Suggestions received so far:
Wellington New Zealand:
My choice: "Jazz at Massey Hall" - The Quintet Ther Quintet comprises Dizzie Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Charlie Mingus and Max Roach.
Port Jervis NY:
Wes Montgomery, Live At the Half Note/Verve Records
I would have to recommend the more recently discovered and released At Carnegie Hall featuring the Thelonious Monk Quartet and John Coltrane. The quintet syncs together beautifully, while one feels that Monk's normally more erratic style is not softened but focused by Coltrane, while he is conversely brought out in the presence of Monk. One of my personal favorites.
(Miles Davis) In a Silent Way
Somethin Else by Cannonball Adderley Basie by Count Basie (the atomic Basie) Clifford Brown with Strings Legrand Jazz by Michel Legrand Those are my nominations that deserve the title of Great Jazz.
Forrest Flower by Charles Lloyd such be on that list.
Kansas City, MO:
Charles Mingus Better Git in Your Soul: Duke Ellington Afro Eurasian Eclipse, New Orleans Suite, Live at Newport '56, Money Jungle (with Roach and Mingus): Rhasan Roland Kirk Blackness: Thelonius Monk Monk's Dream: Herbie Hancock Chameleon: John Coltrane Giant Steps: Miles Davis Birth of the Cool: Sonny Rollins The Bridge: Dave Brubeck Time Out:
Willis Jackson: Bar Wars
Reutte / Austria:
I would suggest for top 100 the great album "Unsafe" played by the "Alan Jones Sextet".
Perhaps an idiosyncratic and showy choice, but an enthralling album: "Litania" by Tomasz Stanko
One of the most influential jazz albums of all time, and, quite honestly, I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned yet, is the infamous "Time Out" Dave Brubeck. "Take Five", "Blue Rondo...", "Three to Get Ready"...this album is a definition of jazz eliteness and greatness.
Letter from Home - Pat Metheny Group
Los Angeles, CA, USA:
Pat Martino, "Consciousness"
I would like to recommend John Coltrane's 1957 recording 'Blue Train'. As Coltrane's first solo album, it beautifully demonstrates the genius of early 'Trane and that of the great band behind him (of particular note is Paul Chambers bowed bass solo on 'Moment's Notice').
I agree with Forest Flower. Lloyd, Jarret, DeJonette and McBee at their hippest.
breezed through selections and didn't seem to find a mention of oscar peterson, although he probably is featured in a few lineups. may i recommend Night Train. Also totally agree with comment below; how can Parker/Gillespie/Powell/Mingus/Roach: Live At Massey Hall not be included?
Song For My Father - Horace Silver