Joe Henderson’s awesome album “Relaxin’ at Camarillo”. Besides Henderson’s great sax it also features the likes of Chick Corea and Tony Williams. A great record with that classic and a slight modern edge. But nonetheless a great record for any jazz lover or someone who appreciates great music.
Joao Gilberto, the quintessential bossa nova singer and guitarist, his accompaniment would be the foundation of all chordal playing in the bossa genre.
A nice depiction of Django Reinhardt, the gypsy jazz guitarist who is an inspiration to basically every jazz guitarist who ever lived. Along with Charlie Christian, Reinhardt defined the guitar to be an instrument that can be used not only to accompany a combo or group, but also be used in improvisation like any other instrument in jazz. Influenced and moved by the music of Louie Armstrong and Duke Ellington, Reinhardt interpreted their music in his own style and in turn got much recognition by them. Reinhardt was the first major European jazz guitarist and he influenced a whole generation of not only European but also American jazz musicians as well. He is still a major influence on musicians of all genres today.
Sal Salvador, one of those jazz guitarist you wouldn’t hear of on the first go around, but nevertheless a master at his craft. Probably one of the finest jazzmen to ever come out of the New York scene. His straight ahead jazz guitar is classic with his single note lines and nice chord voicing ability.
Kenny Burrell (guitar) and Grover Washington Jr. (Sax) playing a gig together. Though coming from two different sounds in jazz, these two were good friends and recorded an album together in the 80s. Burrell’s straight forward jazz/blues style and Washington’s soulful/smooth jazz styling complimented each other greatly.
A prime example of great jazz guitar, Joe Pass really shows his diversity he has on his instrument on this album which is dedicated to the the works of George and Ira Gershwin. This album shows Pass’ ability as a signal note player as well as his famous chord melody style. If you like jazz or guitar in general this album is for you.
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