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10 Jazz Albums Rolling Stone Loved in the 1970s You’ve Never Heard

We praised them 40 years ago — and you should listen to them today!

Flora Purim and Gato Barbieri

Flora Purim and Gato Barbieri

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Rolling Stone has never been a jazz-specialist publication, but in the Seventies, the magazine made sure readers stayed apprised of the jazz world as part of a well-rounded musical diet. In the thousands of record reviews Rolling Stone printed between 1970 and 1979, there were hundreds of jazz albums covered, by names both famous and obscure. Here’s ten of the LPs, from fusion to jazz-reggae, that we had in heavy rotation but are unknown today to all but the most hardcore jazzheads.

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