Great Guitarists #10: Mary Osborne

In this, the tenth installment of my Great Guitarists series, I’m a little ashamed to say we have only looked at male guitar players so far. So, to round off my first ‘dectet’ of influential guitar players (and keeping in a jazz theme, like the previous installments), let me introduce to you Mary Osborne… OsborneContinue reading “Great Guitarists #10: Mary Osborne”

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 #7: Wes Montgomery

As we arrive at part seven in this occasional series, there is one Great Guitarist left to feature, one who is up there with Charlie Christian¬† and Django Reinhardt as one of the most influential jazz guitar players of all time. Since I’ve focused this short run of articles on jazz guitar players, it isContinue reading “Great Guitarists #7: Wes Montgomery”

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”