Kind of Blue
I think this album fits my mood best most of the time. Relaxed, yet full of energy at the same time. A masterpiece for sure.
Sunday at the Village Vanguard
One of the best live albums of all time, this snapshot of a Bill Evans concert makes me nearly wish I had been born a decade earlier so that I could have seen him play live. The interplay between the trio is simply fantastic. Perfecto!
Dave Brubeck Quartet
A true classic, this album explores time signatures outside the usual 4/4 jazz standard. Each tune is in an odd meter, and some even swich meters beautifully within the same song! A must have for any true jazz enthusiast.
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
I bought this album only because I liked the song "Moanin'" so much. The rest of the album is fantastic as well, since it demonstrates Art's technical virtuostiy with the sticks. Full of energy!
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman
One of the most romantic albums I have ever heard. A must have for anyone who has ever been or will be in love.