Top 5 jazz piano albums – Which ones are your favorites and why?

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    Greg PercifieldGreg Percifield
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    Hello, jazz piano aficionados!

    Over the years, countless jazz piano albums have left their mark on the music world. From iconic solo recordings to groundbreaking trio performances, these albums have not only showcased the incredible talent of jazz pianists but also pushed the boundaries of the genre.

    In this thread, let’s discuss our top 5 jazz piano albums and share the reasons why we love them so much. Whether it’s the virtuosity, the compositions, or the overall vibe, we want to hear your thoughts!

    To get things started, here’s a video by Open Studio, featuring pianist Peter Martin, discussing his top 5 jazz piano albums of all time:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_UY7ojTmGo

    Peter’s top 5 albums are:

    1. Bill Evans – “Sunday at the Village Vanguard”
    2. Keith Jarrett – “The Köln Concert”
    3. Oscar Peterson – “Night Train”
    4. Thelonious Monk – “Monk’s Music”
    5. Herbie Hancock – “Maiden Voyage”

    Each of these albums showcases not only the incredible skills of the pianists but also their unique contributions to the jazz tradition.

    Now it’s your turn! What are your top 5 jazz piano albums, and why do they hold a special place in your heart? Share your thoughts, discuss the albums mentioned in the video, and let’s celebrate the rich history of jazz piano together!

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