I really enjoy this LP along with Bitches Brew, where do I go from here?
I will list you my favorite jazz albums, if you are adventurous.
Sun Ra - Atlantis
Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch!
Anthony Braxton - Saxophone Improvisations, Series F
Ornette Coleman - Free Jazz
Albery Ayler - Spiritual Unity
Cecil Taylor - Silent Tongues
Roscoe Mitchell - Sound
Art Ensemble of Chicago - People In Sorrow
They are listed to my preference from best to worst.
towards "better fusion albums", I hope... (referring to Romantic Warrior here)
Try some of these:
Weather Report - Weather Report
Chick Corea and Return to Forever - Light as a Feather
Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters
Dave Liebman - Lookout Farm
Donald Byrd - Black Byrd
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Inner Mounting Flame
Pat Metheny - Bright Size Life
Lonnie Liston Smith - Expansion
I just recently heard about a group that has a Jazz influence but a heavier sound (progressive instrumental) that is gold. Animals As Leaders, I'm listening to their self titled album and as I said, they are totally gold.
i am also looking to get into Jazz but this is the album I really like.
Old man river(take 1) is probably my favorite song.
If you're a jazz fan or looking to dig deeper into the genre you should really participate in the weekly blindfold test threads. They are a lot of fun but would be better with more people participating.
Speaking as a big fan of prog metal, metal does not know how to incorporate jazz influence. It always comes off as very safe, bland elevator wankery. Ephel Duath are one of the only bands that get it right.
For fusion, I'd suggest Feel, by George Duke, Quiet Sun's s/t, Alamaailman Vasarat - Käärmelautakunta, some stuff by Modry Efekt/Blue Effect and also Brand X. Also, seconding the Szobel rec.
As for non-fusion jazz, I'm the furthest thing from an expert, but I love Rabih Abou-Khalil's arabic folk/jazz mixture.