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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

56. Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers – Moaning’ (1958)

28 art blakey moaninThis album stands as one of the archetypal hard bop albums of the era, for the intensity of Blakey's drumming and the work of Lee Morgan, Benny Golson and Bobby Timmons, and for its combination of old-fashioned gospel and blues influences with a sophisticated modern jazz sensibility. Blakey's distinctive drumming style is ever present on this album. As Max Roach once said ''Art was an original, he's the only drummer whose time I recognize immediately. And his signature style was amazing; we used to call him 'Thunder'.''

57. Miles Davis - Sketches From Spain (1960)

sketches of spainThis album has been described as the most luxuriant and stridently romantic recording Davis ever made. Here he teams up with Gil Evans, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb and Elvin Jones. Davis' control over his instrument is singular, and Evans' conducting is flawless.

58. Kenny Burrell – Midnight Blue (1963)

midnight blueThis album is one of guitarist Kenny Burrell's best-known sessions for Blue Note. Burrell is joined by Stanley Turrentine, Major Holley, Bill English and Ray Barretto. It's the perfect "late night, neon light flashing outside of the window, cigarette smoke swirling up into nothing" record. "My goal is to play with good tone, good phrasing and to swing," says Burrell. "I strive for honesty in playing what I feel."

59. Ellington/Mingus/Roach – Money Jungle (1962)

EllingtonMoneyDuke Ellington surprised the jazz world with his historic trio session featuring Charles Mingus and Max Roach. Not content to simply rework older compositions, he wrote the majority of the music on the album specifically for the session.

60. NEW Freddie Hubbard – Here To Stay (1962)

Hubbard stay

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