Top Bebop Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
354
John Coltrane Giant Steps Hard Bop 1960
2
415
Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus Hard Bop 1957
3
437
Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um Post-Bop 1959
4
559
Thelonious Monk Genius of Modern Music (Volume One) 1951
5
562
Thelonious Monk Brilliant Corners Hard Bop 1957
6
649
Oliver Nelson The Blues and the Abstract Truth Hard Bop 1961
7
675
John Coltrane My Favorite Things Post-Bop Modal Jazz 1961
8
745
The Quintet Jazz at Massey Hall/The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever 1953
9
746
Cannonball Adderley Somethin' Else Hard Bop 1958
10
756
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers [Moanin'] Hard Bop 1959
11
766
John Coltrane Blue Train Hard Bop 1958
12
775
Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil Post-Bop 1966
13
867
Lee Morgan The Sidewinder Hard Bop 1964
14
894
Wes Montgomery The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery Hard Bop 1960
15
925
Bud Powell The Amazing Bud Powell 1951
16
955
Horace Silver Song for My Father Hard Bop 1965
17
1085
Thelonious Monk Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 2 1952
18
1091
Charles Mingus Pithecanthropus Erectus Post-Bop 1956
19
1148
Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane Hard Bop 1961
20
1151
John Coltrane Coltrane "Live" at the Village Vanguard Hard Bop Modal Jazz 1962
21
1181
Sonny Rollins The Bridge Hard Bop 1962
22
1183
Charles Mingus Blues and Roots Post-Bop 1960
23
1191
Miles Davis Milestones Hard Bop 1958
24
1228
Sonny Rollins Way Out West Hard Bop 1957
25
1289
Sonny Rollins A Night at the "Village Vanguard" Hard Bop 1958
26
1349
Clifford Brown & Max Roach Daahoud/Clifford Brown & Max Roach Hard Bop 1954
27
1358
Miles Davis Nefertiti Post-Bop Modal Jazz 1968
28
1377
Miles Davis Miles Smiles Post-Bop Modal Jazz 1967
29
1410
Charles Mingus Tijuana Moods/New Tijuana Moods Post-Bop 1962
30
1414
Dexter Gordon Our Man in Paris Hard Bop 1963
31
1459
Art Blakey Quintet A Night at Birdland Vol. 1 Hard Bop 1954
32
1482
Hank Mobley Soul Station Hard Bop 1960
33
1559
Miles Davis Round About Midnight Hard Bop 1957
34
1582
Chick Corea Now He Sings, Now He Sobs Post-Bop 1968
35
1596
Sun Ra Jazz in Silhouette Post-Bop 1958
36
1661
Dexter Gordon Go Hard Bop 1962
37
1682
Thelonious Monk Monk's Music Hard Bop 1958
38
1701
Herbie Hancock Takin' Off Hard Bop, Post-Bop Modal Jazz 1962
39
1720
Sonny Clark Cool Struttin' Hard Bop 1958
40
1769
Miles Davis Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet Hard Bop 1957
41
1770
McCoy Tyner The Real McCoy Post-Bop 1967
42
1807
Miles Davis Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet Hard Bop 1961
43
1820
Charles Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Post-Bop 1964
44
1831
Jackie McLean Let Freedom Ring Post-Bop 1962
45
1881
Wayne Shorter Juju Modal Jazz 1965
46
1898
Lee Morgan Search for the New Land Post-Bop 1966
47
1926
Miles Davis Relaxin' with The Miles Davis Quintet Hard Bop 1958
48
1934
Horace Silver Horace Silver Quintet (Vol. 1 & 2)/Horace Silver and The Jazz Messengers Hard Bop 1955
49
1958
Dizzy Gillespie Groovin' High 1955
50
1971
Sonny Rollins Freedom Suite Hard Bop 1958
51
1996
Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles Hard Bop 1964
52
2019
Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie Bird & Diz 1952
53
2065
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Rip, Rig and Panic Post-Bop 1965
54
2069
Grant Green Idle Moments Hard Bop 1965
55
2135
Sonny Rollins Tenor Madness Hard Bop 1956
56
2152
Duke Ellington and John Coltrane Duke Ellington and John Coltrane Hard Bop 1963
57
2154
Art Blakey Quintet A Night at Birdland Vol. 2 Hard Bop 1954
58
2174
Benny Carter Further Definitions Swing 1962
59
2188
Joe Henderson Page One Hard Bop 1963
60
2191
Rahsaan Roland Kirk The Inflated Tear Post-Bop 1968
61
2192
Ornette Coleman Something Else!!!! Hard Bop 1958
62
2213
