The 5 Jazz Recordings You Would Take With You...

stranded on an island. You can only take 5. On this magical island there is a system suited to your specific tastes and the front end of your choice. Keep in mind only jazz will be tolerated on this island. Any other musical format will bring unfreindly natives to your doorsteps who will take you off and boil you in oil. Only five, don't cheat. What's in your suitcase?
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Billy Cobham - Stratus
Eric Gale - Ginseng woman
Lonnie Liston Smith - Expansions
Jeff Beck - Diamond Dust
Donald byrd - Povo
One CD I'd like to suggest would be Steve Turre's 1997 CD of the same name, "Steve Turre," ... and the opening track with Cassandra Wilson is simply glorious, as is the rest of the CD, ... and Turre is simply at one with his trombone.

I've got several subsequent CDs by Turre, but this one is forever. You won't be disappointed.
As for Coltrane ... it's difficult to impossible to ignore the breathtaking flights of both "Stellar Regions" and "Interstellar Space" ... these may require more faith, at least on initial listens, but both reveal depth and strength seldom found today ...