Who can really argue with the 1, Kind of Blue? But I appreciate the attempt. Like MIles he is already well represented here. The Brecker Brothers - Score (CD of Blue is truly great, but A Love Supreme is celestial! Sonny Rollins — Saxophone Colossus 7. Miles Davis — Birth of the Cool John Coltrane — Giant Steps Herbie Hancock — Maiden Voyage Duke Ellington — Ellington at Newport Thelonious Monk Genius of Modern Music vol.
But the most glaring omission — where are the women!? You have left out many other greats. This list is totally NOT the 50 greatest!!!!! ALL of these artists had albums that whould fit into the list!!! They all furthered the art of jazz!!!!! This would have to be inclusive yet selective and objective!
I agree with most of the list, great choices! The foundation of all that followed. Important and essential pioneers among many others of early jazz. Well done — those and I wish they had simply pegged the Armstrong box set A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, for a fatter slice of the essential Louis of the 20s and 30s.
I myself could not be happy living without this chunk of music in the world. An impossible task certainly, but with the exceptions of the fusion stuff it is pretty admirable. Glad to see Brubeck near the top. Would also like to see some more adventurous material. There are several albums by Anthony Braxton that could have made the list. Not to mention A Spiritual Unity. Major oversight. Also Big Fun by Miles Davis needs to be on there.
Time Out by Brubeck is way too high up the list. Come on. Mahavishnu Orchestra not that high either.
Good call on Out to Lunch by Dolphy tho, but that should actually be higher. And Iron Man should be on there as well. Happy new year! This is a damn fine list. Usually music lists have me swinging immediately out of the gate!
The San Francisco Jazz Collective comes to mind. This list is poorly ordered. These are all great albums but IMO most of them got their spots because of politics. Whoever wrote this list is was trying to keep as many people happy. It looks like they used the bracket system to decide lol.
Hank Mobley: Soul Station 42 seriously? Frank A. Jelly Roll. Duke and Basie are there as is Goodman. That man could do on one guitar what it takes three ordinary professional guitarists to do. Weather Report before many many many more. Nothing at all by Kieth Jarrett Standards Trio?? A lot of the people mentioned have all made great music, worthy of any jaz list, but they made it in the pre-album age where EPs and 78s where the medium.
This list has some of the best music ever made! James henriot. The list is pretty lacking. What about the Cti label? This is a list compiled by a hifi hobbyist and not a music lover. Are you joking? And Dizzy Gillespie? But Ole was more like what he actually played live in clubs. Well done on what is not an easy task. My gripe tho would be the non inclusion of something by the great Sun Ra and his Arkestra. Agreed on how absurd it is to leave off the Sun Ra Arkestra!
Hard to believe. Also, no Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, and only one listing for Bird though it includes multiple recordings. And what about drummer Shelly Manne, who set up one of the best jazz bands, and whose records at the Black Hawk are amongst the best jazz records ever?
A fine list indeed, some contentious ommissions e. Of course there will always be omissions, but … no Oscar Peterson? OK, I said it. Getz is the only American on the recording. All others were, I believe, Brazilian. Not to mention multiple members of the Mahavishnu Orchestra were not American, with only Goodman being American among the original members. Some musicians on Bitches Brew were also not American.
But I do agree there is a lack of recordings by other significant jazz artists from outside of the States. Same is true for Mahavishnu and even more so for Bitches Brew. Brazilians are Americans too since Brazil is also part of America.
The Continent of America that is. Many years ago a jazz critic in Chicago told me that Latin jazz was not serious jazz……. So let me share this information with you. Most people do not know the work of Laurindo Almeida, and of course we know Sergio Mendes. Some of us know. I always enjoy these lists despite disagreements…. I should be consulted to provide such insight. Not to mention numerous others they have listed above him.
Lester Young? Paul Desmond? Chet Baker? Well, of all the omissions, Ella Fitzgerald seems the most glaring to me. Billie and the other biggies mentioned above too. Pharoah Sanders too. Those and the old stuff from the 20s and 30s as someone else said. I wish they had simply pegged the Armstrong box set A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, for a fatter slice of the essential Louis of the 20s and 30s. What misogynists you are.
