Top Post-Bop Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
430
Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um 1959
2
675
John Coltrane My Favorite Things Modal Jazz 1961
3
772
Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil 1966
4
1064
Charles Mingus Pithecanthropus Erectus 1956
5
1177
Charles Mingus Blues and Roots 1960
6
1367
Miles Davis Nefertiti Modal Jazz 1968
7
1386
Miles Davis Miles Smiles Modal Jazz 1967
8
1407
Charles Mingus Tijuana Moods/New Tijuana Moods 1962
9
1586
Chick Corea Now He Sings, Now He Sobs 1968
10
1606
Sun Ra Jazz in Silhouette 1958
11
1707
Herbie Hancock Takin' Off Hard Bop, Modal Jazz 1962
12
1769
McCoy Tyner The Real McCoy 1967
13
1816
Charles Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus 1964
14
1836
Jackie McLean Let Freedom Ring 1962
15
1885
Lee Morgan Search for the New Land 1966
16
2058
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Rip, Rig and Panic 1965
17
2193
Rahsaan Roland Kirk The Inflated Tear 1968
18
2239
Eric Dolphy At the Five Spot, Vol. 1 Avant-Garde Jazz 1961
19
2268
John McLaughlin Extrapolation 1969
20
2391
Wynton Marsalis Black Codes (from the Underground) 1985
21
2456
Larry Young Unity 1966
22
2496
Wayne Shorter Adam's Apple Hard Bop 1967
23
2530
Charles Mingus Mingus at Antibes 1976
24
2556
Miles Davis E.S.P. 1965
25
2580
John Coltrane Africa/Brass Hard Bop, Modal Jazz 1961
26
2631
John Coltrane Crescent Avant-Garde Jazz 1964
27
2634
Thelonious Monk Misterioso 1958
28
2674
Charles Mingus Oh Yeah 1962
29
2836
John Coltrane Live at Birdland 1964
30
2853
Steve Lacy Reflections: Steve Lacy Plays Thelonious Monk 1959
31
2912
Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster/Blue Saxophones 1959
32
2997
Sonny Rollins East Broadway Run Down Avant-Garde Jazz 1966

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Sun Ra and The Arkestra Sound of Joy 1968
Roy Haynes Out of the Afternoon 1962
Eric Dolphy with Booker Little Far Cry 1962
Eric Dolphy Out There 1960
Miles Davis My Funny Valentine: Miles Davis in Concert 1965
Miles Davis Filles de Kilimanjaro 1969
Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock & Jack DeJohnette Standards Live 1986
McCoy Tyner Sahara 1972
Charles Mingus Changes One 1975
Freddie Hubbard Red Clay Soul Jazz 1970
Bill Evans Conversations with Myself 1963
Eric Dolphy Iron Man Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
Jackie McLean One Step Beyond 1963
Jackie McLean Destination... Out! 1964
Charles Mingus Town Hall Concert Avant-Garde Jazz 1964
Charles Mingus The Great Concert of Charles Mingus Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
Gary Burton Duster 1967
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith 1967
Charles Mingus The Clown 1957
Cecil Taylor Jazz Advance Avant-Garde Jazz 1956
John Coltrane Coltrane Modal Jazz 1962
Sun Ra Arkestra Sunrise in Different Dimensions Free Jazz 1981
Booker Ervin The Freedom Book 1964
Rahsaan Roland Kirk We Free Kings Hard Bop 1962
Sun Ra and His Arkestra Super-Sonic Jazz 1957
Charles Mingus Mingus Dynasty 1960
Bobby Hutcherson Dialogue Avant-Garde Jazz, Modal Jazz 1965
McCoy Tyner Trident 1975
Krzysztof Komeda Astigmatic Avant-Garde Jazz 1966
Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P Jazz Fusion 1976
Sam Rivers Contours Avant-Garde Jazz 1965
Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra Rocket Number Nine Take off for the Planet Venus/Interstellar Low Ways 1965
Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P. - The Quintet 1977
Vijay Iyer Sextet Far from Over 2017
Andrew Hill Judgment! 1964
Andrew Hill Black Fire 1964
John Coltrane Newport '63 1993