Jazz GUITAR poll

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
Grant Green 12
Sonny Sharrock 9
John McLaughlin 5
Wes Montgomery 4
James Blood Ulmer4
Nels Cline 3
Bill Frisell 2
Charlie Christian 2
Freddie Green 2
Derek Bailey 2
Jim Hall 2
Tal Farlow 2
Marc Ribot 2
John Scofield 1
Barney Kessel 1
Kenny Burell 1
George Benson 0
Stanley Jordan 0
Pat Martino 0
Pat Metheney 0
Joe Morris 0
Emily Remler 0
Kurt Rosenwinkel 0
Lee Ritenour 0
Eliott Sharp 0
Mike Stern 0
Alan Holdsworth 0
John Abercrombie 0
Sal Salvador 0
Eddy Lang 0
Billy Bauer 0
Herb Ellis 0
Joe Pass 0
George Van Eps 0
Al DiMeola 0
Larry Coryell 0
Jimmy Raney 0
Gabor Szabo 0
Charlie Byrd 0
Barry Galbraith 0
George Barnes 0
Cal Collins 0
Eddie Duran 0
Tiny Grimes 0
Oscar Moore 0
Bucky Pizzarelli 0


Hurting 2, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

There should have been a "no" option. :)

Jordan, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

But I voted for Scofield for his 90s records.

Jordan, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

I just got that Tal Farlow Quadromania thing, mostly for the Savoy trio sessions with Mingus and Red Norvo, but basically the whole thing is incredible... probably still gonna vote for Grant Green, though, because Idle Moments was the album that really got me into jazz.

bernard snowy, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

does that django guy count as jazz?

M@tt He1ges0n, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

Why not?

Hurting 2, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

FUCK, HOW DID I NOT PUT HIM ON THE LIST?!

Hurting 2, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

I specifically remember typing his name, then thinking "I'll move him down the list so he's not next to all my other favorites." I must have forgotten to move him.

Hurting 2, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

So I guess if you want to vote Django, just write in Django and we'll tally the numbers.

Hurting 2, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

Shall I go ahead and make an uninformed vote? I know one guy and I like him.

dean ge, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

You filthy swine.

Oilyrags, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

Grant Green.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

Brandon Ross? Masujaa?

Oilyrags, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

I guess I could have included William Ash too. And Jeff Parker

Hurting 2, Monday, 25 June 2007 22:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

I already forget who I voted - Jim Hall? I'm fucking beat tired.

Hurting 2, Monday, 25 June 2007 22:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

SHARROCK

Rock Hardy, Monday, 25 June 2007 22:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

Most underrated - Bauer

Hurting 2, Monday, 25 June 2007 22:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I gotta lot of love for a lot of these dudes, but I think it's going to inevitably be Sonny.

Oilyrags, Monday, 25 June 2007 22:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

Sharrock gets huge love on ILM. I won't be surprised if he wins.

Hurting 2, Monday, 25 June 2007 22:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

Oooh! Wait! Ben Monder--really under-rated, and what about Lenny Breau?

Jubalique die Zitronen, Monday, 25 June 2007 22:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I also thought of Ben Monder too late.

Hurting 2, Monday, 25 June 2007 22:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

I have never heard of Ben Monder.

Oilyrags, Monday, 25 June 2007 22:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

There should have been a "no" option. :)

OTM

Saxby D. Elder, Monday, 25 June 2007 22:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

Well, that's more for me then!

Wait. That's not true, is it...

Oilyrags, Monday, 25 June 2007 23:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

Anyway, I have a hunch that the Paul Motian Trio's version of "Tinkle Trinkle" with Frisell handling the monk-chords might make you think twice about such intolerance.

Oilyrags, Monday, 25 June 2007 23:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

count this as one django vote

no harm, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 00:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

gotta go w/grant. runners up include blood ulmer & kenny burrell.

mia: pete cosey & reggie lucas, bernie nix

m coleman, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 00:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

Bill Frisell is my guy.

