Hard to leave Thelonius Monk off the top 5 jazz pianists just because of how innovative he was.
Bill Evans is my #1 on piano though
Fav Coltrane album is Blue Train for me, but I understand why some people have Love Supreme as #1.
My #2 tenor player is Dexter Gordon - Our Man in Paris being my fav album.
Also, the Sonny Stitt/Dexter Gordon album w/ Tenor Madness is ****ing insane.
Really like this thread though. Please list more albums you guys recommend checking out from any artists your listing in this thread.