Saturday, January 13, 2007

Top 20 free jazz albums of all times

Sure, it's incomplete, and I may change my mind as well, but here it is, without a specific order.

Ahmed Abdullah - Song Of The Times
Fred Anderson - The Milwaukee Tapes, Vol. 1
Bengt Berger - Bitter Funeral Beer
Carla Bley - Escalator Over The Hill
Roy Campbell - Communion
Don Cherry - Complete Communion
Don Cherry - Nu - BBC Sessions
Ernest Dawkins - Mean Ameen
East New York Ensemble De Music - At The Helm
Eight Bold Souls - Sideshow
Kahil El'Zabar - The Ritual
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - Freedom Jazz Dance
The Gift - Live At Sangha
Dennis Gonzalez - Nile River Suite
Charlie Haden - The Ballad Of The Fallen
Julius Hemphill - Dogon A.D.
Keith Jarrett - The Survivors' Suite
Charles Lloyd - Sangam
William Parker - Raining On The Moon
Matthew Shipp - Pastoral Composure
Wadada Leo Smith - Compassion
Spaceways Inc. - Version Soul
John Surman/Jack DeJohnette - Invisible Nature

5 comments:

Stavrogin said...

Ascension by John Coltrane? :)

congratulations for your blog

promytheus1453 said...

Congratulations for your Great blog my friend.

promytheus1453 said...

My top 20
•Joe Maneri - Paniots Nine
•William Parker violin trio - Scrapbook
•Fred Anderson - Timeless
•Cecil Taylor - Conquistador
•Amir ElSaffar - Two Rivers
•James Finn trio - Plaza de Toros
•Tony Malaby, William Parker, Nasheet Waits - Tamarindo
•Tim Berne - The Shell Game
•Irene Schweizer & Joelle Leandre - Cordial Gratin
•Sun Ra - Angels and Demons at Play - The Nubians of Plutonia
•Paul Dunmall Octet - Desire and Liberation
•Steve Lehman - Demian As Posthuman
•Matthew Shipp String Trio - By The Law Of Music
•Lennie Tritsano - Descent into the Maelstrom
•John Coltrane - Ascension
•Evan Parker. Barry Guy, Paul Lytton & Marilyn Crispell - After Appleby
•Jimmy Giuffre Trio - Emphasis & Flight
•Joelle Leandre, William Parker - Contrabasses
•John Tchicai - Real Tchicai
•Horace Tapscott - The dark Tree

egrobler said...

My Pre-1980's list

1956 Charles Mingus - Pithecanthropus Erectus
1959 Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come
1959 Sun Ra - The Nubians of Plutonia
1960 Max Roach - We Insist! Freedom Now Suite
1963 Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
1965 John Coltrane - Meditations
1965 Don Cherry - Complete Communion
1966 Paul Bley - Live In Haarlem
1967 Albert Ayler - Albert Ayler In Greenwich Village
1967 Rahsaan Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear
1969 Archie Shepp - Blasé
1969 Pharoah Sanders - Karma
1969 Carla Bley - Escalator Over The Hill
1969 Charlie Haden - Liberation Music Orchestra
1969 Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Tutankhamun
1970 Joe McPhee - Nation Time
1970 Jan Garbarek Quartet - Afric Pepperbird
1970 Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
1970 John McLaughlin: My Goals Beyond
1972 Paul Bley - Open to Love
1972 Dave Holland - Conference of the Birds
1973 Paul Motian - Conception Vessel
1974 Anthony Braxton - New York, Fall 1974
1974 Keith Jarrett - Death And The Flower
1974 Cecil Taylor - Silent Tongues
1976 David Murray - Flowers for Albert
1976 Sam Rivers & Dave Holland - Vol1, Vol2
1977 Dollar Brand - The Journey
1977 Keith Jarrett - Survivors Suite
1977 Air - Air Time
1977 Chico Freeman - Beyond The Rain
1977 Cecil McBee - Compassion
1977 Collin Walcott - Grazing Dreams
1978 Sun Ra - Lanquidity
1978 Leo Smith - Divine Love
1979 Old And New Dreams - Old And New Dreams
1979 John Surman - Upon Reflection
1979 The Globe Unity Orchestra - Compositions
1979 Steve Lacy - The Way

Eric

egrobler said...

My Pre-1980's list

1956 Charles Mingus - Pithecanthropus Erectus
1959 Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come
1959 Sun Ra - The Nubians of Plutonia
1960 Max Roach - We Insist! Freedom Now Suite
1963 Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
1965 John Coltrane - Meditations
1965 Don Cherry - Complete Communion
1966 Paul Bley - Live In Haarlem
1967 Albert Ayler - Albert Ayler In Greenwich Village
1967 Rahsaan Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear
1969 Archie Shepp - Blasé
1969 Pharoah Sanders - Karma
1969 Carla Bley - Escalator Over The Hill
1969 Charlie Haden - Liberation Music Orchestra
1969 Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Tutankhamun
1970 Joe McPhee - Nation Time
1970 Jan Garbarek Quartet - Afric Pepperbird
1970 Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
1970 John McLaughlin: My Goals Beyond
1972 Paul Bley - Open to Love
1972 Dave Holland - Conference of the Birds
1973 Paul Motian - Conception Vessel
1974 Anthony Braxton - New York, Fall 1974
1974 Keith Jarrett - Death And The Flower
1974 Cecil Taylor - Silent Tongues
1976 David Murray - Flowers for Albert
1976 Sam Rivers & Dave Holland - Vol1, Vol2
1977 Dollar Brand - The Journey
1977 Keith Jarrett - Survivors Suite
1977 Air - Air Time
1977 Chico Freeman - Beyond The Rain
1977 Cecil McBee - Compassion
1977 Collin Walcott - Grazing Dreams
1978 Sun Ra - Lanquidity
1978 Leo Smith - Divine Love
1979 Old And New Dreams - Old And New Dreams
1979 John Surman - Upon Reflection
1979 The Globe Unity Orchestra - Compositions
1979 Steve Lacy - The Way