Whether you’re an entry-level jazz fan or a hardcore aficionado with audiophile tendencies, the best jazz Christmas gifts have plenty to offer this year.
These albums from industry icons are our picks for the best Christmas gifts for jazz fans!
John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (Live in Seattle)
John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme is considered one of the greatest jazz albums of all time, and with good reason. Fans of the classic Coltrane record will love this live version, recorded at the Seattle Penthouse in 1965.
A Love Supreme (Live in Seattle) is available now. Buy it here.
Norah Jones: I Dream of Christmas
Norah is a modern titan of jazz, and her I Dream of Christmas record is the perfect soundtrack for the holidays. The album is available now in multiple formats.
Sons of Kemet: Black to the Future
Sons of Kemet are modern jazz heroes, and they’re back and better than ever with Black to the Future, their fourth record and second release via Impulse. The album includes collaborations with D Double E, Joshua Idehen, Moor Mother, and more, and it’s available now.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – Love For Sale Vinyl Box Set
This collection of jazz standards is a collaboration between iconic crooner Tony Bennett and pop legend Lady Gaga. Love For Sale’s vinyl box set features a 30-page custom embossed sketchbook, a pencil and sharpener, and much more.
Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series
Blue Note is a legendary label that is called home by some of the greatest jazz artists of the last few decades. Their classic vinyl series features albums by Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Smith, Reuben Wilson, Donald Byrd, Eric Dolphy, and many others. Fans of classic jazz will love every single album in the collection, all of which have been remastered and pressed to 180g, audiophile-grade vinyl.
Verve Acoustic Sounds Series
The Verve Acoustic Sounds series features recordings by some of the most iconic jazz artists of all time, including Ella Fitzgerald, Charles Mingus, and many more. It’s available here.
Blue Note Tone Poet Series
The Blue Note Tone Poet series features some of the label’s greatest releases, including albums by McCoy Tyner, Andrew Hill, Sonny Clark, and more. All of the records are remastered and presented in all their analog glory as 180g vinyl records.
Impulse Records: Music, Message, and the Moment Box Set
This box set features 60 years’ worth of recordings from the Impulse Records label, a jazz monolith called home by Shirley Scott, Charles Mingus, Yusef Lateef, and more. It’s available now.
Alice Coltrane – Kirtan: Turiya Sings
This record from Alice Coltrane is an insight into her absolutely unique jazz sound. It’s available now on heavyweight vinyl here.
Brandee Younger – Somewhere Different
Brandee Younger’s Somewhere Different is a modern jazz classic that features some of the most refreshing and unique songs of the last decade. It’s available now on vinyl here.
Thelonious Monk: Genius of Modern Music Vol. 1 (Brown Limited Edition)
Monk’s Genius of Modern Music Vol. 1 is available as a limited edition colored LP. It’s the perfect gift for Monk fans!
Nat King Cole: Hittin’ the Ramp: The Early Years 1936-1943 10LP Box Set
This massive box set features a sprawling collection of recordings from the early years of Nat King Cole’s career. There’s nearly 200 restored tracks here, as well as plenty of bonus content!
Judy Garland – Judy at Carnegie Hall
This record is a live recording from the iconic singer and actress that was originally captured during her Carnegie Hall performance. It features the Mort Lindsey Orchestra as a backing band and makes a fantastic gift for fans.
Ella Fitzgerald – Jazz at the Philharmonic: The Ella Fitzgerald Set 2LP
There’s no better gift for a jazz fan than an Ella Fitzgerald album! Jazz at the Philharmonic is available now.
Lee Morgan: The Complete Live at the Lighthouse 8CD Set
Live at the Lighthouse is a collection of classic performances by one of Blue Note Records’ most prized artists. The 8CD collection is available now. Buy it here!
Blue Note x The Hundreds Merch Collection
Blue Note Records and the Los Angeles streetwear brand The Hundreds have collaborated on a new collection featuring classic Blue Note graphics across a wide range of pieces including T-Shirts, Long Sleeves, Pullover Hoodies, Crewnecks, Varsity Jackets, Tote Bags, Hats, and Stickers, as well as limited edition Record Slip Mats and a trumpet-styled Incense Holder. Shop the collection here.