JAZZ IS LIKE HEROIN TO ME ! ! ! ~~~~ ILM POST-1945 JAZZ ALBUMS POLL - THE RESULTS COUNTDOWN (now counting top 25!)

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THANKS to all who voted. 39 ballots is more than double what I expected so thank you very very much for taking the time to fill out a ballot,it's much appreciated, and I hope you enjoy the results.

A HUGE thanks to seandalai for doing all the work and making this poll happen. Without him it would not be possible so please direct all your thanks to him!

As I'm doing a top 250 roll-out I thought I'd start today,I like to give the lesser known albums 15 minutes of ILM fame. For those who are only interested in the top 150 join us on Monday if you like, but I sure hope you hang around and check out some good albums.

I'm sure the results will be controversial as albums I was sure would be top 50 missed out on the 250, and albums I don't know got in, but it wouldn't be an ILM poll without some controversy, just play nice, ok? :)
It will certainly maintain the suspense all the way.

And now, Howard will present you with the Spirit Of Jazz to give you the results..

250 - 250    Thelonious Monk - Criss Cross    359 points   4 votes  

http://open.spotify.com/album/0QTVbs5gj4pbv3Je4fJ3VI
 

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 15:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

I don't have this one. Crap, I'm gonna be buying way too much jazz in coming weeks aren't I.

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 27 August 2011 15:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ha, I was thinking something similar.

Don't ask for the steening, ask for the HOOS (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 27 August 2011 15:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

Nice way to start. Made my list. Title track is gargantuan. I love the way Monk plays these melodic little trills and ends them with an unexpected but still somehow tastefully chosen PLONK.

Spectrist, Saturday, 27 August 2011 15:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

I don't have it either. Will be playing that spotify.

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 15:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

top 250? my goodness

will try to read along

zvookster, Saturday, 27 August 2011 15:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

249    Herbie Hancock - Blow-Up    364 Points,   3 Votes

http://open.spotify.com/album/3PeSy6F5JfIi7cjpqmEdKr

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 15:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

this is one of the herbies i don't have.

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah i don't have it either.
re: monk, it's funny -- when i first started getting into jazz people told me to avoid monk's 60s columbia records. but they're great! for the most part anyway. and the recordings themselves are wonderful, much better production values than his 50s stuff.

tylerw, Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

criss cross too low!

i missed the voting thread or I would have voted sorry yall

ive never heard blow up

D-40, Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

was hoping you would vote deej, hope you hang around for the results.

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

next one up is one I thought might be top 100

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

248    Gil Evans - out of the cool    365 Points, 3 Voters

http://open.spotify.com/album/1aCRy8c7fwUsNpZM5jxqQU

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

250!?! Damn.

I'll check back around top 50 or so.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

how predictable. Dont you just hate people who only like the canon?

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

Anyway i hope everyone else enjoys checking out the rest of the albums.

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

har har. Don't think you want to go there again.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

i wondered why you did

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

I shoulda known better. Some things won't change.

Have fun, I'll check it out later.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

i hope you do. The countdown and comments are the best thing. Don't get the just want to know the results thing but hey-ho. Each to their own.

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street 367 Points, 3 Votes

http://open.spotify.com/album/1JtqZokXUT3yXYPsAQFXso

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

thats #247 btw

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

so low!!!! that record is incredible, best Clifford Brown??

D-40, Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

xxp Didn't vote for that or any Gil Evans, only know him from his work w miles, Checking it out now, it great though only a few tracks from the album are available on spottify in the us. "Where Flamingos Fly" is incredible beautiful and haunting. david Lynch vibes

dsb, Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

Clifford Brown's trumpet tone was so huge

D-40, Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

hey everyone feel free to predict what will be top 10 or 20 if you like. See if anyone can get close.
What all do you hope makes it?

deej what would your #1 have been?

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

(just dont post your ballots)

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

kind of blue if i'm feeling lazy. I'd have to think about what else but that's such an easy / true choice

D-40, Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

it was tough deciding. I'd probably have a different #1 each day if you asked me over 10 days.

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

246    Charles Mingus - Blues And Roots    369 Points, 4 Votes

http://open.spotify.com/album/6YTb5avpSPK5ig5jBFxM8L

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 17:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

great album, would prob pick the clifford brown & monk records ahead of it though

D-40, Saturday, 27 August 2011 17:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

This album is not available in the United States
:(
I don't know that album too well, never owned it, probably need to correct that, mainly voted for it on the basis of "Moanin'". Speaking of which, onetime we had a little thread about it
TS Moanin' vs. Moanin'

Don't ask for the steening, ask for the HOOS (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 27 August 2011 17:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

Actually heard a great version of that song three Mondays ago from the Mingus Big Band at the Jazz Standard which is a regular gig that I highly recommend to any one reading this thread who is in the city on a Monday night. Boris K quoted the signature "Moanin'" lick on his bass in another song, can't remember which, but it was the first or second tune and then near the end of the set Conrad H said "OK, we are going to call an audible now" at which point Lauren S started the song on its proper instrument, the bari sax.

