Great thread suggestion, Frosty. Looking forward to some tasty stuff being posted. I'd say your posting is the most beautiful bass solo I've heard - not that the competition is great lol. I heard Jaco's solo album perhaps at an age when I wasn't ready for it but I only remember it being impressive rather than beautiful.
I think I'd go for Joni Mitchell's cover of Mingus's Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
... Joni, Jaco and Michael Brecker are unbelievable: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV-lBswnEvE
. Nothing makes my hair stand on end quite as much.
Ken once suggested Trane's Alabama
to me and I fell in love with it - lost count of how many times I've listened to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j_TDoOPnIA
Tim Buckey's I Woke Up
is incredibly haunting with exotic harmonies, and his voice is out of this world: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2GEzbg-YfU
And Ravel's Bolero
has always done the job for me.
Many years ago I heard a composition by Debussy on the radio that was based on whole tone scales and it gave me the chills ... but I've never heard it again or found out what it was called.
Edit: Oops forgot King Crimson's The Power to Believe II http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuLINo7u7T0
and Epitaph http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KogHYeA0ns