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The 100 Jazz Albums That

Shook The World Edited and conceived by Jon Newey

CONTENTS 5 Introduction

6-75 The 100 Jazz Albums That Shook The World

78-85 The Making of Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue 86-90 The Making of John Coltrane’s Giant Steps

92-93 The Making of Charlie Parker’s Bird: The Savoy Recordings (Master Takes)

94 Mentioned in Dispatches

96 The 1999 100 Jazz Albums That Shook The World Chart 97 The 2006 100 Jazz Albums That Shook The World Chart

98 Collecting the 100 Albums – A Buyer’s Guide


Stuart Nicholson, Jon Newey, Brian Priestley, Kevin Le Gendre Andy Robson, Jane Cornwell, Mike Flynn and Kevin Whitlock

Design Juliet Boucher Production Kevin Whitlock

For Jazzwise: Editor in Chief Jon Newey; Editor Mike Flynn; Advertisement Manager Ros McCrae; MD Paul Geoghegan

Jazzwise is published by MA Music, Leisure & Travel Ltd, St Jude’s Church, Dulwich Road, London SE24 0PB

MA Group: Chairman Mark Allen; CEO Ben Allen

Front cover photo courtesy of Columbia Legacy / Vinyl graphic by okili77 at Adobe Stock

MA Music Leisure & Travel Ltd, 2022. All rights reserved. No part of the Jazzwise 100 Jazz Albums That Shook The World may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise without prior written permission of the Publishing Director.

The views expressed do not necessarily represent those of the editor or Jazzwise. Advertisements in the journal do not imply endorsement of the products or services advertised.

ISSN 1368-0021

Printed by: Pensord Press Ltd, Blackwood, NP12 2YA

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