Qobuz’s experts gather all the essentials of each genre. These albums have marked music history and become major landmarks.

With the Ideal Discography you (re)discover legendary recordings, all whilst building on your musical knowledge.

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Jazz - Released January 27, 2017 | Contemporary

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Jazz - Released January 27, 2017 | Contemporary

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1964 | Verve

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Jazz - Released March 10, 2017 | Concord Records, Inc. (UMG Account)

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Jazz - Released February 10, 2017 | Columbia - Legacy

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Jazz - Released January 27, 2017 | Contemporary

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1958 | Riverside

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Max Roach on drums, Oscar Pettiford on the double bass and no pianist, like the year before in Way Out West: Sonny Rollins once again blows the wind of rebellion in this masterpiece recorded on February 11th and March 7th, 1958. From the start, the most popular tenor of that time lays down a theme of over 19 minutes: his album’s title, Freedom Suite! What a freedom suite indeed! Changing rhythms, unexpected escapades, freedom of tone and recurring themes never prevent the three men from conversing intensely. The listener must surrender himself to these high-flying exchanges, rather unprecedented at that time, let themselves be carried by this lava flow that is indeed extreme (never free), but never switches off from its melodic framework, or more precisely from its narration. Freedom Suite’s other great strength is to be the album of a true trio, rather than Rollins’ whim. Both Roach and Pettiford unfold stunning rhythm designs, beefing up the album’s inventiveness. With a record of this magnitude, Sonny Rollins shakes up the limits of jazz and cries out against segregation in late-50s America. He explains it in the sleeve’s notes: “America is deeply rooted in black culture. Its colloquialisms. Its humour. Its music. How ironic that Black people, who more than any other, claim America’s culture as their own, are in fact persecuted and repressed. That black people, who have exemplified humanity in their very existence, are being rewarded with inhumanity." © MZ/Qobuz
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Jazz - Released October 7, 2016 | Deutsche Grammophon ECM

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Bebop - Released August 8, 1957 | Verve Reissues

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Vocal Jazz - Released April 1, 1957 | Verve

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Jazz - Released June 24, 2016 | Ace Records

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Vocal Jazz - Released January 1, 1960 | Verve

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Vocal Jazz - Released January 1, 1957 | Verve

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Jazz - Released March 15, 2016 | Columbia - Legacy

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Jazz - Released January 15, 2016 | ECM

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Jazz - Released January 1, 2015 | Impulse!

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Jazz - Released September 18, 2015 | Columbia - Legacy

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Gospel - Released August 28, 2015 | Columbia - Legacy

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1959 | Verve Reissues

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Vocal Jazz - Released January 1, 1999 | Capitol Records

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