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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Recalcitrant, May 4, 2020.
Boogaloo Joe Jones
James Blood Ulmer! Got several albums from the early 80’s, and now I need to dig them out. And the Ornette Coleman/Jamaaladeen Tacuma stuff.
Uffe Steen, from Denmark, I believe ...
Jimmy Bruno. Here's a quick flip through Giant Steps. The fun starts at 1.05.
Arguably, the Daddy Of Em’ All!
Not to say he doesn't own a Nachocaster, but in the interview I watched with Lage he was talking about about a Fender. It was an early '50s (I want to say '52 but don't quote me) that had been refinished. Otherwise, he said, he couldn't afford it. He said he and his wife have another tweed (5E3 ?) and they alternate and both use.
I've seen Lage play with a number of different instruments but something about his sound with the tele and the champ really resonates with me.
As I remember Toots Thielemans was also a pretty good straight ahead jazz picker.
Hank Garland is probably the most hidden player from Nashville. Its almost as if they want to silence his legacy. Nothing at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Even the Gibson Byrdland guitar which he helped designed is on display without any credit given to him. Many recordings he was on such as Crazy, Jingle Bell rock no acknowledgement at the HOF. He has been erased from Nashville. If you want to see a good movie watch Crazy. Also Jazz Winds from a New Direction is a great CD.
But he doesn't play a Tele!
ED BICKERT - Unsurpassed, and played almost consistently with his EYES CLOSED!
Ok, I’ll put out three pretty obscure and great players.
#1 is Remo Palmieri. Exquisite early bop player, and will always be in my top 5 guitar players no matter what. No-one knows him today but he recorded a very famous (albeit) brief guitar solo, and countless fantastic ones. He was technically very adept, but the wonderful thing in his playing is the grace and hipness in the note choice
Go at minute 2:05 if you don’t want to waste time hearing Diz and Bird ;D
Go at minute 1:15 for the guitar solo.
#2 better known, and actually famous in Sweden, but certainly not well known on the level of Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Barney Kessel, Jimmy Raney, etc…: Rune Gustafsson. I am not familiar with his later output but his early 60s bop stuff is wonderful. Please note cool Gretsch 6199 “Sal Salvador” Guitar and please enjoy the amazing tone. (Sorry for the sound quality at start of the video, but great performance… dig the 4-bar break at the start of the solo, today’s transcription for yours truly!)
#3 Another Gretsch player! Ohio Guitar Boss Cal Collins, who had his brief moment of international and national fame in the second half of the 70s (tour with Benny Goodman in 1976) when he was already a veteran, and later opted to stay local. Great swing-to-bop guitarist in the style of Barney Kessel:
I daresay I respected the thread topic and fulfilled my assignment?
PS: thanks to everyone who mentioned the wonderful Emily Remler. She’s a famous jazz guitarist by my standards, but not on the level she deserves. She was simply amazing.
One of the best sidemen that every was...such a good listener.
I love the story behind the allen wrench taped to the pickguard of his Tele.
Fender should make an Ed Bickert signature model and do that to it!
Faydon Boyd live on Jazz Club...great!
I’ll bite, what’s the story (morning glory)?
I keep an allen wrench taped to the back of the headstock of my EJ Strat.