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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

61. Yusef Lateef – Eastern Sounds (1961)

Yusef LatiffThis album - Lateef´s most enduring and wonderful recording - celebrated the music of the east long before it was fashionable. The quartet featured the inimitable Lex Humphries on drums, Ernie Farrow on double bass and rabaab, Barry Harris on piano, with Lateef playing just about everything else.

62. Sonny Rollins - The Bridge (1962)

Rollins BridgeThis album was recorded following a three-year sabbatical. Accompanied by Jim Hall on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass and Ben Riley on drums, Rollins explores four standards and two fiery originals. The interplay between Rollins and Hall stands out, making this set a near-classic.

63. NEW Pharaoh Sanders – Crescent with Love (1992)

Sanders Crescent

64. Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd – Jazz Samba (1962)

Stan Getz Byrd Jazz Samba 471681This album was the first Bossa nova album recorded by American musicians. Byrd's bubbling syncopations combine perfectly with Getz's warm and melodic inventiveness.

65. Charles Mingus – Blues & Roots (1959)

Charles Mingus Blue and Roots ristampa vinile lp2This album is about the black experience, particularly the blues, gospel, and old-time New Orleans jazz. With a stellar line-up of sax players including John Handy, Jackie McLean, Booker Ervin and Pepper Adams, plus Jimmy Knepper and Willie Dennis on trombones, it was bound to be a classic.

66. Bobby Hutcherson – Dialogue (1965)

Muhammidd powerThis album is one of the reasons that Idris Muhammad is regarded as the drumming king of groove. Featuring the talents of Bob James, Grover Washington Jr, Joe Beck, Randy Brecker and Ralph MacDonald, and the knife-edge slick production of Creed Taylor, this 1974 issue is a burning piece of deep, jazzy soul and grooved-out bliss.

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