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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. Carla Bley & Paul Haines Escalator over the Hill 1971
2. Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady 1963
3. Albert Ayler Live in Greenwich Village 1967
4. The Jazz Composer's Orchestra The Jazz Composer's Orchestra 1968
5. Don Cherry Eternal Rhythm 1969
6. Sun Ra Lanquidity 1978
7. John Coltrane Ascension 1965
8. Albert Ayler Spiritual Unity 1965
9. John Coltrane A Love Supreme 1964
10. Ornette Coleman The Shape of Jazz to Come 1959
11. Cecil Taylor Unit Structures 1966
12. Thelonious Monk Brilliant Corners 1957
13. Don Cherry Symphony for Improvisers 1967
14. Art Ensemble of Chicago Les Stances a Sophie 1970
15. Pharoah Sanders Karma 1969
16. Dave Holland Quartet Conference of the Birds 1973
17. Duke Ellington & John Coltrane Duke Ellington & John Coltrane 1963
18. The Peter Brötzmann Octet Machine Gun 1968
19. Sun Ra Atlantis 1969
20. Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers & Thelonious Monk Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk 1958
21. Anthony Braxton Saxophone Improvisations 1972
22. Miles Davis Bitches Brew 1970
23. Eric Dolphy Out to Lunch 1964
24. Charles Mingus Pithecanthropus Erectus 1956
25. New York Eye and Ear Control New York Eye and Ear Control 1966
26. Andrew Hill Point of Departure 1964
27. Charlie Haden & Carla Bley Ballad of the Fallen 1981
28. Borbetomagus Barbed Wire Maggots 1983
29. Eric Dolphy Conversations 1963