This thread is here for us to discuss Jazz, from early swing like Coleman Hawkins and Louis Armstrong to the modern jazz of today.
I'm hoping this thread can be used for not just discussion, but as a place where people not so familiar with jazz can look into groups, people, and styles and discover more music.
I'll start by posting some songs from my favorite style of jazz, Hard Bop. Hard Bop is Bebop with gospel, blues, and R&B incorporated into the rhythm section. This style was played by almost all the famous musicians of the 50s and 60s, including Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, and Horace Silver.
So who are your favorite jazz musicians and albums?