Jazz Mount Rushmore

1. Kind of Blue

2. Chet Baker Sings

3. Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown

4. Billie Holiday Love Songs

And You?


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







Coltrane: "A Love Supreme" 

Davis: "In A Silent Way" 

Monk: "Big Band And Quartet In Concert."

Rollins: "Way Out West"

I currently house five Ellington titles. I'll share them for what it's worth:

1) Vol 1 Studio Sessions Chicago 1956

2) Duke Meets Coleman Hawkins

3) Duke Meets John Coltrane

4) Live At Newport

5) Blues In Orbit

This is my quintet that would be playing at the Mt. Rushmore jazz club.

Lee Morgan

Dexter Gordon

Philly Joe


Ray Brown

Bags to make it a sextet

Hubert Laws to make it a septet