Guides & Lists

Jazzwise Editor's Choice Albums: October 2019

Our pick of the best new releases and reissues reviewed in the October 2019 issue of Jazzwise. Featuring O’Higgins & Luft, Matana Roberts, Rebecca Nash/Atlas, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt and Enrico Rava

Hard Bop: 10 Essential Albums

Hard bop emerged in the 1950s, spearheaded by the likes of Horace Silver, Clifford Brown, Art Blakey, Jackie McLean and Sonny Rollins, who between them made some outstanding albums that still resonate loudly today

Modal Jazz: 10 Essential Albums

The urge to move away from the over-familiar chord progressions of bop led Charles Mingus and Miles Davis to develop new approaches to harmonic movement, and the recording of some of the greatest albums in the history of music

Jazzwise Editor's Choice: September 2019

Our pick of the best new releases and reissues reviewed in the September 2019 issue of Jazzwise. Featuring Anat Cohen, Michael Janisch, Nérija, Stan Getz and Bennie Maupin

The 100 Jazz Albums That Shook The World

Not just another “greatest jazz albums” list of favourite recordings and biggest sellers but a fully annotated look at the albums that actually changed jazz, changed lives and brought the music kicking and screaming into the 21st century

Jazz Albums That Shook The World: The 1970s

Our decade-by-decade exploration of The 100 Jazz Albums That Shook The World continues with the 1970s, a decade in which new musical revolutions seemed to transpire with every release. This is an ideal introduction to the best albums of the decade, featuring Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny and Chick Corea

Jazz Albums That Shook The World: The 1960s

The quantity and diversity of great jazz albums recorded in the 1960s means that any list of great albums that claims to be in any way 'definitive' is on very shaky ground. Nonetheless, the albums highlighted below are benchmarks in the history of jazz on record and if you are discovering jazz for the first time then you've just found the perfect place to start. Let's start with a masterpiece...

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