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Playing Favorites: Reflections on Jazz in the 1970s

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Weekly Recap - PLAYING FAVORITES: Reflections on Jazz in the 1970s 

Charlie Mariano – Crystal Bells (CMP, 1980)
Anthony Davis-James Newton Quartet – Hidden Voices (India Navigation, 1979)
George Lewis – Homage to Charles Parker (Black Saint, 1979)
Jordi Sabatés – Solos de piano, Duets amb Santi Arisa (RCA Spain/Picap, 1979)

 

On New Year's Eve, I made the last four entries in my year-long survey. Four more good ones!  :) 

If anyone would like a spreadsheet (in .PDF format) listing all 366 entries (with recording dates and complete personnel), just PM me with your email address. 

 

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Next up, I'd like to discuss records that YOU would have included if you had compiled the survey.  

To facilitate that discussion, I'm listing all 366 of my selections (in chronological order by recording date) below:

Michael Garrick Sextet with Norma Winstone – The Heart is a Lotus (Argo/Vocalion, 1970)
Thad Jones, Mel Lewis – Consummation (Blue Note, 1970)
Alice Coltrane – Ptah, the El Daoud (Impulse, 1970)
Harold Mabern – Greasy Kid Stuff! (Prestige, 1970); reissued as part of the CD Wailin' (Prestige)
Freddie Hubbard – Red Clay (CTI, 1970)
Gene Ammons – Night Lights (Prestige, 1985)
Ahmad Jamal Trio – Awakening (Impulse, 1970)
Jeremy Steig – Wayfaring Stranger (Blue Note/Real Gone Music, 1971)
Miles Davis – Live at the Fillmore East (March 7, 1970): It's About That Time (Sony, 2001)
Johnny Hodges with Leon Thomas & Oliver Nelson – 3 Shades of Blue (Flying Dutchman, 1970)
Phil Woods and his European Rhythm Machine – At the Frankfurt Jazz Festival (Embryo/Atlantic, 1971)
Albert Mangelsdorff Quartet – Never Let It End (MPS, 1970)
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis & Johnny Griffin – Tough Tenors Again 'n' Again (MPS, 1970)
Roy Brooks – The Free Slave (Muse, 1972)
Charles Tolliver/Music Inc. – Live at Slugs', Vol. 1 (Strata-East, 1972) and Live at Slugs', Vol. 2 (Strata-East, 1973)
Donald Byrd – Electric Byrd (Blue Note, 1970)
Charlie [Charles] Earland – Black Drops (Prestige, 1970)
Rusty Bryant – Soul Liberation (Prestige, 1970); reissued as part of Rusty Bryant: Legends of Acid Jazz (Prestige, 1996)
Dexter Gordon with the Junior Mance Trio – Dexter Gordon at Montreux with Junior Mance (Prestige, 1985)
Lee Morgan – Live at the Lighthouse (Blue Note, 1971)
Bobby Hutcherson, Harold Land – San Francisco (Blue Note, 1971)
Marian McPartland Trio – Ambiance (Halcyon/Jazz Alliance, 1970)
Grant Green – Alive! (Blue Note, 1970)
Wayne Shorter – Odyssey of Iska (Blue Note, 1971)
Eddie [Eddy] Louiss – Our Kind of Sabi (MPS, 1970)
Paul Gonsalves, Ray Nance – Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin' (Black Lion, 1973)
Cannonball Adderley Quintet – The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free (Capitol/Real Gone Music, 1970) 
David "Fathead" Newman – Captain Buckles (Cotillion/Label M, 1971)
Anita O'Day – Anita O'Day in Berlin: Recorded Live at the Berlin Jazz Festival (MPS, 1971)
The Dave Brubeck Trio & Gerry Mulligan – Live at the Berlin Philharmonie (Sony Legacy, 2 CDs, 1995)
Sonny Simmons – Burning Spirits (Contemporary, 1971)
Pharoah Sanders – Thembi / Black Unity (Impulse, 1971-1972)
Hank Crawford – It's a Funky Thing to Do (Cotillion/Collectables, 1971)
Herbie Hancock – Mwandishi (Warner Brothers, 1971)
John Carter & Bobby Bradford – Self Determination Music (Flying Dutchman/BGP, 1970)
Graham Collier Music – Songs for My Father (Fontana, 1970)
Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath – Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath (RCA Neon/Fledg'ling, 1971)
Joe Chambers – The Almoravid (Muse/32 Jazz, 1974)
Duke Ellington – The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse: A Suite in Eight Parts (Fantasy, 1975)
Elvin Jones – Genesis (Blue Note, 1971)
Stan Getz – Dynasty (Verve, 1971) 
Blue Mitchell – Blue Mitchell (Mainstream, 1971)
Houston Person – Houston Express (Prestige, 1971); reissued on Houston Person: Legends of Acid Jazz (Prestige, 1996)
Stanley Turrentine – Salt Song (CTI, 1971)
Bobo Stenson – Underwear (ECM, 1971)
Richard "Groove" Holmes – Comin' on Home (Blue Note, 1971)
Mary Lou Williams – Nite Life (Chiaroscuro, 1998)
Ted Curson – Pop Wine (Futura, 1971)
Mal Waldron – Black Glory (Enja, 1971) and Plays the Blues: Live at the Domicile (Enja, 1971)
Mongo Santamaria – Mongo at Montreux (Atlantic/Collectables, 1971)
Johnny Lytle – The Soulful Rebel and People & Love (Milestone/Real Gone Music, 2013)
The Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin – The Inner Mounting Flame (Columbia, 1971)
