Having checked through the threads and archives, I couldn't find this topic, so here goes.
What are the ten albums that made a difference for you as a player?
What where the albums that made you pick up a sax for the first time, took off the top of your head every time you heard it, and stays on your CD player to this day?
Here are mine (in no particular order).
-John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (Impulse)
-Little Richard: Here’s Little Richard (Specialty Records SP 100) –Lee Allen, the king of Rock N’ Roll sax with incredible, hard driving solos to match the incendiary vocals of Little Richard
-Red Prysock: Rock And Roll (LP Mercury 20088): includes the immortal solo Handclappin'
-Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus (Prestige)
-The Coasters: Greatest Hits (Atco LP 33-111 Stereo SD33-111 Vinyl)- King Curtis is featured on tenor, including his seminal solos on Yakety Yak and Charlie Brown
-Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach: The Quintet: Jazz at Massey Hall (Fantasy/OJC)
-Dave Brubeck: Time Out (Columbia)- Paul Desmond on alto. The first jazz album to sell over a million copies.
-Stan Getz: Bossa Nova- with Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Astrud Gilberto (Uni/Verve)
-Junior Walker & the All Stars: Live (LP Soul 725)
-Joe Lovano Quartets: Live at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note 1994)