No Billie Holiday? No Ella Fitzgerald. No Sarah Vaughn? You also are bebop centric. No Bix Beiderbecke? No Bunny Berigan? No Fats Waller, etc, etc. How can that possibly be???
Johnson, Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Sure great stuff. For me also Top 20 all-time classics. And as many others before said. No Ella……. Kind of Blue will be hard to beat — ever. I know the Coltrane buffs want to disagree, but when those guys were together on Kind of Blue, it was magical. Two of my favorite quotes:. Jazz is a good barometer of freedom…In its beginnings, the United States of America spawned certain ideals of freedom and independence through which, eventually, jazz was evolved, and the music is so free that many people say it is the only unhapmpered, unhindered expression of complete freedom yet produced in this country.
Kenny Burrell — Midnight Blue? Jimmy Smith. Good list. A good list … I would include some albums that made important contributions in the evolution of Jazz ….
I would place the singers — male and female in their own grouping — Stan Kenton certainly had some historic music: Kenton in Hi Fi was exceptional. Double the list and not rank them for more harmony among Jazz lovers.
I just wish a Chick Corea album was in there somewhere. Chick Corea. The greatest trio album ever. Still fresh and exciting today. Innovative and influential. The all-time best 50 list should have a wide scope for inclusion. Oh look, another top 50 list no different than any other.
Thanks for mentioning some of my jazz heroes. Thanks again! Where is Lady Day Quoting from your website — With a few exceptions every major pop singer in the US during her generation has been touched in someway by her genius.
You have to have some Ray Brown on Bass guys. No way you could leave him out. Solar Energy is one that comes to mind but he has so many. But the woeful Ayler and Dolphy are in there? I suppose subjectivity is inevitable when it comes to taste and naming the best 50 albums is impossible. Vast amounts of great stuff omitted and the phenomenal broadening of jazz in the last 30 years is nowhere to be seen.
This probably is a very good guide to the ages of the compilers. Please re-think your statement. WTF is that??? No Billy Holliday? Queen Latifah?? There are some great albums and I have got a lot of them, but everybody seems to have been listening in the other direction. Stan Tracey and George from Battersea! All great jazz musicians playing jazz in the UK. You just have to realize that there are hundreds of great jazz artists through the ages.
We all like what WE like and disagree sometimes on what others are digging. If each and every one of you compiled your top 50, it would be a beautiful and diversified list. The best part of these lists are the comments. Gives people like me all sorts of new ideas to fill in the collection! Can never have too many great jazz albums…. I am surprised that Milestones is not on this list. Not a lot of modern stuff on this list either.
Nothing from Freddie Hubbard or Woody Shaw? Cassandranite and Love Dance are both really solid albums. Interesting list overall though. I disagree with a lot of the picks, but at least it got a bunch of jazzheads talking.
Good music, not the 50 I would have chosen, but then every jazz fan is liable to have a very different list. Not sure which I would pick for the particular recording, but a couple of jazz musicians that are among my top 5 that I think need to be represented on that list are McCoy Tyner and Michael Brecker.
Great list! Generally astute list, with a few debatable entries and omissions. OP for goodness sakes. And one of my personal faves would have been in my top Jazz Samba. Probably a thankless task, unless the The Brecker Brothers - Score (CD was to get some discussion going! And as for women, surely Carla Bley would qualify as well as all the great singers already mentioned?
Hard to believe that nobody has complained about the omission of the great Benny Carter. And guitar forms Kenny Burell. Wow what a great list! The fact that it has stimulated so much discussion is fantastic. It is a bit disturbing that there was nothing after and that very few post 77 albums were mentioned in the replies. What does that say for the future? Here are some albums I like. You are absolutely right. The list and the comments thread has been a great learning curve for me. Thanks for giving a list of albums I have not come across earlier.
