Top Ten Greatest Jazz Albums of All Time

The absolute greatest albums ever recorded in the genre of jazz.

The Top Ten

1 Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

The best

2 John Coltrane - a Love Supreme

God’s hand in this one

3 Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
4 Miles Davis - In a Silent Way
5 Miles Davis - Bitches Brew

This is madhouse music, so chaotic and brilliant

6 Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
7 John Coltrane - Giant Steps

I could really get into some more Hard Bop. This stuff is fantastic - cjWriter1997

8 John Coltrane - Blue Train
9 John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
10 Dave Brubeck - Time Out

The Newcomers

? Aja - Steely Dan

The Contenders

11 Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch
12 Kamasi Washington - The Epic
13 Miles Davis - A Tribute to Jack Johnson
14 Stan Getz - Getz/Gilberto
15 Miles Davis - Miles Ahead
16 Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain
17 Thelonious Monk - Monk's Dream
18 Head Hunters - Herbie Hancock
19 Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - Moanin'
20 Miles Davis - Round About Midnight
21 Miles Davis - Miles Smiles
22 Miles Davis - Aura
23 Miles Davis - Agharta
24 Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage
25 Herbie Hancock - Sextant
26 Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners
27 Vince Guaraldi Trio - Charlie Brown Christmas
28 Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Boy Named Charlie Brown
29 Vince Guaraldi Trio - Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits
30 Oscar Peterson - Night Train
31 Joe Pass - Virtuoso
32 Jim Hall - Live
33 Wes Montgomery - Smokin' at the Half Note
34 Pat Martino - El Hombre
35 Weather Report - Sweetnighter
36 Weather Report - Heavy Weather
37 The Quintet - Jazz at Massey Hall
38 Kenny Garrett - African Exchange Student
39 Kenny Garrett - Black Hope
40 Kenny Garrett - Triology
41 Kenny Garrett - Songbook
42 Kenny Garrett - No Parking Tow Away Zone
43 Kenny Garrett - Happy People
44 Kenny Garrett - Beyond the Wall
45 Larry Carlton - Last Nite
46 Wayne Krantz - 2 Drink Minimum
47 Machine Gun - The Peter Brötzmann Octet
48 Moon Rappin' - Brother Jack McDuff

The greatest jazz album ever in my opinion

49 Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come
50 Hot Rats - Frank Zappa
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