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The Best Jazz Albums of the 1970s

1. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
April 1, 1970
Critic Score
100
3 reviews

2. Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchidananda

Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchidananda
January 1, 1971
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

4. Return To Forever - Light as a Feather

Return To Forever - Light as a Feather
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

5. Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire

Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire
March 29, 1973
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

8. Charles Mingus - Let My Children Hear Music

Charles Mingus - Let My Children Hear Music
January 1, 1972
Critic Score
100
1 review

9. Weather Report - Heavy Weather

Weather Report - Heavy Weather
March 1, 1977
Critic Score
100
1 review

10. Sam Rivers - Crystals

Sam Rivers - Crystals
Critic Score
100
1 review

11. Sam Rivers - Streams

Sam Rivers - Streams
November 5, 1973
Critic Score
100
1 review

12. Sun Ra - Space is the Place

Sun Ra - Space is the Place
January 1, 1973
Critic Score
100
1 review

13. Weather Report - Weather Report

Weather Report - Weather Report
May 12, 1971
Critic Score
100
1 review

14. Miles Davis - On the Corner

Miles Davis - On the Corner
October 11, 1972
Critic Score
100
1 review

15. Herbie Hancock - Crossings

Herbie Hancock - Crossings
May 30, 1972
Critic Score
100
1 review

16. Chick Corea - Return to Forever

Chick Corea - Return to Forever
September 0, 1972
Critic Score
100
1 review

17. Ornette Coleman - Science Fiction

Ornette Coleman - Science Fiction
February 0, 1972
Critic Score
100
1 review

18. Herbie Hancock - Mwandishi

Herbie Hancock - Mwandishi
January 1, 1971
Critic Score
100
1 review

19. Grover Washington, Jr. - Mister Magic

Grover Washington, Jr. - Mister Magic
February 7, 1975
Critic Score
100
1 review

20. Soft Machine - Third

Soft Machine - Third
June 6, 1970
Critic Score
100
1 review

21. Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - Winter in America

Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - Winter in America
May 1, 1974
Critic Score
97
2 reviews

23. Don Cherry - Brown Rice

Don Cherry - Brown Rice
August 30, 1975
Critic Score
91
2 reviews

24. Billy Cobham - Spectrum

Billy Cobham - Spectrum
October 1, 1973
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

25. John Abercrombie - Timeless

John Abercrombie - Timeless
January 1, 1975
Critic Score
90
1 review
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