Art Blakey - Free for All
Bill Evans - Waltz for Debby
Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots
Dexter Gordon - Go
Grant Green - Green Street
Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off; Empyrean Isles
Horace Silver - The Cape Verdean Blues
Jan Johanson - Jazz på ryska
Joe Henderson - Page One
John Coltrane - Coltrane Jazz; Coltrane's Sound; Crescent; Interstellar Space
Miles Davis - 'Round About Midnight; E.S.P.
Ornette Coleman - Free Jazz
Thelonious Monk - Monk's Music; Solo Monk
Tina Brooks - True Blue
It wasn't easy for me to stick just to the 50's and 60's while avoiding the best known albums. Most of these albums are likely familiar to serious jazz fans, but other people might find new favorites.
Very good list. I've got most of them but there is a few I'm definately going to check out because I can see you have taste! Jan Johanson, Tina Brooks haven't heard before. I have a real soft spot for Dextor Gordon, I think he is highly underated.
and Coltane's "Crescent" well.. it doesn't get much better!