Great Guitarists #9: Grant Green

Welcome back to the Great Guitarists series. We’re continuing along a jazz theme for now, with a sometimes underrated master of understated single line guitar soloing… Grant Green Green was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1935, and died in 1979, aged just 43. In his all-too-short career, he played on hundreds of records, includingContinue reading “Great Guitarists #9: Grant Green”

Great Guitarists #5: Charlie Christian

Many of the jazz guitarists featured so far will have been influenced by today’s Great Guitarist. Not only one of the foundations of how jazz guitar can be played & appreciated, but also one of the innovators behind bebop… Charlie Christian As one of the first players to ensure the guitar was taken seriously asContinue reading “Great Guitarists #5: Charlie Christian”

Great Guitarists #2: Barney Kessel

Welcome back to my Great Guitarists mini series (you can read my previous piece, on Earl Klugh, here). Today, allow me to introduce you to my favourite guitar player of all time… Barney Kessel Kessel on the early eighties (l) & mid-forties (r) While Kessel might not be the most recognisable face or name toContinue reading “Great Guitarists #2: Barney Kessel”