Jazz may not have an official yearbook, but it does have a vast and well-documented discography. ‘Year by Year’ is our attempt to bring you the most noteworthy albums of each year, complete with audio samples and fascinating backstories. We hope you join us as we travel through the music’s endlessly fascinating history, stopping every 12 months along the jazz timeline.
Herbie Hancock, Head Hunters (Columbia)
Mahavishnu Orchestra, Birds of Fire (Columbia)
Joao Gilberto, Joao Gilberto (Polydor)
Fela Ransome Kuti & The Afrika 70, Gentleman (EMI)
David Holland Quartet, Conference of the Birds (ECM)