Top Cool Jazz Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
35
Miles Davis Kind of Blue Modal Jazz 1959
2
347
Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out 1959
3
371
Miles Davis Classics in Jazz/Birth of the Cool 1954
4
487
Bill Evans Sunday at the Village Vanguard 1961
5
733
Bill Evans Waltz for Debby 1962
6
970
Miles Davis Miles Ahead 1957
7
1131
Gil Evans Out of the Cool Big Band 1961
8
1148
Lennie Tristano Lennie Tristano 1956
9
1460
The Modern Jazz Quartet Fontessa 1956
10
1640
Art Pepper Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section 1957
11
1662
The Modern Jazz Quartet Django Third Stream 1956
12
1691
The Art Tatum - Ben Webster Quartet The Art Tatum - Ben Webster Quartet/The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 8 Stride 1958
13
1757
Oscar Peterson Night Train 1963
14
1786
Stan Getz Focus Avant-Garde Jazz 1961
15
1949
Miles Davis Ascenseur pour l'échafaud/Jazz Track Film Score 1958
16
1979
John Coltrane Ballads Modal Jazz 1963
17
1995
Jimmy Giuffre 3 Thesis/1961 Third Stream 1961
18
2155
Bill Evans Portrait in Jazz 1960
19
2192
Charlie Parker Charlie Parker with Strings 1950
20
2215
Jimmy Giuffre 3 Fusion/1961 Third Stream 1961
21
2224
Chet Baker Chet Baker Sings Standards, Vocal Jazz 1954
22
2695
Jimmy Giuffre Jimmy Giuffre 3 1957
23
2758
June Christy Something Cool Vocal Jazz 1954
24
2874
Art Pepper Smack-Up 1960
25
2900
Lee Konitz & Lennie Tristano Lee Konitz & Lennie Tristano/Subconscious-Lee 1949
26
2976
Bill Evans and Jim Hall Undercurrent Modal Jazz 1962

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Bill Evans Explorations 1961
Bill Evans Everybody Digs Bill Evans Modal Jazz 1959
Abdullah Ibrahim Water from an Ancient Well 1986
Lee Konitz Motion 1961
Milt Jackson and John Coltrane Bags & Trane Bebop 1961
Gerry Mulligan Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster 1959
Vince Guaraldi A Charlie Brown Christmas Christmas Music, Jazz Pop, Television Music 1965
Art Pepper Art Pepper + Eleven 1959
Gerry Mulligan What Is There to Say? 1959
Dave Brubeck Quartet Jazz Goes to College 1954
Lester Young The Jazz Giants 1956
Ben Webster Soulville 1958
Bernard Herrmann Taxi Driver OST Film Score 1976
Chet Baker It Could Happen to You Vocal Jazz 1958
Shelly Manne The West Coast Sound 1955
Dave Brubeck Quartet At Carnegie Hall 1963
Grant Green Born to Be Blue Hard Bop 1985
Johnny Smith Moonlight in Vermont 1956
Bill Evans Moon Beams/Polka Dots and Moonbeams 1962
Miles Davis Seven Steps to Heaven 1963