Recommend me some jazz guitarists?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by superfunk47, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. superfunk47


    Sep 9, 2007
    So recently, I haven't been able to get enough of Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Pat Metheny, cats like them (I've forgiven them for the instrument they play because of how well they play it :D;)). Only problem is I literally can't get enough of them. So who else should I check out that can measure up?
  2. Two of my favourites are Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian.
  3. George Benson.
  4. superfunk47


    Sep 9, 2007
    Ah, Charlie Christian! It's been too long since I heard him...gonna have to go dig some of those old CD's out...good stuff :cool:

    I've heard of Django Reinhardt and George Benson too - I'll check em out.
  5. Pat Martino.
  6. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    John McLaughlin, though he may be considered more a fusion player.
  7. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Which George Benson?
    FWIW, the 1st Jazz album I bought was Bad Benson...for some reason, the very decent FM-Rock station we had at the time (1975) would play a couple of cuts from this record.
    The rhythm section on this CTI recording is stellar, too-
    Kenny Barron-electric piano...plays some beautiful solos
    Steve Gadd-drums
    Phil Upchurch-rhythm guitar (a master at it!) & electric bass on "Full Compass"
    Ron Carter-acoustic bass

    Suggested listening from Bad Benson-
    "Take Five"
    "My Latin Brother"
    "Full Compass"
  8. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Check out Extrapolation...his debut album(IIRC).
    A great example of "British Jazz"...with the great John Surman on horns!
  9. Barney Kessel, Tal Farlow
    and of course Ireland own Louis Stewart
  10. DaBassman


    Mar 25, 2002
    Oneonta, NY
    Check out the last issue of Downbeat Magazine. They did a whole section on guitar players.
  11. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Joe Pass
    Wes Montgomery
    Kenny burrell
    Django Reinhardt
    Pat Martino
    Charlie christian
    Kurt Rosenwinkel
    George Benson
    John Scofield
    Mike Stern
    Allan Holdsworth
    Scott Henderson
    John Mc laughlin
    Frank Gambale

  12. timmbass

    timmbass Guest

    Oct 4, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    Wes Montgomery
    Kenny Burrell
    Grant Green
  13. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Worth another mention!:cool:
  14. ohskigod


    May 5, 2008
    might want to check out Sheryl Bailey
  15. chroma601


    Feb 16, 2007
    Sylva, NC
    Howard Roberts!
  16. Joe Kyle

    Joe Kyle

    Oct 18, 2008
    jodi fisher?

    i may have that wrong though, but check him out on youtube. Hes real good.
  17. watspan


    Nov 25, 2002
    madison, wi
    Will Bernard
    Paul Boellenback
  18. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Yes, Pat Martino...& considering what he overcame.
    Martino has forgotten more about Jazz guitar than most!
    (Pun intended)

    Check out his work on "Impressions" from Consciousness.
  19. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    IMO thats not such a great record of his. For my money, his stuff in the 1980's was his best.
  20. Shovelbone

    Shovelbone Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    Yonderville Georgia
    Jim Hall
    Al Di Meola
    Larry Coryell