A Good Jazz Solo for Just One Guitarist?


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yawn
04-26-2006, 09:07 PM
Well, I'd like to know a good jazz solo that would sound good with just one guitarist and no accompaniment. By no accompaniment I mean no bass, no drums, no rhthym guitar, and no vocals. Also, please include an accurate tab when you suggest the song =)

Thank you :)

psychodelia
04-26-2006, 09:15 PM
I have recommended Misty how many times....? It's obscene. Nothing against you, it's just my standard response.

I recommend the Barney Kessel version in particular, I'll edit the post when I find it.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/b/barney_kessel/misty_power_tab.htm Barney Kessel's

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/e/errol_garner/misty_tab.htm It says Errol Garner, dunno the arranger

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/j/johnny_mathis/misty_power_tab.htm Johnny Mathis

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/j/johnny_smith/misty_power_tab.htm John Smith's

Most of these should stand up pretty well with no accompaniment.

yawn
04-26-2006, 09:53 PM
^ Sorry, it's just that I haven't seen any Misty tabs that I was sure were accurate. Though now that you're recommending these specific tabs, I'm guessing they are indeed accurate.

I just didn't want to learn a song wrong, ya know?

Anyways, thanks for the recommendations.

psychodelia
04-27-2006, 07:02 AM
I have a lead sheet lying around somewhere that I could probably put into a powertab, if you wanted.

yawn
04-27-2006, 10:11 AM
^ Hm, what do you mean a lead sheet?

vince.edw
04-27-2006, 10:55 AM
Well, I'd like to know a good jazz solo that would sound good with just one guitarist and no accompaniment. By no accompaniment I mean no bass, no drums, no rhthym guitar, and no vocals. Also, please include an accurate tab when you suggest the song =)

Thank you :)
You should listen to Joe Pass. He is the father of jazz guitar solo. I have some pdf books of Joe Pass solos, but they are not transcribed in great detail. Mostly just the melodies with the chords. If you are interested just mail me at vince.edw@gmail.com.

Steve Cropper
04-27-2006, 01:27 PM
He wasn't exactly the father, George Van Eps was one of the first proponents though. As far as a decent solo song I say On Green Dolphin Street. Every jazz guitarist has their comfortable skills. I suck at solo pieces period, just isn't for me. I do enjoy just backing a large band though.

psychodelia
04-27-2006, 03:36 PM
^ Hm, what do you mean a lead sheet?

Often lead sheets are used by pro jazz players when they go on a gig. It is a sheet that contains the melody and the chord names that go with the melody. As a jazz guitarist you need to make up your own rhythms and know your chords to use it effectively.

If you happen to be reasonably comfortable with your inversions, a lead sheet basically lets you be the arranger on a solo piece. You play the chords, but in particular you bring out the melody, which is what the guitarists like Barney Kessel did.

What I could do if you want the lead sheet is I would use powertab to write out the lead sheet, then I could have another example file of what I might do over the changes, so you get an idea. A powertab will not be a real lead sheet, so if you have finale notepad I could write one out there too.

yawn
04-27-2006, 07:22 PM
^ Ooo got ya. Sounds cool and all, but right now I'm probably not yet at the stage where I could effectively improvise, even given the chord and melody. For now I just like to learn things note for note as they are in the original :)

It's not creative, but meh...

Thanks for the offer though =)

Erc
04-28-2006, 07:23 AM
You could always try your hand at this if you've got the chops for it.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4207150030723270023&q=oscar+peterson&pl=true

I've got a GP4 of it made by the guy who played that (thanks to MoS), so if you are up for something difficult like that then just say, don't want to waste time uploading it to yousendit.

Evil_Empire24-7
04-28-2006, 07:34 AM
Joe Pass

yawn
04-28-2006, 10:02 AM
You could always try your hand at this if you've got the chops for it.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4207150030723270023&q=oscar+peterson&pl=true

I've got a GP4 of it made by the guy who played that (thanks to MoS), so if you are up for something difficult like that then just say, don't want to waste time uploading it to yousendit.Haha, I like the thing he does at the end. Anyways, sure, I'd love a GP4 of that :)

Erc
04-28-2006, 04:35 PM
http://beta.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=F6F4BCD1550B4854

Allright, there is the GP4 for it, its not an easy piece, and its pretty much a solid 13nps all the way through (faster at some bits). Enjoy.

Gabuydachk
04-29-2006, 05:53 PM
you might want to listen to Joe Pass and Jimmy Bruno