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78. NEW Courtney Pine – Journey to the Urge Within (1986)


79. NEW Julian Can’ball Adderley – Know What I Mean (1961)

Cannon Ball

80. Wayne Shorter – Ju Ju (1964)

Shorter JujuThis album was Shorter's first great showcase of his talents, bringing together a strong line-up of Elvin Jones, Reggie Workman and McCoy Tyner. Although he was criticised for being a Coltrane clone he produced a very listenable album.

81. NEW Anthony Braxton – For Alto (1968)


82. NEW Wynton Kelly – Kelly Great (1959)

Kelly Great 1959

83. Ahmad Jamal – The Essence (Pt 1) (1995)

Ahmad JamalRecorded in Paris and New York, this album provides an absorbing collection of standards and Jamal compositions, some of which move through several contrasting sections. Musicians featured include James Cammack, Jamil Nasser, Manolo Badrena and George Coleman. These sessions were so fruitful that Verve Records were able to serve up a tasty second helping a year later.

84. NEW Charles Lloyd – Voice in the Night (1999)

Charles Lloyd

85. Thelonious Monk Quartet – Monk’s Dream (1962)

Monks Dream by TheloniousThis album features Monk on piano, Charlie Rouse on tenor sax, John Ore on bass and Frankie Dunlop on drums. It was his first recording for Columbia, and scholars and enthusiasts alike heralded this combo as the best Monk had been involved with for several years. Although he would perform and record supported by various other musicians, the tight - almost telepathic - dimensions that these four shared has rarely been equalled in any genre.

86. NEW Joe Zawinul – Zawinul (1970)

Zawinul album

87. Dexter Gordon – Go (1962)

Go album coverWith a stellar quartet including Sonny Clark, Billy Higgins and Butch Warren, everything seems to come together on this album. Dexter had many high points in his five decade-long career, but this was certainly the peak of it all.

88. Paul Chambers – Whims of Chambers (1956)

whims of chambersOf the seven songs on this Blue Note recording, four contain solos by John Coltrane and appear on other albums. The album also features Donald Byrd on trumpet, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Horace Silver on piano and Philly Joe Jones on drums.

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