The Who's Who of Jazz Guitar and YOUR Favorite Players
Want to learn about jazz guitar greats? This page hosts several articles I wrote about some of the top rated, most popular, historically significant, world class jazz guitarists. Each page contains must-know information about the players.
The individual pages also depict each guitarist's playing style along with some licks, videos and transcriptions. (All compiled by yours truly, of course!)
As you may understand, I always avoid digging too much into the "personal life stuff" in the biographical part of each of the jazz guitar greats page. You'll agree that the music is what matters most here...
*NEW*: You are now invited to discuss YOUR favorite all-star players. I surely missed some jazz guitar greats of legendary importance (there are so many ...) on this website, so please share your thoughts (and post your own "jazz guitar fantasy" lineup). Please do so here...
Jazz guitar history is an amazing learning tool. "Learn from the masters and burn like one!" Enjoy.
Jazz Guitar Greats
(appear in reversed chronological order)
Wayne Krantz (1964-)
Krantz is known to make very much music with little material. His highly idiosyncratic sound has emerged from a very
regimented practice routine with strict self-imposed limits. This led him to play with Steely Dan, Brecker Brothers and David Binney...
Strengths: a unique personality, rhythmic precision, knows "jazz" but prefers a grainy strat sound, compositions.