NOTE: For post-1980 albums see Top 100 (Post-1980)
Jazz 100
Top 100 (Pre-1980)
The Best Jazz Ever Released Digitally
1Miles DavisKind of Blue1959Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
2John ColtraneA Love Supreme1964Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
3Charles MingusBlack Saint & the Sinner Lady1963Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
4Herbie HancockHead Hunters1973Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
5Charlie ParkerThe Savoy & Dial Studio Sessions1948Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
6Art Blakey & the Jazz MessengersMoanin'1958Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
7Miles DavisIn a Silent Way1969Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
8Ornette ColemanThe Shape of Jazz to Come1959Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
9John ColtraneGiant Steps1959Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
10Eric DolphyOut to Lunch!1964Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
11Charles MingusMingus Ah Um1959Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
12Stan Getz & Joao GilbertoGetz/Gilberto1963Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
13Louis ArmstrongHot Fives & Sevens1925Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
14The Dave Brubeck QuartetTime Out1959Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
15Mahavishnu OrchestraThe Inner Mounting Flame1971Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
16Pharoah SandersKarma1969Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
17Alice ColtraneJourney in Satchidananda1971Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
18Sonny RollinsSaxophone Colossus1956Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
19Cannonball AdderleySomethin' Else1958Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
20Miles DavisBitches Brew1970Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
21John ColtraneMy Favorite Things1960Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
22Herbie HancockMaiden Voyage1965Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
23Charles MingusBlues & Roots1959Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
24Thelonious MonkBrilliant Corners1956Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
25Mahavishnu OrchestraBirds of Fire1973Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
26Keith JarrettThe Köln Concert1975Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
27Vince Guaraldi TrioA Charlie Brown Christmas1965Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
28Sun RaLanquidity1978Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
29Miles DavisA Tribute to Jack Johnson1971Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
30Wayne ShorterSpeak No Evil1965Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
31John ColtraneBlue Train1957Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
32Charles MingusMingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus…1963Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
33Count Basie OrchestraThe Best of Early Basie [Decca]1939Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
34Ornette ColemanFree Jazz1960Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
35Bill Evans TrioWaltz for Debby1961Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
36The Horace Silver QuintetSong for My Father1964Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
37Krzysztof KomedaAstigmatic1965Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
38Herbie HancockEmpyrean Isles1964Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
39Thelonious Monk QuartetMonk's Dream1962Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
40Grant GreenIdle Moments1963Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
41Miles DavisSketches of Spain1960Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
42Duke Ellington w/ Mingus & RoachMoney Jungle1962Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
43John ColtraneAscension1965Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
44Charles MingusPithecanthropus Erectus1956Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
45Bud PowellThe Amazing Bud Powell (Vol 1)1951Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
46Bill Evans TrioSunday at the Village Vanguard1961Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
47Lee MorganThe Sidewinder1963Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
48Oliver NelsonThe Blues & the Abstract Truth1961Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
49Thelonious MonkMonk's Music1957Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
50Wayne ShorterJuJu1964Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
51Miles Davis'Round About Midnight1957Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
52Duke Ellington & His OrchestraBlanton-Webster Recordings1942Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
53Andrew HillPoint of Departure1965Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
54John ColtraneOlé Coltrane1961Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
55Billie HolidayColumbia Recordings (1933-44)1944Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
56Charles MingusTijuana Moods1962Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
57Chet BakerThe Best of Chet Baker Sings1956Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
58Max RoachWe Insist! Freedom Now Suite1960Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
59Alice ColtranePtah, the El Daoud1970Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
60Bill Evans TrioPortrait in Jazz1959Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
61Art Ensemble of ChicagoLes Stances a Sophie1970Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
62Charlie ChristianThe Genius of the Electric Guitar1941Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
63Dexter GordonGo!1962Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
64Wes MontgomeryIncredible Jazz Guitar1960Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
65Chick CoreaReturn to Forever1972Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
66Miles Davis QuintetMiles Smiles1967Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
67Duke EllingtonThe Far East Suite1966Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
68Billy CobhamSpectrum1973Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
69Antonio Carlos JobimWave1967Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
70Nina SimoneLittle Girl Blue1958Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
71Joe 'King' OliverCreole Jazz Band1923Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
72The Quintet (w/ Charlie Parker)Jazz at Massey Hall1952Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
73McCoy TynerThe Real McCoy1967Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
74Yusef LateefEastern Sounds1961Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
75Eric DolphyOut There1960Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
76Hank MobleySoul Station1960Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
77Ella Fitzgerald & Louis ArmstrongElla & Louis1956Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
78Frank SinatraSongs for Swingin' Lovers1956Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
79Miles DavisMilestones1958Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
80Al Di MeolaElegant Gypsy1976Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
81Pharoah SandersBlack Unity1972Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
82Don CherryBrown Rice [aka Don Cherry]1975Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
83Clifford Brown & Max RoachClifford Brown & Max Roach1954Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
84Sonny ClarkCool Struttin'1958Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
85Kenny BurrellMidnight Blue1963Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
86Duke Ellington & His OrchestraEllington at Newport [2CD]1956Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
87Bill Evans TrioExplorations1961Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
88Miles DavisNefertiti1968Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
89Stan Getz & Charlie ByrdJazz Samba1962Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
90Lee MorganSearch for the New Land1964Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
91Roland KirkThe Inflated Tear1968Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
92Don CherryEternal Rhythm1968Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
93Ella FitzgeraldSings the Cole Porter Songbook1956Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
94Dave Holland QuartetConference of the Birds1972Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
95Andrew HillBlack Fire1964Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
96Joe HendersonPage One1963Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
97Sarah Vaughan w/ Clifford BrownSarah Vaughan1954Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
98Freddie HubbardRed Clay1970Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
99Bill Evans & Jim HallUndercurrent1962Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
100Thelonious MonkGenius of Modern Music (Volume 1)1947Shop at Amazon USAShop at Amazon UKDownload unrestricted MP3s
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