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Below is the Double Time Records/ Jamey D. Aebersold list of 100 essential jazz discs.

For another list, here's a link to the Len Lyons 101 greatest Jazz Albums.

1. Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else
2. Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage
3. Clifford Brown - Study In Brown
4. John Coltrane - Blue Train
5. Cannonball Adderley - & Coltrane
6. Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil
7. Horace Silver - Song For My Father
8. Dizzy Gillespie - Sonny Side Up
9. Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
10. John Coltrane - Giant Steps
11. J. J. Johnson - The Eminent Volume 1
12. Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch
13. Oliver Nelson - Blues & The Abstract Truth
14. Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder
15. Hank Mobley - Soul Station
16. Miles Davis - Milestones
17. Wes Montgomery - Smokin At The Half Note
18. Lee Morgan - Cornbread
19. Larry Young - Unity
20. Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Collossus
21. John Coltrane - Mainstream 1958
22. Mccoy Tyner - The Real Mccoy
23. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
24. Johnny Smith - Moonlight In Vermont
25. Paul Chambers - Chambers Music
26. June Christy - Something Cool
27. Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz At Massey Hall
28. Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland Vol. 1
29. Dizzy Gillespie - Duets
30. Bill Evans - Undercurrent
31. Gene Ammons - Boss Tenors
32. Kenny Burrell - & John Coltrane
33. Miles Davis - 'Round About Midnight
34. Erroll Garner - Concert By The Sea
35. Miles Davis - Relaxin' With Miles
36. Wes Montgomery - Incredible Jazz Guitar
37. Joe Henderson - Page One
38. Frank Rosolino - Free For All
39. Wes Montgomery - Full House
40. Art Farmer - Modern Art
41. Carl Fontana - 5 Star Ed
42. Sonny Rollins - Tenor Madness
43. Art Blakey - Moanin'
44. Thelonious Monk - With John Coltrane
45. Chick Corea - Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
46. Freddie Hubbard - Open Sesame
47. Bill Evans - Sunday At Village Vanguard
48. Charlie Parker - Now's The Time
49. Stan Getz - For Musician's Only
50. Dizzy Gillespie - Groovin' High


51. Dexter Gordon - Ballads
52. Charlie Parker - Bird & Diz
53. Joe Henderson - Lush Life, Strayhorn Music
54. Freddie Hubbard - Red Clay
55. Bill Evans - Waltz For Debby
56. Kenny Dorham - Una Mas
57. Lester Young - The President Plays W/The Oscar Peterson Trio
58. Joe Henderson - In 'N Out
59. John Coltrane - & Johnny Hartman
60. Grant Green - Feelin' The Spirit
61. Nancy Wilson - With Cannonball Add.
62. Miles Davis - Cookin'
63. Red Garland - Groovy
64. Miles Davis - Steamin' With Miles Davis
65. Johnny Griffin - A Blowin' Session
66. Grant Green - Born To Be Blue
67. John Coltrane - Ballads
68. Johnny Hartman - I Just Dropped By To Say Hello
69. Carl Fontana - The Great Fontana
70. Grant Green - Idle Moments
71. Art Blakey - Ugetsu
72. Stanley Turrentine - Sugar
73. Bill Evans - Intermodulation
74. Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland Vol. 2
75. Freddie Hubbard - Hub Tones
76. Hank Mobley - The Turnaround!
77. Bud Powell - The Genius Of
78. Lee Konitz - Subconscious-Lee
79. Stan Getz - Stan Getz & Bill Evans
80. Milt Jackson - Bags Meets Wes
81. Jimmy Smith - Back At The Chicken Shack
82. Sonny Rollins - Plus Four
83. June Christy - The Misty Miss Christy
84. Joe Henderson - Inner Urge
85. Duke Ellington - Money Jungle
86. Woody Herman - Keeper Of The Flame
87. Chet Baker - Playboys
88. Bud Powell - The Amazing - Vol 1
89. Oscar Peterson - Plays Count Basie
90. Clifford Brown - Brown/Roach Inc.
91. Stan Kenton - Duet
92. Joe Henderson - Mode For Joe
93. Horace Silver - Blowin' The Blues Away
94. Clifford Brown - More Study In Brown
95. Sonny Clark - Leapin' And Lopin'
96. Blue Mitchell - The Thing To Do
97. Johnny Griffin - Introducing
98. Sonny Stitt - Constellation
99. Slide Hampton - World Of Trombones
100. Keith Jarrett - Standards Vol. 1

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