The Macallan 18 Year, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 00:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

not that i think he is especially adept at his instrument or a great song writer but i listen to EAST/WEST a lot.

The Macallan 18 Year, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 00:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

Sharrock gets huge love on ILM. I won't be surprised if he wins.

-- Hurting 2, Monday, June 25, 2007 10:25 PM

I'd never heard of him until a few couple days ago, but I now own like 3 of his albums.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 01:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

The fact that I have to choose between McLaughlin and Joe Pass is a fucking crime though.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 01:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

Got "Ask the Ages"? That's the one to have, if you have to only have one (but luckily you don't.)

Oilyrags, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 01:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

That is the one End of an Ear didn't have, the bitches.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 01:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

OOP, not their fault.

Oilyrags, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 01:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

I mean, check it:

11 New and used available from 11 New and used available from $29.989.98

Oilyrags, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 01:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

Uh, $29.98, that is. But still.

Oilyrags, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 01:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah I was being half-serious.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 01:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

But you know the time, right?

Oilyrags, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 01:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

Another underrated dude (admittedly I only know him from one Oscar Pettiford session) - Atilla Zoller.

I left out Pete Cosey because I think of him more as a rock guy who played on some fusion albums, but I don't really know him that well.

Hurting 2, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 01:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

Phil Upchurch

Andy K, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 01:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

Django, but Grant Green is pretty great too.

talrose, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 01:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

Guitar is the Sharrock to have, but Ask the Ages is almost as good.

Rock Hardy, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 01:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

There's a Sharrock collection on eMusic that has a few Ask the Ages cuts. I think it's the one title they have of his, so it'll be easy to find.

If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 01:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

Does anyone else think Joe Pass is just a flashy robot? I might've heard the wrong stuff...

Rich Smörgasbord, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 02:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

I never cared much for Joe Pass - even the "Virtuoso" recordings everyone raves about. I think "robot" is harsh, but he's kind of like the Oscar Peterson of guitar.

Hurting 2, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 02:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

"like the Oscar Peterson of guitar"

This is rather otm, but that's part of what I like about him.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 02:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

He's a little too perfect and pleasant all the time.

I do like the Joe Pass/Herb Ellis stuff. Have you guys ever heard them do Seven Come Eleven live? Holy fuck!

Hurting 2, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 02:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

Um, COUGH:
http://download.yousendit.com/A9BFCAFE5985EE88

Look what came out of my throat

Hurting 2, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 02:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

Jim Hall for me

Stormy Davis, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 02:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

Jim Hall has the touch.

Hurting 2, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 02:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

Also looks like Saul Rubin has closed ZEB's. Never did make it over there but RIP.

Die Angst des Elfmans beim Torschluss (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 27 December 2015 19:59 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

1978 Joe Pass and Paulinho da Costa album "Tudo Bem"

After countless solo guitar albums for Pablo, Joe Pass performed this welcome change of pace, a set of Brazilian tunes. Joined by fellow guitarist Oscar Castro Neves, bassist Octavio Bailly, drummer Claudio Slon, percussionist Paulinho da Costa and keyboardist Don Grusin, Pass plays warm solos on a variety of Brazilian tunes. Highlights include three songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim (including "Corcovado"

curmudgeon, Monday, 15 February 2016 17:29 (one year ago) Permalink

Lol @ "welcome change" - I always found those records so tedious

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Monday, 15 February 2016 19:40 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Cool guitar player being featured on WBGO right now, Philip Catherine.

Jesperson, I think we're lost (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 19:43 (one year ago) Permalink

And oh yeah, Bucky is out now, ready to start shedding.

Jesperson, I think we're lost (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 19:58 (one year ago) Permalink

Sonny Sharrock's playing on this Herbie Mann live 2CD set, coming out on Friday, is killer.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 20:06 (one year ago) Permalink

whoa

lute bro (brimstead), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 20:12 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

george van eps' nephew has been putting stuff on dime...

