100 Must Have Jazz Songs

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100 Jazz Recordings You Should Have In Your Collection

Here is our compilation of the top 100 jazz songs of all time. This list is in no particular order. Which ones do you have? Which have we missed or left out? Hope you like and enjoy! Comment below. Click on the iTunes icon iTunes besides each song to listen to a preview of the song, or to purchase your song from the iTunes store.

  1. “So What” – Miles Davis iTunes
  2. “My Favorite Things” – John Coltrane iTunes
  3. “Take Five” – Dave Brubeck iTunes
  4. “Acknowledgement” – John Coltrane iTunes
  5. “Birdland” – Weather Report iTunes
  6. “Freddie Freeloader” – Miles Davis iTunes
  7. “Psalm” – John Coltrane iTunes
  8. “Strange Fruit” – Billie Holiday iTunes
  9. “Salt Peanuts” – Dizzy Gillespie iTunes
  10. “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” – Cannonball Adderley iTunes
  11. “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” – Charles Mingus iTunes
  12. “Chameleon” – Herbie Hancock and the HeadhuntersiTunes
  13. “Straight Life” – Freddy Hubbard iTunes
  14. “The Creator has a Master Plan” – Pharaoh Sanders iTunes
  15. “Blue in Green” – Miles Davis iTunes
  16. “One O’Clock Jump” – Count Basie iTunes
  17. “Bumpin’ on Sunset” – Wes Montgomery iTunes
  18. Naima” – John Coltrane iTunes
  19. “Back at the Chicken Shack” – Jimmy Smith iTunes
  20. “Mister Magic” – Grover Washington, Jr. iTunes
  21. “Giant Steps” – John Coltrane iTunes
  22. “In a Silent Way” – Miles Davis iTunes
  23. “Dolphin Dance” – Herbie Hancock iTunes
  24. “In N’ Out” – Joe Henderson iTunes
  25. “Resolution” – John Coltrane iTunes
  26. “Alone Together” – Grant Green iTunes
  27. “St. Louis Blues” – W.C. Handy iTunes
  28. “Rocket Number Nine Take off for the Planet Venus” – Sun Ra and his Arkestra iTunes
  29. “Tipitina” – Professor Longhair iTunes
  30. “Breakfast Feud” – Charlie Christian iTunes
  31. “Naguine” – Django Reinhardt iTunes
  32. “It Might as Well be Spring” – Sarah Vaughan iTunes
  33. “Captain Fingers” – Lee Ritenour iTunes
  34. “Science Funktion” – Donald Byrd iTunes
  35. “Blue Rondo A La Turk” – Dave Brubeck iTunes
  36. “A Remark You Made” – Weather Report iTunes
  37. “Black Satin” – Miles Davis iTunes<
  38. “Just the Two of Us” – Grover Washington, Jr. iTunes
  39. “Minnie the Moocher” – Cab Calloway iTunes
  40. “Aerial Boundaries” – Michael Hedges iTunes
  41. “Red Clay” – Freddie Hubbard iTunes
  42. “Round Midnight” – Thelonious Monk iTunes
  43. “Bright Size Life” – Pat Metheny iTunes
  44. “Maiden Voyage” – Herbie Hancock iTunes
  45. “Portrait of Tracy” – Jaco Pastorious iTunes
  46. “Mood Indigo” – Duke Ellington iTunes
  47. “Body & Soul” – Coleman Hawkins iTunes
  48. “Moanin’” – Art Blakey iTunes
  49. “Straight, No Chaser” – Thelonious Monk iTunes
  50. “Right Off” – Miles Davis iTunes
  51. “Bird Land” Weather Report iTunes
  52. “Jelly Roll Blues” – Jelly Roll Morton iTunes
  53. “Stratus” – Billy Cobham iTunes
  54. “(They call me) Dr. Professor Longhair” – Professor Longhair iTunes
  55. “Sun Goddess” – Ramsey Lewis iTunes
  56. “Miles Beyond” – Mahavishnu Orchestra iTunes
  57. “Fables of Faubus” – Charles Mingus iTunes
  58. “Room 335” – Larry Carlton iTunes
  59. “Epistrophy” – Thelonious Monk iTunes
  60. “The Girl From Ipanema” – Getz/Gilberto iTunes
  61. “Lonely Woman” – Ornette Coleman iTunes
  62. “The Perfect Man” – Sun Ra and his Arkestra iTunes
  63. “Hello, Dolly” – Louis Armstrong iTunes
  64. “Chasin’ the Bird” – Charlie Parker iTunes
  65. “Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy” – Return to Forever iTunes
  66. “God Bless the Child” – Billie Holiday iTunes
  67. “Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers” – Jeff Beck iTunes
  68. “Tea for Two” – Art Tatum iTunes
  69. “Volunteered Slavery” – Rahsaan Roland Kirk iTunes
  70. “Pharoah’s Dance” – Miles Davis iTunes
  71. “A Night in Tunisia” – Sonny Rollins iTunes
  72. “Pursuance” – John Coltrane iTunes
  73. “Satin Doll” – Duke Ellington iTunes
  74. “Speak no Evil” – Wayne Shorter iTunes
  75. “Chitlins Con Carne” – Kenny Burrell iTunes
  76. “Potato Head Blues” – Louis Armstrong iTunes
  77. “Giant Steps” John Coltrane Amazing…. iTunes
  78. “My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now” – Dirty Dozen Brass Band iTunes
  79. “Cover Girl” – Larry Coryell iTunes
  80. “Willow Weep for Me” – Wes Montgomery iTunes
  81. “A Long Drink of the Blues” – Jackie McLean iTunes
  82. “Three Views of a Secret” – Jaco Pastorious iTunes
  83. “Places and Spaces” – Donald Byrd iTunes
  84. “When you’re in Love” – Horace Silver iTunes
  85. “Lazy River” – Pete Fountain iTunes
  86. “Tones for Elvin Jones” – John McLaughlin iTunes
  87. “Icarus” – Winter Consort iTunes
  88. “Bemsha Swing” – Thelonious Monk iTunes
  89. “Moon Tune” – Bob James/David Sanborn iTunes
  90. “Eternal Child” – Chick Corea’s Elektric Band iTunes
  91. “Out of the Night” – Brian Melvin Trio iTunes
  92. “School Days” – Stanley Clarke iTunes
  93. “Five Hundred Miles High” – Stan Getz iTunes
  94. “Hog Callin’ Blues” – Charles Mingus iTunes
  95. “My Funny Valentine” – Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker iTunes
  96. “Race with Devil on Spanish Highway” – Al DiMeola iTunes
  97. “Moritat” – Sonny Rollins iTunes
  98. “Son of Mr. Green Genes” – Frank Zappa
  99. “Big Chief” – Professor Longhair iTunes
  100. “Anonymous Skulls” – Medeski, Martin & Wood iTunes

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