Jazz Guitar Albums For A Newbie

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by oneslip17, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. ATR

    ATR Well-Known Member

    Relistened this weekend to one of my Jean Paul Bourelly discs, Boom Bop II. Bourelly played with Miles on Amandla. This one features Dennis Chambers, and among the many horns Olu Dara on cornet who has a nice solo on Free Lancing. He can get some Miles Davis sounds without plugging in. Both of the Boom Bop discs by Bourelly carry my recommendation.

    Glad you enjoy Free Lancing. Very hard to find on CD, but I think there was a Japanese issue.
  2. CoachMarsh

    CoachMarsh Member

    it was mentioned early in this thread, but My favorite is Grant Green - Idle Moments
  3. Ocean56

    Ocean56 Well-Known Member

    Waterford, MI USA
    Phil Upchurch/Tell The Truth!
  4. jh901

    jh901 Forum Resident

    I enjoyed Howard Alden's over-dubs of the fictional Emmet Ray (Sean Penn) from the Woody Allen film, Sweet and Lowdown . I don't have any Alden, but are any of his albums on CD worth getting (great mastering/performance)? Who from the 50s/60s era plays a similar guitar and style?
  5. Six String

    Six String Forum Resident

    Good call on a guitar player that doesn't get much mention around here.
  6. Six String

    Six String Forum Resident

    There is one Mike Stern album that stands out from the rest. Full disclosure, I haven't heard anything new by him for many, many years. Still, if your taste is more straight ahead bop over fusion style I will recomend his album
    Standards (and other songs). There are no screaming Hendrix or Beck influenced licks on the album.
  7. Six String

    Six String Forum Resident

    Another good call. I was going to list some Paul Desmond albums with Jim Hall on guitar but Ed Bickert is also pretty great on Paul's albums. Two solo albums I have by Ed are Third Floor Richard with Dave McKenna playing with Ed's trio and a trio album on the small P.M. label simply titled Ed Bickert.

    Desmond used Jim Hall on just about every RCA album and they include Glad To Be Unhappy, Easy Living, Take Ten, Desmond With Strings, Bossa Antigua and East of the Sun, West of the Moon.

    Pure Desmond and the live Desmond album on CTI both feature Bickert on guitar.

    It took me a while to truly appreciate the subtleness of Jim Hall's style of guitar playing but after repeated listening he got under my skin and now I'm a big fan. Jim also recorded a live album with the same rhyhtm section and venue that Desmond used on Pure Desmond and his live album. Then there's Concierto on CTI too that has had several audiophile pressings made.

    Then there are the RCA albums Jim Hall recorded with Sonny Rollins which are not to be missed either.

    Pat Martino - Exit and Live, both on the Muse label and for something a little different, East! on Prestige.
  8. jhw59

    jhw59 Well-Known Member

    The new cd with Larry Coryell, Joey Defrancesco and the ageless Jimmy Cobb is excellent. I caught a terrific set recently at Blues Alley in DC and I'm not sure who was having more fun-the players or the audience!

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