Jazz is not more difficult than any other type of music, and it is a silly sort of thing when a person starts telling you that you need to know this and that and the other formidable and intimidating sounding thing before you can start learning something.
Jump in. Buy some lead sheets. Learn some standards. You can play a jazz sound on a regular acoustic or electric guitar, if you are playing the proper chords.
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Mary Lou Williams. Ray Bryant Trio. All Blues. Sarah Vaughan. Milt Jackson and Count Basie. Joe Pass and Paulinho da Costa. Monty Alexander 7. Fine and Mellow.
Zoot Sims and Jimmy Rowles. Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie. Louie Bellson Drum Explosion. Monty Alexander. Joe Pass and Milt Jackson. Louie Bellson. Just Friends. Milt Jackson and His Colleagues. Tommy Flanagan. Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis.
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Zoot Sims Plus Joe Pass. Louie Bellson Big Band. Oscar Peterson and Milt Jackson. Freddie Hubbard. John Coltrane. Dizzy Gillespie and Arturo Sandoval. Birelli Legreen, French. Another American guitarist now deceased who never got proper respect was Larry Coryell. Others are Joe Diorio, Howard Roberts deceased. George Van Eps deceased. Doug Raney, son of Jimmy Raney both deceased. Johnny Smith deceased should also be listed as his chordal work and single line techique were incredible.
Thanks for the detailed ideas and reasonings! Will try to get some of them in when we do the next round of updates! To be fair to these other great jazz guitarists, I would consider expanding the list to top 15 or Johnny Smith comes to mind…Robert Conti. Grant Green should not be Solo Flight - Various - 100 Big Band Classics (CD), He should be in any top 5 list.
Benson belongs on the list instead of Frisell. Pat Martino instead of Matheny. There are other guitarists who could have made the list of ten, as already mentioned in other comments, but the list you have Solo Flight - Various - 100 Big Band Classics (CD) a good discussion starter which the comments made already support the fact that opinions and tastes can differ.
Thanks for checking it out Vernon! All comments comment like experts. Not me, I am apparently the only female poster about this. I may have a different slant on this category of choices so am I hearing something the guys are not or the reverse? Must the guitarist be an innovator? One Solo Flight - Various - 100 Big Band Classics (CD) evolved over time? One others emulated or saw as an influence in some manner?
I research and know what is written, but I just go by what I hear. Selection is big to me, so I am definitely influenced by the choices the guitarist made when recording. Well, you can," he says with a laugh. Someday, he admits, he might skim the documentary to see what May and Morello said about him, but he will never watch himself perform live -- " Ever ," he emphasizes.
I can't stand it. I like to leave the moment where it is. I don't want to sit there and go, 'Oh, I should have done that. It is what it is. He has no problem, however, listening to his own recorded music.
In fact, he kind of enjoys it. Search term. Billboard Pro Subscribe Sign In. Top Artists.
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