Have you been wanting to add to your Jazz music library? Are you wanting to learn Jazz or simply don't know where to start? Well here is a list of albums that I consider to be essential listening for anyone interested in the Jazz genre.

Below you will find over 40 albums, many of them remastered, listed by artist, album title, the drummer on the recording and the original label. Point to any title to purchase or simply find out more information on — even listen to several sample cuts from the album.

  Miles Davis Kind of Blue Jimmy Cobb Columbia 40579
  Miles Davis Milestones Philly Joe Jones Columbia 40837
  Miles Davis Relaxin' Philly Joe Jones Prestige OJC 190
  Miles Davis Nefertiti Tony Williams Columbia 46113
  Miles Davis ESP Tony Williams Columbia 46863
  Miles Davis Complete Concert: 1964 Tony Williams Columbia C2K 48821
  Wes Montgomery Smokin' At the Half Note Jimmy Cobb Verve 829 578
  Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil Elvin Jones Blue Note 46509
  Wayne Shorter Juju Elvin Jones Blue Note 376-44
  John Coltrane Giant Steps Taylor Cobb Atlantic 1311
  John Coltrane Blue Train Philly Joe Jones Blue Note 460952
  John Coltrane A Love Supreme Elvin Jones Impulse 155
  John Coltrane Impressions Elvin Jones Impulse 5887
  John Coltrane Live At Birdland Elvin Jones Impulse 33109
  Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus Max Roach Prestige OJC 291
  Sonny Rollins The Contemporary Leaders Shelly Manne OJCCD-340-2
  Joe Henderson Page One Pete LaRoca Blue Note 84140
  Joe Henderson The Wynton Kelly Trio Jimmy Cobb Verve 314 531 561-2
  Joe Henderson Lush Life Greg Hutchinson Verve 511-779
  Joe Henderson So Near, So Far Al Foster Verve 314 517 674-2
  McCoy Tyner The Real McCoy Elvin Jones Blue Note 46512
  Art Blakey Night At Birdland - Vol 1 Art Blakey Blue Note 46520
  Art Blakey Night At Birdland - Vol 2 Art Blakey " " "
  Art Blakey Moanin' Art Blakey Blue Note 46516
  Chick Corea Now He Sings, Now He Sobs Roy Haynes Blue Note 9005
  Charlie Parker Now's The Time Max Roach Verve 825-671
  Clifford Brown Brown / Roach Inc. Max Roach Emarcy 814-644
  Clifford Brown More Study In Brown Max Roach Emarcy 814-637
  Art Pepper Art Pepper +11 Mel Lewis OJCCD 341-2
  Louis Armstrong Satchmo at Symphony Hall Sid Catlett Decca GRD-661
  Ornette Coleman Change of the Century Billy Higgins Atlantic 7-81341-2
  Stan Getz Yours and Mine Ben Riley Concord 4740
  Stan Getz Sweet Rain Grady Tate Verve 815 054-2
  Keith Jarrett At the Blue Note Jack DeJohnette ECM 1577
  Ahmad Jamal At the Pershing Vernel Fournier Chess CHD 9108
  Gene Krupa / Buddy Rich Krupa & Rich Krupa / Rich Verve 835 314-2
  Joe Lovano From the Soul Ed Blackwell Blue Note 7-986362
  Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster Mel Lewis Verve 841-661-2
  Thelonious Monk Monk's Dream Frankie Dunlop Columbia 40786
  Thelonious Monk Criss Cross Frankie Dunlop Columbia 48823
  Bill Stewart Snide Remarks Bill Stewart Blue Note 32489
  John Ambercrombie Tactics Adam Nussbaum ECM 1623
  Larry Young Unity Elvin Jones Blue Note 84221
  Bunk Johnson King of the Blues Baby Dodds American Music 1
  Baby Dodds Baby Dodds Baby Dodds American Music 17
  Baby Dodds Talking & Drum Solos Baby Dodds Folkways F-02290