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Bucky Pizzarelli (1926-2020)

Bucky Pizzarelli was an influential jazz guitarist and studio musician. He enjoyed a prolific studio career, playing with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughn, and Benny Goodman. Pizzarelli was known for his rhythm guitar...

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George Van Eps (1913-1998)

George Van Eps was an innovative guitarist and inventor, also known as the "father of the 7-string guitar". His pianistic approach to the guitar utilized harmonized scales and inner moving voices to create entire chord solos, which had previously...

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Barney Kessel (1923-2004)

Barney Kessel was a masterful and highly influential jazz guitarist that played with Oscar Peterson, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and the Wrecking Crew. His universally-loved style also helped him forge a career as a session guitarist in Hollywood,...

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Top-5 Charlie Christian Solos

I'd like to share with you some examples of the Charlie Christian solos that resonate with me musically. There are many opinions to be shared amongst us jazz guitarists. One thing we all seem to agree on however, is that one of the first...

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Charlie Christian Untold

What can be said about Charlie Christian that hasn’t already been dutifully noted in the jazz guitar log book? A light that shone brightly and briefly, his death at the age of 25 left a frustratingly small discography that fans have pored over in...

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Favorite and Best Jazz Guitarists: Who Are The Greats of Jazz Guitar?

In chronological order: The Most Influential and Favourite Jazz Guitarists of All Eras Learning about the iconic and influential jazz guitarists is important if you want to become aware of the (still ongoing) evolution of the genre. Want to put...

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