Top Bebop Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
343
John Coltrane Giant Steps Hard Bop 1960
2
404
Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus Hard Bop 1957
3
430
Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um Post-Bop 1959
4
554
Thelonious Monk Genius of Modern Music (Volume One) 1951
5
558
Thelonious Monk Brilliant Corners Hard Bop 1957
6
634
Oliver Nelson The Blues and the Abstract Truth Hard Bop 1961
7
675
John Coltrane My Favorite Things Post-Bop Modal Jazz 1961
8
736
The Quintet Jazz at Massey Hall/The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever 1953
9
743
Cannonball Adderley Somethin' Else Hard Bop 1958
10
750
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers [Moanin'] Hard Bop 1959
11
763
John Coltrane Blue Train Hard Bop 1958
12
772
Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil Post-Bop 1966
13
862
Lee Morgan The Sidewinder Hard Bop 1964
14
892
Wes Montgomery The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery Hard Bop 1960
15
917
Bud Powell The Amazing Bud Powell 1952
16
947
Horace Silver Song for My Father Hard Bop 1965
17
1064
Charles Mingus Pithecanthropus Erectus Post-Bop 1956
18
1075
Thelonious Monk Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 2 1952
19
1139
Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane Hard Bop 1961
20
1176
Sonny Rollins The Bridge Hard Bop 1962
21
1177
Charles Mingus Blues and Roots Post-Bop 1960
22
1186
John Coltrane Coltrane "Live" at the Village Vanguard Hard Bop Modal Jazz 1962
23
1191
Miles Davis Milestones Hard Bop 1958
24
1216
Sonny Rollins Way Out West Hard Bop 1957
25
1268
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
1367
Miles Davis Nefertiti Post-Bop Modal Jazz 1968
28
1386
Miles Davis Miles Smiles Post-Bop Modal Jazz 1967
29
1407
Charles Mingus Tijuana Moods/New Tijuana Moods Post-Bop 1962
30
1415
Dexter Gordon Our Man in Paris Hard Bop 1963
31
1453
Art Blakey Quintet A Night at Birdland Vol. 1 Hard Bop 1954
32
1483
Hank Mobley Soul Station Hard Bop 1960
33
1561
Miles Davis Round About Midnight Hard Bop 1957
34
1586
Chick Corea Now He Sings, Now He Sobs Post-Bop 1968
35
1606
Sun Ra Jazz in Silhouette Post-Bop 1958
36
1654
Dexter Gordon Go Hard Bop 1962
37
1678
Thelonious Monk Monk's Music Hard Bop 1958
38
1707
Herbie Hancock Takin' Off Hard Bop, Post-Bop Modal Jazz 1962
39
1722
Sonny Clark Cool Struttin' Hard Bop 1958
40
1769
McCoy Tyner The Real McCoy Post-Bop 1967
41
1816
Charles Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Post-Bop 1964
42
1836
Jackie McLean Let Freedom Ring Post-Bop 1962
43
1842
Miles Davis Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet Hard Bop 1957
44
1846
Miles Davis Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet Hard Bop 1961
45
1869
Wayne Shorter Juju Modal Jazz 1965
46
1885
Lee Morgan Search for the New Land Post-Bop 1966
47
1917
Miles Davis Relaxin' with The Miles Davis Quintet Hard Bop 1958
48
1921
Horace Silver Horace Silver Quintet (Vol. 1 & 2)/Horace Silver and The Jazz Messengers Hard Bop 1955
49
1948
Dizzy Gillespie Groovin' High 1955
50
1954
Sonny Rollins Freedom Suite Hard Bop 1958
51
1987
Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles Hard Bop 1964
52
2003
Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie Bird & Diz 1952
53
2055
Grant Green Idle Moments Hard Bop 1965
54
2058
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Rip, Rig and Panic Post-Bop 1965
55
2134
Art Blakey Quintet A Night at Birdland Vol. 2 Hard Bop 1954
56
2156
Ornette Coleman Something Else!!!! Hard Bop 1958
57
2167
Benny Carter Further Definitions Swing 1962
58
2193
Rahsaan Roland Kirk The Inflated Tear Post-Bop 1968
59
2194
Joe Henderson Page One Hard Bop 1963
60
2213
Sonny Rollins Tenor Madness Hard Bop 1956
61
2214
Wes Montgomery Full House: Recorded 'Live' at Tsubo - Berkeley, California Hard Bop 1962
62
2236
Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk Trio Hard Bop 1953
63
2239
Eric Dolphy At the Five Spot, Vol. 1 Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz 1961
64
2268
John McLaughlin Extrapolation Post-Bop 1969
65
2328
Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes Montgomery Smokin' at the Half Note Hard Bop 1965
66
2391
Wynton Marsalis Black Codes (from the Underground) Post-Bop 1985
67
2436
John Coltrane Coltrane Plays the Blues Hard Bop 1962
68
2456
Larry Young Unity Post-Bop 1966
69
2489
