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I'm into jazz and I'm sure others are as well, so I'll try to update this thread with some classic jazz albums. I'll start off with essentials and work into more obscure works eventually. If people have requests, go ahead and throw them in here.


I am adding bloggers' write ups on these albums. If you have no idea what you're downloading and need some help, those should help you out quite a bit. Keep in mind that the people writing about them already were fans since these albums are so old now ;)


Everything that's been posted so far:


First page:


John Coltrane - Blue Train  (1957)

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue (1959)

Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um (1959)

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1964)

Albert Ayler Trio - Spiritual Unity (1964)

Sun Ra - Atlantis (1967)

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (Legacy Edition) (2010) (Originally 1969)

Lennie Tristano - Descent into the Maelstrom (1952)

Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners (1956)

Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus (1956)





Second page:



Cecil Taylor - Unit Structures (1966)

Art Ensemble of Chicago - Les Stances A Sophie (1970)

Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport (1956)

Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach (The Quintet) - Jazz at Massey Hall (1953)




Third page:



Herbie Hancock - Headhunters (1973)

Erroll Garner - Concert by the Sea (1955)

Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto (1964)




Fourth page:



The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out (1959)

Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else (1958)





Seventh page:



Oscar Peterson Trio - Night Train (1962)

Pat Metheny Group - The Way Up (2005)

Miles Davis - Miles Smiles (1959)

Clifford Brown and Max Roach Quintet - Clifford Brown & Max Roach (1955)



Eighth page:



Lennie Tristano - Descent Into the Maelstrom (1953)



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John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957)

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Recorded in 1957, this album was Coltrane's first album as a leader. It's very interesting to hear how Coltrane was playing before he started heading to the freer, passionate playing that he evolved to in the 60's. Did you know that ten years earlier, Coltrane was considered just a mediocre player? He studied with others and performed SO MUCH with Miles. He was known to constantly practice after gigs late into the night to become the player he was on this album... and he continually improved after this recording! I love this album because it has such a solid, classic jazz sound with great musicians and great originals by Coltrane himself.


1. "Blue Train" – 10:43
2. "Moment's Notice" – 9:10
3. "Locomotion" – 7:14
4. "I'm Old Fashioned" – 7:58
5. "Lazy Bird" – 7:00
6. "Blue Train" (Alternate take) – 9:58
7. "Lazy Bird" (Alternate take) – 7:12

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Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue (1959)

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Yes it is probably the number one selling jazz album of all time. Some say it IS the best jazz album of all time. Did you know the musicians didn't even rehearse for the recording session? Miles just showed up to the Blue Note session with some melodies and chords and proceeded to record each song in one take... that's how Miles liked to do it... he wanted everything to be spontaneous. Needless to say, everyone played brilliantly. There was so much talent and feeling that there was just no need for more takes. The songs consist of simple melodies and there is so much space yet also deep emotion. It is a pleasure to listen to and feel this album.


01. So What
02. Freddie Freeloader
03. Blue in Green
04. All Blues
05. Flamenco Sketches (Take 1)
06. Flamenco Sketches (Take 2)

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Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um (1959)


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Charles Mingus had a way of making his bands sound lush, original, and of course swing like crazy. This album features many tribute songs to former jazz legends that are guaranteed to get your foot tapping and your fingers snapping! Also there are some amazing ballads filled with highly colorful and emotional horn arrangements. I love to listen to and jam the song Fables of Faubus, a track dedicated to the infamous former governor of Arkansas who took a stand against integration in schools in 1957, the music says it just right.


1.Better Get It In Your Soul
2.Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
3.Boogie Stop Shuffle
4.Self Portraite in Three Colors
5.Open Letter to Duke
6.Bird Calls
7.Fables of Faubus
8.Pussy Cat Blues
9.Jelly Roll
10.Pedal Point Blues
11.GG Train
12.Girl Of My Dreams

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John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1964)

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This album completely changed the jazz world in 1965 and even today its effects can be found in many musical styles, not just jazz. Coltrane evolves from the extremely complex and dense harmonic language he had mastered with Miles Davis and Monk and just played with pure, raw passion. The four songs on this album are simultaneously filled emotions of anger, joy, sadness, ecstasy, tragedy and triumph. I know of many different types of artists such as writers or painters who use this album to inspire energy and passion from within themselves for their own personal art. This album also inspired a revolution in Coltrane's playing as he played with this same organic raw intensity for the rest of his life.


