His latest album, Clapton, was very jazz influenced - I almost got a preservation hall kinda vibe from it. My brother always figured that EC may have wished he'd done the unplugged version of Layla over the electric... myself I think both worked in the time they were made. But wow this is an even s-l-o-w-e-r version lol but very burning and quite cool. Some timing changes too. Very interesting.
He's always been very good at bringing blues guitar into other styles of music.
"I was told when I started to play that simple music is the hardest music in the world to play. And blues is simple music."
- Albert Collins