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The Best Jazz Albums of the 1950s

1. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
August 17, 1959
Critic Score
100
5 reviews

3. John Coltrane - Blue Train

John Coltrane - Blue Train
January 0, 1958
Critic Score
100
1 review

4. The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out
December 14, 1959
Critic Score
100
1 review

6. Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport

Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport
July 7, 1956
Critic Score
100
1 review

8. Miles Davis - Miles Ahead

Miles Davis - Miles Ahead
November 1, 1957
Critic Score
100
1 review

9. Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess

Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess
January 1, 1959
Critic Score
100
1 review

10. Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um

Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
September 14, 1959
Critic Score
100
1 review

11. Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners

Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners
January 1, 1957
Critic Score
100
1 review

12. Sonny Rollins - Plus 4

Sonny Rollins - Plus 4
January 1, 1956
Critic Score
100
1 review

13. Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool
February 1, 1957
Critic Score
100
1 review

16. Miles Davis - Milestones

Miles Davis - Milestones
April 1, 1958
Critic Score
100
1 review

17. Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Moanin'

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Moanin'
January 1, 1958
Critic Score
100
1 review

18. Charles Mingus - The Clown

Charles Mingus - The Clown
January 1, 1957
Critic Score
100
1 review

19. Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else

Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else
January 1, 1958
Critic Score
100
1 review

20. Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin'

Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin'
October 0, 1958
Critic Score
100
1 review

21. Miles Davis - Bags' Groove

Miles Davis - Bags' Groove
January 1, 1957
Critic Score
100
1 review

22. Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come

Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come
October 1, 1959
Critic Score
100
1 review

24. Charles Mingus - Pithecanthropus Erectus

Charles Mingus - Pithecanthropus Erectus
January 1, 1956
Critic Score
100
1 review

25. Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus

Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus
December 1, 1956
Critic Score
100
1 review
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