As with any music genre, jazz is so deep and various that listing only ten great jazz albums excludes so many outstanding ones out there. With this list I’ve chosen albums that are in my collection, are nice to listen to from start to finish, and as a whole demonstrate some variety.
I have excluded the vocalists because I plan on giving them their own category later on. The recordings found on the following albums are from 1939 to 1977. Some of these albums are classics, while others are less mainstream. This is in no particular order. I hope you enjoy.
1. Someday My Prince Will Come — Miles Davis
I bought this record for a few dollars shortly after getting a mid-70’s Zenith console record player at a local antique store (A & R) at the turn of the century. It was my first jazz album, and I’ve played it too many times to count.
I Thought About You