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100 Best Hardbop Recordings

In Album on March 10, 2009 at 9:22 pm

A collection of  what is known to be the best Hardbop recordings:

 

  • Wardell Gray – Los Angeles All-Stars – Jan. 21, 1952 Prestige2
  • J.J. Johnson – The Eminent J.J., Vol. 1 – June 22, 1953 Blue Note3
  • Miles Davis Walkin’ – April 29, 1954 Prestige4
  • Elmo Hope – Elmo Hope Quintet – May 9, 1954 Blue Note5
  • Art Farmer – When Farmer Met Gryce – May 19, 1954 Prestige6
  • Sonny Rollins – Movin’ Out Aug. – 18, 1954 Prestige7
  • Horace Silver – The Jazz Messengers – Dec. 13, 1954 Blue Note8
  • Clifford Brown – Study In Brown – Feb. 23, 1955 EmArcy9
  • Kenny Dorham – The Jazz Prophets – April 4, 1956 Chess10
  • Art Blakey – The Jazz Messengers – April 6, 1956 Columbia11
  • Johnny Griffin – Introducing Johnny Griffin – April 17, 1956 Blue Note12
  • Max Roach – Max Roach Plus Four – Sept. 17, 1956 EmArcy13
  • The Lighthouse All-Stars – Music For Lighthouse keeping – Oct. 2, 1956 Contemporary14
  • J.R. Monterose – J.R. Monterose – Oct. 21, 1956 Blue Note15
  • Clifford Jordan – Blowing In From Chicago – March 3, 1957 Blue Note16
  • Clark Terry – Serenayde To A Bus Seat – April 1, 1957 Riverside17
  • Ray Bryant – Ray Bryant Trio – April 5, 1957 Prestige18
  • John Coltrane – Blue Train – Sept. 15, 1957 Blue Note19
  • Lee Morgan – The Cooker – Sept. 29, 1957 Blue Note20
  • Ornette Coleman – Something Else – Feb. 10, 1958 Contemporary21
  • Jimmy Smith – The Sermon – Feb. 25, 1958 Blue Note22
  • Cannonball Adderley – Portrait of Cannonball – July 1, 1958 Riverside23
  • Lou Donaldson -The Blues Walk – July 28, 1958 Blue Note24
  • Thelonious Monk – Misterioso – Aug. 1, 1958 Riverside25
  • Dizzy Reece – Blues In Trinity – Aug. 24, 1958 Blue Note26
  • Jerome Richardson – Midnight Oil – Oct. 10, 1958 Prestige27
  • Art Blakey – Moanin’ – Oct. 30, 1958 Blue Note28
  • Frank Rosolino – Free For All – Dec. 22, 1958 Specialty29
  • Horace Silver – Finger Poppin’ – Jan. 31, 1959 Blue Note30
  • Art Blakey – At The Jazz Corner of the World – April 15, 1959 Blue Note31
  • John Coltrane – Giant Steps – May 4, 1959 Atlantic32
  • Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah Um – May 5, 1959 Columbia33
  • Curtis Fuller – Blues-ette – May 21, 1959 Savoy34
  • Donald Byrd – Byrd In Hand – May 31, 1959 Blue Note35
  • Harold Land – The Fox – Aug. 1, 1959 Contemporary36
  • Walter Davis, Jr. – Davis Cup – Aug. 2, 1959 Blue Note37
  • Benny Golson – Groovin’ With Golson – Aug. 28, 1959 Prestige38
  • Jimmy Heath – The Thumper   – Sept. 1, 1959 Riverside39
  • Bobby Timmons – This Here is Bobby Timmons – -Jan. 13, 1960 Riverside40
  • The Jazztet – Meet The Jazztet – Feb. 6, 1960 Chess41
  • Hank Mobley – Soul Station – Feb. 7, 1960 Blue Note42
  • Art Blakey – The Big Beat – March 6, 1960 Blue Note43
  • Barry Harris – At The Jazz Workshop – May 15, 1960 Riverside44
  • Freddie Redd   – The Connection – June 13, 1960 Felsted45
  • Tina Brooks – True Blue – June 25, 1960 Blue Note46
  • Teddy Edwards – Teddy’s Ready – Aug. 17, 1960 Contemporary47
  • Jackie McLean – Jackie’s Bag – Sept. 1, 1960 Blue Note48
  • Booker Ervin – Cookin’ – Nov. 26, 1960 Savoy49
