Re: jazz albums
I find it incredibly hard to offer any album over another. IMO what you should do is begin reading through the bio's here at DW. Read about the various drummers and who they played for. Miles Davis is always a good place to begin. Learn who his drummers were and begin checking them out 1 by 1. Learn about the big band guys and do the same. Google Be Bop, Swing, Hard Bop, Cool Jazz, avant garde jazz, Dixieland, Free jazz, smooth jazz etc etc. Whatever.
Rather than mentioning any album, here are some drummers.
Big Sid Catlett.
Papa Jo Jones.
Philly Joe Jones.
That should get you going.
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Those who speak, do not know."