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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by jumpnblues, Oct 29, 2020.
I prefer the Ted Greene variety.
Guitar-jazz isn't usually my favorite jazz, but I do love jazz - guitar or otherwise. Especially hard-bop, guitar/organ combos, and unaccompanied.
I started listing to jazz in the early 70’s, Coryell and McLaughlin first, then Benson, Christian and Joe Pass. I was a hot rock and blues player but once I heard jazz that all went out the window From 1975 until about 1990 I was a jazz purist. It was all I would listen to and all I tried to play. Van Halen, Stevie Ray, the whole 80’s shred thing went right by me. Never understood the attraction. Hard to listen to Eruption after listening to a McCoy Tyner album. I lightened up over the last 20 years but if I actually sit down and listen to music it’s always jazz. All my guitar hero’s are jazz players and all my jazz hero’s are horn players!
I ain't fer... you know.... playing jazz lead, but I have several jazz standards in my repertoire that I perform, and I do love me a good jazz style hollowbody Here are my two: an early 90s Heritage H550, and a recent D'Angelico Excel SS. Both have recently been upgraded with minihums.
I love jazz especially swing for many years.Barney Kessel got me when I was young.Many others have added to that.
Sorry I did that wrong...Still learning.
nice! I don' t think there are many of those D'Aquisto-designed Fender archtops around.
Did someone say organ trio? Bobby Broom!
At one point there, I could have sworn old Joe was getting so carried away with his own prowess, that he may have considered smashing the living **** out of that guitar and amp, just for the ******* fun of it. Hell yeah!
Never before has a 'Jazz guitarist' left me so stoked.
Joe, you should have slung it over your shoulder, whacked it down on the floor and dropped that god damn mic.. then just walked off stage.
Mods, please delete.
Jazz guitar is the new heavy metal!
Gonna dust of my old Revelation 335 a bit later.
Then whack it against the floor till there's nothing left but splinters and a broken heart...
That's how you play like ******* Joe Pass!
Accept no imitations.
I will never play the guitar again.
I may take up drums...
I think a Gibson SG already makes a wonderful Jazz box.
For years, I had a love-hate relationship with jazz. Thankfully, it's much more 'love' nowadays. I grew up with a lot of jazz -- my dad was a big fan. However, over the years, as I discovered rock 'n' roll and blues, I grew tired of his purism around it. He mostly liked clean, quiet guitar sounds and me discovering overdriven tube amps probably didn't help. Add to that a terrible later experience with a bandmate who also was a jazz snob (not to mention a huge band bully) and, to paraphrase Stewart Copeland, I became "allergic" to jazz for years.
Oddly enough, shortly after I got my first Tele, I saw a documentary about Bill Frisell and it opened up a whole other world of jazz for me. I realized that jazz, blues, rock, and country (among other genres) can all go together really well (rather than existing in "pure" silos) and I started paying attention to other players like Ed Bickert, Pat Metheny, and Mike Stern.
Funny enough, when it comes to "jazz guitars" themselves, I haven't had as much luck. I used to have an Epiphone Joe Pass guitar that I never got along with, whether it had heavy strings, light strings, round wounds, flat wounds, etc. Eventually, I parted with it. I have a Casino now that covers my jazzy needs, as do my Teles.
It's interesting that there are a bunch of us that like jazz but don't love guitar jazz.
To me, most guitar jazz is very mono-dynamic. Especially when jazzers started rolling the tone knob down, the tone just has no dynamic variation.
That's a big reason why Scofield has become my favorite jazz guitarist. The dirt in his guitar tone opens up the expressiveness of the instrument - you can tell when he's playing loud or quiet.
Yeah they didn't make a lot to start off with.I remember seeing them,early 90's for 5-600 clams.Should have got one then.I already had the ES 335 so I didn't see the need.Now they're few and far between.Great jazz box.Lots of rosewood.Great tone.It's a keeper.
My four favourite jazz players
Danny Gatton. Or if you don’t think Danny is jazz Jeff Beck. Tim Lerch is wonderful too.
love benson, Wes, al di meola, Tand a tonne of others.
Used to have the two pickup version. Great guitar!
This is why I went off jazz guitar for so long. It felt very reserved and polite. Thankfully I discovered players like Frisell and Stern who have a lot of dynamics in their playing. Scofield too, although I'm not as familiar with his oeuvre (got any recommendations?).
Can you explain what you mean? Classical (nylon) strings obviously won't work on an electric guitar, so I must be missing something.