Your starter for ten is probably a big favorite with some and hated by others;
Ornette Coleman Trio; At the Golden Circle.
3 guys, 3 instruments, and more ideas than most Jazz ensembles can conjure up in a life time. Still be-bop, but progressive. Plus a brilliant hifi recording.
Of course Ornette was a radical, but there are not many trios that can keep you engrosed through 2 cd's without feeling that anything is contrived or stale.
Try to avoid obvious favorites "Kind of Blue, " A Love Supreme" I'd love to hear about personal faves, and obscure recordings that I haven't heard and could be useful for any Jazz collector.
Edited by LugBug1 - 5/14/11 at 12:10pm