Tracklist:
01. Pt. 1: Acknowledgment 7:42
02. Pt. 2: Resolution 7:18
03. Pt. 3: Pursuance 10:41
04. Pt. 4: Psalm 7:02
Total playing time 32:43

Personnel:
John Coltrane – tenor sax, vocals
Jimmy Garrison – double bass
Elvin Jones – drums
McCoy Tyner – piano

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Albert Ayler Trio - Spiritual Unity (1964)

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1. Ghosts: First Variation
2. The Wizard
3. Sprits
4. Ghosts: Second Variation

Albert Ayler Trio:
Albert Ayler (tenor saxophone)
Gary Peacock (bass)
Sunny Murray (drums)


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Sun Ra - Atlantis (1967)

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Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde
Country of Origin: USA
Year Released: 1969
Label: Impulse! Records


Side A:
"Mu" – 4:30
"Lemuria" – 5:02
"Yucatan" (either Saturn version, 5:27 or Impulse! version, 3:38)
"Bimini" – 5:45
Side B:
"Atlantis" – 21:51


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Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (Legacy Edition) (2010) (Originally 1969)

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Pretty much everything about this album is controversial. Before 1970, no major record label, this one being Columbia, had ever used the word, "Bitches" on a release by a major artist. The recording has some very long songs and consists mostly of free spontaneous electric improvisation. On top of that, it was sliced and diced in studio post-production to make certain snippets repeat and to add effects which was unheard of on a jazz record. Yet even with all that... or maybe because of all that... it is Miles' second best selling album of all time behind Kind of Blue. Be warned... this album is pretty "out there" and usually takes a few times listening to even begin to understand what Miles was trying to achieve.


Release Group: C4
Release Name: Miles_Davis-Bitches_Brew-(Legacy_Edition)-2CD-2010-C4
Release Date: 31, Aug, 2010
Source: CDDA
Filename: Miles_Davis-Bitches_Brew-(Legacy_Edition)-2CD-2010-C4.rar
Size: 191MB
Length: 122:15
Artist: Miles Davis
Album: Bitches Brew (Legacy Edition)
Label: Sony Legacy
Genre: Jazz
Tracklist

CD1
01. Pharaoh?s Dance
02. Bitches Brew
03. Spanish Key
04. John McLaughlin

CD2
01. Miles Runs The Voodoo Down
02. Sanctuary
03. Spanish Key (Alternate Take)
04. John McLaughlin (Alternate Take)
05. Miles Runs The Voodoo Down (Single Edit)
06. Spanish Key (Single Edit)
07. Great Expectations (Single Edit)
08. Little Blue Frog (Single Edit)


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Lennie Tristano - Descent into the Maelstrom (1952)

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Label: East Wind (J)
Catalog: EW 8040

Label: East Wind (J)
Catalog: UCCJ 9072

Label: Inner City Records
Catalog: IC 6002
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Released: 1978
Credits: Artwork By Masakatsu Kobayashi
Engineer: Lennie Tristano (tracks: A1, A4 to A6, B1, B4)
Executive Producer: Toshinari Koinuma
Piano, Producer: Lennie Tristano

Tracks:

1. Descent Into The Maelstrom (3:24)
Lennie Tristano (p)
Tristano's home studio, NYC, 1953
Engineer: Lennie Tristano

2. Dream: Paris 1965 (2:58)
Lennie Tristano (p)
Paris, France, November 3, 1965

3. Image: Paris 1965 (3:25)
Lennie Tristano (p)
Paris, France, November 3, 1965

4. Take 1 (4:30)
Lennie Tristano (p)
Tristano's home studio, NYC, 1961
Engineer: Lennie Tristano

5. Take 2 (3:11)
Lennie Tristano (p)
Tristano's home studio, NYC, 1961

6. Take 3 (4:03)
Lennie Tristano (p)
Tristano's home studio, NYC, 1961
Engineer: Lennie Tristano

7. Stretch (6:08)
Lennie Tristano (p) Sonny Dallas (b) Nick Stabulas (d)
Tristano's home studio, NYC, 1966
Engineer: Lennie Tristano