Ornette Coleman – The Complete Science Fiction Sessions (Columbia Legacy, 2000)
Tete Montoliu – Songs for Love (Enja, 1974)
Attila Zoller/Masahiko Sato – A Path Through Haze (MPS, 1972)
Thelonious Monk – The London Collection, Vols. 1 & 2 (Black Lion/1201 Music, 1971)
Joe Farrell – Outback (CTI, 1972)
Erroll Garner – Gemini (London/MPS/Telarc, 1972)
Harold Land – A New Shade of Blue (Mainstream, 1971)
Doug Carn – Infant Eyes (Black Jazz, 1971)
Eddie Palmieri – Vámonos Pa’l Monte (Tico/Fania, 1971)
John Surman & John Warren – Tales of the Algonquin (Deram/Vocalion, 1971)
Gato Barbieri – Bolivia / Under Fire (Flying Dutchman/Bluebird, 1973)
Weather Report – Live in Tokyo (CBS Japan/Wounded Bird, 1972)
Larry Coryell – The Offering (Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1972)
Hugh Masakela – Home Is Where the Music Is (Chisa/Blue Thumb/Verve, 1972)
Chick Corea – Return to Forever (ECM, 1972)
Sonny Stitt – Endgame Brilliance (Cobblestone/32 Jazz, 1997)
Julius Hemphill – Dogon A.D. (Mbari/Arista-Freedom/IPI, 1972)
Claude Hopkins – Soliloquy (Sackville, 1972)
Chucho Valdés – Jazz Batá (Areito/Malanga, 1973)
James Moody – Never Again! (Muse/Xanadu, 1972)
Richard Davis – Epistrophy & Now's the Time (Muse, 1972)
Paul Bley – Open, to Love (ECM, 1973)
Jimmy Smith – Bluesmith (Verve, 1972) 
Pat Martino – Head and Heart (Muse/32 Jazz, 1997)
Muhal Richard Abrams – Things To Come From Those Now Gone (Delmark, 1975)
Ruby Braff, Ellis Larkins – The Grand Reunion (Chiaroscuro, 1972)
Gary Bartz – JuJu Street Songs (Prestige, 1972)
Gary Burton & Chick Corea – Crystal Silence (ECM, 1973)
Catalyst – Perception (Muse/32 Groove, 1973)
Stanley Cowell Trio – Illusion Suite (ECM, 1973)
Dave Holland Quartet – Conference of the Birds (ECM, 1973)
Duke Ellington & Ray Brown – This One's for Blanton (Pablo, 1975)
Oscar Peterson & Ben Webster – During This Time (Art of Groove/MIG, 2014)
Jack McDuff – The Heatin' System (Cadet, 1972)
Buddy Terry – Pure Dynamite (Mainstream, 1972)
Lucky Thompson – Illuminations (Groove Merchant, 1974)
Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Prepare Thyself to Deal with a Miracle (Atlantic, 1973)
Joe Henderson – Multiple (Milestone, 1973)
Joachim Kühn – This Way Out (MPS, 1973)
Eddie Henderson – Realization (Capricorn/Soul Brother, 1973)
Cecil Payne & Duke Jordan – Brooklyn Brothers (Muse/Elemental, 1973)
João Donato & Eumir Deodato – Donato / Deodato (Muse/32 Jazz, 1973)
Ian Carr with Nucleus Plus – Labyrinth (Vertigo/BGO/Esoteric, 1973)
Woody Herman – Giant Steps (Fantasy, 1973)
Airto Moreira – Fingers (CTI, 1973)
Gil Evans – Svengali (Atlantic, 1973)
Clare Fischer – The State of His Art (Revelation, 1976) and Jazz Song (Revelation, 1979)
Marion Brown – Geechee Recollections / Sweet Earth Flying (Impulse, 1973-74)
Abbey Lincoln – People in Me (Philips Japan/Inner City/Verve, 1973)
John Lee & Gerry Brown – Infinite Jones aka Bamboo Madness (Keytone/Limetree, 1974)
Mike Gibbs & Gary Burton – "In the Common Interest" (Polydor, 1974)
Terumasa Hino – Taro's Mood (Enja, 1973)
Hampton Hawes – Live at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago, Vol. 1 (Enja, 1981) and Vol. 2 (Enja, 1989)
George Benson – Body Talk (CTI, 1973)
Dudu Pukwana & Spear – In the Townships (Caroline/Earthworks, 1974)
Art Ensemble of Chicago - Fanfare for the Warriors (Atlantic/Koch, 1974)
Don Patterson – These Are Soulful Days aka Steady Comin' at Ya (Muse/32 Jazz, 1974)
Dave Liebman – Lookout Farm (ECM, 1974)
Norman Connors – Love from the Sun (Buddah/Funkytowngrooves, 1973)
Duke Jordan – Flight to Denmark (SteepleChase/Inner City, 1974)
John Surman – Morning Glory (Antilles/Fledg'ling, 1973) 
Eric Kloss – Essence (Muse, 1974)
Bob Wilber & Kenny Davern – Soprano Summit (World Jazz)
Flora Purim – Butterfly Dreams (Milestone, 1973)
Dick Wellstood – Dick Wellstood & His Famous Orchestra featuring Kenny Davern (Chiaroscuro, 1974)
Ray Barretto – The Other Road (Fania, 1973)
Billy Harper – Capra Black (Strata-East/Pure Pleasure, 1973)
Tito Puente – Tito Puente and His Concert Orchestra (Tico/Fania, 1973)
Jack Wilkins – Windows (Mainstream, 1973)
Larry Willis – Inner Crisis (Groove Merchant, 1973)
Larry Young – Lawrence of Newark (Perception, 1973)
Al Haig Trio – Invitation (Spotlite, 1975)
Ella Fitzgerald – Fine and Mellow (Pablo, 1979)
Carlos Garnett – Black Love (Muse, 1974)
Teddy Wilson – Striding After Fats aka Blues for Thomas Waller (Black Lion, 1974)
Phineas Newborn, Jr. – Piano Solo (Atlantic/32 Jazz, 1975)
Earl Hines – One for My Baby (Black Lion, 1978) and Master of Jazz, Vol. 2 (Storyville, 1984) 
Bennie Maupin – The Jewel in the Lotus (ECM, 1974)
Roswell Rudd – Flexible Flyer (Arista-Freedom/Black Lion, 1975)
