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gleystee
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I know there are some big jazz fans and players out there on GN, so I was curious to know what some of your favorite jazz guitar albums are. I have many that I absolutely love, but I'm sure some of you have favorites which I haven't even listened to YET.

It's a wonderful experience, being turned on to a new guitarist, or even just a new album from a familiar one.

For my favorite, I have to go with Midnight Blue by Kenny Burrell. It's a tough call to make, but that album just drips with soul and emotion and sends me into a frenzy to develop some jazz skills every time I listen to it.


   
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I am into the modern or progressive jazz. Richard Elliot, Peter White and Craig Chaquico.

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Fusion: Jeff Beck's 'Wired'

Jazzy rock: Almost any Steely Dan

Jazz: Almost any Pat Metheny

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Friday Night in San Francisco

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=10813


   
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As a guitarist and a jazz lover it's hard not to really really adore Joe Pass and Herb Ellis on the 1974 album Two For The Road

Probably not my favorite jazz album, but I'd feel remiss in not mentioning it here.

All time favorte jazz album though for me is probably Bird & Diz. Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich and Thelonius Monk . . .

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Footprints by Pat Martino....Just about any Jim Hall. Joe Pass solo stuff was great too.

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check out any Wes Montgomery,

Boss Guitar
Smokin at the Half Note

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Nick Torres
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Ella Fitzgerald in Berlin

You can download "So What" from the Miles Davis site:

http://www.milesdavis.com/MP3/so_what.mp3

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I've heard, but don't yet own, some pretty cool John Scoffield.

Wes Montgomery stuff is beautiful, full jazz. The album 'While We're Still Young' comes to mind.

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I've heard, but don't yet own, some pretty cool John Scoffield.

Sco's great. I have a lot of his old Steeplchase LPs as well as his newer CDs. His style has changed, but eveything he does is excellent.
Wes Montgomery stuff is beautiful, full jazz. The album 'While We're Still Young' comes to mind.

And you can follow the line...Grant Green, Charlie Christian, Wes, George Benson, Russell Malone...

I like a lot of Bill Frisell's stuff too...

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There are so many.... if I had to pick just one (ok, it's really four volumes) it'd be Joe Pass' Virtuoso.

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gleystee
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Just to offer up another one, Pat Martino's East! is incredible.


   
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Nick, nice review link.
Here is a link to Craig Chaquico
Craig
I like the Rippingtons also, Curves ahead.

Lee Ritenours' tribute to Wes Montgomery "Wes Bound"

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There are so many.... if I had to pick just one (ok, it's really four volumes) it'd be Joe Pass' Virtuoso.

You beat me to it. I am working on "Ninths" (from #3 I think) at the moment - great fun to play. Joe Pass was a genius.


   
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Wes Montgomery - The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery

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