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45. McCoy Tyner –Time for Tyner (1968)

Tyner timeOn the original sleeve notes, Ed Williams describes Tyner's music as "addressing nerve ends rather than the nervous system, that is why he can appeal to our emotional responses deep within". The album allows Tyner to further explore his interest in African sounds, aided and abetted by Bobby Hutcherson, Herbie Lewis and Freddie Waits.

46. Charles Mingus - Pithecanthropus Erectus (1956)

charles mingus 1954 pithecanthropus erectus 2383This was Mingus' breakthrough album. You can hear how he is developing as a musician, arranger and composer and how he challenges the musicians around him - including Jackie McLean and Mal Waldron - to strive to do better. This was the first album where Mingus tailored his arrangements to the personalities of his musicians, teaching the pieces by ear instead of writing everything out.

47. Joe Henderson - Page One (1963)

HendersonPageOneThis album was his debut for Blue Note and is full of Bossa Nova influenced numbers. The group, which also includes Kenny Dorham, McCoy Tyner, Butch Warren and Pete La Roca, produces a hip alternative to the easy listening Brazilian trend that was becoming increasingly popular.

48. Herbie Hancock - Empyrean Isles (1964)

herbiehancockempyreanislesThis album was his fourth release for Blue Note and another classic. Working with a trio of Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter and Tony Williams, Hancock provides an evocative balance between traditional bop, soul-injected grooves, and experimental, post-modal jazz.

49. NEW Duke Ellington – Black, Brown & Beige (1958)

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50. NEW Ornette Coleman – Change of the Century (1960)

Change of the Century

51. NEW George Russell –Jazz in the Space Age (1960)

Russell Jazz in the Space Age

52. NEW Wayne Shorter – The All Seeing Eye (1966)

Shorter  The All Seeing Eye

53. NEW Dave Holland –Conference with the Birds (1973)


54. NEW Wynton Marsalis – Black Codes from the Underground (1986)

Black Codes From the Underground

55. NEW Lee Morgan – Search for a New Land (1966)

Morgan Search

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