Bobby Hutcherson – Cirrus (Blue Note/Mosaic, 1974)
Willis Jackson – Headed and Gutted (Muse, 1974)
Kenny Drew Trio – Dark Beauty (SteepleChase/Inner City, 1974)
Jimmy Heath – The Time and the Place (Landmark, 1994)
Sonny Rollins – The Cutting Edge (Milestone, 1974)
Eddie Harris – I Need Some Money (Atlantic/Collectables, 1975)
Oregon – Winter Light (Vanguard, 1974)
Budd Johnson – Mr. Bechet aka The Dirty Old Men aka Linger Awhile (Black & Blue/Classic Jazz, 1974)
Jimmy Raney – Momentum (MPS/PAUSA, 1975)
Randy Weston – Blues to Africa (Freedom/Arista-Freedom, 1975) 
Bobby Jones – Hill Country Suite (Enja, 1974)
Toots Thielemans – Captured Alive aka Images (Choice, 1974)
Lee Konitz – Satori (Milestone, 1975)
Keith Jarrett – Death & the Flower / Backhand (Impulse, 1975)
Dusko Gojkovic [Goykovich] – Slavic Mood (RCA Vista, Italy, 1975)
Bobby Vince Paunetto – Paunetto's Point (Pathfinder/RSVP, 1975)
Jackie McLean & the Cosmic Brotherhood – New York Calling (SteepleChase/Inner City, 1975)
The Modern Jazz Quartet – The Complete Last Concert (Atlantic, 1975)
Joe Bonner – The Lifesaver (Muse, 1975)
Harold Vick – Don't Look Back (Strata-East/Pure Pleasure, 1974)
Oscar Peterson & Count Basie – "Satch" and "Josh" (Pablo, 1975)
Charles Mingus – Changes One (Atlantic) and Changes Two (Atlantic, 1975)
Irene Kral – Where Is Love? (Choice, 1975)
Billy Cobham – Crosswinds (Atlantic, 1974)
Shirley Scott - One for Me (Strata-East/Arc Records, 1974)
Horace Silver – Silver 'n Brass (Blue Note, 1975)
Oliver Lake – Heavy Spirits (Arista-Freedom/Black Lion, 1975)
Sonny Criss – Saturday Morning (Xanadu/Elemental, 1975)
Art Farmer – To Duke with Love (East Wind/Inner City, 1975)
Oliver Nelson – Stolen Moments (East Wind/Inner City, 1975)
Mike Westbrook Orchestra – Citadel/Room 315 (RCA/BGO, 1975)
Clifford Jordan – Night of the Mark VII aka The Highest Mountain (Muse/32 Jazz/Savoy, 1975)
John Abercrombie, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette – Gateway (ECM, 1975)
Jimmy Giuffre – River Chant aka The Train & the River (Choice/Candid, 1975)
John Hicks – Hells Bells (Strata-East/Charly/Pure Pleasure, 1980)
Barry Harris – Plays Tadd Dameron (Xanadu/Elemental, 1975)
Dizzy Gillespie y Machito – Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods (Pablo, 1976)
Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond – 1975: Duets (A&M Horizon/Verve, 1975)
Von Freeman – Have No Fear (Nessa, 1975) and Serenade & Blues (Nessa, 1979)
Mark Murphy – Mark Murphy Sings (Muse, 1975)
Al Cohn – Play It Now (Xanadu, 1975)
Jim Hall – Live! (A&M Horizon/Verve/Artistshare, 1975)
Enrico Rava – The Pilgrim and the Stars (ECM, 1975)
Stone Alliance – Stone Alliance (PM, 1976)
Hannibal & the Sunrise Orchestra – Hannibal (MPS, 1975)
Chico Hamilton – Peregrinations (Blue Note, 1975)
Hilton Ruiz Trio – Piano Man (SteepleChase/Inner City, 1975)
Andrew Hill – Live at Montreux (Freedom/Arista-Freedom, 1975)
Harry "Sweets" Edison – Just Friends (Black & Blue, 1976)
Buster Williams – Pinnacle (Muse/32 Jazz, 1975)
Eberhard Weber – Yellow Fields (ECM, 1976)
George Cables – Why Not (Whynot, 1975)
Muhal Richard Abrams & Malachi Favors – Sightsong (Black Saint, 1976)
Paul Desmond – The Paul Desmond Quartet Live (A&M Horizon/Verve/Mosaic, 1975) and Paul Desmond (Artists House/Mosaic, 1978)
John Handy & Ali Akbar Khan – Karuna Supreme (MPS, 1976)
Stan Tracey Quartet – The Return of Captain Adventure (TentoTen, 2006)
Ralph Sutton – Live! aka Ralph Sutton (Flyright, 1978)
Jan Garbarek & Bobo Stenson – Dansere (ECM, 1976)
Dave Liebman, Richie Beirach – Forgotten Fantasies (A&M Horizon, 1976)
Woody Shaw – Love Dance (Muse/Mosaic/32 Jazz, 1976)
Warne Marsh & Lee Konitz Quintet – Live at the Montmartre Club: Jazz Exchange, Vols. 1 & 3 (Storyville, 1976)
Horace Parlan Trio – No Blues (SteepleChase/Inner City, 1976)
Cedar Walton – Eastern Rebellion (Timeless/Timeless Muse, 1976)
Pat Metheny – Bright Size Life (ECM, 1976)
Ray Bryant – Here's Ray Bryant (Pablo, 1976)
Charlie Haden & Hampton Hawes – As Long as There's Music (Artists House/Verve, 1978)
Abdullah Ibrahim – Banyana: The Children of Africa (Enja, 1976)
Warne Marsh – All Music (Nessa, 1976)
Bob Degen – Sequoia Song (Enja, 1976)
Sonny Fortune – Waves of Dreams (A&M Horizon, 1976)
Vic Dickenson – Plays Bessie Smith: 'Trombone Cholly' (Sonet, 1976)
Martial Solal & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen – Movability (MPS/PAUSA, 1976)
Archie Shepp – Steam (Enja/Inner City, 1976)
John Lewis & Helen Merill –  John Lewis / Helen Merrill (Mercury/Solid, 1977)
Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big Band – Insights (RCA/Mosaic, 1976)
Teddy Edwards – The Inimitable Teddy Edwards (Xanadu/Elemental, 1976)
Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Live at Montreux (Saturn/Inner City, 1976)
Joanne Brackeen & Clint Houston – New True Illusion (Timeless, 1976)
Onaje Allan Gumbs – Onaje (SteepleChase, 1977)
Charles Sullivan – Re-Entry (Whynot, 1976)
Al Grey – Struttin' and Shoutin' (Columbia, 1983)
Enrico Pieranunzi – The Day After the Silence (Edi-Pan/Alfa Music, 1976)
Cal Tjader – Guarabe (Fantasy, 1977)
Jim McNeely Quintet – Rain's Dance (SteepleChase, 1978)
Don Pullen – Healing Force (Black Saint, 1976)
Anthony Braxton – Dortmund (Quartet) 1976 (hatART, 1991)
Arild Andersen – Shimri (ECM, 1977)
Albert Mangelsdorff, Jaco Pastorius, Alphonse Mouzon – Trilogue: Live! (MPS, 1977)
Jimmy Knepper – Cunningbird (SteepleChase, 1977)
Hal Galper Quintet – Reach Out! (SteepleChase/Inner City, 1977)
Randy Weston - Vishnu Wood Duo – Perspective (Denon, 1977)
Sam Most – Flute Flight (Xanadu, 1977)
Graciela y Mario [Bauzá] – La Botánica (Lamp/Coco, 1976)
Irakere – Grupo Irakere (Areito, 1976)
Richie Kamuca Quartet – Richard Kamauca Quartet 1976 (Jazzz) aka Richie (Concord)
Carmen McRae – At the Great American Music Hall (Blue Note, 1977)
Bucky Pizzarelli & Bud Freeman – Buck & Bud (Flying Dutchman, 1976)
Clark Terry's Big B-A-D Band – Live! At Buddy's Place (Vanguard, 1976)
Mike Wofford – Scott Joplin: Interpretations '76 (Flying Dutchman, 1976)
Art Hodes – Tribute to the Greats (Delmark, 2001)
Gary Peacock – Tales of Another (ECM, 1977)
Count Basie & Dizzy Gillespie – The Gifted Ones (Pablo, 1979)
Tommy Flanagan Trio – Eclypso (Enja/Inner City, 1977)
Barry Altschul – You Can't Name Your Own Tune (Muse/32 Jazz, 1977)
Mal Waldron Quintet with Steve Lacy – One-Upmanship (Enja/Inner City, 1977)
George Coleman - Tete Montoliu Duo – Meditation aka Dynamic Duo (Timeless/Timeless Muse, 1977)
Billy Hart – Enchance (A&M Horizon, 1977)
George Russell & the Swedish Radio Jazz Orchestra – Vertical Form VI (Soul Note, 1981)
Buddy DeFranco – Like Someone in Love (Progressive, 1977)
Al Cohn & Jimmy Rowles – Heavy Love (Xanadu/Elemental, 1978)
David S. Ware / Apogee – Birth of a Being (hat Hut/Aum Fidelity, 1979)
Joe Venuti & Dave McKenna – Alone at the Palace (Chiaroscuro, 1977)
Louis Hayes – The Real Thing (Muse/32 Jazz, 1978)
David Friedman/David Samuels – Double Image (Enja/Inner City, 1977)
John Scofield – Live (Enja/Inner City, 1978)
Shelly Manne – Essence (Galaxy, 1978)
Roy Eldridge 4 – Montreux '77 (Pablo, 1977)
Elton Dean's Ninesense – Happy Daze (Ogun, 1977)
Art Pepper – Friday Night at the Village Vanguard and Saturday Night at the Village Vanguard (Contemporary, 1979)
Roland Hanna, George Mraz – Sir Elf Plus One (Choice, 1978)
Shakti with John McLaughlin – Natural Elements (Columbia/Sony, 1977)
Kenny Wheeler – Deer Wan (ECM, 1978)
Cecil McBee Sextet – Music from the Source and Compassion (Enja/Inner City, 1978, 79)
Sheila Jordan & Arild Andersen – Sheila (SteepleChase, 1978)
Lou Levy – Tempus Fugue-It (Interplay, 1977)
Andy LaVerne Trio – Another World (SteepleChase, 1978)
Sam Jones – Something in Common (Muse/32 Jazz, 1978)
Charles McPherson – New Horizons (Xanadu, 1978)
Carla Bley Band – European Tour 1977 (WATT/ECM, 1978)
Paul Motian – Dance (ECM, 1978)
Lew Tabackin – Rites of Pan (Discomate/Inner City, 1978)
Frank Foster & The Loud Minority Band – Well Water (Piadrum, 2007)
Karin Krog & Red Mitchell – ...but Three's a Crowd (Bluebell, 1977)
Charlie Rouse – Moment's Notice (Storyville, 1978)
Frank Strozier – What's Goin' On (SteepleChase, 1978)
Rein de Graaff - Dick Vennik Quartet – Modal Soul (Timeless/Timeless Muse, 1977)
Air – Air Time (Nessa, 1978)
Jan Garbarek – Places (ECM, 1978)
Manfred Schoof Quintet – Light Lines (JAPO, 1978)
Hermeto Pascoal – Slaves Mass (Warner Brothers/Rhino/Collectables/Pure Pleasure, 1977)
Dizzy Reece – Manhattan Project (Bee Hive/Mosaic, 1978)
Jim Hall & Red Mitchell – Jim Hall/Red Mitchell (Artists House, 1978)
Ronnie Cuber – Eleventh Day of Aquarius (Xanadu, 1978)
Martial Solal – Suite for Trio (MPS, 1978)
Kenny Burrell – Handcrafted (Muse/32 Jazz, 1978)
John McNeil Quintet – Embarkation (Steeplechase, 1978)
Illinois Jacquet – God Bless My Solo (Black & Blue/Solid/Pure Pleasure, 1978)
Cecil Taylor – Cecil Taylor Unit (New World, 1978) and 3 Phasis (New World, 1979)
Jimmy Rowles – We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together (Xanadu, 1978)
Horace Tapscott Conducting the Pan-Afrikan Peoples Orchestra – The Call (Nimbus West, 1978)
Zoot Sims – For Lady Day (Pablo, 1991)
Lester Bowie – The 5th Power (Black Saint, 1978)
Sarah Vaughan – How Long Has This Been Going On? (Pablo, 1978)
Ran Blake – Rapport (Arista Novus, 1978)
Jaki Byard – Family Man (Muse/32 Jazz, 1979)
Steve Kuhn – Non-Fiction (ECM, 1978)
Jean-Luc Ponty – Cosmic Messenger (Atlantic, 1978)
