Classic Jazz Album Playlist

Greg Thomas of the Jazz Leadership Project posted a list of his 25 favorite jazz albums.

I enjoy jazz, but I know I have huge gaps in my familiarity with jazz music. So I’ve been listening to all the songs on these albums as a project in 2023, and I created a Spotify playlist of them.

In his words:

“I find that as far as jazz albums go—as I have many favorites in other genres—I return to these recordings, spanning from the 1950s to post-2000, time and time again. They perpetually reward me with profound pleasure, deep reflection, aesthetic astonishment, thrills of insight, and even tears of joy springing from spiritual beauty and soulful poignancy.”