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Greatest Jazz Record Labels & Companies

Criteria: - This list of jazz record labels and companies are
based on how many good albums they released. Their 10
best records are listed below the record label name to
showcase their talent of jazz album producing.

Newly added names are in Red

Edited By: Alvin
List Begun: 12-19-04

Greatest Jazz Artists
Greatest Saxophonists
Jazz Instrumentals
The Greatest Jazz Record Labels/Companies
(Plus Their Most Essential Artist and 10 Albums They Recorded)
1. Columbia (Miles Davis)

1. Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
2. Ellington At Newport 1956 - Duke Ellington
3. Lady in Satin - Billie Holliday
4. Mingus Ah Um - Charles Mingus
5. Time Out - Dave Brubeck
6. Heavy Weather - Weather Report
7. Headhunters - Herbie Hancock
8. Straight, No Chaser - Thelonious Monk
9. Satch Plays Fats - Louis Armstrong
10. Black Codes (From the Underground) - Wynton Marsalis

2. Blue Note (Lee Morgan)

1. Song For My Father - Horace Silver
2. Out To Lunch - Eric Dolphy
3. Somethin' Else - Cannonball Adderley
4. Idle Moments - Grant Green
5. Speak No Evil - Wayne Shorter
6. The Sidewinder - Lee Morgan
7. Birth of the Cool - Miles Davis
8. Maiden Voyage - Herbie Hancock
9. Go! - Dexter Gordon
10. Moanin' - Art Blakey

3. Riverside (Thelonious Monk)

1. Brilliant Corners - Thelonious Monk
2. Incredible Jazz Guitar - Wes Montgomery
3. Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane - Thelonious Monk/John Coltrane
4. Creole Reeds - Sidney Bechet
5. Big 6! - Blue Mitchell
6. Monk's Music - Thelonious Monk
7. Plays Duke Ellington - Thelonious Monk
8. It's Magic - Abbey Lincoln
9. Caravan - Art Blakey
10. Chet - Chet Baker

4. Impulse! (John Coltrane)

1. A Love Supreme - John Coltrane
2. Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown - Sarah Vaughan/Clifford Brown
3. Ella and Louis - Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong
4. Getz/Gilberto - Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto
5. The Composer of Desafinado Plays - Antonio Carlos Jobim
6. John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman - John Coltrane/Johnny Hartman
7. Death and the Flower - Keith Jarrett
8. The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady - Charles Mingus
9. Ascension - John Coltrane
10. The Blues and the Abstract Truth - Oliver Nelson

5. Verve (Herbie Hancock)

1. Directions in Music - Herbie Hancock/Micheal Brecker/Roy Hargrove
2. Snap Your Fingers - Al Grey
3. Blues: The Common Ground - Kenny Burrell
4. Giblet Gravy - George Benson
5. What the World Needs Now - Stan Getz
6. Roy and Diz - Roy Eldridge/Dizzy Gillespie
7. Lovesome Things - Joe Henderson
8. 1+1 - Herbie Hancock/Wayne Shorter
9. California Dreaming - Wes Montgomery
10. Parallel Realities - Jack DeJohnette

6. Atlantic (Charles Mingus)

1. The Shape of Jazz to Come - Ornette Coleman
2. Giant Steps - John Coltrane
3. Reunion at Budokan - The Modern Jazz Quartet
4. Blues & Roots - Charles Mingus
5. Art Blakey and Thelonious Monk - Art Blakey/Thelonious Monk
6. Free Jazz - Ornette Coleman
7. My Favorite Things - John Coltrane
8. The Clown - Charles Mingus
9. For Love or Country - Arturo Sandoval
10. Mingus at Antibes - Charles Mingus

7. Mercury/EmArcy (Clifford Brown/Max Roach)

1. Dinah Jams - Dinah Washington
2. Rip, Rig, and Panic - Rahsaan Roland Kirk
3. At the Piano - Errol Garner
4. The Bean - Coleman Hawkins
5. The Big Tenor - Ben Webster
6. With Strings - Clifford Brown
7. I Surrender, Dear - Billy Eckstine
8. For Those in Love - Dinah Washington
9. Clark Terry - Clark Terry
10. And His Octet - Maynard Ferguson

8. Prestige (Miles Davis Quintet)

1. Saxophone Colossus - Sonny Rollins
2. The Miles Davis Quintet Series - Miles Davis
3. Django - Modern Jazz Quartet
4. Dizzy Atmosphere - Lee Morgan/Wynton Kelly
5. Harlem - Duke Ellington
6. Bags' Groove - Miles Davis
7. Eric Dolphy - Eric Dolphy
8. Mating Call - John Coltrane
9. Recorded Live! In Concert Around the World - Jack McDuff
10. Up Tight! - Gene Ammons

9. Pacific (Chet Baker)

1. Quartet - Gerry Mulligan
2. Chet Baker Sings! - Chet Baker
3 Sweets At The Hait - Harry "Sweets" Edison
4 Flute 'N Oboe - Bud Shanks/Bob Cooper
5. Sings a Song With Mulligan - Annie Ross/Gerry Mulligan
6. Ritual - Art Blakey
7. New Bottle, Old Wine - Cannonball Adderley/Gil Evans
8. Critic's Choice - Pepper Adams
9. Jazz Immortal - Clifford Brown
10. It's About Time - Teddy Edwards

10. Savoy (Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie)

1. Penthouse Serenade - Errol Garner
2. Jay and Kai - J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding
3. Bohemia After Dark - Kenny Clarke
4. Groovin' High - Dizzy Gillespie
5. With Milt Jackson - Howard McGhee/Milt Jackson
6. Borderline - Ray McKinley
7. That's Nat - Nat Adderley
8. The Champ - Dizzy Gillespie
9. The Immortal - Charlie Parker
10. Jackson's Ville - Milt Jackson


Disclaimer: There is nothing 'Official' about these lists. They are compiled by the 'editor' using the
stated criteria, and revised considering the competent suggestions of visitors to this website only.

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