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lee morgan-the gigolo

jack mcduff-moon rappin

jimmy smith-at the organ volume 2

pharaoh sanders-black unity

herbie hancock-sextant

weather report-sweetnighter

mccoy tyner-time for tyner

sun ra-other places, other blues

cedar walton-cedar!

art blakey-free for all

larry coryell-fairyland

jean luc ponty-enigmatic ocean

walt dickerson-to my queen

jaki byard-sunshine of my soul

eberhard weber-yellow fields

jan garbarek-witchi tai to

don cherry-complete communion

grant green-street of dreams tied with airegin

sonny clark-leapin and lopin

jackie mclean-let freedom ring

elvin jones-on the mountain

thelonius monk-monks music

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The Beatles--Rubber Soul

The Ramones--Rocket To Russia

the Minutemen--What Makes A Man Start Fires?

Miles Davis--Kind of Blue

Joe Henderson--Mode For Joe


Andrew Hill--Black Fire

Gigi Gryce--When Farmer Met Gryce

Brubeck--Jazz At Oberlin

Sly & the Family Stone--There's A Riot Going On

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Some more:

Benny Golson--Gettin' With It

Art Farmer--Meet the Jazztet

Wire--Pink Flag

Jonathan Richman--The Modern Lovers

The Velvet Underground-- " and Nico (first album)

Television--Marquee Moon

Talking Heads--More Songs About Buildings and Food

Brian Eno--Another Green World

The Clash--The Clash (British version)

Stan Getz--Stan Getz with Cal Tjader

Cal Tjader--Stan Getz with Cal Tjader

Vince Guaraldi--Stan Getz with Cal Tjader

Ellington--Smithsonian "Explosion of Genius" box

Pere Ubu--The Modern Dance

The Rolling Stones--Aftermath (British)

Elvis Costello--This Year's Model

Horace Silver--The Stylings of Silver

Lee Morgan--Leeway

Sonny Clark--Cool Struttin'

Dexter Gordon--Go!

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Air: Air Time (Nessa)

Clifford Brown/Max Roach: At the Bee Hive (Columbia)

Jaki Byard: The Flight of the Fly (Le Chant du Monde)

Doc Cheatham: Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham (Jezebel)

Paul Desmond: Quartet - Live (Horizon)

Walt Dickerson: Tell Me only the Beautiful Things (Why Not)

Eric Dolphy: Far Cry (Prestige/New Jazz)

Booker Ervin: That's It! (Candid)

Jon Faddis: Youngblood (Pablo)

Bud Freeman: Buck & Bud (Flying Dutchman)

Chico Freeman: Morning Prayer (Why Not)

Von Freeman: Have No Fear (Nessa)

Jimmy Forrest: Out of the Forrest (Prestige/OJC)

Curtis Fuller: Two Bones (BN - Japan)

Red Garland: Red in Bluesville (Prestige)

Grant Green: Idle Moments (BN)

Gigi Gryce: Nica's Tempo (Savoy)

Charlie Haden - Haden/Hampton Hawes: As Long as There's Music (Artists House)

Jim Hall/Red Mitchell (Artists House)

Lin Halliday: Airegin (Delmark)

Barry Harris: Newer Than New (Riverside)

Alberta Hunter: Amtrak Blues (Columbia)

Milt Jackson: Bags Meets Wes (Riverside)

Illinois Jacquet: Swing's the Thing (Verve)

Roland Kirk: Rip, Rig, and Panic (Limelight/Emarcy)

Jimmy Knepper: In L.A. (Disco Mate)

John Lindberg: A Tree Frog Tonality (Between the Lines)

Warne Marsh: Jazz from the East Village (Wave)

Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um (Columbia)

MJQ: Odds Against Tomorrow (UA)

Thelonious Monk: Criss Cross (Columbia)

Charlie Parker: One Night in Birdland (Columbia)

Dizzy Reece: Blues in Trinity (BN)

Sam Rivers: Dave Holland/Sam Rivers (Improvising Artists) - the tenor/soprano/bass duets record

Charlie Rouse: Takin' Care of Business (Jazzland/OJC)

George Russell: Ezz-thetics (Riverside)

Pee Wee Russell: Portrait of Pee Wee (Counterpoint/DCC)

Woody Shaw: In My Own Sweet Way (In + Out)

Zoot Sims: In Paris (UA)

Art Tatum: God Is in the House (Onyx)

Mashiko Togashi: Song of the Soil (Paddlewheel)

Phil Woods: Rights of Swing (Candid)

Good thread!

Interesting to see what choices people have made - both musicians and records.

Hope this continues and perhaps that those who have posted will add to the choices they've already made.

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Elvin Jones - Heavy Sounds (w/ Richard Davis)

Curtis Fuller - Blues-ette

Perry Robinson - Funk Dumpling

Hank Mobley - Roll Call

Kenny Dorham - Trompeta Toccata

Alan Shorter - Orgasm

Jaki Byard - The Jaki Byard Experience

Dave Burrell - High

Charles Brackeen - Rhythm X

Joanne Brackeen - Snooze

Pharaoh Sanders - Tauhid

Milford Graves - Babi

Graham Collier - Down Another Road

Tony Oxley - The Baptised Traveller

Terry Riley - Persian Surgery Dervishes

Gong - Camembert Electrique

Soft Machine - Fifth

Julie Driscoll - 1969

Steve Reich - Music for Eighteen Musicians

Mauricio Kagel - Exotica

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Wow, what a great thread. I'm really impressed that so many people didn 't just follow what I would think was received opinion. Eg. I would expect: Miles: KOB, Trane: ALS, Bill

Evans: Sunday at the VV, Wes: The Incredible Jazz Guitar etc I must admit that most of these would have been my choices. Now I want to give a closer listen to some of these other cds. Though I don't really think I'm going to like any Wes Montgomery record more than The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of...

