Top Vocal Jazz Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
321
Frank Sinatra Songs for Swingin' Lovers! Standards 1956
2
323
Frank Sinatra In the Wee Small Hours Standards 1955
3
703
Billie Holiday Lady in Satin 1958
4
746
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook Standards 1956
5
858
Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely Standards 1958
6
1036
Ray Charles The Genius of Ray Charles Soul 1959
7
1123
Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown Sarah Vaughan/Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown Standards 1955
8
1265
Norah Jones Come Away with Me Jazz Pop 2002
9
1270
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Ella and Louis 1956
10
1388
John Coltrane John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman 1963
11
1394
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook Standards 1959
12
1434
Frank Sinatra September of My Years Standards 1965
13
1584
Billie Holiday Lady Sings the Blues 1956
14
1621
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Songbook Standards 1956
15
1634
Betty Carter The Audience with Betty Carter 1979
16
1637
Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy Dixieland 1954
17
1648
Frank Sinatra Come Fly with Me Standards 1958
18
1733
Cassandra Wilson Blue Light 'Til Dawn 1993
19
1946
Sarah Vaughan Images/Swingin' Easy 1954
20
1947
Lambert, Hendricks and Ross The Hottest New Group in Jazz 1959
21
2012
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Porgy & Bess 1959
22
2013
Dinah Washington Dinah Jams Standards 1954
23
2015
Nat King Cole After Midnight 1957
24
2089
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook Big Band 1957
25
2096
Count Basie Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings Big Band, Swing 1955
26
2196
Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim Bossa Nova, Standards 1967
27
2218
Cassandra Wilson New Moon Daughter 1995
28
2224
Chet Baker Chet Baker Sings Cool Jazz, Standards 1954
29
2414
Billie Holiday Songs for Distingué Lovers Standards 1958
30
2421
Frank Sinatra A Swingin' Affair! Standards 1957
31
2533
Nina Simone Wild Is the Wind Soul 1966
32
2537
Anita O'Day Anita Sings the Most Standards 1957
33
2629
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album Standards 1975
34
2642
Frank Sinatra Where Are You? Standards 1957
35
2650
Frank Sinatra Come Dance with Me! Standards 1959
36
2758
June Christy Something Cool Cool Jazz 1954
37
2777
Frank Sinatra Sinatra at the Sands 1966
38
2788
Lambert, Hendricks and Ross Sing a Song of Basie 1958
39
2790
Mel Tormé Swings Shubert Alley 1960
40
2873
Nancy Wilson/ Cannonball Adderley Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley 1962
41
2882
Julie London Julie Is Her Name Standards 1955
42
2916
Frank Sinatra Songs for Young Lovers Standards 1954

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Frank Sinatra Nice 'N' Easy Standards 1960
Dinah Washington What a Diff'rence a Day Makes! Standards 1959
Nat King Cole Love Is the Thing Traditional Pop 1957
Ella Fitzgerald Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife 1960
Nina Simone High Priestess of Soul Soul 1967
Frank Sinatra and Count Basie Sinatra-Basie 1963
Sarah Vaughan In the Land of Hi-Fi Big Band 1956
Eddie Jefferson The Jazz Singer 1961
Peggy Lee Black Coffee with Peggy Lee 1953
Abbey Lincoln Straight Ahead 1961
Nina Simone Nina Simone in Concert 1964
Fred Astaire The Astaire Story 1953
Frank Sinatra Swing Easy! Standards, Swing 1954
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook Standards 1963
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Ella and Louis Again Standards 1957
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook Big Band, Standards 1958
The Four Freshmen Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones Vocal Group 1955
Anita O'Day Pick Yourself Up with Anita O'Day 1957
Tom Waits One from the Heart Film Soundtrack 1982
Frank Sinatra No One Cares Standards 1959
Dee Dee Bridgewater Love and Peace: A Tribute to Horace Silver 1995
Carmen McRae The Great American Songbook 1972
Ella Fitzgerald Ella in Rome: The Birthday Concert 1988
Chet Baker It Could Happen to You Cool Jazz 1958
Nina Simone Little Girl Blue/Jazz As Played in an Exclusive Side Street Club 1958
Sheila Jordan Portrait of Sheila Standards 1963
Ray Charles and Betty Carter Ray Charles and Betty Carter Standards 1961
Sarah Vaughan After Hours 1961
Mark Murphy Rah 1961
Sarah Vaughan Duke Ellington Song Book One 1979
Sarah Vaughan Duke Ellington Song Book Two 1979
Sarah Vaughan Crazy and Mixed Up 1982
Sarah Vaughan Sassy Swings the Tivoli 1963
Sarah Vaughan The Lonely Hours/Benny Carter Sessions 1964
June Christy The Misty Miss Christy Standards 1956
Helen Humes Songs I Like to Sing! 1960
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook Standards 1960
Dinah Washington In the Land of Hi-Fi Standards 1956
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson Standards 1959
Anita O'Day Anita O'Day Sings the Winners 1958
Sarah Vaughan Sarah Sings Soulfully 1963
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Swings Lightly Standards 1958
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas Christmas Music 1960
Ella Fitzgerald Like Someone in Love Standards 1957
Sarah Vaughan No Count Sarah Big Band 1959
Peggy Lee/George Shearing Beauty and the Beat! Standards 1959
Anita O'Day Anita/This Is Anita 1955