What is the guitar version of Kind of Blue?

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  1. squeally dan

    squeally dan Member

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    I love Miles' Kind of Blue. The melodies are so strong you don't miss vocals. What's the guitar version of that?
     
  2. Mike H

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    First thing that came to mind is Shawn Lane Powers of Ten.
     
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    Probably not necessarily THE answer, but this LP is good...



    Also...

     
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    not the same genre of course, but your "melodies so strong" comment brought that one to mind

    /rick
     
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    Surfing, Beck's Wired, Vai's Passion and Warfare, Morse's High Tension Wires.
     
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    Yeah for rock Satriani's first, or maybe Van Halen 1, Eruption changed everything. Probably more than Rhoad's or even Yngwie's first.
     
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    The guitar version of Kind of Blue would have been Kind of Blue if there was a guitar played in it.
     
  9. Dave Wakely

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    Wes' "Smoking at the Blue Note"?
     
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    Tough to compare any guitar album to the best-selling all-time jazz record featuring Miles, Cannonball and Trane.... If you want to step back a generation, Charlie Christian's sides with Benny Goodman are classic. Joe Pass's first "Virtuoso" album is too. "Smokin' at the Half Note" is awesome but don't know that it has the iconic status KOB has. Jim Hall's sides with Sonny Rollins do, though - especially "The Bridge." I thought the above suggestion of Jeff Beck's "Wired" was interesting, although it doesn't hold up to 1000 listens the way KOB and the other albums I've mentioned do.

    Oh, and how about Scofield's "A Go GO" with MMW?
     
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    "Smokin' At The Half Note" :D

    But good choice.

    Also Jim Hall Live.
     
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    these would be my choices too
     
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    John McLaughlin's The Promise for the inclusion of multiple top players.
     
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    definitely!
     
  20. Bryan T

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    That was my first thought.
     

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