Don't ask for the steening, ask for the HOOS (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 27 August 2011 17:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

might be worth doing a search on spotify if albums I link aren't available, as sometimes there will be a version available to the US we don't get due to licensing.
xps

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 17:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

OK, I'll try that, thanks.

Don't ask for the steening, ask for the HOOS (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 27 August 2011 17:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

Right now listening to Max Roach & Clifford Brown anyway, had something else on them but never heard this album. Amazing.

Don't ask for the steening, ask for the HOOS (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 27 August 2011 17:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

thats their best together imo

D-40, Saturday, 27 August 2011 17:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

245 Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity Arkestra - Strange Strings    373 Points, 4 Votes

http://open.spotify.com/album/0mhRXVlIDo03GqnNCEBDjf

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 17:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

I did say some really good albums were in the lower reaches. Some really good ones didn't even make the cut!

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 17:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

And I mean GOOD albums. Albums I thought might be top 100.

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 17:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Wow, so far two of mine have made it (Basin St. and Strange Strings).

shake it, shake it, sugary pee (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 27 August 2011 17:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

Bet you're glad it's a top 250!

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 17:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

Strange Strings is spectacular, though it's almost closer to Harry Partch than it is to "Jazz".

The only thing I know about the Blow-Up soundtrack is that it's the source of the main sample in "Groove is in the Heart".

dubplates and monster munch (seandalai), Saturday, 27 August 2011 18:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

243 Sonny Sharrock - Guitar 376 Points, 2 Votes

http://open.spotify.com/album/4aj1w1pMSVv3O2q7yZrEjt

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 18:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

Lotta great shit down at the bottom - I love 60s Monk on Columbia.

that's not funny. (unperson), Saturday, 27 August 2011 18:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

That is why I did the top 250. Just because it's not in the top 50 doesn't mean it's no good. Hopefully others will check this good stuff out, I know I will be checking out the stuff I don't know.

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 18:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

oops that's a tie with
TIE
243    Milford Graves - Babi    376 Points, 2 Voters 

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 18:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

Always meant to check Milford Graves out, shame it's not on Spotify.

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 18:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

I believe Guitar was my #7.

little mushroom person (abanana), Saturday, 27 August 2011 18:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

next one up I was sure would be top 100

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 27 August 2011 19:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

weird scenes inside the gold mind (m coleman), Friday, 18 November 2011 09:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

im curious where the groundswell critically came for 'black saint' -- was there a particular critic who championed it? I know it was on some pfork list awhile back

― D-40, Friday, September 2, 2011 5:13 PM (2 months ago) Bookmark

i thought it was always highly regarded yeah

― zvookster, Friday, September 2, 2011 5:15 PM (23 seconds ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

yah but so is the bulk of his catalog. im just wondering how this became ~the one~

i mean you can say its just the quality of the album but usually someone makes some kind of case for it in the public discourse

― D-40, Friday, September 2, 2011 5:16 PM (2 months ago) Bookmark

Sorry to be so late with this, but I wanted to post the following in response to the above comments:


It's just that music has been a fluctuating fanaticism with me ever since--well, ever since I first heard "The Storm" from the William Tell Overture on a TV cartoon about first grade. And riding in the car through grammar school when songs like "There Goes My Baby" would come on the radio, and getting a first record player in fifth grade, and hearing for the first time things like John Coltrane and Charlie Mingus's The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady and the Stones and feedback and Trout Mask Replica. All these were milestones, each one fried my brain a little further, especially the experience of the first few listenings to a record so total, so mind-twisting, that you authentically can say you'll never be quite the same again. Black Saint and the Sinner Lady did that, and a very few others. They're events you remember all your life, like your first real orgasm. And the whole purpose of the absurd, mechanically persistent involvement with recorded music is the pursuit of that priceless moment.

-Lester Bangs, Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: A Tale of These Times (1971)

cwkiii, Saturday, 19 November 2011 03:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

this thread was so great, decided i would listen to these in order. on #246...though i had to skip herbie's "blow up."

dronestreet, Thursday, 5 January 2012 17:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

you should liveblog every album!

