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Jazz (Free Jazz, Avant-Garde)

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This is a list of my personal favorite jazz albums. I don't know, and probaly won't ever know as much about jazz, as I know about these other genres. These are just the albums that had a profound affect on me. My friends know much more about jazz than I do.

# Artist Album Year
1. Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady 1963
2. Albert Ayler Live in Greenwich Village 1967
3. Carla Bley & Paul Haines Escalator over the Hill 1971
4. Sun Ra Lanquidity 1978
5. John Coltrane Ascension 1965
6. The Jazz Composer's Orchestra The Jazz Composer's Orchestra 1968
7. John Coltrane A Love Supreme 1964
8. Ornette Coleman The Shape of Jazz to Come 1959
9. Cecil Taylor Unit Structures 1966
10. Thelonious Monk Brilliant Corners 1957
11. Art Ensemble of Chicago Les Stances a Sophie 1970
12. Pharoah Sanders Karma 1969
13. Dave Holland Quartet Conference of the Birds 1973
14. The Peter Brötzmann Octet Machine Gun 1968
15. Don Cherry Organic Music Society 1972
16. Sun Ra Atlantis 1969
17. Anthony Braxton Saxophone Improvisations 1972
18. Duke Ellington & John Coltrane Duke Ellington & John Coltrane 1963
19. Miles Davis Bitches Brew 1970
20. Albert Ayler Spiritual Unity 1965
21. Eric Dolphy Out to Lunch 1964
22. Charles Mingus Pithecanthropus Erectus 1956
23. New York Eye and Ear Control New York Eye and Ear Control 1966
24. Borbetomagus Barbed Wire Maggots 1983