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Your favourite jazz albums?

dhermann1

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I could never choose just one, and there are way too many that I haven't heard but that I know I'd love. But I recently got the Ella Fitzgerald "12 Nights in Hollywood" compendium, and I'm here to testify that it's every bit as brilliant as everyone says it is.
 

Geoffrey

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Although there are some who would not consider all of these to be jazz...my list is, in alphabetical order:

Artie Shaw - The Complete Gramercy Five Sessions
Artie Shaw - Begin the Beguine
Benny Goodman - The Complete Small Group Recordings
Benny Goodman - Complete Trios
Bill Evans w/Stan Getz - But Beautiful
Bill Evans Trio - Waltz for Debby
Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings!
Junior Mance Trio - At The Village Vanguard
Mel Powell - The Best Things in Life
Oscar Peterson - On The Town
Pee Wee Russell - Swingin' with Pee Wee
Teddy Wilson - Nan Wynn Sessions
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra - 1942 War Bonds Broadcast
Woody Herman - Capitol 1939-1940

Of course there are many more...but these bad boys are quite addictive.
 

THe Conductor

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Oscar Peterson - Motions and Emotions

Wandering has to be one of my favourite piano songs I've heard:

[video=youtube;rgq_CYKjtGQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgq_CYKjtGQ[/video]

I like to play this when I drive over the bay bridge at night into San Francisco.
 

buzz79

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A couple of favorites

My favorite things- John Coltrane
Portrait of the artist as a young man - Louis Armstrong
 

Tommy

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here goes

I might be cheating by including compilations, but how else does one pay respect to those jazz artists of the 78rpm era? 10 of my all time Jazz Album favorites:

Duke Ellington - Piano Reflections
Diana Krall - When I Look In Your Eyes
Tony Bennett - Rodgers & Hart Songbook
William Bolcom - plays the Music of George Gershwyn
Mel Torme - Songs of New York
Smithsonian Collection of Recordings - Classic Jazz (5 cd's)
Smithsonian Collection of Recordings - Big Band Jazz (4 cd's)
Stan Getz - The Verve Years
Manhattan Transfer - Pastiche
Henry Mancini - Soundtrack to Breakfast at Tiffany's
 

MikeBravo

One Too Many
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mmm good question

Vocal albums mainly spring to mind for me

Songs for Swingin' Lovers - Frank Sinatra
The best of Chet Baker Sings - Chet Baker
Ella & Louis - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, and the Oscar Peterson Quartet
Best of Mose Allison - Mose Allison Great singer with a smooth laid back style. Born 1927 and still producing albums
 

Rundquist

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mmm good question

Vocal albums mainly spring to mind for me

Songs for Swingin' Lovers - Frank Sinatra
The best of Chet Baker Sings - Chet Baker
Ella & Louis - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, and the Oscar Peterson Quartet
Best of Mose Allison - Mose Allison Great singer with a smooth laid back style. Born 1927 and still producing albums

It's nice when they're not dead yet. I've seen Mose many times. He's one of a kind.
 

michaelwaughan

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new york
These are all my favorite Jazz albums :
1. Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
2. A Love Supreme - John Coltrane
3. Time Out - The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Ellington At Newport (Live) - Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
5. Head Hunters - Herbie Hancock
 

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