(Algerian Goalkeeper) Vs (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Thursday, 5 January 2012 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nice Bangs quote. But Black Saint was recognized as something special pretty much at its release. That would be a sweet website, collating jazz criticism from the 30s through 70s.

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 5 January 2012 17:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

doing too much other stuff to liveblog...but i definitely plan to write up some reactions to discs i really enjoyed. really digging on Blues & Roots right now.

dronestreet, Thursday, 5 January 2012 17:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

look forward to it!

Jimmy Riddle Orchestra (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Sunday, 15 January 2012 04:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

I hope you still do it!

Algerian Goalkeeper, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 03:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Digging into several volumes of Duke Ellington's Private Collection series. Like pretty much all of Ellington's career, nary a phoned-in moment.

we can be gyros just for one day (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 03:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Duke's Private Collection has tons of great stuff on it. TONS.

tylerw, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 22:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Wish i hadn't done this last year so i could do it this year and have something to look forward to. it was so much fun.

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 20:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Recap 250-1

250 Thelonious Monk - Criss Cross (1963) 359 4
249 Herbie Hancock - Blow-Up (1966) 364 3
248 gil evans - out of the cool (1960) 365 3
247 Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street (1956) 367 3
246 Charles Mingus - Blues And Roots (1959) 369 4
245 Sun Ra - Strange Strings (1966) 373 4
243(tie)Sonny Sharrock - Guitar (1986) 376 2
243(tie)243 Milford Graves - Babi (1977) 376 2
242 Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Message To Our Folks (1969) 377 3
240(tie)Peter Brötzmann - Nipples (1969) 377 4
240(tie)Elvin Jones - Dear John C. (1965) 377 4
239 Roland Kirk - Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata (1971) 380 2
238 Sun Ra - Other Planes of There (1966) 381 3
237 John Coltrane - Live at Birdland (1963) 384 4
236 Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974) 386 3
235 Les McCann & Eddie Harris - Swiss Movement (1969) 387 3
234 Derek Bailey - Ballads (2002) 387 5
233 Max Roach - We Insist! Freedom Now Suite (1960) 394 4
232 Roland Kirk - Blacknuss 398 (1972) 4
231 Sun Ra - The Nubians Of Plutonia (1966) 402
230 Bill Evans & Jim Hall - Undercurrent (1963) 412 4
229 Bobby Hutcherson - San Francisco (1970) 413 3
228 Miles Davis - Miles Davis Quartet (1954) 415 4
227 Marion Brown Quartet - Marion Brown Quartet (19670 415 5
226 Miles Davis - Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants (1954-56) 417 4
225 Grant Green - Street Of Dreams (1964) 422 4
224 Wes Montgomery - The Incredible Jazz Guitar (1960) 431 4
223 Archie Shepp - Yasmina, a black woman (1969) 432 4
222 Eric Dolphy - Iron Man (1963) 436 4
221 Ornette Coleman - Ornette! (1961) 436 5
220 Bill Evans - Portrait In Jazz (1959) 440 3
219 McCoy Tyner - Song of the New World (1973) 453 Points, 4 votes
218 Baby Face Willette - Stop And Listen (1961) 457 (Points) 5 votes
217 Pharoah Sanders - Summun Bukmun Umyun (1970) 458 Points, 5 votes
216 Sun Ra - Lanquidity (1978) 460 Points, 3 votes
215 Albert Ayler - Love Cry (1967) 461 Points, 6 votes
214 Antonio Carlos Jobim - Stone Flower (1970) 465 Points, 3 votes
213 Nina Simone - At Town Hall (1959) 470 Points, 4 votes
212 Bobbi Humphrey - Blacks and Blues (1974) 473 Points, 6 Votes
211 Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink - Topography of the Lungs (1970) 474 Points, 3 Votes
210 John Coltrane/ Don Cherry - The Avant Garde (1960) 476 Points, 5 votes
209 Jimmy Smith - Root Down (1972) 477 Points, 4 votes
208 Albert Ayler - New grass (1969) 478 Points, 4 votes
207 Pharoah Sanders - Izipho Zam (1969) 478 Points, 5 Votes
206 Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane (1957) 479 Points, 3 votes
205 Dizzy Gillespie - At Newport (1957) 501 Points, 4 votes
204 Wayne Shorter - The Allseeing Eye (1965) 501 Points, 6 votes
203 Alice Coltrane - Eternity (1976) 502 Points, 4 votes
202 Cecil Taylor - Nefertiti (1962) 505 Points, 4 votes
201 Jon Hassell/Brian Eno - Fourth World Vol. 1: Possible Musics (1990) 507 Points, 5 Votes