Thus Sang Freud, Wednesday, 23 March 2016 23:34 (one year ago) Permalink

his uncle's stuff, not his own, i mean.

Thus Sang Freud, Wednesday, 23 March 2016 23:36 (one year ago) Permalink

What's dime?

human life won't become a cat (man alive), Thursday, 24 March 2016 00:44 (one year ago) Permalink

bootleg torrent tracker.

Thus Sang Freud, Thursday, 24 March 2016 01:23 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Tons of jazz guitar players out at Mezzrow last Wednesday, along with a notable piano player or two.

The WLS National Batdance (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 May 2016 19:13 (one year ago) Permalink

Any love for Oscar Moore? Do love the King Cole Trio stuff with him.

Also John Abercrombie on live mid 70s Gateway stuff.

Stevolende, Sunday, 1 May 2016 21:15 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah, love both of those.

The WLS National Batdance (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 May 2016 21:16 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Julian Lage, the most exciting young guitarist in the jazz world. says critic Geoff Himes in the Washington Post

curmudgeon, Friday, 3 June 2016 17:03 (one year ago) Permalink

i get some balearic vibes from this track, though his work isn't always like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2Q0tkQGI9Q

nomar, Friday, 3 June 2016 17:05 (one year ago) Permalink

just from the guitar work in places.

nomar, Friday, 3 June 2016 17:06 (one year ago) Permalink

I guess I should give a listen to his 2014 duet recording with Nels Cline

curmudgeon, Friday, 3 June 2016 17:20 (one year ago) Permalink

I looked up some youtube vids of Julian Lage and I can't say they grabbed me. I'm kind of averse to acoustic jazz guitar though, other than Django.

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Friday, 3 June 2016 17:47 (one year ago) Permalink

Aram Bajakian is a far more interesting guitarist than Lage, although I won't let the fact he hasn't actually recorded a jazz album in his own name yet stop me interjecting here!

calzino, Friday, 3 June 2016 19:16 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Just heard some Canadian guitarist, wonder if Sund4r is familiar with.

Gabba Gabba Hey in the Hayloft (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 17 July 2016 18:18 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Ha, already forgot who that was.

Good guitarists I have seen in the past few weeks:
Pete McCann
Randy Johnston
Bobby Broom

The Rest Is A Cellarful of Noise (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 6 August 2016 19:28 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

RIP John Abercrombie.

heaven parker (anagram), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 07:53 (two months ago) Permalink

Sad to hear this. A great player who chose to play less instead of more. I´m still getting to know his immense body of work, but my introduction to his music was "Class Trip" with Mark Feldman on violin - and it´s great. I was lucky to see him in Rotterdam, The Netherlands with this particular band around the time they released "Wait Till You See Her". I hope ECM will continue their rerelease schedule of his records (many records for other small labels are out of print) and that they will release a live DVD at one point.

EvR, Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:39 (two months ago) Permalink

RIP. Am very glad I got to see him the one time that I did.

When I Get To The Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 10:52 (two months ago) Permalink

RIP. Often recommend his trio alb Timeless (w/ Jack DeJohnette and Jan Hammer) to ppl looking for something in a similarly silent way to electric Miles.

Gulley Jimson (Ward Fowler), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 11:13 (two months ago) Permalink

I really like the live stuff I have by the Gateway trio from the 70s. I have i think the 2nd studio lp somewhere too buut haven't played it much.
That's also him with the Stark Reality isn't it? They're pretty great.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 23 August 2017 11:23 (two months ago) Permalink

I remember seeing him during a slew of the "electric jazz fusion" band days...RTF, Abercrombie, Ralph Towner. Abercrombie's ECM dates are still favorites. RIP

j arthur rank, Wednesday, 23 August 2017 16:14 (two months ago) Permalink

I've been listening to him all day and wondering why I never listened to him more beforehand.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 19:16 (two months ago) Permalink

The book with sheet music "Timeless: The Music of John Abercrombie" mentions that he played on more than 240 albums. It´s a great resource for guitar players as he explains how he approaches composition and soloing. He was indeed a member of Stark Reality.

