I've been getting into jazz over the last few months, and I'm really digging it. But I'd appreciate any input on your "top 10" (or whatever number) of records for a jazz intro. I've been particularly fond of: Kind of Blue; Blue Trane; Monk and Coltrane; Love Supreme; Somethin' Else.
Somethin' Else and Kind of Blue probably top the list (with Blue Trane very close up there).
I'm a total jazz noob - NOTHING is too "basic" to recommend (I'd barely heard of Kind of Blue!). Currently in print or easy to find would be nice. I'm not into jazz fusion (e.g. Weather Report). I also only have about a dozen jazz records or so, so unless I've named it I probably don't own it. Help a guy out?