200 John Coltrane - Ballads (1962) 510 Points, 5 Votes
199 Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan ( "Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown") (1954) 512 Points,4 Votes
198 Sonny Rollins - The Cutting Edge (1974) 512 Points, 6 Votes
197 Jimmy Smith - The Sermon (1958) 513 points, 4 Votes
196 John Coltrane - Coltrane Plays The Blues (1962) 513 Points 5 votes
195 Art Pepper - Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section (1957) 515 Points, 5 votes
194 Freddie Hubbard - Hub-Tones (1962) 519 Points, 5 votes
193 Eddie Henderson - Sunburst (1975) 519 Points, 7 votes
192 Freddie Hubbard - Ready For Freddie (1961) 521 Points, 4 Votes
191 Don Wilkerson - Elder Don (1962) 523 points, 5 votes
190 Blue Mitchell - The Thing To Do (1964) 525 Points, 5 votes
TIE
188 John Coltrane - Traneing In (1958) 526 Points, 4 votes
188 John Coltrane - Lush Life (1958) 526 Points, 4 votes
187 Lou Donaldson - Blues Walk (1958) 528 points, 3 votes
186 Andrew Hill - Compulsion (1965) 529 Points, 6 votes
185 Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia (1957) 530 Points, 5 votes
184 Archie Shepp - On This Night (1966) 530 Points, 6 votes
183 Jackie McLean - New And Old Gospel (1967) 534 Points, 6 votes
TIE
181 Alice Coltrane - World Galaxy (1972) 535 Points, 5 votes
181 Albert Ayler - Bells (1965) 535 Points, 5 votes
180 Jackie McLean - Let Freedom Ring (1962) 537 Points, 7 votes
179 Miles Davis - My Funny Valentine (1965) 539 Points, 5 votes
178 Wayne Shorter - Super Nova (1969) 540 Points, 5 votes
177 Tony Williams - Lifetime (1964) 542 Points, 7 votes
176 Archie Shepp - Attica Blues (1972) 545 Points, 6 votes
175 Curtis Fuller - the opener (1957) 548 Points, 4 votes, One #1 vote
174 Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else (1958) 548 Points, 5 votes
173 Donald Byrd - places and spaces (1975) 550 Points, 5 votes
172 Charles Mingus - The Clown (1957) 550 Points, 7 votes
TIE
170 Count Basie - The Atomic Mr Basie (1957) 553 Points, 5 votes
170 Miles Davis - Seven Steps To Heaven (1963) 553 Points, 5 votes
169 Sun Ra - Atlantis (1967) 554 Points, 7 votes
168 Noah Howard - The Black Ark 558 6 votes
167 Lee Morgan - Live At The Lighthouse (1970) 561 Points, 4 votes
166 Pharoah Sanders - Journey to the One 561 Points, 5 votes
165 Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue (1963) 563 Points 5 votes
164 Miles Davis - Walkin' (1954) 563 Points 6 votes
163 Grant Green - Solid (1964) 564 Points, 6 votes
162 Andrew Hill - Judgment! (1964) 578 Points, 5 votes
161 Eric Dolphy - Out There (1960) 580 Points, 6 votes
160 Herbie Mann - Memphis underground (1969) 586 Points, 5 votes
Tie
158 Dorothy Ashby - Afro Harping (1968) 592 Points, 6 votes
158 Yusef Lateef - Eastern Sounds (1961) 592 Points, 6 votes
157 Miles Davis - Dark Magus (1974) 595 Points, 6 votes
156 Cannonball Adderley - Mercy Mercy Mercy! (1966) 597 Points, 4 votes One #1
155 Miles Davis - Pangaea (1975) 598 Points, 6 votes
154 Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame (1971) 600 points, 7 votes
153 Hank Mobley - Workout (1961) 604 Points, 6 votes
152 stan getz and joao gilberto - getz/gilberto (1964) 607 Points, 5 votes
151 Charlie Parker - Jazz at Massey Hall (1953) 612 Points, 7 votes

