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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. Andrew Hill Compulsion! 1967
10. John Coltrane A Love Supreme 1964
11. Ornette Coleman The Shape of Jazz to Come 1959
12. Cecil Taylor Unit Structures 1966
13. Thelonious Monk Brilliant Corners 1957
14. Max Roach We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite 1960
15. Don Cherry Symphony for Improvisers 1967
16. Art Ensemble of Chicago Les Stances a Sophie 1970
17. Pharoah Sanders Karma 1969
18. Dave Holland Quartet Conference of the Birds 1973
19. Duke Ellington & John Coltrane Duke Ellington & John Coltrane 1963
20. The Peter Brötzmann Octet Machine Gun 1968
21. Sun Ra Atlantis 1969
22. Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers & Thelonious Monk Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk 1958
23. Anthony Braxton Saxophone Improvisations 1972
24. Miles Davis Bitches Brew 1970
25. Eric Dolphy Out to Lunch 1964
26. Charles Mingus Pithecanthropus Erectus 1956
27. New York Eye and Ear Control New York Eye and Ear Control 1966
28. Andrew Hill Point of Departure 1964
29. Charlie Haden & Carla Bley Ballad of the Fallen 1981
30. Borbetomagus Barbed Wire Maggots 1983
31. Eric Dolphy Conversations 1963