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Bud Powell (The Amazing Bud Powell), Thelonious Monk (Solo Monk)....
You should get some Keith Jarrett - start with the Koln Concert. also brilliant is Open, to Love by Paul Bley.
For classic piano trio I don't think it gets better than Bill Evans - maybe Waltz for Debby or Portrait in Jazz.
A more modern take on the same format go for Esbjorn Svenson - my favourite is Goodnight Susie Soho, but they're all good.
Solo Monk is a great album, but my favourite Monk record is Brilliant Corners with Sonny Rollins. The two Genius of Modern Music albums are fantastic stuff too.
yeah, I was going to start off w/ Waltz for Debby
Should always have a mention when it comes to Jazz.
Andrew Hill, check Judgement!!/Point of Departure
Barry Harris, Eastern Sounds/Newer than New
Cecil Taylor, Love for Sale/Unit Structures
Bud Powell, The Amazing Bud Powell
Dave Brubeck, Time Out (obv.)
Abdullah Ibrahim, Water from an Ancient Well
Bobby Timmons, anything from Soul Time to Sweet & Soulful Sounds.
Mingus plays great piano on Oh Yeah!
Sun Ra, Solo Piano Recital: Teatro la Fenice Venizia
Alice Coltrane on quite a lot of stuff
Try the Austin Peralta record, Endless Planets!
Dorian Concept plays a mean jazz piano too.
not sure when that expresses itself on his records tho.
than get on the Matthew Shipp train. His solo albums are amazing and he owes a lot to the angularity of Monk's playing. Shipp's trios take it a bit further with more banging and ranging.
...the wonderous John Lewis. Marvelous to listen to.
On another note, can DiS improve its sign up feature to weed out these stupid spammers?