Ten Favorite Jazz Albums, Pre-1980

Ordered chronologically, which is also a pretty good way to listen to them. Also aren't those album covers amazing?
  1. Saxophone Colossus - Sonny Rollins, 1956
  2. Sonny Side Up - Sonny Stitt, Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillepsie, 1957
  3. Blue Train - John Coltrane, 1958
  4. Mingus Ah Um - Charles Mingus, 1959
  5. Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife - Ella Fitzgerald, 1960
  6. Three Suites - Duke Ellington, 1960
  7. Go - Dexter Gordon, 1962
  8. The Sidewinder - Lee Morgan, 1963
  9. Sinatra at the Sands - Frank Sinatra and Count Basie, 1966
    Arranged by Quincy Jones! (Yep, same one who did Thriller.)
  10. The Dynamic Duo - Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery, 1966