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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Jazz Guitarists
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:18 pm 
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I do believe Django could be #1. He used octaves before Wes and was an excellent rhythm guitarist. Even his improvised solos were excellent. There is the story that Andreas Segovia heard Django play a beautiful piece and demended the sheet music, though Django had just improvised the whole piece. I do believe a moderater on a different list said this was a true story. Montgomery's influences were Reinhardt and Charlie Christian. The man practicully invented an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique which is what we know as Gypsy Jazz. Just ask Les Paul, Joe Pass, Charlie Christian, Barney Kessel, George Benson, and Wes Montgomery who their influences were and they'll all have at least one thing in common. Django Reinhardt.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Jazz Guitarists
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:20 am 
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I do believe Django could be #1. He used octaves before Wes and was an excellent rhythm guitarist. Even his improvised solos were excellent. There is the story that Andreas Segovia heard Django play a beautiful piece and demended the sheet music, though Django had just improvised the whole piece. I do believe a moderater on a different list said this was a true story. Montgomery's influences were Reinhardt and Charlie Christian. The man practicully invented an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique which is what we know as Gypsy Jazz. Just ask Les Paul, Joe Pass, Charlie Christian, Barney Kessel, George Benson, and Wes Montgomery who their influences were and they'll all have at least one thing in common. Django Reinhardt.


By that stand, Charlie Christian could easily be No 1. He probably has more direct influence on those names than Django, other greats like Grant Green also were hugely inspired by Christian. Montgomery is certainly the biggest influence on George Benson. For me, Wes has the edge if only because Gypsy Jazz appears to me, to be a narrower style of music.

But like places 2-7 on the rock list, splitting these guys can only be a matter of personal taste. I certainly wouldnt argue if the placings were the other way round.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Jazz Guitarists
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Anyone know any good Freddie Green performances or showcase for his rhythm playing. I wanted to start listining to him and need a place to start.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Jazz Guitarists
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Anything from the classic era of Basie is worth hearing. He added so much to that rhythm section, his comping is so tight


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Jazz Guitarists
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Any specific songs?


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Jazz Guitarists
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeVfd5_6fcc


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Jazz Guitarists
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Barney Kessel needs to be in the top 10.


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Andy Summers at #79? His jazz work is better than his rock work and he's higher on the rock list.


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Here's a couple for you Soda:








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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Jazz Guitarists
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http://www.music.washington.edu/news/?mode=detail&id=211

Nothing quite like seeing that your favorite Jazz guitarist is joining the faculty at your school. Not that I'm even in the school of music or anything, but the prospect of regular on-campus performances is pretty awesome. Or maybe that's just wishful thinking :smile:


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congrats! you get the creme de la creme...

and what is your major?


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I'm a PhD student in Electrical Engineering


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Anybody else here a fan of Ulf Wakenius?


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