Maybe not Top 10 in many eyes, but at least Top One of MY faves. I know my comment will offend many, but the cold hard truth is that John Coltrane played out of tune. None of his albums belong on this list, in my opinion. From early ragtime to international modernism, Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology a update of the milestone Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz lets you enjoy this uniquely American musical genre through its legendary innovators, including Armstrong, Ellington, Basie, Gillespie, Fitzgerald, and Marsalis.
Box Set; 6 CDs with tracks; soft cover companion book, pages. But, no Billie Holliday? Just Wrong. No Dizzy or Oscar Peterson? Wrong again. How about Phineous Newborn Jr. Now that is completely wrong. The Rippingtons would record their album "Live In LA" that would feature the popular jazz group in The Brecker Brothers - Score (CD live setting from their September concert which was also sold as a video cassette and LaserDisc to coincide with the release of the CD in June Inthe label released Dave Grusin's score to the Tom Cruise thriller "The Firm"  which was based on the John Grisham novel which was a blockbuster hit and the album was a best seller for the label.
What made this particular soundtrack unique was that it was an all piano score by Grusin and much to everyone's surprise, received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score by the Academy Awards branch which added another accolade for the company. Also that year, Sergio Salvatore,  a young pianist from New Jersey would make his debut on the label. What made this release unique was the fact that Salvatore was only 13 years old at the time the album was recorded and became the youngest artist ever signed to the label.
Bernard Wright, who Grusin and Rosen produced in the early s during their logo deal with Arista Records, was their youngest at 16 years old until Salvatore was signed. Grusin and Rosen had seen the child prodigy on the Johnny Carson Show and were highly impressed by his maturity and performance. The label would produce and release his self-titled release "Sergio Salvatore" during and his well-received follow up, "Tune Up" in which featured many of GRP's artists including Chick Corea, Gary Burton and Russ Freeman until Salvatore left the label after Grusin and Rosen departed and recorded with both Concord Records in  and N2K Encoded Music in where Grusin and Rosen were both involved with that label in some capacity.
Inthe label would release the soundtrack to the hit and critically acclaimed documentary film "Hoop Dreams", which was nominated for Academy Awards and had fallen into a lot controversy about how the film was handled by the Academy voters branch. The label would also pay homage to a few jazz legends in albums recorded by both Dave Grusin and Arturo Sandoval.
This did not last long, however. After founders Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen left the label in early infamed producer Tommy LiPuma was given the reins of the label with a few of Grusin and Rosen's artists staying on board, including David Benoit, Arturo Sandoval who would depart inLee Ritenour who would depart in and return inThe Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman who would depart the label inGary Burton who would depart inSpyro Gyra who would depart in the late sDiane Schuur who would leave after Tom Scott who would depart late in the sNelson Rangell who would depart inJoe Sample who stayed with the label until his passingLarry Carlton who would go onto record with his regular group, Fourplay, and would sign with Warner Bros.
Records afterand Ramsey Lewis who would leave after Many original or recently signed artists departed, including Dave Valentin who had recorded fifteen albums for the label from the beginning untilChick Corea who left for Concord Music during after his final release for GRPSergio Salvatore, The Yellowjackets, B.
King, Michael Brecker whose contract was transferred back to Impulse! Records where he had originally signed during the sTeodross Avery who Grusin and Rosen signed in had his contract transferred to Impulse! With this turnover, LiPuma brought in some familiar faces and new artists that he felt would keep Grusin and Rosen's vision of the label alive while integrating his own musical ideals. This established group of popular jazz artists were the perfect complements to those artists who survived the purge of the label.
Her popularity had kept the label afloat for a long time until she eventually signed with Verve in the mid salong with saxophonist Mindi Abair, who made her debut in and was an instant hit with smooth jazz fans until leaving the label afterwhere she has become a major star. Founder Dave Grusin did record a tribute album dedicated to the music of the legendary Henry Mancini entitled Two For The Road in and released in This would be the second to last album for the label, with Dave Grusin: Now Playinga solo piano album dedicated to his music from the films he had composed the music for recorded in and eventually released in being his last official release on the label.
