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#1 one_who_rocks

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 01:24 PM

I know someone will say something, but I have an idea behind this one. Since I've gotten pretty deep into jazz I was wondering how many if you dig jazz and your favorites guitarists of the genre. I think this would serve a purpose of not only turning people on to jazz but giving us who already do some new stuff to listen to. So I think we should do it by naming the guitarist and if they play in a band or behind someone tell us who. I'll throw some down first:

John Mcgluchlin(Maschivena Orchestra,the trio and there's a few others)
Wes Mountgumery
Django Reinhardt
Jimmy Bruno(solo carrer and played with buddy rich)
Pat Methany
Mike Stern(solo and with miles davis)
Barney Kessel

And here are a few other jazz bands/people who I enjoy
Carlie Parker
John Coltrain
Miles Davis
Art Blakey
Ellington
Horace Silver

As you can see I like mostley hard bop with a little bebop thrown in

#2 Gibshredcamel

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 01:27 PM

i cant remember the guys name but i saw the # 3 jazz player in the world on thursday. Hes good. black guy.

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 01:31 PM

I always liked Joe Pass, Al Dimeola, and Pat Methany. Not any kind of obsession or anything, but they're smoothe to lisen to. Django is fun, too.

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 02:03 PM

I dig alot of jazz guitar players. Some of my favorites are Lenny Breau, Tal Farlow, Howard Roberts, Jim Hall, Mick Goodrick, Marc Ribot, Joe Pass, Larry Coryell, Hank Garland, Tommy Tedesco, Ted Greene

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 02:06 PM

The guy i saw was named nick something.

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 02:12 PM

these days it's been a lot of lenny breau, john scofield, bill frisell and the fusion guys mike stern, larry coryell, scott henderson, jimmy herring

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 02:20 PM

I like acid jazz and fusion jazz. Most of the bands I like don't really have guitarists, e.g. Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Medeski Martin and Wood, and the Jazz Mandolin Project. Some bands that I like that do have guitar; Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Charlie Hunter Trio, and Jazz is Dead.

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 03:13 PM

McLaughlin's always been one of my favorites, even if his tone is kinda meh. I also really like Scofield and DiMeola. Pat Methany's pikasso guitar is the sh!t.

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 03:57 PM

Wes MOUNTGUMERY??? WTFFFF Montgomery k thx

Mike Stern, John Scofield, Al Di Meola, John Mclaughlin, Pat Metheny, Lary Coryell, Lee Ritenour, Allan Holdsworth(kinda), Frank Gambale... etcetc

Edited by EXTREMEGUITAR, 26 March 2006 - 03:58 PM.


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Posted 26 March 2006 - 04:51 PM

Marc Antoine, but he's more flamenco...

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 05:40 PM

Sonny Sharrock.

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 06:40 PM

Of the more modern jazz guitar players I really dig Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, and Jim Campilongo. Nels Cline can play but does not always play jazz. But it is primarily instrumental music of an improvisational nature.
I also like Sonny Sharrock. Every now and then I can dig some James "Blood" Ulmer. I have had Tales Of Captain Black and Freelancing since the eighties.

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 06:59 PM

Dave Gilmour
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Posted 26 March 2006 - 07:48 PM

Wes Montgomery is one of my favs. Benson is imo a rehash of Wes, well what do you expect when Benson was taught by Wes.

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 07:52 PM

QUOTE (one_who_rocks @ Mar 26 2006, 04:24 PM)
I know someone will say something, but I have an idea behind this one. Since I've gotten pretty deep into jazz I was wondering how many if you dig jazz and your favorites guitarists of the genre. I think this would serve a purpose of not only turning people on to jazz but giving us who already do some new stuff to listen to. So I think we should do it by naming the guitarist and if they play in a band or behind someone tell us who. I'll throw some down first:

John Mcgluchlin(Maschivena Orchestra,the trio and there's a few others)
Wes Mountgumery
Django Reinhardt
Jimmy Bruno(solo carrer and played with buddy rich)
Pat Methany
Mike Stern(solo and with miles davis)
Barney Kessel

And here are a few other jazz bands/people who I enjoy
Carlie Parker
John Coltrain
Miles Davis
Art Blakey
Ellington
Horace Silver

As you can see I like mostley hard bop with a little bebop thrown in


Pat Methany technically isnt jazz since he doesnt do real jazz. He is known for more free form music, at least it has that rock feel at times while maintaining a jazzy groove as well. He is only classified as jazz because his music is free form. Anyone who says Kenny G is a good jazz musician should be shot, just like anyone who says Diana Krall or Norah Jones are jazz too cause they are not.

Mike Stern is awesome though, I have a couple of albums of his that I bootlegged from my teacher. Good stuff right there. Bird happens to be one of my biggest sax influences, I have to learn one of this tunes for a college audition.

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 07:57 PM

QUOTE (AcousticSmash @ Mar 26 2006, 08:52 PM)
QUOTE (one_who_rocks @ Mar 26 2006, 04:24 PM)
I know someone will say something, but I have an idea behind this one. Since I've gotten pretty deep into jazz I was wondering how many if you dig jazz and your favorites guitarists of the genre. I think this would serve a purpose of not only turning people on to jazz but giving us who already do some new stuff to listen to. So I think we should do it by naming the guitarist and if they play in a band or behind someone tell us who. I'll throw some down first:

John Mcgluchlin(Maschivena Orchestra,the trio and there's a few others)
Wes Mountgumery
Django Reinhardt
Jimmy Bruno(solo carrer and played with buddy rich)
Pat Methany
Mike Stern(solo and with miles davis)
Barney Kessel

And here are a few other jazz bands/people who I enjoy
Carlie Parker
John Coltrain
Miles Davis
Art Blakey
Ellington
Horace Silver

As you can see I like mostley hard bop with a little bebop thrown in


Pat Methany technically isnt jazz since he doesnt do real jazz. He is known for more free form music, at least it has that rock feel at times while maintaining a jazzy groove as well. He is only classified as jazz because his music is free form. Anyone who says Kenny G is a good jazz musician should be shot, just like anyone who says Diana Krall or Norah Jones are jazz too cause they are not.

Mike Stern is awesome though, I have a couple of albums of his that I bootlegged from my teacher. Good stuff right there. Bird happens to be one of my biggest sax influences, I have to learn one of this tunes for a college audition.




How do you define Jazz then? Norah Jones if vocal jazz. I'd also consider Pat Methany to be jazz. There are lots of different types of jazz dude.

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 09:09 PM

Can any of you suggest some stuff similar to Django Reinhardt? Thanks.

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 03:58 AM

Stochello Rosenberg... He has some great licks..
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Posted 27 March 2006 - 04:08 AM

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 04:11 AM

Birelli Lagrene plays in a lot of different styles; but he has a CD called "Standards" that is the best jazz guitar I've ever heard.



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