Recommend me some great jazz guitar albums please!

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by babaluma, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. babaluma

    babaluma Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I have been learning some jazz guitar and am looking for some inspirational albums to check out. I have a decent collection including the likes of Pat Martino, Kenny Burrell, Grant Green etc so looking for anything else which the jazz fans on here may feel is essential guitar listening.

    One guy I discovered this week was Jimmy Raney who blew me away so similar is appreciated!

  2. fab432

    fab432 “To the toppermost of the poppermost, Johnny!”

    You only need to get Allan Holdsworth - “The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever” Simply takes your breath away!!! Enjoy.
  3. correctodad

    correctodad Forum Resident

    Extrapolation by John McLaughlin
  4. rednoise

    rednoise Forum Resident

    Jim Hall Live
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  5. snipe

    snipe Forum Resident

    Jonesboro, AR
    I listened to We Want Miles last night and it's got some nice guitar by Mike Stern.
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  6. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

    May I recommend albums from-Wes Montgomery-George Benson-Earl Klugh.
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  7. WorldB3

    WorldB3 Forum Resident

    Jimmy Raney - A

    Barney Kessel - Lets Cook, Poll Winners

    Jim Hall - Alone Together (w Ron Carter), Concierto, Undercurrent, Live. All Night Sessions (As a sideman with Hampton Hawes).

    Joe Pass - Virtuoso, Intercontiental

    George Benson - The George Benson Cookbook, Beyond The Blue Horizon.

    Wes Montgomery - Everything on Riverside, the latest Paris recordings.
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  8. Xabby

    Xabby Forum Resident

    Galicia (Spain)
  9. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

    Little Britain

    I'm not a connoisseur of jazz guitar or John Scofield's discography but I like his "Blue Matter" album.
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  10. liptrot

    liptrot Forum Resident

    New York City
    Grant Green "Matador", "Idle Moments" and "Street of Dreams" are favorites of mine
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  11. chervokas

    chervokas Forum Resident

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  12. rednoise

    rednoise Forum Resident

    Joe Pass - "Blues for Fred"
  13. babaluma

    babaluma Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I got this, bloody wonderful, love everything Jim Hall does.
  14. babaluma

    babaluma Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Just ordered Jimmy Raney - A! Sounds great.
  15. Xabby

    Xabby Forum Resident

    Galicia (Spain)
  16. Mook

    Mook Forum Resident

    John McLaughlin - Extrapolation
    Larry Coryell - Spaces
    Wes Montgomery - Smokin at the Half Note
    Gateway - Gateway (John Abercrombie)
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  17. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

    I'll second Grant Green and Django.

    Green Street and Idle Moments are classics for Green, but I also enjoyed Live at the Lighthouse which is more funk/fusion. (I don't think of his style as fusion, but this album has electric instruments)
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    TEA FOR ONE Well-Known Member

    Anything by Lee Ritenour
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  19. krlpuretone

    krlpuretone Forum Resident

    Grantham, NH
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  20. Wingman

    Wingman Bored of the Rings

    From 1977, this star-studded, funky jazz release from John Tropea featuring top New York session players of the day including: Richard Davis, the Brecker brothers, Steve Gadd, Don Grolnick, Lou Marini, Rick Marrotta, Ralph MacDonald, et al.
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  21. Xabby

    Xabby Forum Resident

    Galicia (Spain)
    Pat Metheny

    - American Garage
    - Offramp
    - Still Life
    - Letter From Home
    - Secret Story
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  22. Andy Boyd

    Andy Boyd Forum Resident

    Timeless by John Abercrombie
  23. Zach Johnson

    Zach Johnson Forum Resident

    Toronto, Ontario
    Sonny Sharrock - Ask the Ages
  24. ebro

    ebro The Green Manalishi

    Haverhill, MA, USA
    Miles Davis - In a Silent Way (John McLaughlin on guitar)
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  25. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    Joe Pass Catch Me
    After the Rain John McLaughlin
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