Influential Albums 1/3 (3/7/2017):
Artist: Django Reinhardt
Django Reinhardt is without a doubt the most influential guitarist, I consider of great importance. I will always go back to his music and style as the foundation for lead guitar that I will only strive to attain.
This is a guy who played guitar proficiently and after being involved in a fire lost the use of two fingers. Let me repeat, lost TWO of his note holding fingers to paralysis (this would have ruined most guitarists). Through absolute resolve and determination he forged his music. He became one of the most proficient and influential guitarists of all time.
Djangology was remastered in 2002 and holds a very special place in my mind. If I was forced to only listen to one record for the rest of my life... this would be it. No question.