IMHO Monk is the greatest Jazz pianist ever. So many great ones out there, but there's just something about Monk that gets me every time. I also love Miles & Coltrane, Wes, Baggs was incredible, Brubeck, etc. I'm really stoked at the moment because I've been turning my girlfriend on to Jazz, at the moment Miles and I just gave her a copy of Bitches Brew and it's the only thing she wants to listen to. Gotta love a chick who can listen to that one. I think In a Silent Way will be the next one. Then maybe we'll start in on Weather Report.