Jazz Mount Rushmore

1. Kind of Blue

2. Chet Baker Sings

3. Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown

4. Billie Holiday Love Songs

And You?


These opinions are mostly biased toward bebop and later. After jazz mostly lost its way.  No one even mentioned Armstrong or Goodman. 

I don't listen to much Jazz but Bill Frissels discography, plus albums with collaborators, offers almost everything in Jazz and possibly everything in the musical universe. 😆

I'm a sucker for Coltrane's "Ballads." That's a large club of listeners.

Still stuck on Larry Coryell's "Barefoot Boy," but that is because there are many life associations and memories agglomerated around it, and it was a breakthrough of sorts when it first came out. And look who was playing with him and who produced it and recorded it.

so many, but the OP started with specific lps, so in that spirit, not already mentioned:

Grant Green, Idle Moments

Miles Davis, Round About Midnight

Jim Hall, Concierto

Ben Webster, Meets Oscar Peterson, or, Soulville

Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster

Bill Evans, Waltz for Debbie, Live at VV

Johnny Hartman/Coltrane

….and so many others, so i’m a himalayas guy obviously.


Hank Mobley, Soul Station



Wynton Kelly Trio/Wes Montgomery, Smokin’ at the Halfnote