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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by drambone2001, Jul 29, 2008.
If so, Canadian jazz guitarist here...drop me a note, let's chat!
I sure do. I'm a metal/proghead, but man is jazz guitar awesome. Particularly given my improv penchant (I play in what I would call a "prog-improv" group and love anything good that way). As far as jazz guitarists...I'm not a traditionalist. While I love seeing small jazz combos featuring a guitar, as far as stuff I like listening to I'm an undying fanboy of Allan Holdsworth. He's right there in my avatar, making the best expression I've ever seen on a human face.
Long time jazz lover here. Jazz of all kinds. Love jazz guitar and jazz piano.
Me too - just a huge music fan in general. John McLaughlin is one of my favorite guitarists of all time - other jazz favorites include Kenny Burrell, Bireli Lagrene (more recently), Pat Metheny (of course), Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, Miles, Coltrane, Trio Bobo, Bill Evans, to name a few... check out this great video of McLaughlin and Birleli Lagrene jamming - from Miles' "Kind of Blue" masterpiece...
YouTube - Bireli/McLaughlin on Match TV
Marc Antoine, Pat Metheny...
Without a doubt: Bill Evans.
Jazz guitarist?? I WANNA HAVE YOUR BABIES!!!
I play jazz piano. Oscar is my hero.
you know I'm big into jazz. I've been working my ass off on building good licks for jazz (shit in melodic minor, bebop, dorian and blues/pentatonic with a little chromaticism). I love it. Jazz fusion FTW.
He is the fucking man!
yeah, allan holdsworth is amazing. Incredible legato and fluidity. If you like Holdsworth, you should all like Guthrie Govan and Pat Metheny.
Good call on Holdsworth (I thought that was him in your avatar, Qua!!!) Guthrie also is a freak of human nature, so versatile and utilizes speed so eloquently and melodically... some of the be-bop lines that Shawn Lane (R.I.P.) lays down on Barua a Soldani (track 5) of his "Time is the Enemy" album are scary. Holdsworth is likely SL's biggest GUITAR influence; as a lot of his heroes are non-guitarists.
Oh yeah. Guthrie is definitely a pro... as is Shawn Lane. Type in "Shawn Lane Savitri" and you'll fall in love with Shawn all over again. "Time is the enemy" was a masterpiece, really.
And let us not forget Tal Farlow. Odd fretting - four fingerings and his thumb for the the two lowest for chords.
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Let's not forget Tal Farlow. He had an interesting way of managing frets, fingering the top four strings and using his thumb for the two lowest. Interesting chords. Great guitarist.
Nobody's mentioned George Benson yet?
I"m starting to get into Marcus Miller.
It's called thumb fretting. Definately the easiest way to play IMO. Joe Pass and Bill Frisell anyone?
Kevin Eubanks albums are not too bad. And Marley, I own some George Benson records. You too young to remember what records, are?
I don't "remember what they are" cuz they weren't the major musical format when I was growing up. There's a record store 20 minutes away that has 100s of 'em, but I don't collect 'em cuz they're awfully expensive and I break things a lot.:frown1: