Thought this might be a fun discussion:
If you could play one and only one solo from your favorite performers to show off to a friend in order to prove how good he/she was, which would it be?
Immediately coming to mind for me:
Maynard Ferguson: Foxy
This is from either his Echoes of an Era re-release or the Mosaic Collection if you're lucky enough to have it. Amazing technique, imagination, creativety and flexibility. He just blows the heck out of the horn on this one.
Dizzy Gillespie: The Champ
Have you guys heard this? There's a recording live from France. It's absolutely astonishing. This has got to be one of the greatest jazz trumpet solos of all time.