Freddie Hubbard Hub-Tones Hard Bop 1962
70
2496
Wayne Shorter Adam's Apple Hard Bop, Post-Bop 1967
71
2511
Duke Ellington and John Coltrane Duke Ellington and John Coltrane Hard Bop 1963
72
2530
Charles Mingus Mingus at Antibes Post-Bop 1976
73
2556
Miles Davis E.S.P. Post-Bop 1965
74
2580
John Coltrane Africa/Brass Hard Bop, Post-Bop Modal Jazz 1961
75
2597
Joe Henderson Inner Urge Hard Bop 1965
76
2600
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
2620
Clifford Brown & Max Roach Study in Brown Hard Bop 1955
79
2631
John Coltrane Crescent Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz 1964
80
2634
Thelonious Monk Misterioso Post-Bop 1958
81
2641
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers A Night in Tunisia Hard Bop 1961
82
2674
Charles Mingus Oh Yeah Post-Bop 1962
83
2759
Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue Hard Bop 1963
84
2827
Miles Davis Workin' with the Miles Davis Quintet Hard Bop 1959
85
2833
Thelonious Monk Thelonious Himself Hard Bop 1957
86
2836
John Coltrane Live at Birdland Post-Bop 1964
87
2853
Steve Lacy Reflections: Steve Lacy Plays Thelonious Monk Post-Bop 1959
88
2858
Dizzy Gillespie At Newport Big Band 1958
89
2869
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Free for All Hard Bop 1965
90
2912
Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster/Blue Saxophones Post-Bop 1959
91
2954
Thelonious Monk Monk's Dream Hard Bop 1963
92
2988
Booker Little Out Front Hard Bop 1961
93
2996
Bobby Timmons This Here Is Bobby Timmons Hard Bop Soul Jazz 1960
94
2997
Sonny Rollins East Broadway Run Down Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz 1966

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
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
J. J. Johnson With Clifford Brown/The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson Volume 1 1953
Eric Dolphy with Booker Little Far Cry Post-Bop 1962
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
Clifford Brown & Max Roach At Basin Street Hard Bop 1956
Art Blakey The Jazz Messengers Hard Bop 1956
Milt Jackson and John Coltrane Bags & Trane Cool Jazz 1961
Miles Davis Filles de Kilimanjaro Post-Bop 1969
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
Charles Mingus Changes One Post-Bop 1975
Phineas Newborn Jr. A World of Piano! Hard Bop 1961
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
Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins & Sonny Stitt Sonny Side Up 1958
Jackie McLean Destination... Out! Post-Bop 1964
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
Sonny Rollins Plus 4 Hard Bop 1956
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
Art Blakey Mosaic Hard Bop 1961
Miles Davis & John Coltrane Live in Stockholm 1960 Hard Bop 1985
John Coltrane Coltrane's Sound Hard Bop 1964
Coleman Hawkins The Hawk Flies High 1957
Clifford Brown Clifford Brown with Strings Hard Bop 1955
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
Sonny Rollins Newk's Time Hard Bop 1958
Miles Davis Miles Davis All Star Sextet/Walkin' Hard Bop 1955
John Coltrane Coltrane Post-Bop Modal Jazz 1962
John Coltrane Afro Blue Impressions Hard Bop 1977
Thelonious Monk Live at the It Club Hard Bop 1982
Freddie Hubbard Breaking Point! Hard Bop 1964
Kenny Dorham Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia Hard Bop 1956
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
Freddie Hubbard Goin' Up Hard Bop 1961
Sonny Rollins Work Time Hard Bop 1956
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
Charles Mingus Mingus Dynasty Post-Bop 1960
Bobby Hutcherson Dialogue Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz, Modal Jazz 1965
McCoy Tyner Trident Post-Bop 1975
Dizzy Gillespie Duets/Dizzy, Rollins & Stitt 1958
Thelonious Monk At the Blackhawk Hard Bop 1960
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
Grant Green Green Street Hard Bop 1961
Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P Post-Bop Jazz Fusion 1976
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
Sam Rivers Contours Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz 1965
Sam Rivers Fuchsia Swing Song Hard Bop 1965
Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra Rocket Number Nine Take off for the Planet Venus/Interstellar Low Ways Post-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
Vijay Iyer Sextet Far from Over Post-Bop 2017
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