Sunday, August 20, 2006

shaken, not stirred

ODD: DJ Martian links to another list, but with different entries. I don't know where the truth lies.
ADDED: list complete

UK mag Jazzwise has a "The 100 Albums That Shook The World" feature this month. The full list isn't available on the website, but the last three are, two of which are be.jazz favourites:

100 Polar Bear Held On The Tips of Fingers

...Groundbreaking, it gave young British jazz bands the guts to label themselves like rock bands and to stretch beyond their comfort zones.
Actually, I'm listening to Joey Baron's Tongue In Groove for the first time as I type this, and it sounds in spots like a precursor to Polar Bear.

99 The Bad Plus These Are The Vistas
Very few jazz groups today set out to mess with your head. You know, get inside there, push the furniture over, chuck things out of the window and generally make a nuisance of themselves...

I've managed to obtain a few others:

1 Miles Davis Kind Of Blue
2 John Coltrane Love Supreme
3 Ornette Coleman Shape of Jazz to come
4 Bill Evans Trio Sunday at the Village Vangaurd
5 Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus
6 Thelonious Monk Brillant Corners
7 Charles Mingus Ah Um
8 Charlie Parker Savoy Recordings
9 Miles Davis Bitches Brew
10 Keith Jarrett Köln Concert
11 Coltrane Giants Steps
12 Eric Dolphy Out To Lunch
13 Louis Armstrong Complete Hot 5 and 7
14 Duke Ellington Blanton-Webster Band
15 Mahavishnu Orchestra Inner Mounting Flame
16 Albert Ayler Spiritual Unity
17 Herbie Hancock Head Hunters
18 Dave Brubeck Time Out
19 Ornette Coleman Free Jazz
20 Weather Report Heavy Weather
21 Ahmad Jamal But Not For Me
22 Jerry Roll Morton Volume 1
23 Frank Sinatra Songs For Swingin' Lovers
24 Wes Montgomery The Incredible Jazz Guitar
25 Modern Jazz Quartet Fontessa
26 Bud Powell The Genius of Bud Powell
27 Cecil Taylor At The Café Montmartre
28 Art Blakey Moanin'
29 Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage
30 Getz/Gilberto Getz/Gilberto
31 Pat Metheny Bright Size Life
32 Jimmy Smith A New Sound
33 Jan Garbarek Afric Pepperbird
34 Woody Herman Thundering herds
35 Duke Ellington At Newport
36 Ella Fitzgerald Sings The cole Porter Songbook
37 Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
38 Cannonball Adderley Somethin' Else
39 Lifetime Emergency
40 Billie Holiday At JATP
41 Chick Corea Return To Forever
42 Stan Getz Focus
43 Miles Davis Sketches of Spain
44 George Russell Jazz Workshop
45 John Coltrane Impressions
46 Andrew Hill Point Of Departure
47 Sonny Rollins The Bridge
48 Sun Ra Heliocentric Worlds
49 Dizzy Gillepsie Shaw Nuff'
50 Lennie Tristano Tristano
51 John Zorn Naked City
52 John McLaughlin Extrapolation
53 Pharoah Sanders Karma
54 Lester young Lester Young/Buddy Rich Trio
55 John Coltrane Ascension
56 Art Ensemble 0f Chicago A Jackson In Your House
57 Horace silver Song For My Father
58 Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet
59 Coleman Hawkins Body And Soul
60 Peter Brötzmann octet Machine Gun
61 Miles Davis Birth Of The Cool
62 Count Basie The Atomic Mr. Basie
63 Archie Shepp Four For Trane
64 Brad Meldhau Art Of The Trio vol.3
65 Gerry Mulligan Gerry Mulligan Quartet
66 Gil Evans The Individualism Of Gil Evans
67 John Handy Live At Monterrey
68 EST From Gargarin's Point Of View
69 Stan Tracey Jazz Suite Inspired By Dylan Thomas
70 Dollar Brand African Marketplace
71 Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil
72 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music vol.1
73 Roland Kirk Rip, Rig And Panic
74 Herbie Hancock New Standard
75 Oscar Peterson Night Train
76 Charles Lloyd Dream Weaver
77 Art Tatum The Genius Of Art Tatum No. 1
78 Betty carter An Audience With Betty Carter
79 Oliver Nelson Blues And The Abstract Truth
80 John Surnam Tales of Algonquin
81 Eberhard Weber Colours of Chloe
82 Steve Coleman and 5 elements Tao of Mad Phat
83 Diana Krall Love Scenes
84 Anthony Braxton For Alto
85 Kryztof Komeda Astigmatic
86 Steps Ahead Steps Ahead
87 Django Reinhardt Retrospective 34-53
88 Joe Harriot-John Mayer double Quintet Indo-Jazz Suite
89 Jackie McLean Let Freedom Ring
90 Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra
92 Sarah Vaughan Sarah Vaughan
93 Jan Johanssen Jazz Pa Svenska
94 Cassandra Wilson Blue Light Til Dawn
95 Wynton Marsalis Black Codes
96 Medeski,Martin and Wood Combustication
97 Tomasz Stanko Soul of Things
98 Courtney Pine Journey to the Urge Within
"...A pied piper who led British jazz out of the trough of despond after its brilliant flowering in the 1960s..."
99 The Bad Plus These Are The Vistas
100 Polar Bear Held On The Tips Of Fingers

The transition from Love Scenes to For Alto is jarring. I'm assuming Kind Of Blue is #1. I'll update the list if I hear more or buy the issue.