Jazz GUITAR poll

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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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

Jordan, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:43 (thirteen years ago) link

But I voted for Scofield for his 90s records.

Jordan, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:43 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

does that django guy count as jazz?

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

Why not?

Hurting 2, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:48 (thirteen years ago) link

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

Hurting 2, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:49 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

You filthy swine.

Oilyrags, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:52 (thirteen years ago) link

Grant Green.

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

Brandon Ross? Masujaa?

Oilyrags, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:58 (thirteen years ago) link

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

Hurting 2, Monday, 25 June 2007 22:01 (thirteen years ago) link

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

Hurting 2, Monday, 25 June 2007 22:02 (thirteen years ago) link

SHARROCK

Rock Hardy, Monday, 25 June 2007 22:14 (thirteen years ago) link

Most underrated - Bauer

Hurting 2, Monday, 25 June 2007 22:15 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

Hurting 2, Monday, 25 June 2007 22:25 (thirteen years ago) link

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

Jubalique die Zitronen, Monday, 25 June 2007 22:30 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, I also thought of Ben Monder too late.

Hurting 2, Monday, 25 June 2007 22:31 (thirteen years ago) link

I have never heard of Ben Monder.

Oilyrags, Monday, 25 June 2007 22:49 (thirteen years ago) link

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

OTM

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

Well, that's more for me then!

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

Oilyrags, Monday, 25 June 2007 23:00 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

count this as one django vote

no harm, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 00:54 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

Bill Frisell is my guy.

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

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

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

OOP, not their fault.

Oilyrags, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 01:09 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

Uh, $29.98, that is. But still.

Oilyrags, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 01:12 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah I was being half-serious.

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

But you know the time, right?

Oilyrags, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 01:14 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

Phil Upchurch

Andy K, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 01:20 (thirteen years ago) link

Django, but Grant Green is pretty great too.

talrose, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 01:22 (thirteen years ago) link

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

Rock Hardy, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 01:23 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

"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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

Look what came out of my throat

Hurting 2, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 02:39 (thirteen years ago) link

Jim Hall for me

Stormy Davis, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 02:46 (thirteen years ago) link

Jim Hall has the touch.

Hurting 2, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 02:48 (thirteen years ago) link

What's dime?

human life won't become a cat (man alive), Thursday, 24 March 2016 00:44 (four years ago) link

bootleg torrent tracker.

Thus Sang Freud, Thursday, 24 March 2016 01:23 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

Yeah, love both of those.

The WLS National Batdance (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 May 2016 21:16 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

just from the guitar work in places.

nomar, Friday, 3 June 2016 17:06 (four years ago) link

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

curmudgeon, Friday, 3 June 2016 17:20 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

RIP John Abercrombie.

heaven parker (anagram), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 07:53 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

Wow, thanks for the tip re: the book.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Thursday, 24 August 2017 14:26 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

Oh man that Malone cover art is abysmal though

Nels Cline essay on John Abercrombie

EvR, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 16:11 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

Ted Dunbar that is

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

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

Pat Martino should have got some votes.

cosmic brain dildo (Sparkle Motion), Saturday, 16 September 2017 05:07 (three years ago) link

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

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Saturday, 16 September 2017 12:24 (three years ago) link

eleven months pass...

Wow, how did I never know about Johnny Smith before?

― rammer jammer jan hammer (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 05:23 (seven years ago) Bookmark

just had the same revelation after the latest Halvorson/Frisell tribute album piqued my interest.

calzino, Thursday, 6 September 2018 08:35 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

I may have mentioned that he took over for Ted after Ted died and I had a semester of lessons with him. He was a very nice guy and a good teacher but I was in a really bad emotional place at the time and couldn't absorb much. I did gain one very useful lesson from him, which was to think about setting up your next improvisational moves on the neck of the guitar the way a pool player sets up for his next shot.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 1 January 2020 22:30 (one year ago) link

No, I don’t remember you mentioning his name. I do remember some others who I won’t mention;)

The Soundtrack of Burl Ives (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 1 January 2020 22:35 (one year ago) link

Saw on social media that another guitar player mentioned on this thread is not doing too well.

The Soundtrack of Burl Ives (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 1 January 2020 22:42 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

And he just passed. RIP, Bucky :(

Three Hundred Pounds of Almond Joy (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 2 April 2020 12:25 (nine months ago) link

nine months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn27IcAapPI
His birthday today. Ron Carter's FB page posted this video.

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 January 2021 18:50 (two weeks ago) link

Oh, no. Hang on.

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 January 2021 18:50 (two weeks ago) link

Haven't watched the George Benson video, and don't know if it is his birthday.

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 January 2021 18:52 (two weeks ago) link


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