One of Us is Over 40
Always, always have loved Chick, and particularly his ongoing Elekctic Band project. The first album I ever heard or got by this groundbreaking piano genius was the fabulous "Inside Out," which is like a bop ensemble and prog band got into some sort of heavenly car accident.
Simply outstanding stuff. Complex, yet accessible. Tight as a drum. Chops that make you unworthy to touch your instrument.
Just try not to pay too much attention to the fact that the musically adroit band leader has the stage presence of a turnip, and also the fact that they're the worst dressed band in the history of the Earth, Middle Earth, the universe and time.
And for the Akoustic, stripped-down version of Elektric Band with just Chick, John Patitucci and Dave Weckl, dig this smoking reading of On Green Dolphin Street.