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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 3-Chord-Genius, Jan 25, 2020.
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Just like the Jazzmaster is a 'state of guitar', requiring no particular playing style...
I think that's a pretty uncontroversial "yes". However, a Jazzmaster can work great as a jazz guitar. Sure, it looks, works and sounds different (which is part of the point vs. more typical [read: Gibson] jazz guitars), but it can still sound great in that context (the other part of the point).
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Nels Cline, anyone? While he works across a variety of genres, he still got his start playing jazz, albeit more in the free vein. I believe his last solo album was a double album of jazz instrumentals on Blue Note. Not to mention recent collaborations with Julian Lage.
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Most certainly. The JM as (almost) never used for jazz.
I'm glad someone mentioned Nels Cline. He is the only one I am aware of who consistently plays jazz on a JM. As mentioned, Bill Frisell occasionally plays one - but rarely, as he plays teles mostly. Joe Pass is sometimes said to play one, but I have only ever seen shots of him with a Jaguar.
Part of it is image, of course. The offset body style caught on in surf, and later with alt rock. I also think that there is something in theway the JM pickups focus the upper mids - though, I am convinced a decent guitarist can make his or her music on any style of instrument.
I think very few jazz guitarists play Jazzmasters.
I also think fairly few jazz bassists play Jazz Basses.
Actually, comparatively speaking, I think very few people play jazz, at all.
It’s sort of an elite/elitist language, IMO.
If I had a Jazzmaster, I’’d set it up with flatwound strings, and I would make a feeble attempt to play jazz on it.
I cannot play jazz, it’s an art form that requires discipline I do not possess.
I can play “jazzy”, whatever that means.
I know a few chord melodies that I play like recital pieces.
That’s what I’d do.
Everybody knows you don't play Jazz on a Jazzmaster .
You Play Jazz on a Jaguar ...lol
If they want people to play jazz on it they'll need to change its name to Surfmaster.
I play classic rock, alternative rock, indie, a smidge of blues. No jazz though, I'm just not that technically great I suppose, just being honest.
I've seen more jazz played on a Strat than a Jazzmaster. I've seen lots of jazz players with Teles.
People usually play "indie" or surf on Jazzmasters.
But it's not that uncommon for a jazz bassist to play a Jazz Bass, assuming they are using an electric bass guitar and not a doghouse or electric stand up set up like a doghouse.
Someone already mentioned it but Joe Pass briefly played a Jazzmaster (and a Jaguar) while at a rehab place called Synanon. He had a heroin habit early in his career.
Just been recording with mine. A sort of 90s alt Americana thing. Sounds great to me.
The jazzmaster is a really excellent recording guitar because it has a silvery sweet cut that occupies the right space in the spectrum. The Tele does that too but the Jazzmaster is a touch more delicate
I love Jazzmasters and have owned several over the years, and currently own one, but I am not a jazz player. Never have been, never will be.
NOBODY plays jazz on a Jazzmaster...unless they are woefully misinformed.
I sure do play a lot of old 50's/early 60's guitar instrumentals and surf stuff on mine. Some jazz and 30's & 40's standards. I really never play what you would call 'rock' on anything (50's/early 60's rock and roll and pop, yes). Been playing a Jazzmaster since I bought a new one right after high school graduation in the spring of 1965 (just before the CBS takeover).
Then count me as misinformed. Then again, I have only been playing one since 1965. Played it in a jazz group consisting of two students (a senior drummer and myself, a freshman) and four music professors back in 1965.