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 #3: George Benson

Today’s player has a connection to my first featured player, Earl Klugh, and is another guitarist influenced by Wes Montgomery. Any guesses? Read on… George Benson Born in 1943 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Benson started performing at the age if eight, and recorded his first single a year later, although it did not garner much successContinue reading “Great Guitarists #3: George Benson”

Great Guitarists #1: Earl Klugh

In this series, I’ve selected artists who have been both an inspiration and influence on my own guitar playing or musical practice. I’ll try to include a few details about them as well as a track for ‘essential listening’. I hope you get something out of it. Do feel free to comment on my picksContinue reading “Great Guitarists #1: Earl Klugh”