Top Modal Jazz Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
35
Miles Davis Kind of Blue Cool Jazz 1959
2
393
Miles Davis Sketches of Spain Third Stream 1960
3
574
Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage 1966
4
675
John Coltrane My Favorite Things Post-Bop 1961
5
1186
John Coltrane Coltrane "Live" at the Village Vanguard Hard Bop 1962
6
1367
Miles Davis Nefertiti Post-Bop 1968
7
1386
Miles Davis Miles Smiles Post-Bop 1967
8
1707
Herbie Hancock Takin' Off Hard Bop, Post-Bop 1962
9
1869
Wayne Shorter Juju Bebop 1965
10
1979
John Coltrane Ballads Cool Jazz 1963
11
2118
George Russell Ezz-Thetics Avant-Garde Jazz 1961
12
2226
McCoy Tyner Enlightenment Spiritual Jazz 1974
13
2580
John Coltrane Africa/Brass Hard Bop, Post-Bop 1961
14
2749
John Coltrane Olé Coltrane 1961
15
2976
Bill Evans and Jim Hall Undercurrent Cool Jazz 1962

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Bill Evans Everybody Digs Bill Evans Cool Jazz 1959
John Coltrane Lush Life 1960
John Handy Recorded Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1966
George Russell Jazz in the Space Age Avant-Garde Jazz 1960
George Russell The Outer View 1962
John Coltrane Coltrane Post-Bop 1962
Bobby Hutcherson Dialogue Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop 1965
John Coltrane The John Coltrane Quartet Plays Avant-Garde Jazz 1965
Miles Davis Someday My Prince Will Come 1961