I really love jazz. I love jazz so much, that opening my heart to Hip Hop was a natural progression. Because really the two are analogous. In my opinion, there are only three truly intellectual music genres: Classical, Jazz and Hip Hop. Disagree if you want, but that's just how I feel. I'll regale you all with my philosophy on Hip Hop on another day. Because today is all about the jazzy jazz.
My favorite jazz is Hard Bop. And nobody does Hard Bop better than Blue Note. Horace Silver did all sorts of good things with them, but this is my favorite track. Without fail, every single time I listen, the piano solo raises the hair on the back of my neck. No joke.