1. The Beatles – Revolver
2. Bill Evans Trio – Explorations
3. Bon Iver – Bon Iver
4. Jan Johansson – Jazz på Svenska
A very important album to me. The sound and use of the Piano is influential to my style. The urge to use the Piano to play around with beautiful melodies that have been influential to the performing musician is something that resonates with my approach to the piano.
5. Red Hot Chili Pepper – Blood Sugar Sex Magik
I am embarrassed to admit that until the age of 20 I thought there is no better music out there than this album. I am not so sure if I’d still agree to this opinion, but the strong focus on groove, being flexible in tempo, but still strongly attached to timing has made a strong affect on my being a musician. Also I feel like Rick Rubin found new ways to make a productions sound big without using massive reverb. By that time this has been a new approach to popular music production.