Abstract Truth

79
1961
Oliver Nelson

Tales Of The Algonquin

80
1971
John Surman

The Colours Of Chloë

81
1974
Eberhard Weber

The Tao Of Mad Phat < Fringe Zones >

82
1993
Steve Coleman And Five Elements

Love Scenes

83
1997
Diana Krall

For Alto

84
1971
Anthony Braxton

Astigmatic

85
1967
Komeda Quintet

Steps Ahead

86
1983
Steps Ahead

Rétrospective Django Reinhardt 1934-53

87
2003
Django Reinhardt

Indo-Jazz Suite

88
1966
The Joe Harriott Double Quintet

Let Freedom Ring

89
1963
Jackie McLean

Liberation Music Orchestra

90
1970
Charlie Haden

The Music Improvisation Company

91
1970
The Music Improvisation Company

Sarah Vaughan

92
1955
Sarah Vaughan

Jazz På Svenska

93
1964
Jan Johansson

Blue Light 'Til Dawn

94
1993
Cassandra Wilson

Soul Of Things

95
2002
Tomasz Stańko Quartet

Combustication

96
1998
Medeski Martin & Wood

Black Codes (From The Underground)

97
1985
Wynton Marsalis

Journey To The Urge Within

98
1986
Courtney Pine

These Are The Vistas

99
2003
The Bad Plus

Held On The Tips Of Fingers

100
2005
Polar Bear

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