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it would be nice if people began debating their choices.

for instance-clifford thornton...you like soft machine's "five" over "six"? i think "six" is a much more enjoyable album. maybe you don't like karl jenkins, which i would understand. but even though "six" is live/studio i think it flows together nicely.

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Some people are all but impossible reduce to one album. How do you approach Ellington, for instance? Choose one of the better suite albums, Such Sweet Thunder etc, or one of his album-as-album efforts such as Blues In Orbit, or simply go for one of the better compilations of his pre-album singles. I took the latter course, but I don't feel great about it.

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Wait a minute, I just remembered that no box sets are allowed, so for Ellington I'll go with...Such Sweet Thunder (vinyl).

Some more:

Grant Green--Idle Moments

Benny Carter--Further Definitions

Horace Silver--Finger Poppin'

Freddie Hubbard--Ready For Freddie

Teddy Edwards--Sunset Eyes

Pepper Adams-- " Quintet (Mode/VSOP)

Art Blakey--Roots & Herbs

Kenny Burrell--Midnight Blue

Tina Brooks--True Blue

Walt Dickerson--Impressions Of A Patch Of Blue

Wes Montgomery--Full House

Sonny Stitt--Constellation

Wayne Shorter--Speak No Evil

Clifford Jordan--Glass Bead Games

Johnny Griffin--The Little Giant

Benny Goodman--At Carnegie Hall 1938, Complete

The Cannonball Adderley Quintet--Plus

Dizzy Gillespie--The Modern Jazz Sextet

John Lewis--The Wonderful World of Jazz

Steely Dan--Pretzel Logic

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it would be nice if people began debating their choices.

for instance-clifford thornton...you like soft machine's "five" over "six"?  i think "six" is a much more enjoyable album.  maybe you don't like karl jenkins, which i would understand.  but even though "six" is live/studio i think it flows together nicely.

Oh, I thought at first you meant debating your own choices..

As for 5 or 6, I say 'gimme Elton Dean!'

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WOW!! you all are doing a GREAT job!!! :)

now we need someone who has a little time on their hands (couw?  :lol: ) to compile the results (in alphabetical order of course) and post them in a seperate thread!!! :lol:

it will be like having a MASTER WISH LIST!!!!!! :excited:  :excited:  :excited:

hey! i'm really serious about this!!! :excited:

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Seigfried Kessler - At the Gill's Club

Barre Phillips - For All it Is (I know Journal Violone is beautiful, but this one smokes!)

Derek Bailey - Improvisation (Cramps - anybody heard the one on Morgue?)

Marion Brown - Three for Shepp

Rolf & Joachim Kuhn - Impressions of NY

Eje Thelin - Acoustic Space

Joe McPhee - Tenor

Art Ensemble of Chicago - People in Sorrow

Muhal Richard Abrams - Levels and Degrees of Light

Roscoe Mitchell - Sound

New York Contemporary Five - Volume 2 (Sonet)

Duke Pearson - Sweet Honey Bee

Lee Morgan - Search for the New Land

Teo Macero - Teo (Prestige)

Jimmy Giuffre - Thesis (yeah, I know I still need to get the double on Hatology)

Keith Jarrett - Life Between the Exit Signs

Ray Russell - Rites and Rituals

Six Organs of Admittance - Compathia

Drive Like Jehu - s/t

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Mal Waldron - Blood and Guts

Alan Silva - My Country

Noah Howard - At Judson Hall

Dave Burrell - High

Michel Portal - Splendid Yzlment

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Aus den Sieben Tagen: Kommunion/Intensitaat

Patty Waters - College Tour

Don Cherry - Symphony for Improvisers

John Fahey - Death Chants, Breakdowns and Military Waltzes

Sandy Bull - Inventions


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Yeah, there is a double LP version of that. Strange... they press that reissue up brand spanking new, but don't have enough to keep some older titles in print!

You know, I hadn't pulled out that Cherry/Penderecki LP in quite a long time, and I'm starting to think that "Humus" is my favorite Cherry, eclipsing the neck-and-neck runners-up "Symphony for Improvisers" and "Relativity Suite." Also decided recently that the BYGs (French and Japanese) aren't so great...

Dollar Brand - Anatomy of a South African Village

Alan Skidmore - TCB

Eh, maybe Tubby Hayes - Mexican Green is my fave Tubbs, I don't know.

It's so hard to choose just one, isn't it?

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David Crosby - If I could only remember my name

Charlie Haden - Liberation Music Orchestra

Neil Young - On the beach

Miles Davis - KOB

John Coltrane - Live at Birdland

Keith Jarrett - Koln Concert

Jan Garbarek - I took up the runes

Sonny Rollins - East Broadway run down

Clash - London Calling

Rolling Stones - Let it bleed

Jackie Mclean - Let freedom ring

Thelonious Monk - Monk and Trane

Deep Purple - Made in Japan


I pass. Too hard for me!


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