Well this is a tough question.
Background: I play upright bass and received my undergrad in Jazz Studies.
Currently listening to Follow the Red Line by Chris Potter. He's the John Coltrane of today in terms of what he's doing for jazz.
I really like the bassist Avishai Cohen's album As Is...Live at the Blue Note.
The album Pig Inside the Gentleman by the Contemporary Noise Sextet is by far my favorite album of all time.
I think I've had my time with jazz of the '50s. It was great, don't get me wrong, but (and I'm speaking to jazz professors here) let's move on. Let's study the music that's being produced today because damn is that stuff incredible. Like Snarky Puppy's album Sylva??? That'll be remembered for hundreds of years.
Let me know if you want more suggestions because I have a lot of stuff that'll send you on may emotional journeys.