Walter Norris & Aladár Pege – Synchronicity (Enja/Inner City, 1979)
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers – In this Korner (Concord, 1978)
Dexter Gordon – Nights at the Keystone (Blue Note/Mosaic, 1985)
Red Garland – Feelin' Red (Muse/32 Jazz, 1979)
New York Jazz Quartet – Blues for Sarka (Enja/Inner City, 1978)
Bob Brookmeyer – Back Again (Sonet/Gazell, 1979)
Bennie Wallace – Live at the Public Theater (Enja/Inner City/Solid, 1978)
Archie Shepp & Dollar Brand [Abdullah Ibrahim] – Duet (Denon, 1978)
Pepper Adams – Reflectory (Muse, 1978)
Jay McShann – Kansas City Hustle aka Solos & Duets featuring Don Thompson (Sackville, 1978)
Mickey Tucker – Mister Mysterious (Muse, 1979)
Arnett Cobb – Arnett Cobb Is Back (Progressive, 1979)
Mike Nock – In, Out and Around (Timeless/Timeless Muse, 1978)
Shirley Horn – A Lazy Afternoon (SteepleChase, 1979)
Johnny Dyani Quartet – Song for Biko (SteepleChase, 1979)
Anthony Davis – Of Blues and Dreams (Sackville, 1979)
Sam Rivers – Waves (Tomato, 1979)
Buddy Tate & the Muse Allstars – Live at Sandy's (Muse, 1980) and Hard Blowin': Live at Sandy's (Muse, 1984)
Bill Barron – Jazz Caper (Muse, 1982)
Leroy Jenkins – Space Minds, New Worlds, Survival of America (Tomato, 1979)
Max Roach & Anthony Braxton – Birth and Rebirth (Black Saint, 1978)
Ira Sullivan – Peace (Galaxy, 1979) and Multimedia (Galaxy, 1982)
Andrew Cyrille & Maono – Metamusicians' Stomp (Black Saint, 1978)
Rodney Jones – Articulation (Timeless/Timeless Muse, 1978)
Johnny Griffin – The Return of the Griffin (Galaxy, 1979)
Bill Evans & Toots Thielemans – Affinity (Warner Brothers, 1979)
Mick Goodrick – In Pas(s)ing (ECM, 1979)
Zbigniew Seifert – Passion (Capitol, 1979)
Curtis Fuller – Fire and Filigree (Bee Hive/Mosaic, 1979)
Ronnie Mathews – Roots, Branches & Dances (Bee Hive, 1979)
John Coates, Jr. – In the Open Space (Omnisound, 1979)
Chet Baker – Broken Wing (Sonopresse/Inner City/Gitanes Jazz, 1979)
Jimmy Forrest with Shirley Scott – Heart of the Forrest (Palo Alto/Muse, 1982)
George Coleman – Amsterdam After Dark (Timeless, 1979)
John Abercrombie Quartet – Arcade (ECM, 1979) 
Philip Catherine, Charlie Mariano, Jasper van 't Hof – Sleep My Love (CMP, 1979)
World Saxophone Quartet – Steppin' with the World Saxophone Quartet  (Black Saint, 1979)
Arthur Blythe – Lenox Avenue Breakdown (Columbia/BGO, 1979)
Chico Freeman – The Outside Within (India Navigation, 1981)
Ross Tompkins – Ross Tompkins and Good Friends (Concord, 1978)
Denny Zeitlin – Soundings (1750 Arch, 1978)
Daniel Humair – Triple Hip Trip (Owl, 1979)
Poncho Sanchez – Poncho (Discovery, 1979)
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis – The Heavy Hitter (Muse/32 Jazz/Savoy, 1979)
Steve Lacy Five – The Way (hat Hut, 1980)
Bunky Green – Places We've Never Been (Vanguard, 1979)
Jack DeJohnette – Special Edition (ECM, 1980)
McCoy Tyner - Horizon (Milestone, 1980)
Joanne Brackeen – Keyed In (Tappan Zee, 1979)
[Wadada] Leo Smith – Spirit Catcher (Nessa, 1979)
Richie Beirach – Elm (ECM, 1979)
Miroslav Vitous – First Meeting (ECM, 1980)
Stephane Grappelli – Young Django (MPS, 1979)
Andrew Cyrille, Jeanne Lee, Jimmy Lyons – Nuba (Black Saint, 1979)
Jessica Williams – Orgonomic Music (Clean Cuts/CD Baby, 1981)
Gordon Beck – Sunbird (JMS, 1979)
Buck Hill – Scope (SteepleChase, 1979)
Joe Newman – I Love My Woman aka I Love My Baby (Black & Blue/Solid, 1979)
Hank Jones – Bluesette (Black & Blue/Solid, 1979)
Jerry Gonzalez – Ya Yo Me Curé (American Clavé/Pangea/Sunnyside, 1980)
Claude Williamson Trio – La Fiesta (Interplay/Discovery, 1979)
Jack Walrath – Demons in Pursuit (Gatemouth, 1979)
Don Cherry, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwell – Old and New Dreams (ECM, 1979)
Max Roach Quartet – Pictures in a Frame (Soul Note, 1979)
Dave Burrell – Windward Passages (hat Hut, 1980)
Fred Anderson – The Missing Link (Nessa, 1984)
Bud Shank, Bill Mays, Alan Broadbent – Crystal Comments (Concord, 1980)
George Adams - Don Pullen Quartet – Don't Lose Control (Soul Note, 1980)
Dannie Richmond Quartet – Ode to Mingus (Soul Note, 1979)
Bill Evans – Paris Concert: Edition One and Paris Concert: Edition Two (Elektra-Musician/Blue Note, 1983-84)
David Murray Trio – Sweet Lovely (Black Saint, 1980)
Betty Carter – The Audience with Betty Carter (Bet-Car/Verve, 1980)
Beaver Harris 360° Music Experience – Negcaumongus (Cadence Jazz, 1981)
Joseph Jarman & Don Moye featuring Johnny Dyani – Black Paladins (Black Saint, 1980)
Charlie Mariano – Crystal Bells (CMP, 1980)
Anthony Davis-James Newton Quartet – Hidden Voices (India Navigation, 1979)
George Lewis – Homage to Charles Parker (Black Saint, 1979)
Jordi Sabatés – Solos de piano, Duets amb Santi Arisa (RCA Spain/Picap, 1979)