The label would change its name and moniker to Great Records Period after under LiPuma's direction since Grusin and Rosen had sold the company in In later years, the label would take a more commercial direction signing artists like Sarah McLachlanLedisi and others to the label which has gone away from its jazz roots. The compact disc was vital to the label's exisistance and continued digital excellence throughout its history.
After splitting from Arista Records to go on their own, Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen, the founders gambled on the format to bring out their spirited high quality recordings to life. From untilall of their CD releases were pressed by JVC Japan which added impeccable sound and sonic clarity that made the CD's pretty much sell themselves even in audio stores that had to carry the discs to sell with the expensive CD players that were released during this time.
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella. Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals. Best Recording Package. Best Album Notes. Best Historical Album.
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. Best Remixed Recording. Best Immersive Audio Album. Best Engineered Album, Classical. Producer of the Year, Classical. Best Opera Recording. Best Choral Performance. Best Classical Instrumental Solo. Best Classical Solo Vocal Album. Best Classical Compendium. Best Contemporary Classical Composition. Best Music Video. Best Music Film. American singer Lizzo received the most nominations, with a total of eight.
The following received multiple nominations:. Upon this, Eilish became the first artist to win the major four categories of Record of the YearAlbum of the YearSong of the Yearand Best New Artist in the same year since Christopher Cross in as well as the youngest artist to do so at the age of A memorial reel featuring the names of musical artists and industry personnel who had died since the previous year's Grammy ceremony was shown during the telecast.
The individuals listed in the reel, in order of appearance, were: . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. List of people receiving at least two nominations. List of people receiving at least two awards.
Wayne The Brecker Brothers - Score (CD comes off as a UK version of R Kelly, with his sex focussed output. I The Brecker Brothers - Score (CD, look at these covers. They could be stills from a porno! This feeling is reinforced with the track Ooh La La La featuring label mate Ebony which also features on his Censored album. The story this song puts over comes off like the whole label were simply having sex with each other all the time. Maybe they were, I don't know, I didn't work there.
Monday, 24 May Al Jarreau Feat. Al Jarreau Feat. My second birthday gift today is a two part post for you, Vendistas. Musical heavywieght Al Jarreau is a legendary figure within the jazz and soul worlds. He received a total of seven Grammy Awards and was nominated for over a dozen more. Jarreau is perhaps best known for his album Breakin' Away. He had such an expansive and influential career that I really couldn't do it justice in a single post devoted to just one song of his, so please check out his Wikipedia entry for more info.
Malik Izaak Taylor was born November 20, and sadly passed in March 22, The band would go on to have a huge affect on the Hip Hop landscape, understandably frequently cited as many peoples' favourite Hip Hop band. It's 7 tracks with three variations on the Dodge Main Mix as well as three variations of the Melodic Mix, all topped off with the original album mix. This is a good one for mixologists but it'd be nice if they'd put an acapella on there!
Your selecta today has been Kym B at 3 comments:. Javier has also held the lead trombone position in the award winning Frost Concert Jazz Band at the University of Miami. His classical training and versatility have enabled him to perform in various styles and genres alike, ranging from small jazz combos, to symphony orchestras.
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He has also been a featured soloist with several major American orchestras including the Detroit Symphony. His latest, Rhapsody in Gershwinreached 1 in jazz album sales at iTunes. It features his arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue for jazz trio. A recipient of three NEA grants, Rosenthal also composes music ranging from jazz tunes to orchestral works and ballet scores, including for Alvin Ailey.
In he was the first Jazz musician to win the Cultural Award of his home state Schleswig-Holstein. Since he has also been touring with Belgian guitarist and jazz legend Philip Catherine, playing material from their duo album New Folks.
Currently he teaches jazz ensembles and jazz drumming at New Jersey City University. While following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, John Allred has made a pretty big name for himself along the way. Today, he continues appearing with the orchestra under the direction of Frank Tiberi. John also has toured with Album) Harry Connick Jr. Russell Hall is an award-winning double bassist from Kingston, Jamaica.
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