I'll be wanting some Erroll Garner in any collection of jazz albums I'm recommending to others. Boringly, I'll go for his best-known: Concert by the Sea (1955 - 44 minutes). Famously, Garner couldn't read music, but that didn't hold him back any. I can't really do better than The Book here, so I won't try:
Erroll Garner was one of a kind. He was as outré as the great beboppers, yet bop was alien to him... He swung mightily, yet he stood outside the swing tradition; he played orchestrally, and his style was swooningly romantic, yet he could be as merciless on a tune as Fats Waller. He never read music, but he could play a piece in any key, and delighted in deceiving his rhythm sections from night to night. His tumbling, percussive, humorous style was entirely his own.There's excellent Garner on YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 - that sort of thing, and why you might like to have Concert by the Sea.
[Links to the rest of the series.]