 

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NOTE 1: 
Here's a list of important artists and/or records that I didn't include in my survey.  I would have included these if I had compiled it using a objective/historical approach, rather than a subjective/personal one:

Roscoe Mitchell - Nonaah (Nessa) - Mitchell does appear on the AEC selection (Fanfare for the Warriors), of course

Tony Williams - (turn it over) (Polydor) - One of the most potent fusions of Jazz and Rock/Metal you'll ever hear -- but it's not a personal favorite

Don Cherry - Cherry shows up in the survey as a co-leader on Old & New Dreams (ECM) plus as a sideman on albums by Ornette & Johnny Dyani; the critical consensus pick, Brown Rice, has never really rung my bell, so I'm not sure which one I would choose as a "representative" or "historical" pick

James "Blood" Ulmer - Tales of Captain Black (Artists House/DIW) - for harmolodics; I can't use Ornette because I much prefer Science Fiction/Broken Shadows over titles like Dancing in Your Head, etc.

European avant-gardists like Alexander von Schlippenbach, Evan Parker, Misha Mengelberg, Han Bennink, Willem Breuker, Peter Brötzmann, and others - for the most part, they're just not my cuppa.  That said, I recognize that these guys are important.  Just not so much to me. 


NOTE 2:
In addition to the list of records included in my survey, I've also got a list of nearly 1,000 records that I chose not to include.  Either they didn't make my personal cut or I've never heard them.  (After all, there's only so much time and money.)  Incidentally, all of these records could be added to the existing survey while still maintaining the one leader/one co-leader rule.  I've added this "Other Records" list to my blog site.  If you'd like to see it, click here and scroll down.

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So what say YOU???  :) 

 

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What a project!  Many, many thanks.  I think this will greatly increase the appreciation of an unjustly-neglected decade.

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Thought you did a great job, and would like to see the "didn't include" list!  Thanks for a year of good entertainment, and I encourage you to do the 60's then the 50's next!  Off the top of my head, I would have included these (only 22 for a list of 366), but much of that is subjective, and does not negate the merit of the selections you made:

Bubby Hutcherson - Live at Montreux

Cannonball Adderley - Black Messiag

Gato Barbieri - El Pampero

Larry Coryell - Offering

Leon Thomas - In Berlin

Gary Bartz - I've Known Rivers

Carlos Garnett - Let This Melody Ring On

Jimmy Heath - The Gap Sealer

Clifford Jordan - Glass Bead Games

Jazz Contemporaries - Reasons in Tonality

McCoy Tyner - Sahara (or Enlightenment)

Woody Shaw - At Berliner Jazztage

Sonny Fortune - Long Before Our Mothers Cried

Archie Shepp - U-Jamaa (Unite)

Charles Sullivan - Genesis

Randy Weston - Carnival

Lloyd McNeill - Washington Suite

Charles Mingus - Let My Children Hear Music

Art Blakey/Jazz Messengers - Gypsy Folk Tales

Max Roach - Live in Amsterdam

Jothan Callins - Winds of Change

Elvin Jones - Coalition

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30 minutes ago, felser said:

Thought you did a great job, and would like to see the "didn't include" list!  Thanks for a year of good entertainment, and I encourage you to do the 60's then the 50's next!  Off the top of my head, I would have included these (only 22 for a list of 366), but much of that is subjective, and does not negate the merit of the selections you made.

