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100 quintessential jazz songs of all time

NPR’s Jazz station, Jazz 24, released a top 100 of the listeners’ all time favourites jazz pieces.

All the classics are there, from the standard Take Five (one of my personal favourite, from which i made the track Chcocopop Jazz – released on Remake in 2008) to the soulful At Last by  Etta James.

Beyond being a great listening, it is also a great reference to the pieces that shaped the past decades in music.

Here  is a youtube playlist of evrytrack in order.

1.Take Five Dave Brubeck

2.So What Miles Davis

3.Take The A Train Duke Ellington

4.Round Midnight Thelonious Monk

5.My Favorite Things John Coltrane

6.A Love Supreme (Acknowledgment) John Coltrane

7.All Blues Miles Davis

8.Birdland Weather Report

9.The Girl From Ipanema Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto

10.Sing, Sing, Sing Benny Goodman

11.Strange Fruit Billie Holiday

12.A Night in Tunisia Dizzy Gillespie

13.Giant Steps John Coltrane

14.Blue Rondo a la Turk Dave Brubeck

15.Goodbye Pork Pie Hat Charles Mingus

16.Stolen Moments Oliver Nelson

17.West End Blues Louis Armstrong

18.God Bless The Child Billie Holiday

19.Cantaloupe Island Herbie Hancock

20.My Funny Valentine Chet Baker

21.Body And Soul Coleman Hawkins

22.Song For My Father Horace Silver

23.Spain Chick Corea

24.Blue In Green Miles Davis

25.Naima John Coltrane

26.Flamenco Sketches Miles Davis

27.Waltz For Debby Bill Evans

28.Autumn Leaves Cannonball Adderley

29.St. Thomas Sonny Rollins

30.Mercy, Mercy, Mercy Cannonball Adderley

31.What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong

32.Lush Life John Coltrane/Johnny Hartman

33.Blue Train John Coltrane

34.Poinciana Ahmad Jamal

35.In a Sentimental Mood Duke Ellington & John Coltrane

36.Freddie Freeloader Miles Davis

37.Summertime Ella Fitzgerald

38.Watermelon Man Herbie Hancock

39.Salt Peanuts Dizzy Gillespie

40.Moanin’ Art Blakey

41.Straight, No Chaser Thelonious Monk

42.Good Morning Heartache Billie Holiday

43.Mack the Knife Ella Fitzgerald

44.In the Mood Glenn Miller

45.Desafinado Stan Getz

46.Cast Your Fate To The Wind Vince Guaraldi

47.Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin

48.Blue Monk Thelonious Monk

49.Caravan Duke Ellington

50.Sidewinder Lee Morgan

51.Django Modern Jazz Quartet

52.Compared To What Les McCann

53.Red Clay Freddie Hubbard

54.Ruby, My Dear Thelonious Monk

55.April in Paris Count Basie

56.Bitches Brew Miles Davis

57.Twisted Lambert, Hendricks & Ross

58.Maiden Voyage Herbie Hancock

59.Mood Indigo Duke Ellington

60.St. Louis Blues Louis Armstrong

61.Manteca Dizzy Gillespie

62.How High The Moon Ella Fitzgerald

63.At Last Etta James

64.Fever Peggy Lee

65.Satin Doll Duke Ellington

66.Someday My Prince Will Come Miles Davis

67.Autumn in New York Billie Holiday

68.Epistrophy Thelonious Monk

69.I Loves You Porgy Nina Simone

70.It Don’t Mean A Thing Duke Ellington

71.Koko Charlie Parker

72.Milestones Miles Davis

73.Misterioso Thelonious Monk

74.Nuages Django Reinhardt

75.Struttin’ with Some BBQ Louis Armstrong

76.The In Crowd Ramsey Lewis

77.Ain’t Misbehavin Fats Waller

78.Bye Bye Blackbird John Coltrane

79.On Green Dolphin Street Miles Davis

80.Linus and Lucy Vince Guaraldi

81.Georgia on My Mind Ray Charles

82.Joy Spring Clifford Brown & Max Roach

83.One O’Clock Jump Count Basie

84.Potato Head Blues Louis Armstrong

85.Bumpin’ (On Sunset) Wes Montgomery

86.Feeling Good Nina Simone

87.Misty Errol Garner

88.Moody’s Mood For Love James Moody

89.Stardust Louis Armstrong

90.Yardbird Suite Charlie Parker

91.Diminuendo & Crescendo in Blue Duke Ellington

92.Donna Lee Charlie Parker

93.Water Boy Don Shirley

94.Ornithology Charlie Parker

95.Begin the Beguine Artie Shaw

96.Ceora Lee Morgan

97.Sophisticated Lady Duke Ellington

98.Sugar Stanley Turrentine

99.Footprints Wayne Shorter

100.Four on Six Wes Montgomery