Dolphy's "Out There" is my all-time favorite jazz album so of course I'm into "Where?"- another chance to hear Carter on cello with Dolphy doing his thing (it's of course not as good as "Out There" though).
I prefer the 2nd and 3rd installments in the Miles Davis Bootleg series but the 1st one is nearly as good, essential to all fans of the mid-60's quintet and arguably better than any of the officially released live documents of the period like "My Funny Valentine/Four & More" and "Plugged Nickel".
Not familiar with Stitt aside from "Sonny Side Up" but he holds his own with 2 of my favorite jazz soloists so he gets my respect for that alone. Let's face it, it's basically a blowing session but one of the best I've heard. "The Eternal Triangle" is a monster.
"3 Faces"'s strengths are relatively subtle (more so than other Lateef releases) but it's always been my favorite, partly because although it isn't as exotic as some of his later albums, it's a nice summary of his approach to each instrument, every track is good and "From Within" is one of the most beautiful pieces of music I've ever heard (the part where the celeste comes in kills me every time).
Like the other Shorter albums I own that aren't "Speak No Evil", "Juju" doesn't really distinguish itself much. Just a solid Shorter album.
Yeah, "The Egg" does take some patience and probably should have been edited but I also think it's a brilliant way to end the album, probably my favorite of Herbie's. It's really unlike any other piece of his I've heard.