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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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Wes Montgomery's Top-5 Jazz Guitar Solos

Nothing is left to be said about the legendary Wes Montgomery. He single-handedly (and humbly) defined the role of the guitar as a jazz and bebop instrument. And nobody else (before, during or after) had such an impact on the guitar scene....

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Ed Bickert Interviews

Part 1 - Japan, Donuts and Plucking Like a Jazz Guitar Great Canadian jazz guitarist Ed Bickert is a living legend. A series of fourteen short clips (from closed-doors interviews with Jeff Bickert) were published on Vimeo in 2014. Yours truly,...

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What are the Three Ways Pat Metheny is using "The Secret"

When we hit a plateau in our learning of any topic (including jazz guitar), we often seek ways to improve upon the way we improve. We can think of it as seeking a meta-improvement, in a way. Often, all we need is some perspective: a glass of...

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Grant Green (1935-1979)

Grant Green is one of the most underrated jazz guitarists in history. His signature sound - dry, and mostly bluesy single note lines - became a fixture on the Blue Note record label in 1960s. These recordings had a widespread impact on the future...

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