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How to Play Solar - Improvising Tools for ii-V-I Progressions

Let's face it. You'll never be at a jazz jam session without someone calling a tune with a few (or a lot) of ii-V-Is in it. Would it even be a jazz jam session if they didn't? And, there's a good chance that tune might even be Solar! On that...

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Introduction to Bird Blues for Jazz Guitar

Ever been to a jam session where someone (read: an alto sax player) calls a Bird Blues? Oh that embarrassing moment! The Bird Blues is a variation on the 12-bar blues form that originated in the bebop era. It was named after Charlie "Bird"...

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

The Most Influential and Favorite 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 yourself in the...

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Kenny Burrell Untold

Born in 1931 in Detroit, Michigan, Kenny Burrell is one of jazz guitar’s more singular artists. While of the same generation as guitarists like Joe Pass, Jim Hall, and Jimmy Raney, his sound came out of different musical experiences and a particular...

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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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