8. Pastime (3:39)
Lennie Tristano (p) Peter Ind (b) Roy Haynes (d)
New Jersey, October 30, 1951
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder

9. Ju-Ju (2:15)
Lennie Tristano (p) Peter Ind (b) Roy Haynes (d)
New Jersey, October 30, 1951
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder

10. Con Con (8:47)
Lennie Tristano (p) Sonny Dallas (b) Nick Stabulas (d)
Tristano's home studio, NYC, 1966
Engineer: Lennie Tristano

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Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners (1956)

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Riverside / Concord

Release date: December 17th 1956

Re-release date (Keepnews remaster): March 4th 2008

Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunes


1. "Brilliant Corners" (Thelonious Monk) – 7:42
2. "Ba-lue Bolivar Ba-lues-are" (Monk) – 13:24
3. "Pannonica" (Monk) – 8:50
4. "I Surrender Dear" (Barris-Clifford) – 5:25
5. "Bemsha Swing" (Monk-Best) – 7:42

Musicians

* Thelonious Monk — piano; celeste on "Pannonica"
* Ernie Henry — alto saxophone on "Brilliant Corners", "Ba-lue Bolivar Ba-lues-are" and "Pannonica"
* Sonny Rollins — tenor saxophone
* Oscar Pettiford — double bass on "Brilliant Corners", "Ba-lue Bolivar Ba-lues-are" and "Pannonica"
* Max Roach — drums; timpani on "Bemsha Swing"
* Clark Terry — trumpet on "Bemsha Swing"
* Paul Chambers — double bass on "Bemsha Swing"

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Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus (1956)

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This is as classic jazz gets. It is one of, if not the biggest record for Sonny Rollins. Recorded in 1956, every song is feels so sophisticated yet soulful and smooth. It only has five songs but each one is a hit and Sonny's playing never fails. Sonny plays complex bebop that is very accessible and where every note has meaning.


All compositions by Sonny Rollins except where noted.
"St. Thomas" – 6:49
"You Don't Know What Love Is" (Gene de Paul) – 6:31
"Strode Rode" – 5:17
"Moritat" (Kurt Weill) – 10:06
"Blue 7" – 11:18

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Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue (1959)

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01. So What
02. Freddie Freeloader
03. Blue in Green
04. All Blues
05. Flamenco Sketches (Take 1)
06. Flamenco Sketches (Take 2)

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/thread blezzed :smoke2:

i lost all my jazz music a while back. so i badly need to regain some. i used to have some great blogs bookmarked, ill see if i can find them.
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[MENTION=55299]MalcolmMeX[/MENTION] yeah man :smoke: if you want to share up some of the stuff, please do
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Cecil Taylor - Unit Structures (1966)

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Styles:
Free-Jazz
Avant-Garde

Tracks:
01 - Steps (10:20)
02 - Enter, Evening (Soft Line Structure) (11:06)
03 - Enter, Evening (Alternate Take) (10:11)
04 - Unit Structure/As of a Now/Section (17:47)
05 - Tales (8 Whisps) (07:14)

Line-up:
Cecil Taylor – piano, bells
Eddie Gale Stevens, Jr. – trumpet
Jimmy Lyons – alto sax
Ken McIntyre – alto sax, oboe, bass clarinet
Henry Grimes – bass
Alan Silva – bass
Andrew Cyrille – drums


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Art Ensemble of Chicago - Les Stances A Sophie (1970)

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Tracks:
1. Thème of Yoyo (9:06)
2. Thème Céline's (3:03)
3. Variations Sur un Thème Monteverdi (I, II, III) (4:47)
4. Thème de l'Amour Universal (3:52)
5. Proverbes (3:56)
6. Thème Libre (8:53)

Musicians:
Roscoe Mitchell: saxophone, clarinet, flute, percussion
Lester Bowie: trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion
Maghostut Malachi Favors: bass, percussion, vocals
Joseph Jarman: saxophone, clarinet, percussion
Don Moye: drums, percussion
Fontella Bass: vocals, piano

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Been wanting to listen to some jazz for a while but didn't know what were the essential must haves.