Great list, felser!  I almost included many of those LPs in my survey.  

I know and enjoy all of your suggested records -- except for these:

- Jazz Contemporaries - Reasons in Tonality

- Jothan Callins - Winds of Change

I plan to look into those two, post haste! :) 

 

Also, I've now posted the "Other Records" list -- LPs that I did NOT include in the survey -- on my blog. To see it, click here and scroll down.

 

 

1 hour ago, mjzee said:

What a project!  Many, many thanks.  I think this will greatly increase the appreciation of an unjustly-neglected decade.

Thank you, mjzee.  I'm glad you've enjoyed the project.  I have too!  :) 

 

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Also would add in "Zawinul" by Joe Zawinul.  The original version of "Dr. Honoris Causa' is on there, 14 minutes of utter magic.

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36 minutes ago, felser said:

Also would add in "Zawinul" by Joe Zawinul.  The original version of "Dr. Honoris Causa' is on there, 14 minutes of utter magic.

Oh yeah. Great record.  :tup 

Another one that I considered for inclusion for a long time.

 

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3 hours ago, HutchFan said:

 

 

Also, I've now posted the "Other Records" list -- LPs that I did NOT include in the survey -- on my blog. To see it, click here and scroll down.

 

 

 

It's been a fascinating ride and I thank you for the effort put into this ... I can also say I ended up on what, an oh for 25 at the end? The end definitely had the longest streak of "I don't know these recordings at all" response by me.

As for the "other records" list I think it should be presented in trimmed down form to what could have made your list - because you didn't include anything in the past year you don't own, right?  So I would be more interested in however many of those that you do own and have heard. Not almost 1000 records that only fit the construct.

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2 minutes ago, Dan Gould said:

It's been a fascinating ride and I thank you for the effort put into this ... I can also say I ended up on what, an oh for 25 at the end? The end definitely had the longest streak of "I don't know these recordings at all" response by me.

Thanks!  And as for the "oh-fer" on recent stuff...  No big deal.  Everyone's tastes and predilections are different. ;) 

 

3 minutes ago, Dan Gould said:

As for the "other records" list I think it should be presented in trimmed down form to what could have made your list - because you didn't include anything in the past year you don't own, right?  So I would be more interested in however many of those that you do own and have heard. Not almost 1000 records that only fit the construct.

Sure.  I suppose I could do that.  You're right that it would be a much shorter list.  

Let me ponder the idea a while...

 

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Thanks for that great thread. A lot of possiblitities to change impressions, informations, and a lot of inspiration.

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I very much enjoyed following your blog this whole year.  Thank you.

Even though the 1970s was when I first started really listening to jazz, there were quite a number of things I didn't know.  The first two jazz LPs I ever bought were included, "Fanfare for the Warriors" and "Crystal Silence".

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This was an excellent project HutchFan. It was a lot of fun to see what you selected each week and add my own thoughts.

Would be highly pleased if you started a new series such as  Reflections of Jazz in the 60's or Reflections of Jazz in the 80's.

Once I have some time I will share some recordings I would have included.

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On 1/3/2021 at 8:58 PM, Dan Gould said:

As for the "other records" list I think it should be presented in trimmed down form to what could have made your list - because you didn't include anything in the past year you don't own, right?  So I would be more interested in however many of those that you do own and have heard. Not almost 1000 records that only fit the construct.

Dan,

This isn't exactly what you asked for -- but here's a shorter list of "Other Records."  I almost included these in my survey.  In fact, all of these were on the list at one point or another -- but they eventually got bumped to make room for something else.  I guess you could call these "Honorable Mentions" :

  • George Adams - Paradise Space Shuttle (Timeless)
  • Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Together Again for the Last Time (Prestige)
  • Benny Bailey - Grand Slam (Storyville)
  • Bayeté [Todd Cochran] - Worlds Around the Sun (Prestige)
  • Louie Bellson Big Band - Dynamite! (Concord)
  • Bob Berg - New Birth (Xanadu)
  • Paul Bley/Jimmy Giuffre/Bill Connors - Quiet Song (IAI)
  • Ruby Braff-George Barnes Quartet - Live at the New School (Chiaroscuro)
  • Benny Carter - Montreux '77 (Pablo)
  • Michael Carvin - The Camel (SteepleChase)
  • The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band - Off Limits (Polydor)
  • Julian Dash - A Portrait of Julian Dash (MJR)
  • Walter Davis, Jr. - 400 Years Ago, Tomorrow (Owl)
  • Walt Dickerson - Peace (SteepleChase)
  • Claudio Fasoli/Franco D'Andrea - Jazz Duo (Dire)
  • Grupo Folklorico y Experimental Nuevayorquino - Concepts in Unity (Salsoul)
  • George Gruntz - The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band (MPS)
  • Glen Hall - The Book of the Heart (Sonora/Koch)
  • Johnny Hammond - Breakout (Kudu)
  • Eddie Harris/Les McCann - Second Movement (Atlantic)
  • Louis Hayes/Junior Cook Quintet - Ichi-Ban (Timeless)
  • Billy Higgins - Soweto (Red)
  • Eric Kloss/Barry Miles - Together (Muse)
  • The Steve Kuhn/Sheila Jordan Band - Playground (ECM)
  • Prince Lawsha [Lasha] - Firebirds Live at Berkeley Jazz Festival, Vol. 1 (Birdseye)
  • Ramsey Lewis - Them Changes (Cadet)
  • Didier Lockwood - New World (MPS)
  • Machito Orchestra - Fireworks (Coco)
  • Ray Mantilla - Mantilla (Inner City)
  • Bobby Naughton/Wadada Leo Smith/Perry Robinson - The Haunt (Otic/NoBusiness)
  • Charlie Palmieri - Impulsos (Coco)
  • Barre Phillips - Mountainscapes (ECM)
  • Jimmy Raney/Doug Raney - Stolen Moments (SteepleChase)
  • Mike Richmond - Dream Waves (Sonet/Inner City)
  • Terje Rypdal - Odyssey (ECM)
  • Lonnie Smith - Live at Club Mozambique (Blue Note)
  • Raul de Souza - Colors (Milestone)
  • Leon Spencer, Jr. - Louisiana Slim (Prestige)
  • John Taylor - Decipher (MPS)
  • Ralph Towner - Solstice (ECM)
  • Michael White - The Land of Spirit and Light (Impulse)
  • Joe Zawinul - Zawinul (Atlantic)
  • Attila Zoller - Common Cause (Enja)