TIE
149 Billy Cobham - Spectrum (1973 618 Points, 6 votes
149 Thelonious Monk - A Genius Of Modern Music (1947?) 618 points, 6 votes
148 j.j. johnson - proof positive (1964) 619 Points, 7 votes
147 Miles Davis - Workin' (1959) 620 Points, 7 votes
TIE
145 Art Blakey - Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk (1958) 621 Points, 5 votes
145 Herbie Hancock - Mr. Hands (1980) 621 Points, 5 votes
144 Grant Green - Matador (1964) 624 Points, 6 votes
143 Freddie Hubbard - Sing Me A Song of Songmy (1971) 625 Points, 6 votes
142 Joe Henderson - In 'N Out (1964) 629 Points, 6 votes
141 Don Cherry - Brown Rice (1975) 633 Points, 6 votes
140 Charles Mingus - New Tijuana Moods (1957) 635 points, 5
139 Herbie Hancock - Man-child 635 Points, 7 votes
138 Pharoah Sanders - Jewels of Thought (1969) 637 Points, 6 votes
137 Big John Patton - Let 'Em Roll (1965) 646 Points, 7 votes
136 Sonny Rollins - Way Out West (1957) 656 Points, 6 votes
135 Sun Ra - The Heliocentric Worlds Of Vol 2 (1966) 659 Points, 8 votes
134 Grant Green - Live At The Lighthouse (1972) 662 Points, 7 votes
133 Miles Davis - Sorcerer (1967) 667 Points, 6 votes
132 Theolonious Monk Quartet and John Coltrane - At Carnegie Hall (1957) 673 Points
131 Freddie Hubbard - Red Clay (1970) 674 Points, 8 votes
130 Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) 684 (points) 7 votes
129 John Coltrane - Kulu Se Mama (1965) 687 Points, 7 votes
128 Bobby Hutcherson - Components (1965) 693 Points, 6 votes
127 Thelonious Monk - Monk's Music (1957) 694 Points 8 votes
126 Archie Shepp - Mama Too Tight 695 Points, 7 votes
125 Miles Davis - Filles de Kilimanjaro (1968) 698 Points, 8 votes
124 Miles Davis - Porgy And Bess (1958) 702 Points, 6 votes
123 Miles Davis - Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (1957) 703 Points, 9 votes
122 Archie Shepp - The Magic of Ju-Ju (1967) 714 Points 8 votes
121 Big John Patton - Along Came John (1963) 718 Points, 7 votes
120 Sun Ra - Nothing Is (1966) 723 Points, 7 votes
119 Sonny Clark - Leapin' And Lopin' (1961) 728 Points, 7 votes
118 Miles Davis - Milestones (1958) 731 Points, 8 votes
117 Kenny Dorham - Matador (1962) 737 Points, 7 votes
TIE
115 Charles Mingus - Oh Yeah (1962) 739 points, 6 votes
115 Bobby Hutcherson - Stick Up (1966) 739 Points 6 votes
114 John Coltrane - First Meditations (1965) 747 7 votes
113 Miles Davis - Miles Ahead (1957) 751 Points, 9 votes
112 Wayne Shorter - Schizophrenia (1967) 760 Points, 7 votes
111 Jackie McLean - One Step Beyond (1963) 761 Points, 8 votes
110 Lou Donaldson - Good Gracious (1963) 764 Points, 7 Votes
109 McCoy Tyner - Expansions (1968) 771 Points, 7 votes
108 Miles Davis - Miles in The Sky (1968) 778 Points 7 Votes
107 Donald Byrd - Blackbyrd (1973) 785 Points, 8 votes
106 Bill Evans - Waltz for Debby (1961) 796 Points, 7 votes
105 Sun Ra - Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy (1963) 801 Points 8 votes
104 Don Cherry - Mu - Parts 1 & 2 (1969) 803 Points, 9 votes
103 Albert Ayler - Live in Greenwich Village (1967) 807 Points, 6 votes, One #1
102 Andrew Hill - Black Fire (1963) 812 Points 8 votes
101 Bobby Hutcherson - Dialogue (1965) 818 Points, 8 votes

