#1
What are some albums (Jazz and blues, of coures) that really inspire you? I mentioned in another topic that I had gotten "The Incredible Jazz Guitar" by Wes Montgomery. It's definitely one of those albums that make you want to just put the guitar away, but at the same time it makes you want to practice even more. Anyone feel the same way about any other albums?
#3
Pat Metheny's "Secret Story" is pretty cool, especially because it doesnt make me too anxious to practice or put away my guitar... its more relaxed.

If you could even vaguely consider Eric Johnson's "Ah Via Musicom" some far-out form of rock-blues (vague blues connection), then yea... that album is damn amazing, and still one of my top 10 to date.

^agreed, texas flood is awesome.
#4
There are a number of albums that inspired me across the 'Blues' genre here are just three of them.

The Sky Is Crying-SRV superbly clean playng throughout with signature Stevie Ray tone to die for.
Unplugged-Clapton fantastic modern acoustic blues complete with soulful solos on 'Old Love' and 'Layla'.
Complete Recordings-Robert Johnson On comparatively primitive equipment how did he manage to achieve that sound and throw in those odd timings as well.
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#6
probably john mayall's 'bluesbreakers' album with clapton, i'd never heard anything like it at the time.
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#7
Quote by Ancient Jello
The most listened to album I have is 'Blues for Greeny' - Gary Moore. I rate as the best album I've ever owned.


I'm a massive Peter Green fan and I also like Gary Moore, but 'Blues for Greeny' I just can't listen to! Give me the originals any day.

'Jumping At Shadows', a Peter Green/Fleetwood Mac compilation album. Contains some the most amazing Blues guitar ever recorded.
#8
- Antonio Forcione & Sabina Sciubba - Meet Me In London
- Ben Webster & Oscar Peterson - Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson
- Bill Evans & Stan Getz - But Beautiful
- Biréli Lagrène & Sylvain Luc - Duet
- Bojan Z Quartet - Bojan Z Quartet
- Carl Verheyen - Solo Guitar Improvisations
- Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots
- Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
- Chick Corea & Gary Burton - Crystal Silence
- Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out
- Dave Weckl - The Zone
- Emily Remler - East To Wes
- Esbjörn Svensson Trio - Viaticum
- Frank Zappa - The Grand Wazoo
- Grant Green - Alive
- Greg Howe - Introspection
- Jim Hall & Ron Carter - Together Alone
- Joe Pass - Virtuoso
- Joe Sample - Old Places Old Faces
- Joey Calderazzo - In The Door
- Joscho Stephan - Swing News
- Kevin Eubanks - Spiritalk
- McCoy Tyner Trio & Michael Brecker - Infinity
- Michel Petrucciani, Jim Hall, Wayne Shorter - Power Of Three
- Michel Petrucciani & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - Concerts Inédits
- Mike Stern - Upside Downside
- Mike Stern - These Times
- Philip Catherine & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - Spanish Nights
- Philip Catherine & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - The Art Of The Trio
- Philip Catherine & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - The Viking
- Stanley Clarke, Al Di Meola & Jean Luc Ponty - The Rite Of Strings
- Tommy Emmanuel - The Mystery
- Sylvain Luc - Trio Sud #2
- Wayne Krantz - Long To Be Loose

A few that jump out at first sight when flipping through the 'ole collection.
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#10
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#11
The most ever? Jim Hall - Concierto. I know I mention it a lot but it is just like that.
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#12
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- Antonio Forcione & Sabina Sciubba - Meet Me In London
- Ben Webster & Oscar Peterson - Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson
- Bill Evans & Stan Getz - But Beautiful
- Biréli Lagrène & Sylvain Luc - Duet
- Bojan Z Quartet - Bojan Z Quartet
- Carl Verheyen - Solo Guitar Improvisations
- Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots
- Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
- Chick Corea & Gary Burton - Crystal Silence
- Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out
- Dave Weckl - The Zone
- Emily Remler - East To Wes
- Esbjörn Svensson Trio - Viaticum
- Frank Zappa - The Grand Wazoo
- Grant Green - Alive
- Greg Howe - Introspection
- Jim Hall & Ron Carter - Together Alone
- Joe Pass - Virtuoso
- Joe Sample - Old Places Old Faces
- Joey Calderazzo - In The Door
- Joscho Stephan - Swing News
- Kevin Eubanks - Spiritalk
- McCoy Tyner Trio & Michael Brecker - Infinity
- Michel Petrucciani, Jim Hall, Wayne Shorter - Power Of Three
- Michel Petrucciani & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - Concerts Inédits
- Mike Stern - Upside Downside
- Mike Stern - These Times
- Philip Catherine & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - Spanish Nights
- Philip Catherine & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - The Art Of The Trio
- Philip Catherine & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - The Viking
- Stanley Clarke, Al Di Meola & Jean Luc Ponty - The Rite Of Strings
- Tommy Emmanuel - The Mystery
- Sylvain Luc - Trio Sud #2
- Wayne Krantz - Long To Be Loose

A few that jump out at first sight when flipping through the 'ole collection.





and the complete robert johnson catalogue
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#15
Wow, no Miles Davis - "Kind Of Blue" yet? That's like one of the most popular jazz albums ever (and for good reason, cause every song on that album is great, and the solos are top notch)
#16
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Wow, no Miles Davis - "Kind Of Blue" yet? That's like one of the most popular jazz albums ever (and for good reason, cause every song on that album is great, and the solos are top notch)



the rythms made a bigger influence in me than the solos...but that's just me. still, it's an amazing album
#17
Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius.
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#18
Quote by Iluvpowerchords
The correct answer is "A Love Supreme."

mhmmm I'll say
but Mingus's Mingus Ah Um really inspires me to push my bass skills to a whole other level

#19
Quote by Doolittle
mhmmm I'll say
but Mingus's Mingus Ah Um really inspires me to push my bass skills to a whole other level


Yes!

Not just bass skills, but compositional skillz in general...

It's a work of awesome...
#20
Quote by Sleepn_Giant
Wow, no Miles Davis - "Kind Of Blue" yet? That's like one of the most popular jazz albums ever (and for good reason, cause every song on that album is great, and the solos are top notch)


Utterly influential? Yes.

Personal favorite? Not by a long shot.
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#21
actually my favourite miles is Seven Steps to Heaven

but I've been craving the stuff he did with Gil Evans because I love me some real good composition/arranging.
#23
Joe Henderson- So Near, So Far

Scofield basically teaches the ultimate comping lesson on that entire album. It's definitely the most amazing comping I've ever heard, and for me Jim Hall is very hard to top in that category but in this situation Sco responds perfectly to every single phrase that Joe pulls out. Yum.
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#24
Medeski, Martin & Wood - The Dropper
John Scofield - Uberjam
Kobayashi
C'trane - My Favorite Things, A Love Supreme
Pharaoh Sanders & Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchitananda
Miles Davis' Bitches Brew
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
John McLaughlin - My Goals Beyond
Mahavishnu Orchestra (pretty much everything)
Soft Machine - Bundles
Allan Holdsworth - I.O.U Live

different moods, very heady mix
#25
Quote by dr_john
probably john mayall's 'bluesbreakers' album with clapton, i'd never heard anything like it at the time.

+1, and add At Fillmore East by the Allman Brothers Band and Live At The Regal by B.B. King
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#26
charles mingus - blues and roots
wes montgomery - the wes montgomery trio
jimmy smith - the sermon
bill evans - sunday at the village vanguard

for whatever reasons, these are the albums that inspire me to play jazz.