The Best Jazz Albums of the 1940's

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An appendix to my book "A History of Jazz Music"

1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
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1940

  1. Duke Ellington: In A Mellotone (1940)
  2. Duke Ellington: Sophisticated Lady (1940)

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1942


1943

  1. Duke Ellington: Black Brown and Beige (1943)

1944

  1. Coleman Hawkins: Rainbow Mist (1944)

1945

  1. Mary Lou Williams: Zodiac Suite (1945)

1946


1947


1948


1949

  1. Lennie Tristano: Crosscurrents (1949)
  2. Duke Ellington: Liberian Suite (1949)
  3. Lee Konitz: Subconscious-Lee (1949)
  4. Bob Wilber: Jazz Band (1949)

The best of the decade

  1. Lennie Tristano: Crosscurrents (1949)
  2. Duke Ellington: Liberian Suite (1949)
  3. Lee Konitz: Subconscious-Lee (1949)
  4. Coleman Hawkins: Rainbow Mist (1944)
TM, ®, Copyright © 2002 Piero Scaruffi