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Michael D. Palma

1. John Coltrane "Giant Steps"
- An eclectic and educational and enjoyable blend of bop, outside, cool and ballad types as Coltrane reinvents the Sax.

2. Steve Swallow "Always Pack Your Uniform On Top"
- Very under rated bassist who could always make his jazz come alive. He picks good players too! He plays with a pick! Does that disqualify him?!?

3. Miles Davis "Kind of Blue"
- One of the leaders in jazz turning the corner into the modern era

4. Chick Corea "Light as a Feather"
- Hot players moving traditional instrumentation into the 70's

5. Larry Coryell "The Eleventh House"
- The "Actual" trend setter that led guitar based music into the fusion / jazz era.