Wes Montgomery Full House: Recorded 'Live' at Tsubo - Berkeley, California Hard Bop 1962
63
2256
Eric Dolphy At the Five Spot, Vol. 1 Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz 1961
64
2262
Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk Trio Hard Bop 1953
65
2264
John McLaughlin Extrapolation Post-Bop 1969
66
2336
Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes Montgomery Smokin' at the Half Note Hard Bop 1965
67
2408
Wynton Marsalis Black Codes (from the Underground) Post-Bop 1985
68
2452
John Coltrane Coltrane Plays the Blues Hard Bop 1962
69
2469
Larry Young Unity Post-Bop 1966
70
2500
Freddie Hubbard Hub-Tones Hard Bop 1962
71
2505
Wayne Shorter Adam's Apple Hard Bop, Post-Bop 1967
72
2516
Miles Davis E.S.P. Post-Bop 1965
73
2525
Charles Mingus Mingus at Antibes Post-Bop 1976
74
2555
John Coltrane Africa/Brass Hard Bop, Post-Bop Modal Jazz 1961
75
2590
Joe Henderson Inner Urge Hard Bop 1965
76
2606
Art Blakey Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk Hard Bop 1958
77
2619
Cannonball Adderley Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! - Live at 'The Club' Hard Bop Soul Jazz 1967
78
2624
Clifford Brown & Max Roach Study in Brown Hard Bop 1955
79
2635
Thelonious Monk Misterioso Post-Bop 1958
80
2641
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers A Night in Tunisia Hard Bop 1961
81
2646
John Coltrane Crescent Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz 1964
82
2675
Charles Mingus Oh Yeah Post-Bop 1962
83
2743
Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue Hard Bop 1963
84
2818
Miles Davis Workin' with the Miles Davis Quintet Hard Bop 1959
85
2839
Thelonious Monk Thelonious Himself Hard Bop 1957
86
2846
John Coltrane Live at Birdland Post-Bop 1964
87
2863
Steve Lacy Reflections: Steve Lacy Plays Thelonious Monk Post-Bop 1959
88
2869
Thelonious Monk Monk's Dream Hard Bop 1963
89
2871
Dizzy Gillespie At Newport Big Band 1958
90
2874
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Free for All Hard Bop 1965
91
2919
Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster/Blue Saxophones Post-Bop 1959
92
2978
Booker Little Out Front Hard Bop 1961
93
2997
Bobby Timmons This Here Is Bobby Timmons Hard Bop Soul Jazz 1960

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Sonny Rollins East Broadway Run Down Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz 1966
Lee Morgan Cornbread Hard Bop 1967
Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery Bags Meets Wes! Hard Bop 1962
Sun Ra and The Arkestra Sound of Joy Post-Bop 1968
Roy Haynes Out of the Afternoon Post-Bop 1962
Horace Silver Blowin' the Blues Away Hard Bop 1959
John Coltrane Soultrane/John Coltrane 2-LP Hard Bop 1958
Joe Henderson Mode for Joe Hard Bop 1966
Eric Dolphy with Booker Little Far Cry Post-Bop 1962
J.J. Johnson With Clifford Brown/The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson Volume 1 1953
Eric Dolphy Out There Post-Bop 1960
Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Stitt For Musicians Only 1956
Miles Davis My Funny Valentine: Miles Davis in Concert Post-Bop 1965
Miles Davis Filles de Kilimanjaro Post-Bop 1969
Milt Jackson and John Coltrane Bags & Trane Cool Jazz 1961
Art Blakey The Jazz Messengers Hard Bop 1956
Clifford Brown & Max Roach At Basin Street Hard Bop 1956
Thelonious Monk Thelonious in Action: Recorded at the Five Spot Cafe, New York City Hard Bop 1958
Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock & Jack DeJohnette Standards Live Post-Bop 1986
Eric Dolphy Outward Bound Hard Bop 1960
McCoy Tyner Sahara Post-Bop 1972
Miles Davis In Person Friday Night at the Black Hawk, San Francisco Vol. 1 Hard Bop 1961
Wynton Kelly Kelly Blue Hard Bop 1959
Phineas Newborn Jr. A World of Piano! Hard Bop 1961
Charles Mingus Changes One Post-Bop 1975
Freddie Hubbard Red Clay Post-Bop Soul Jazz 1970
John Coltrane Coltrane Jazz Hard Bop 1961
Bill Evans Conversations with Myself Post-Bop 1963
