Re: jazz albums
I agree that youtube is a great resource. I only did a quick search to post some swinging, odd time, and interesting phrasing, and found some favorites to add here. Blakey, Morello, and Stewart provide inspiration for me, and from a drummer/drumming education perspective, well, they all have a lot to teach us. But jazz is a deep ocean, and there are so many great players, past and present, we could post for days and still only have a toe in the water.