Steve Raegele Steve Raegele

is a guitarist based in Montreal. He’s played many styles of music (except Bluegrass) in dozens of cities across 4 continents. He enjoys playing jazz, rock, R&B and improvising creative music. As a sideman Steve has played the music of Thom Gossage, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Nicole Lizée, Christine Jensen, and many others. His trio record, Last Century, is available from Songlines.

Jim Hall Untold

Jim Hall was arguably the most musical jazz guitarist of 20th century. His playing was at once grounded in tradition, and forward thinking. And that, even though jazz was still a young art form when he first picked up a guitar. He developed a...

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Ed Bickert Untold

Toronto jazz legend Ed Bickert is (like many Canadian treasures) little known outside of the rarefied world of jazz guitar aficionados and Telecaster obsessives the world over. But his influence is far reaching. So many guitarists from Canada...

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George Benson Top-5 Solos

Everyone will have a different set of parameters for defining and choosing their favorite solos by an artist. I’m not even sure that I can articulate my own reasons for picking these solos by George Benson as my TOP 5. But I’m going to try.

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Kenny Burrell Top-5 Albums

Choosing 5 definitive albums by Kenny Burrell is a pretty daunting task. He was so prolific as a leader (and perhaps even more so as a sideman) that sifting through his massive catalogue becomes almost overwhelming. There’s some serious gold in...

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Kenny Burrell (1931-)

Kenneth Earl "Kenny" Burrell is a true original and legend of jazz guitar. Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, he grew up with a whole cadre of equally legendary figures who would define 1950s jazz including the Jones brothers (Thad, Hank, Elvin),...

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Joe Pass' Top-5 Solo Albums

Guitar icon Joe Pass was prolific in terms of his recorded output and more than made up for a drug-related “lost decade” at the very beginning of his burgeoning career. Emerging from the haze of addiction and incarceration, Pass jumped seemingly...

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