100 Art Ensemble Of Chicago - les stances a sophie (1970) 828 Points, 9 votes
99 Miles Davis - E.S.P. (1965) 835 Points, 9 votes
98 Art Ensemble Of Chicago - A Jackson in Your House (1969) 846 , 8 votes
97 Grant Green - Idle Moments (1965) 846 Points 9 votes
96 Bill Evans - Sunday at the Village Vanguard (1961) 849 Points, 8 votes
95 John Coltrane - Sun Ship 859 Points, 9 votes
94 Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport (1956) 863 Points, 7 votes
93 Sonny Sharrock - Ask The Ages (1991) 872 Points, 7 votes
92 Sonny Rollins - Tenor Madness (1956) 880 Points, 8 votes
91 Herbie Hancock - Empyrean Isles (1964) 890 Points, 11 votes
90 Miles Davis - Birth Of The Cool (recorded 1949-50) 898 Points, 9 votes
89 Ornette Coleman - Tomorrow Is The Question! (1959) 904 10 votes
88 Miles Davis - Nefertiti (1968) 912 Points, 8 votes
87 John Coltrane - Crescent (1964) 920 Points, 8 votes
86 Freddie Hubbard - Open Sesame (1960) 929 Points,9 votes
85 Miles Davis - Bags' Groove (1957) 930 Points 8 votes
84 Pharoah Sanders - Tauhid (1966) 932 Points, 10 votes
83 Sun Ra - Angels & Demons At Play (1960) 940 Points, 10 votes
82 John Coltrane - Stellar Regions (1967) 942 Points, 9 votes One #1
81 Thelonious Monk - Monk's Dream (1962) 949 Points, 10 votes
80 Miles Davis - Miles Smiles (1967) 951 Points, 9 votes
79 Alice Coltrane - Universal Consciousness (1971) 964 Points, 7 votes, TWO #1's
78 John Coltrane - Coltrane (Impulse) (1962) 965 Points 10 votes
77 Miles Davis - Cookin' With The Miles Davis Quintet (1957) 966 Points, 10 votes
76 David Holland Quartet - Conference of the Birds (1972) 974 Points, 8 votes
75 Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off (1962) 976 Points, 8 votes
74 Anthony Braxton - for alto (1968) 986 Points, 8 votes
73 Sonny Sharrock - Black Woman (1969) 997 points, 10 votes
72 Archie Shepp - The Way Ahead (1969) 1003 Points, 9 votes
71 Pharoah Sanders - Thembi (1971) 1007 Points, 9 votes
70 Pharoah Sanders - Black Unity (1971) 1007 Points, 11 votes
69 Oliver Nelson - The Blues and the Abstract Truth (1961) 1035 Points, 9 votes
68 Lonnie Liston Smith and the Cosmic Echoes - Astral Traveling (1973) 1048 Points, 11 votes
67 Hank Mobley - Roll Call (1960) 1049 (Points) 10 votes, ONE #1
66 John Coltrane - Meditations (1965) 1069 Points, 9 votes, ONE #1
65 Cecil Taylor - Conquistador (1966) 1071 Points, 10 votes, ONE # 1
64 Ornette Coleman - Change of the Century (1960) 1083 points, 10 votes
63 Charlie Haden - Liberation Music Orchestra(1969) 1091 Points, 10 votes
62 Duke Ellington feat (Charlie Mingus & Max Roach) - Money Jungle (1962) 1095 Points, 10 votes
61 Sun Ra - The Heliocentric Worlds Of Vol 1 (1965) 1096 Points, 10 votes
60 Hank Mobley - Straight No Filter (1966) 1099 Points, 10 votes
59 Duke Ellington - Far East Suite (1967) 1125 Points, 9 votes
58 Donald Byrd - off to the races (1958) 1132 Points, 11 votes
57 Charles Mingus - Let My Children Hear Music (1972) 1135 Points, 10 votes
56 Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - Moanin' (1958) 1151 Points, 10 votes
55 Wayne Shorter - JuJu (1964) 1194 Points, 12 votes
54 Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage (1965) 1200 Points, 12 votes
53 Thelonious Monk - Straight No Chaser (1967) 1201 Points, 12 votes
52 Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil (1964) 1207 Points, 11 votes
51 Lonnie Liston Smith - Expansions (1974) 1216 Points, 10 votes
50 John Coltrane - Olé Coltrane (1961) 1225 Points, 11 votes

49 Horace Silver - Song for My Father (1964) 1228 Points, 12 votes
48 Miles Davis - Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet ( 1961) 1251 Points, 10 votes
47 John Coltrane - Africa/Brass (1961) 1262 Points, 13 votes
46 Ornette Coleman - This Is Our Music (1961) 1343 Points, 12 votes
45 Miles Davis - Get Up With It (1974) 1350 Points, 12 votes
44 Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out (1959) 1378 Points, 9 votes
43 Miles Davis - Agharta (1975) 1393 Points, 12 votes
42 Alice Coltrane - Ptah The El Daoud (1970) 1447 Points, 13 votes
41 John Coltrane - interstellar Space (1967) 1461 Points, 15 votes
40 Donald Byrd - A New Perspective (1963) 1481 Points, 12 votes
39 Miles Davis - Sketches Of Spain (1960) 1493 Points, 12 votes
38 Ornette Coleman - Free Jazz (1960) 1520 Points, 13 votes
37 Charles Mingus - Pithecanthropus Erectus (1956) 1528 Points, 12 votes
36 Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus (1956) 1538 Points, 13 votes, One #1
35 Miles Davis - A Tribute To Jack Johnson (1970) 1616 Points, 14 votes
34 Andrew Hill - Point of Departure (1964) 1626 Points, 14 votes
33 Charles Mingus - Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1963) 1658 Points, 15 votes
32 Peter Brötzmann - Machine Gun (1968) 1714 Points, 12 votes, One #1
31 Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land (1964) 1836 Points, 12 votes
30 Archie Shepp - Fire Music (1965) 1896 Points, 13 votes, one #1
29 Herbie Hancock - Crossings (1971) 1898 Points, 14 votes One #1
28 Joe Henderson - Page One (1963) 1902 Points, 12 votes
27 Miles Davis - On the Corner (1972) 1957 Points, 14 votes, One #1
26 Sun Ra - Space is The Place (Impulse) 1982 Points, 17 votes
25 Cecil Taylor - Unit Structures (1966) 1983 Points 15 votes
24 Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder (1963) 2096 Points, 16 votes
23 Jackie McLean - Destination Out (1963) 2118 Points, 14 votes
22 Miles Davis - Round About Midnight (1956) 2165 Points, 15 votes
21 Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners (1957) 2220 Points, 15 votes
20 Albert Ayler - Spiritual Unity (1964) 2239 Points 17 votes

