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I'm trying to get some essential Jazz albums (not Greatest Hits titles) in my collection. I'm trying to get a wide variety of everything (early jazz, big band, afro-cuban, modern jazz, whatever). I'd also like to get some vocalist albums, if possible. Live albums are cool, too.

So far, I have:

Kind of Blue (Miles Davis)

A Love Supreme (John Coltrane)

Getz/Gilberto (Stan Getz)

Bird & Diz (Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie)

I realize that I'll need to buy compilation albums for the earlier artists (ie Louis Armstrong and co.). At the moment, I'm more interested in "classic" and "essential" Jazz albums. Anything you guys could recommend me would be appreciated.

EDIT: A friend of mine recommended that I get Ella Fitzgerald's "Ella in Berlin." It's a classic live album, according to him.

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i don't know about essential jazz as i'm not that into it,

but here is some stuff i like:

miles davis & john coltrane - live in new york

kenny burrell - midnight blue

john coltrane - coltrane for lovers ;)

and my personal jazz favorite

thelonious monk - alone in san francisco, brilliant corners

thelonious monk quartet with john coltrane - at carnegie hall

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Guest Ohdistortedsmile1789
Fuck Maynard Ferguson, check out Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, and Freddie Hubbard.

No, fuck those guys. Maynard is the greatest.


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