Could anyone recommend some artists + CDs - perhaps six to ten - which would form a good base to start appreciating what's available?
Areas I'm interested in hearing examples of are:
"tuneful" playing and soloing (not interested in superchops/shredding/w***ing etc)
Good sound and tone on the guitar
Perhaps more biased to older generation players (1940s- 1960s) but I'm open to suggestions
Perhaps more biased toward "jazz" but again open to suggestions
Groups with other instruments besides great guitar - accordion/violin/clarinet w.h.y
I have some Django - (fabulous) and the Gypsy Jazz School CD amongst whom J Reinhardt , Vees, The Ferrets stand out, not so many on the second CD though. I also have the swing Valses by Barro Ferret which I like - apart from the vibraphone.
Thanks for your help,
PS Apologies if this has been done already - perhaps you could point me to a good thread if there is one.