EvR, Thursday, 24 August 2017 07:27 (two months ago) Permalink

I´m also very fond of this album, where he sounds great. A nice combination of early Miles Davis lyricism and post-Bitches Brew grooves.
http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/570/MI0001570498.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

EvR, Thursday, 24 August 2017 07:34 (two months ago) Permalink

I noticed there are some Russell Malone references on this thread. His latest release Time for the Dancers is sick.

calzino, Thursday, 24 August 2017 10:22 (two months ago) Permalink

Wow, thanks for the tip re: the book.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Thursday, 24 August 2017 14:26 (two months ago) Permalink

Looks like that Abercrombie book is lead sheets plus commentary. No solo transcriptions, if that's what your after.

When I Get To The Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 26 August 2017 11:56 (two months ago) Permalink

Abercrombie tears shit up on Enrico Rava's Katcharpari from 1973, which was just remastered by the MPS label. It's a very Jack Johnson/On the Corner-ish album, and Abercrombie's guitar playing is ferocious.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 26 August 2017 12:09 (two months ago) Permalink

I noticed there are some Russell Malone references on this thread. His latest release Time for the Dancers is sick.

― calzino, Thursday, 24 August 2017 10:22 (two days ago) Permalink

Ooh need to check this out. I always thought he was kind of a slept on guitarist in hipper jazz circles although he has had some commercial success.

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Saturday, 26 August 2017 14:43 (two months ago) Permalink

I reviewed the new Malone album in my Stereogum column. You can stream one track there.

I just remembered I have 3 Billy Cobham albums from the '70s with John Abercrombie on 'em. Gonna dig those out.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 26 August 2017 18:03 (two months ago) Permalink

Looks like that Abercrombie book is lead sheets plus commentary. No solo transcriptions, if that's what your after.

That´s correct. There are 32 tunes from his entire career, from "Timeless" to "Within A Song" + a discography. It also features some alternative chord voicings heard on record but not listed in the lead sheets. You´ll learn about his obsession with minor flat six chords that imply the aeolian mode.

EvR, Saturday, 26 August 2017 18:10 (two months ago) Permalink

Well, in that case, I'll have to get it then

When I Get To The Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 26 August 2017 19:03 (two months ago) Permalink

But really came to post about that other motif, that I recently discovered Rudy's had reopened on Broome Street. Went there last week and at the top of the stairs leading to the basement level is a picture of Russell M.

When I Get To The Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 26 August 2017 19:10 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh man that Malone cover art is abysmal though

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Sunday, 27 August 2017 02:04 (two months ago) Permalink

Nels Cline essay on John Abercrombie

EvR, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 16:11 (two months ago) Permalink

Lately I've been in love with Jim Hall's solo on this Brookmeyer/Hall live version of Skating in Central Park (starts a little after the 4 min mark):

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

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Friday, 8 September 2017 02:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Spotify has an album now with Ted that I had never heard before, a 1973 Albert Heath record called Kwanzaa. Kenny Barron is on it too. Pretty good.

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Saturday, 16 September 2017 03:11 (two months ago) Permalink

Ted Dunbar that is

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Saturday, 16 September 2017 03:11 (two months ago) Permalink

It's on Xanadu too -- I don't remember seeing other Xanadu stuff on Spotify

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Saturday, 16 September 2017 03:12 (two months ago) Permalink

I believe I may have mentioned before, perhaps on this very thread, that Albert 'Tootie" Heath's brother Jimmy assigned your teacher the nickname Texas Ted.

Star Star City Slang (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 16 September 2017 03:34 (two months ago) Permalink

Pat Martino should have got some votes.

cosmic brain dildo (Sparkle Motion), Saturday, 16 September 2017 05:07 (two months ago) Permalink

Hall/Brookmeyer is just what I want to listen to this morning.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Saturday, 16 September 2017 12:24 (two months ago) Permalink


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