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Tal Farlow (1921-1998)

Tal Farlow (Talmage Holt Farlow) is one of the pioneers of bebop style of jazz guitar playing. His interest for guitar ignited when he heard the great Charlie Christian on the radio in the early 1940's. It is said that Farlow's career as a...

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Herb Ellis (1921-2010)

Mitchell Herbert "Herb" Ellis is another contemporary of Farlow, Christian and Wes. Unlike those three though, he had an obvious country-ish influence and sound (from Dallas, Texas), even playing bebop. Ellis' swing feel, which comes from western...

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Charlie Christian (1916-1942)

Charlie Christian (Charles Henry) is the most well known of the early amplified jazz guitarists. He's considered by many to be the father of bebop guitar. We can even go as far as saying that Christian was a key figure in the development of bebop...

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