Normally, I would go ahead and list for you a handful of jazz records that historically have been noted as “the most important” time and time again; the ones everyone can agree upon.
But I want to do something different today.
This time I want to hear from you.
Which jazz albums do you think are the most important?
Your answer could be albums that you believe were the most innovative, or even changed the course of jazz music. Your answer could be albums that defined a particular era of jazz. It could be albums that most jazz historians would agree are the most important.
But your answer could also be albums that are the most important to you. Ultimately, the most important jazz albums of all time are the ones that have inspired you, changed your playing, and continue to guide you through your musical journey. This is a subjective topic.
So instead of me telling you what the most important jazz albums are, You tell me! Let’s make a big list of albums we all need to be checking out.
I’ll go ahead and start by leaving my most important albums in the comments below.