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 November 28, 2014 | Deutsche Grammophon ECM

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Jazz - Released November 15, 2005 | Parlophone France

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Jazz - Released April 1, 2003 | RCA Bluebird

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Jazz - Released March 25, 2003 | Columbia - Legacy

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Jazz - Released October 9, 2000 | ECM

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Jazz - Released November 3, 1999 | Parlophone France

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An odd reissue of sorts, Bending New Corners combines tracks off two of trumpeter Erik Truffaz's previous albums. It is unclear why Blue Note felt the need to repackage these tracks yet again; however, here they are and they are worth a listen. Containing tracks from the sessions that produced The Mask and its European version, The Dream, Bending New Corners is a groove-oriented work that draws heavily on late-'60s and early-'70s Miles Davis. To these ends, Truffaz is a forward-thinking improviser with a plangent tone and knack for writing funky, modal compositions. Adding to the hip quotient, rapper Nya guests on a few tracks, delivering a gruff, philosophical vibe that is more G. Love than G Unit. Recorded in 1999, the tracks seem more connected to the post-rock, jazz-rap movements of the '90s; in the post-2000 world they don't feel as cutting edge as Truffaz would probably like them to seem. ~ Matt Collar
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Jazz - Released March 17, 1998 | Columbia - Legacy

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Vocal Jazz - Released January 1, 1993 | Capitol Records

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For an overview of Nat "King" Cole's years as a remarkably popular singer, this four-CD box would be difficult to top. Containing 100 songs spanning a 20-year period, this box has virtually all of Cole's hits, some of his best jazz sides, and more than its share of variety, including a humorous previously unreleased version of "Mr. Cole Won't Rock & Roll." Recommended to beginners and veteran collectors alike, its attractive booklet is also a major asset. ~ Scott Yanow
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Jazz - Released March 23, 1992 | ECM

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Jazz - Released January 29, 1958 | Fontana

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