If I could make one change to the survey today, now that it's all done, I would add Michael White's The Land of Spirit and Light.

Just don't ask me which one I'd remove to make it fit.  ;)

 

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Thanks HF. Looks like six of your honorable mentions here, and I am particularly fond of the Julian Dash record.

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7 hours ago, HutchFan said:

.  I guess you could call these "Honorable Mentions" :

  • Grupo Folklorico y Experimental Nuevayorquino - Concepts in Unity (Salsoul)

I believe this is the biggest "miss" by far ;) ... but a superb platter nevertheless ....

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I do like that Michael White, and the Walt Dickerson.  I'd also make room for one of John Klemmer's Impulse albums.

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16 minutes ago, felser said:

I do like that Michael White, and the Walt Dickerson.  I'd also make room for one of John Klemmer's Impulse albums.

 

Yeah, this one is pretty good.  I'm not as familiar with Klemmer's other Impulse LPs.  

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I dig the cover art.  :)  Very much "of its time" (as is the music).   . . . And I don't say that disparagingly. 

 

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29 minutes ago, HutchFan said:

 

Yeah, this one is pretty good.  I'm not as familiar with Klemmer's other Impulse LPs.  

I dig the cover art.  :)  Very much "of its time" (as is the music).   . . . And I don't say that disparagingly. 

 

this one is also quite good, with the same caveats.  The other two, "Constant Throb", and "Intensity", are also worthwhile.   

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On 1/2/2021 at 5:29 PM, felser said:

Jazz Contemporaries - Reasons in Tonality

felser,

I didn't realize that Jazz Contemporaries is essentially the same group as Keno Duke/Contemporaries.  I'm familiar with the latter group's records (via YT).  From what I've heard, I'm partial to Sense of Values.  Frank Strozier!

Hopefully, a some outfit will get around to reissuing them -- both Reasons in Tonality and Sense of Values. Otherwise, I won't be buying either LP anytime soon. They fetch astronomical prices in the re-seller's marketplace. Zowee!

Pure Pleasure has been reissuing lots of Strata-East titles.  Maybe they'll get to these two?  Pure Pleasure's reissues are not cheap (and they only do vinyl), but at least they're not $100 or more -- like the original Strata-East LPs.

I've plopped for a couple Pure Pleasure Strata-East reissues:  Harold Vick's Don't Look Back and John Hick's Hells Bells. I like the music so much that I "bit the bullet" and paid about $40 each for them.  I'm glad to have them.  :) 

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Do you have an original Strata-East Reasons in Tonality

 

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I haven't followed the blog as assiduously as others or as I should have but I've dipped in most months and have found it a fascinating read.  Thanks for all your hard work even if it is a labour of love.

This thread has been great too for other recommendations that have merged out of the discussion. 

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32 minutes ago, mjazzg said:

I haven't followed the blog as assiduously as others or as I should have but I've dipped in most months and have found it a fascinating read.  Thanks for all your hard work even if it is a labour of love.

This thread has been great too for other recommendations that have merged out of the discussion. 

Many thanks, mjazzg!  :tup 

 

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6 hours ago, soulpope said:

I believe this is the biggest "miss" by far ;) ... but a superb platter nevertheless ....

I'm with you on this. It's a very special album. 

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1 hour ago, HutchFan said:

felser,

I didn't realize that Jazz Contemporaries is essentially the same group as Keno Duke/Contemporaries.  I'm familiar with the latter group's records (via YT).  From what I've heard, I'm partial to Sense of Values.  Frank Strozier!

Do you have an original Strata-East Reasons in Tonality

 

No, I did at one point in my life, and had I managed my vinyl differently, I'd be a richer man today :-).  I have a burn of it.   George Coleman, Clifford Jordan, Julius Watkins, Harold Mabern. Larry Ridley, and Duke.  Quite a group, stretching waaay out in two 20+ minute cuts.  I had this up as my last "album of the week" here many years ago, and got zero bites on discussing it, even though it is a fascinating document of Jordan, Coleman, and Watkins travelly well outside of their normal territory.  A reissue would be most welcome.

These two combined get you the title cut.  The other cut is nowhere to be found on youtube:

 

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31 minutes ago, Rabshakeh said:

I'm with you on this. It's a very special album. 

Can't ignore such recommendations from you and soulpope. Copy just ordered.

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1 hour ago, mjazzg said:

Can't ignore such recommendations from you and soulpope. Copy just ordered.

I hope you enjoy it!

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1 hour ago, mjazzg said:

Can't ignore such recommendations from you and soulpope. Copy just ordered.

You won't be disappointed ....

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