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Who are your 3 Favorite Jazz Guitarists?

MikeKMikeK Asheville, NCNew Altamira M-30, Altamira M-10
in History Posts: 389

I wonder who everyone's 3 favorite jazz guitarists are? Let's only include guitar players that aren't known for playing gypsy jazz, since we talk about the GJ players regularly here. Mine are:

Grant Green

Charlie Christian

Kenny Burrell.

Willie
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  • geese_comgeese_com Madison, WINew 503
    Posts: 466

    Tal Farlow, Wes Montgomery, George Benson

    MikeKwimmac63000Willie
  • elbascoelbasco New
    Posts: 7

    (had a hard time deciding so putting the three here that are less well known, sorry Wes, Sco, and Kurt).

    Yotam Silberstein

    Pasquale Grasso

    Chico Pinheiro

    MikeK
  • Posts: 4,815

    Django (although he's the spiritual father of Gypsy Jazz, he himself is a jazz player)

    Wes

    Julian Lage

    WillieMikeKBonesbillyshakes
    Every note wants to go somewhere-Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • vanmalmsteenvanmalmsteen Diamond Springs ,CANew Latch Drom F, Eastman DM2v, Altamira m30d , Altimira Mod M
    edited March 2022 Posts: 337

    Howard Roberts

    Jimmy Raney

    Djangooo

    MikeK
  • mac63000mac63000 Tacoma, WANew Geronimo Mateos Jazz B
    Posts: 248

    Django, Wes Montgomery, Joao Gilberto

    MikeK
  • cmcmurphy22cmcmurphy22 New Bumgarner, Zwinakis
    Posts: 39

    Wes montgomery

    charlie Christian

    bill frisell

    WillieMikeKChrisMartin
  • NewcastleBudNewcastleBud Erstwhile✭✭✭✭
    Posts: 124

    Pat Martino and two other guys.

    vanmalmsteenAndyWMikeKrichter4208
    I think, therefore I am......I think.
  • Russell LetsonRussell Letson Prodigy
    Posts: 360

    The two whose records have been in heaviest rotation for several decades hereabouts are Bucky Pizzarelli and George Barnes, partly because they played with so many other musicians I love--Grappelli, Venuti, Zoot Sims, Tony Bennett, each other. . . . Then it's Freddie Green, driving the various Basie units. (Though I also love picking Steve Jordan, Allan Reus, or Al Casey out of a rhythm section.)

    And I really should mention my one-time teacher (but don't blame him for that) Steve Abshire, who retired from the Navy big band, the Commodores, and still gigs around the DC area. Look him up on YouTube. Better yet, watch this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEqxUv5adTU

    tnhughesWillieMikeK
  • WillieWillie HamburgNew
    Posts: 839

    Choosing only 3 is hard work, so I concentrate on votes because of "unusual" instruments:

    Charlie Byrd, who played a classical guitar.

    Earl Klugh, who does that too.

    Ted Greene, who mostly played a Tele and said something like "a decent person plays neck pickup" (I only know the german translation: "Ein anständiger Mensch spielt Halspickup.")

    MikeK
  • adrianadrian AmsterdamVirtuoso
    Posts: 546

    Johnny Smith, George Barnes, Hank Garland

    MikeKvanmalmsteenwimbillyshakes
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