Thelonious Monk The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall Hard Bop 1959
Eric Dolphy Iron Man Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
Johnny Griffin A Blowin' Session Hard Bop 1957
Jackie McLean One Step Beyond Post-Bop 1963
Jackie McLean Destination... Out! Post-Bop 1964
Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins & Sonny Stitt Sonny Side Up 1958
Charles Mingus Town Hall Concert Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz 1964
Yusef Lateef Live at Pep's Hard Bop 1964
Hampton Hawes This Is Hampton Hawes: Vol. 2, The Trio Hard Bop 1956
Wynton Marsalis Live at Blues Alley Hard Bop 1988
Freddie Hubbard Ready for Freddie Hard Bop 1961
Freddie Hubbard Open Sesame Hard Bop 1960
Charles Mingus The Great Concert of Charles Mingus Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
Gary Burton Duster Post-Bop 1967
Art Blakey Ugetsu/Thermo Hard Bop 1963
Max Roach Max Roach + 4 Hard Bop 1956
Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson at the Opera House Hard Bop 1958
Cannonball Adderley In San Francisco Hard Bop 1959
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith Post-Bop 1967
Charles Mingus The Clown Post-Bop 1957
Miles Davis & John Coltrane Live in Stockholm 1960 Hard Bop 1985
Art Blakey Mosaic Hard Bop 1961
Coleman Hawkins The Hawk Flies High 1957
John Coltrane Coltrane's Sound Hard Bop 1964
Clifford Brown Clifford Brown with Strings Hard Bop 1955
Sonny Rollins Newk's Time Hard Bop 1958
Cecil Taylor Jazz Advance Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz 1956
Tina Brooks True Blue Hard Bop 1960
Phil Woods Musique du Bois Hard Bop 1974
Miles Davis Miles Davis All Star Sextet/Walkin' Hard Bop 1955
John Coltrane Coltrane Post-Bop Modal Jazz 1962
Sonny Rollins Plus 4 Hard Bop 1956
John Coltrane Afro Blue Impressions Hard Bop 1977
Thelonious Monk Live at the It Club Hard Bop 1982
Kenny Dorham Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia Hard Bop 1956
Freddie Hubbard Breaking Point! Hard Bop 1964
Grant Green Born to Be Blue Hard Bop Cool Jazz 1985
Blue Mitchell The Thing to Do Hard Bop 1964
Ike Quebec Blue and Sentimental Hard Bop 1961
Sonny Rollins Work Time Hard Bop 1956
Freddie Hubbard Goin' Up Hard Bop 1961
Sun Ra Arkestra Sunrise in Different Dimensions Post-Bop Free Jazz 1981
Booker Ervin The Freedom Book Post-Bop 1964
Art Farmer Farmer's Market Hard Bop 1958
Rahsaan Roland Kirk We Free Kings Hard Bop, Post-Bop 1962
Sun Ra and His Arkestra Super-Sonic Jazz Post-Bop 1957
Bobby Hutcherson Dialogue Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz, Modal Jazz 1965
Charles Mingus Mingus Dynasty Post-Bop 1960
McCoy Tyner Trident Post-Bop 1975
Thelonious Monk At the Blackhawk Hard Bop 1960
Dizzy Gillespie Duets/Dizzy, Rollins & Stitt 1958
Tina Brooks Back to the Tracks Hard Bop 1985
Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall Hard Bop 2005
Jackie McLean Bluesnik Hard Bop 1961
Dexter Gordon Doin' Allright Hard Bop 1961
Krzysztof Komeda Astigmatic Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz 1966
Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P Post-Bop Jazz Fusion 1976
Grant Green Green Street Hard Bop 1961
Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins Hard Bop 1957
Ornette Coleman Tomorrow Is the Question! Hard Bop 1959
Phineas Newborn Jr. The Great Jazz Piano of Phineas Newborn Jr. Hard Bop 1963
Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra Rocket Number Nine Take off for the Planet Venus/Interstellar Low Ways Post-Bop 1965
Sam Rivers Contours Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz 1965
Sam Rivers Fuchsia Swing Song Hard Bop 1965
Art Blakey At the Jazz Corner of the World Vol. 2 Hard Bop 1959
Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P. - The Quintet Post-Bop 1977
Lee Morgan The Cooker Hard Bop 1958
Andrew Hill Judgment! Post-Bop 1964
Andrew Hill Black Fire Post-Bop 1964
Yusef Lateef Eastern Sounds Hard Bop 1961
John Coltrane Newport '63 Post-Bop 1993