19 Alice Coltrane - Journey In Satchidananda (1971) 2466 Points, 17 votes, One #1
18 Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970) 2554 Points, 17 votes TWO #1's
17 Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin' (1958) 2602 Points, 17 votes, One #1
16 John Coltrane - My Favourite Things (1961) 2651 Points, 21 votes
15 John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1964) 2701 Points, 20 votes
14 Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um (1959) 2708 Points, 22 votes
13 John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957) 2710 Points, 20 votes
12 Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters (1973) 2716 Points, 20 votes
11 Hank Mobley - Soul Station (1960) 2737 Points, 17 votes, One #1

10 Herbie Hancock - Mwandishi (1970) 2774 Points, 20 votes, One #1
9 Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue (1959) 2785 Points, 21 votes
8 Herbie Hancock - Sextant (1973) 2859 Points, 19 vote One #1
7 John Coltrane - Ascension (1966) 2912 Points, 22 votes, One #1
6 Pharoah Sanders - Karma (1969) 2996 Points, 21 votes
5 Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959) 3011 Points, 22 votes
4 Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch (1964) 3080 Points, 22 votes
3 John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1959) 3134 Points, 23 votes TWO #1's
2 Charles Mingus - The Black Saint And Sinner Lady (1963) 3321 Points, 22 One #1

1 Miles Davis - In A Silent Way (1969) 3379 Points, 23 votes, 3 #1's

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 21:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just scrolled down the thread with my awfully slow computer. Well done people \\0// I will probably feed off this for the next couple of years.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 22:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's a spotify playlist for the top 250 that was available at the time
http://open.spotify.com/user/pfunkboy/playlist/4AKL8fW8hRbxvri8KS5nCW

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Been going through some more of this list recently, there are still 70-80 albums I haven't heard. Some of the ones I've really liked:

Pharoah Sanders - Journey to the One/Tauhid/Summun Bukmun Umyun
Miles Davis - Bags' Groove
Eric Dolphy - Iron Man
Archie Shepp - The Magic of Ju Ju
Gil Evans - Out of the Cool
Yusef Lateef - Eastern Sounds

Gavin, Leeds, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 22:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

im really glad people are still checking it out!

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 22:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am really digging Eric Dolphy's Out To Lunch tonight. This thread is fucking fantastic.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Friday, 1 June 2012 00:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

wish there was people with the knowledge of reggae or even blues to run a poll and have enough to take part in so the clueless of us could learn about it.

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 1 June 2012 00:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

couldn't hurt to try

you're bored anyway

mookieproof, Friday, 1 June 2012 00:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know what you mean I love Skip James and Fred Mcdowell and am sure there are others like them, bring on the egg spurts. My reggae knowledge comes from buying lots of Blood and Fire reissues in the 90's but it isn't really much. We need some egg spurts with spiritual hats and now!

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Friday, 1 June 2012 00:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

it has to be someone with knowledge of those genres im afraid to run it.
I have no idea how many reggae or blues fans there are on ILM. But if one of them were to run a poll it would be fantastic.

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 1 June 2012 00:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

no idea about reggae, but i'm pretty sure we could do blues

perhaps one of the vinylists

mookieproof, Friday, 1 June 2012 01:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

probably would get a bunch of people voting for David Lynch films in the reggae poll and a bunch of people arguing that Blue Velvet isn't real reggae

Moodles, Saturday, 2 June 2012 20:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

and new order fans

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 2 June 2012 21:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have got some wonderful music off this thread so far. I would recommend this thread to anyone who doesn't know shit about jazz. Before this thread I had only really dug Miles, Mingus and Coltrane and never really delved much further.

Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder

Hank Mobley - Soul Station

Oliver Nelson - The Blues And The Abstract Truth

Three amazing albums here.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Sunday, 3 June 2012 23:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Have you checked out Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin' ?

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Sunday, 3 June 2012 23:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well that will be next on my list. Thanks for that.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Sunday, 3 June 2012 23:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fantastic album. Was so pleased it did so well in the poll.

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Sunday, 3 June 2012 23:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

I am coming around to this Ole >>>> A Love Supreme idea

the alternate vision continues his vision quest! (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 19 July 2012 16:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

probably would get a bunch of people voting for David Lynch films in the reggae poll and a bunch of people arguing that Blue Velvet isn't real reggae

?! have you seen the Dub/Reggae threads around here? some serious heads in those

the alternate vision continues his vision quest! (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 19 July 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

but yes lol David Lynch

the alternate vision continues his vision quest! (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 19 July 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ole is awesome. I like the Live at the Village Vanguard stuff from later that year even better.

wmlynch, Thursday, 19 July 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok I've an idea cuz I'm bored at work. I'm going to go down the list and find the highest ranked album I've never heard and then spotify it.

Will Chave (Hurting 2), Thursday, 19 July 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw yeah Village Vanguard live stuff is my favorite coltrane

Will Chave (Hurting 2), Thursday, 19 July 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

So it's Donald Byrd - Off to the Races

meh this was a bad idea I really don't feel like listening to generic issue Blue Note hardbop right now.

Will Chave (Hurting 2), Thursday, 19 July 2012 17:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Seriously this sounds like a million other records, don't get why it made the poll.

Will Chave (Hurting 2), Thursday, 19 July 2012 17:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is kind of cool
Newk’s Picks
Sonny Rollins chooses 10 must-hear tenor cuts
Coleman Hawkins: “The Man I Love”
A very exciting record: high musicality, extraordinary personnel, definitely a tenor saxophone gem.

Lester Young: “Afternoon of a Basie-ite”
It’s a perfect example of his lyricism, his nonpareil sense of swing. The great Lester Young—the man who influenced generations.

John Coltrane: “Giant Steps”
Establishing a new saxophone language.

Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis: “Lockjaw”
One of the most underrated and unique tenor players of any era.

Ben Webster: “Cotton Tail”
Also a trendsetter. His work cannot be
overlooked. Important.

Dexter Gordon (with Dizzy Gillespie): “Blue ’n’ Boogie”
Dexter Gordon influenced so many of the younger tenor players who followed him.

Stan Getz (with Woody Herman): “Four Brothers”
Stan led in the popularity of the “white” tenor sound. And don’t forget Brew Moore.

Don Byas (with Dizzy Gillespie): “Be-Bop”
The saxophone wizard. He could play anything and everything on the horn with fluidity, authority and style.

Junior Walker: “Shotgun”
Junior exemplified the viability of the tenor in soul, pop and rock.

Grover Washington Jr.: “Mister Magic”
Grover, one of my favorites, spearheaded the soul-jazz movement.

Made a playlist of it and listened last night -- great, but a little jarring when "Shotgun" pops up.

tylerw, Thursday, 19 July 2012 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

Has anyone noticed anything with the blue note albums on Spotify? As spoken about on that other thread on ilm about watermarking on UMG labels.

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Sunday, 3 February 2013 18:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

I suppose nobody did then

Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 27 June 2013 16:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

dog latin here it is

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Monday, 30 September 2013 20:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

Thanks H!

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Tuesday, 1 October 2013 00:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

Just what I'm after

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Tuesday, 1 October 2013 00:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'd do a reggae poll if I knew how

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Tuesday, 1 October 2013 00:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

And I had the time... On day

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Tuesday, 1 October 2013 00:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

Been listening to jazz-and-nothing-but the last couple weeks and this thread has SO MUCH I wanna check out! Damn Xmas bills will require another month or so to pay off tho. :(

Sir Lord Baltimora (Myonga Vön Bontee), Thursday, 23 January 2014 18:59 (9 months ago) Permalink

me too myonga. i think EOY might have extinguished the buzz, but i've been working my way through this list quite a bit.

he drummed, pompously (dog latin), Thursday, 23 January 2014 21:48 (9 months ago) Permalink

a lot of it is on here
http://open.spotify.com/user/pfunkboy/playlist/4AKL8fW8hRbxvri8KS5nCW

۩, Thursday, 23 January 2014 21:50 (9 months ago) Permalink


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