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Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport (1956)

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Here's a historic concert that has a wonderful background story... It was 1956 and many big bands were failing because of the rise of bebop and modern small group jazz. So at the 3rd annual Newport Jazz Festival, Ellington tried hard to please the crowd with new suites and new arrangements, but the crowd was very sedated as usual. Then finally on a two section song, Dimuendo and Crescendo in Blue, Duke had the two sections connect with a sax solo by Paul Gonzalves and him told to play the solo as long as wanted to. He usually only took a couple choruses but this time Gonzalves took a 27 chorus solo that eventually had the crowd off its feet and dancing! This changed the face of jazz solos and as well as gave Duke some new found success. Duke's band continued in this popularity for 18 more years.


disco 1
1. Star Spangled Banner
2. Father Norman O'Connor Introduces Duke & The Orchestra / Duke Introduces Tune & Anderson, Jackson...
3. Black And Tan Fantasy
4. Duke Introduces Cook & Tune
5. Tea For Two
6. Duke & Band Leave Stage / Father Norman O'Connor Talks About Festival
7. Take The A Train
8. Duke Announces Strayhorn's A Train & Nance / Duke Introduces Festival Suite, Part I & Hamilton
9. Part 1: Festival Junction
10. Duke Announces Soloists; Introduces Part II - (live)
11. Part II: Blues To Be There (Live)
12. Duke Announces Nance & Procope; Introduces Part III - (live)
13. Part III: Newport Up
14. Duke Announces Hamilton, Gonsalves, & Terry / Duke Introduces Cook & Tune - (live)
15. Sophisticated Lady - (live)
16. Duke Announces Grissom & Tune - (live)
17. Day In, Day Out (Live)
18. Duke Introduces Tune (s) And Paul Gonsalves Interludes - (live)
19. Diminuendo In Blue And Crescendo In Blue - (live)
20. Announcements, Pandemonium - (live)
21. Pause Track

Disc 2

1. Duke Introduces Johnny Hodges
2. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) - (previously unreleased, live)
3. Jeep's Blues - (live)
4. Duke Calms Crowd; Introduces Nance & Tune
5. Tulip Or Turnip - (previously unreleased)
6. Riot Prevention
7. Skin Deep
8. Mood Indigo - (previously unreleased)
9. Studio Concert - (excerpts)
10. Father Norman O'Connor Introduces Duke Ellington / Duke Introduces New Work, Part I, & Hamilton
11. Festival Junction
12. Duke Announces Soloists; Introduces Part II
13. Blues To Be There
14. Duke Announces Nance & Procope; Introduces Part III
15. Newport Up
16. Duke Announces Hamilton, Gonsalves, & Terry / Pause / Duke Introduces Johnny Hodges 17. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
18. Jeep's Blues - (previously unreleased)
19. Pause Track

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[MENTION=113860]klmbo[/MENTION] new links

if you haven't heard any jazz, I would suggest starting with Kind of Blue by Miles. It's the album that got me into jazz, and same with a lot of other people. It's a masterpiece.
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Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach (The Quintet) - Jazz at Massey Hall (1953)

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This album often appears reissued under the name "The Greatest Concert Ever". It is an all star lineup of Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach. These guys were all involved in the creation of bebop about 15 years before this concert date (1953) and thus were all seasoned veterans by the time of the concert. Also this was the only time these five would record together and everyone plays amazingly. A lot of earlier bebop recordings suffered from sound quality but this one sounds very good for a live concert.


01 - Perdido (Live)
02 - Salt Peanuts
03 - All The Things You Are 52 And Street
04 - Wee (Live)
05 - Hot House (Live)
06 - A Night In Tunisia (Live)

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