100 Songs

Here’s a compilation of 100 great songs that I compiled after reading the NPR list, which can be found here. These are songs that were excluded from the NPR list. I put this list together in a little more than an hour, just thinking off the top of my head. This list of course is in NO particular order. I could’ve gone on and on but I decided to make 100 the magic number. What would you have liked to see on the NPR list or mine?

1. My Funny Valentine-Miles
2. Cherokee-Clifford Brown
3. Garvey’s Ghost-Max Roach
4. Moment’s Notice-John Coltrane
5. Pensativa-Freddie Hubbard & Lee Morgan
6. All or Nothing at All-John Coltrane
7. Dear Lord-John Coltrane
8. Ugetsu-Freddie Hubbard
9. I Want to Talk About You-John Coltrane
10. Una Mas-Kenny Dorham
11. Zhvaigo-Kurt Rosenwinkel
12. India-John Coltrane
13. Crescent-John Coltrane
14. Haitian Fight Song-Charles Mingus
15. West End Blues-Louis Armstrong
16. The Blessing-John Coltrane & Don Cherry
17. Lonely Woman-Ornette Coleman
18. Peace-Ornette Coleman
19. The Jody Grind-Horace Silver
20. All the Things you Are-Brad Mehldau
21. Skylark-Freddie Hubbard w/Blakey
22. Spanish Key-Miles Davis
23. Chick’s Tune-Blue Mitchell
24. Matrix-Chick Corea
25. Speak no Evil-Wayne Shorter
26. Save your Love for Me-Nancy Wilson & Cannonball
27. Fiddler on the Roof-Cannonball Adderley
28. Dolphin Dance-Herbie Hancock
29. Blue Bossa-Joe Henderson & Kenny Dorham
30. Inner Urge-Joe Henderson
31. Nobody Else But Me-Kenny Dorham
32. Brooklyn Sometimes-Kurt Rosenwinel
33. Blue Line-Kurt Rosenwinkel
34. Like a Flower Seeking the Sun-Myron Walden
35. Season of Changes-Brian Blade Fellowship
36. Nemesis-Aaron Parks
37. Out There-Derrick Hodge
38. Number Ten-Kurt Rosenwinkel
39. Christmas Song-Kurt Rosenwinkel
40. Zurich-Mark Turner
41. Strasbourg/St. Denis-Roy Hargrove
42. The Hidden Light-Greg Tardy
43. Jacky’s Place-Mark Turner
44. Lennie Groove-Mark Turner
45. Hey it’s Me You’re Talking To-Victor Lewis/Mark Turner
46. You Know I Care-Duke Pearson
47. 26-2-John Coltrane
48. Delfeayo’s Dilema-Wynton Marsalis
49. Autumn Leaves-Wynton Marsalis
50. The Infinite-Dave Douglas
51. Kate Song-Walter Smith
52. Himorme-Walter Smith
53. Allison-Sean Jones
54. Blak Music-Sean Jones
55. Blackstone Legacy-Woody Shaw
56. In a Capricornian Way-Woody Shaw
57. Jodi-Dexter Gordon
58. Clubhouse-Dexter Gordon
59. Remember-Hank Mobley
60. This I Dig of You-Hank Mobley
61. Dreams of the Manbaniese-Ambrose Akinmusire
62. Weak-Gretchen Parlato
63. Within Me-Gretchen Parlato
64. Freesia-Nicholas Payton and Esperanza Spaulding
65. The Backwards Step-Nicholas Payton
66. Beyond the Stars-Nicholas Payton
67. Sister Cheryl-Tony Williams
68. Cheesecake-Dexter Gordon
69. Of Things to Come-Stefon Harris
70. Adam’s Apple-Wayne Shorter
71. It’s a Brand New Day-Maurice Brown
72. Pent-up-House-Sonny Rollins & Clifford Brown
73. The Shade of the Cedar Tree-Christian McBride
74. Groovin High-Dizzy & Bird
75. Hot House-Dizzy and Bird
76. Mrs. Parker of K.C. (Bird’s Mother)-Eric Dolphy
77. Miss Ann-Eric Dolphy
78. Cape Verdean Blues-Horace Silver
79. The African Queen-Horace Silver
80. Pretty Eyes-Horace Silver
81. The Preacher-Horace Silver
82. Doodlin-Horace Silver
83. Tell Me a Bedtime Story-Herbie Hancock
84. Heyoke-Kenny Wheeler
85. Edda-Wayne Shorter & Lee Morgan
86. Speedball-Lee Morgan
87. Someday my Prince will Come-Miles Davis
88. Poetry-The RH Factor
89. East of the Sun-Sarah Vaughan
90. Benny’s Tune-Terence Blanchard & Lionel Loueke
91. Mo Betta Blues-Terence Blanchard
92. Monk’s Mood-Thelonious Monk
93. Donna Lee-Wynton Marsalis
94. Impaler-Jeff Tain Watts
95. Jazz Battle-Jabbo Smith
96. My Baby Just Cares for Me-Nina Simone
97. Freedom Jazz Dance-Eddie Harris
98. Killer Joe-Quincy Jones
99. The Moontrane-Woody Shaw
100. The Space in a Song to Think-Rebecca Martin

Cheers,

J.P.

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5 Responses to “100 Songs”

  1. 13 7/8.- Darn that dream – Dexter Gordon
    22 3/4.- I carry your heart – Pepper adams
    36 5/4.- I´ll Remember april – Wynton Marsalis
    45 9/8.- Moanin´ – Charles mingus
    58 4/4.- Interplay – BIll Evans
    68 6/8.- Minor blues – Kurt Rosenwinkel

    Among music in the world

  2. Great List! I am especially happy to see Mobley and Haitian Fight Song on the list. I think Jelly Roll Morton should be on the list too!

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  4. What a great list Jason! Thanks for posting this. I love that you included some of your contemporaries/peers’ tunes on here as well: Dave Douglas, Walter Smith III, Rosenwinkel, Sean Jones etc. You ever check out a Sean jones tune called Bj’s tune? I think its on “Gemini”. Super soulful.

  5. John L. Saunders Says:

    Thank You so much for the Love you have for this BEUTIFUL music it’s always a great pleasure to hear from people like your self thank’s again dearly, John

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