NOTE: For pre-1980 recordings see Top 100 (Pre-1980)
Jazz 100
Top 100 (Post-1980)
The Best Jazz Ever Released Digitally
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1SeatbeltsCowboy Bebop1998Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
2Sonny SharrockAsk the Ages1991Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
3Dave Holland QuintetExtended Play: Live at Birdland2003Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
4William ParkerThe Peach Orchard1998Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
5Buena Vista Social ClubBuena Vista Social Club1997Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
6Horace TapscottThe Dark Tree1991Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
7Avishai Cohen TrioGently Disturbed2008Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
8Joe HendersonSo Near, So Far (Musings for Miles)1993Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
9The Art Farmer QuintetBlame It on My Youth1988Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
10William ParkerO'Neal's Porch2001Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
11Arthur BlytheIllusions1980Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
12Randy WestonThe Spirits of Our Ancestors1991Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
13Don ByronBug Music1996Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
14Terence BlanchardA Tale of God's Will2007Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
15Tomasz Stanko SeptetLitania1997Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
16The Five Corners QuintetChasin' the Jazz Gone By2005Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
17Esbjorn Svensson TrioViaticum2005Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
18Charles LloydHyperion With Higgins2001Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
19Various ArtistsAmarcord Nino Rota1981Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
20Carmen McRaeCarmen Sings Monk1990Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
21Wayne ShorterFootprints Live!2002Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
22Shirley HornHere's to Life1992Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
23Michel PetruccianiPower of Three1986Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
24Allen ToussaintThe Bright Mississippi2009Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
25Dave Holland QuintetPrime Directive1999Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
26Bill FrisellGood Dog, Happy Man1999Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
27Chet BakerLet's Get Lost1989Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
28Michel PetruccianiMichel Plays Petrucciani1988Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
29Marc RibotThe Prosthetic Cubans1998Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
30John ScofieldA Go Go1998Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
31Charles GayleRepent1992Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
32Dave DouglasCharms of the Night Sky1998Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
33Radka Toneff and Steve DobrogoszFairytales1982Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
34Rabih Abou-KhalilBlue Camel1992Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
35Jack DeJohnetteSpecial Edition1980Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
36Brad MehldauThe Art of the Trio, Volume Three1998Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
37Joe HendersonLush Life1992Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
38Kenny WheelerAngel Song1997Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
39Bobo Stenson TrioSerenity2000Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
40Mozdzer, Danielsson & FrescoThe Time2005Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
41Keith JarrettBye Bye Blackbird1993Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
42Matthew HalsallColour Yes2009Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
43Dave DouglasSoul on Soul2000Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
44Pat Metheny GroupThe Way Up2005Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
45Henry ThreadgillToo Much Sugar for a Dime1993Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
46Lester BowieI Only Have Eyes for You1985Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
47David Murray OctetMing1980Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
48James CarterConversin' With the Elders1996Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
49Herbie HancockRound Midnight1986Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
50Medeski, Martin & WoodCombustication1998Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
51Tord Gustavsen TrioBeing There2007Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
52Polar BearPolar Bear2008Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
53Ornette ColemanSound Grammar2006Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
54Tomasz Stanko QuartetLontano2006Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
55Michael BreckerTales From the Hudson1996Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
56Joe LovanoFrom the Soul1992Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
57Marcin Wasilewski TrioJanuary2008Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
58Marilyn CrispellNothing Ever Was, Anyway1997Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
59Paul BleyAnnette1992Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
60Matthew HalsallSending My Love2008Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
61Portico QuartetIsla2009Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
62John ScofieldTime on My Hands1990Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
63Wynton MarsalisJ Mood1986Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
64Brian BladeSeason of Changes2008Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
65Ralph TownerAnthem2001Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
66John ZornThe Big Gundown1985Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
67Patricia BarberCafé Blue1994Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
68Brian Blade FellowshipPerceptual2000Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
69Stanley ClarkeJazz in the Garden2009Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
70Esbjorn Svensson TrioLeucocyte2008Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
71Medeski, Martin & WoodThe End of the World Party2004Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
72Pat Metheny & Brad MehldauMetheny/Mehldau2006Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
73Roy HargroveEarfood2008Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
74Erik TruffazThe Walk of the Giant Turtle2003Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
75AirAir Mail1981Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
76Charlie Haden & Pat MethenyBeyond the Missouri Sky1997Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
77Harry Connick, Jr.When Harry Met Sally...1989Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
78Cassandra WilsonBlue Light 'til Dawn1993Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
79PaavoPaavo2007Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
80The Lounge LizardsNo Pain for Cakes1987Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
81Tord Gustavsen TrioChanging Places2003Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
82Tigran HamasyanShadow Theater2013Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
83Joshua RedmanMoodSwing1994Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
84Mélanie de BiasioNo Deal2013Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
85Cassandra WilsonNew Moon Daughter1995Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
86Patricia BarberMythologies2006Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
87Jan GarbarekIn Praise of Dreams2004Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
88Bill FrisellBlues Dream2001Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
89Lloyd Miller(OST)2010Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
90Michael BreckerMichael Brecker1987Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
91José JamesThe Dreamer2008Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
92Jamie Saft TrioBook of Angels: Astaroth Vol. 12005Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
93Marc JohnsonBass Desires1986Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
94Diana KrallAll For You1996Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
95Gregory PorterBe Good2012Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
96George WinstonLinus & Lucy1996Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
97Madeleine PeyrouxCareless Love2004Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
98Carla BleySocial Studies1981Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
99Branford MarsalisTrio Jeepy1988Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
100The Bad PlusThese Are the Vistas2003Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
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