  • Kenny Drew – Undercurrent   -Dec. 11, 1960 Blue Note50
  • Stanley Turrentine – The Blue Hour – Dec. 16, 1960 Blue Note51
  • Freddie Hubbard – Hub Cap – April 9, 1961 Blue Note52
  • The Jazz Crusaders – Best of the Jazz Crusaders – May 1, 1961 Pacific Jazz53
  • Dexter Gordon – Doin’ Allright – May 6, 1961 Blue Note54
  • Horace Silver – Doin’ The Thing – May 20, 1961 Blue Note55
  • Gene Ammons – Boss Tenors – Aug. 27, 1961 Verve56
  • Sonny Clark – Leapin’ & Lopin’ – Nov. 13,   Note57
  • Don Byas – Tribute To Cannonball – Dec. 15, 1961 Columbia58
  • Herbie Hancock – Takin’ Off – May 28, 1962 Blue Note59
  • Wes Montgomery – Full House – June 25, 1962 Riverside60
  • Blue Mitchell – The Cup Bearers – Aug. 28, 1962 Riverside61
  • Kenny Burrell – Midnight Blue – Jan. 7, 196 3Blue Note62
  • Joe Henderson – Page One – June 3, 1963 Blue Note63
  • Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder – Dec. 21, 1963 Blue Note64
  • Grant Green – Solid – June 12, 1964 Blue Note65
  • Wayne Shorter   – Speak No Evil – Dec. 24, 1964 Blue Note66
  • Hank Mobley – Dippin’ – June 18, 1965 Blue Note67
  • Lee Morgan – Cornbread – Sept. 18, 1965 Blue Note68
  • Horace Silver – Cape Verdean Blues – Oct. 1, 1965 Blue Note69
  • Larry Young – Unity – Nov. 10, 1965 Blue Note70
  • Joe Henderson – Mode For Joe – Jan. 27, 1966 Blue Note71
  • George Benson – George Benson Cookbook – Aug. 1, 1966 Columbia72
  • Sonny Criss – This Is Criss!  – Oct. 21, 1966 Prestige73
  • Lee Morgan – The Procrastinator – July 14, 1967 Blue Note74
  • Duke Pearson – The Right Touch – Sept. 13, 1967 Blue Note75
  • Lonnie Smith – Think!  -July 23, 1968 Blue Note76
  • Rusty Bryant – Rusty Bryant Returns – Feb. 17, 1969 Prestige77
  • Les McCann   –   Swiss Movement – June 22, 1969 Atlantic78
  • Houston Person – Goodness!  – Aug. 25, 1969 Prestige79
  • Louis Hayes – Ichi-Ban – May 5, 1976 Timeless80
  • Nick Brignola – L.A. Bound – Oct. 17, 1979 Night Life81
  • Art Blakey – Straight Ahead – June 1, 1981 Concord82
  • David “Fathead” Newman – Still Hard Times April 14, 1982 Muse83
  • Joanne Brackeen – Fi-Fi Goes To Heaven – Oct. 1, 1986 Concord84
  • Marvin “Smitty” Smith – Keeper Of The Drums – March 1, 1987 Concord85
  • Bobby Hutcherson – Cruisin’ The ‘Bird – April 15, 1988 Landmark86
  • Ray Brown – Bam Bam Bam – Dec. 1, 1988 Concord87
  • Ricky Ford – Hard Groovin’ – Feb. 24, 1989 Muse88
  • Erica Lindsay – Dreamer – March 3, 1989 Candid89
  • Roy Hargrove – Diamond In The Rough – Dec. 1, 1989 Novus90
  • Benny Green – Lineage – Jan. 30, 1990 Blue Note91
  • Ralph Moore – Furthermore- March 3, 1990 Landmark92
  • Ray Brown – Moore Makes Four – May 22, 1990 Concord93
  • Mike Smith – On A Cool Night – Jan. 1, 1991 Delmark94
  • T.S. Monk – Take One – Oct. 16, 1991 Blue Note95
  • Tom Scott – Born Again – March 1, 1992 GRP96
  • Travis Shook – Travis Shook – Jan. 1, 1993 Columbia97
  • Kenny Barron – Other Places – Feb. 1, 1993 Verve98
  • Jimmy Smith – Damn! – Jan. 24, 1995 Verve99
  • Horace Silver – The Hardbop Grandpop – Feb. 29, 1996 Impulse! 100
  • Jake Langley  – Doug’s Garage – Nov. 10, 1999 Radioland

 

A courtesy of Hardbop Homepage (http://hardbop.tripod.com/index.html

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