#1
So I wana study in jazz and I wana know some Jazz virtuosos or good guitarists so I can learn new Jazz songs.

Anyone care to help me please?

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#3
A good question.


Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Charlie Christian, Pat Martino, Joe Pass.

And as for general jazz musicians:

Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Jackie McLean, Brad Mehldau, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter. There are many more though.


By the way, learning jazz songs is a completely different approach than learning rock songs or classical pieces. You can interpret each tune in a completely different way than whatever you hear on recording or read on paper. However, you must analyze the progression and form so that you will be able to arrange it and improvise on it properly.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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Just on guitar? Or on other instruments too, because that opens up a whole lot more options (obviously).

Biréli Lagrène and John McLaughlin come to mind. Jaco Pastorius, Miles and Coltrane, Herbie Hancock. A whole lot of stuff for you to explore.
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A good question.


Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Charlie Christian, Pat Martino, Joe Pass.

And as for general jazz musicians:

Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Jackie McLean, Brad Mehldau, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter. There are many more though.


By the way, learning jazz songs is a completely different approach than learning rock songs or classical pieces. You can interpret each tune in a completely different way than whatever you hear on recording or read on paper. However, you must analyze the progression and form so that you will be able to arrange it and improvise on it properly.


Yeah I'm learning alot of theory, I already know chords like dominants, secondary dominants, tritone substitution of secondary dominant chords, using parrallel scale to modulate and etc
#10
Metheny, lol
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Yeah I'm learning alot of theory, I already know chords like dominants, secondary dominants, tritone substitution of secondary dominant chords, using parrallel scale to modulate and etc
Yea that's cool. But it's just a huge gap from knowing it in your head and really being able to translate it onto live, spontaneous playing, which is the big issue for me right now.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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If you're looking for something a little more unique and modern check out Al DiMeola
(granted he started in the 70's, he was WAY ahead of his time. check out Kiss My Axe if you want to see)

or look up Hiromi's Sonic Boom
-Guitarist Dave "Fuze" is a jazz fusion force to be reckoned with.


more traditionally look up Django (as mentioned)
Johnny Smith (a favorite o mine)
or Wes Montgommery
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Yea that's cool. But it's just a huge gap from knowing it in your head and really being able to translate it onto live, spontaneous playing, which is the big issue for me right now.


Ah well....

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Ah well....

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

Yea, that's pretty much how I feel right now. Especially today.


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Just to name some of the biggest players around in jazz: John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny, Django Rheidheart, Al DiMeloa, Adam Rogers, Mick Goodrick, Wolfgang Muthspiel and Peter Cosey. They're all fantastic players, some are more well known then others.
There's one more, but he's not very well known outside the Australian scene (as far as I know), his name is James Muller, and he is one of the best guitarists I've ever heard. Up there with McLaughlin and Metheny in my mind.
EDIT: TS, try asking in the jazz subforum as well, you'd get more answers there.




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If you're looking for something a little more unique and modern check out Al DiMeola
(granted he started in the 70's, he was WAY ahead of his time. check out Kiss My Axe if you want to see)

or look up Hiromi's Sonic Boom
-Guitarist Dave "Fuze" is a jazz fusion force to be reckoned with.


more traditionally look up Django (as mentioned)
Johnny Smith (a favorite o mine)
or Wes Montgommery

If you're going to mention Hiromi why not mention Chick Corea? He's a great pianist. Definately check him out.

As for guitarists, +1 on Wes Montgomery.

Are you interested in fusion?
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Does anyone here not like Di Meola and John McLaughlin or am I alone here...? They sound absolutely god awful, in my opinion.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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I've never really liked John Mclaughlin but Al Di Meola is good. =\

I cannot stand his style at all. He's just so wank...

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either has stanley jordan unless im blind
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If you're going to mention Hiromi why not mention Chick Corea? He's a great pianist. Definately check him out.

As for guitarists, +1 on Wes Montgomery.

Are you interested in fusion?



I was trying to aim mostly for Guitarists who are notable
and Fuze from Hiromi's band is most definately one of my favorites

but Chick Corea is impresssive without a doubt.


and I'm much more of a Jazz Fusion kind of guy than straight jazz

although, I love Jazz in itself
but....Fussion is my true cup of tea so to speak.


So to TS
if you're trying to get into Jazz from a more rock backgroun... check out some Fussion groups
you might find better luck, becuase the guitar players are still jazz players technically, but give it a different feel.

almost in the way that Slash is technically a Blues player, but is playing Rock.

similar concept.


Good luck on your search though!
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#24
Django, all the way.

I'm a violinist/violist and a guitarist, and the Grappeli/Reinhart material is my biggest inspiration. Just genius.
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#25
John Coltrane...Charlie Parker...steal their licks.
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#26
Johnny A

dude check him out, he's an amazing guitarist, and Gibson made a signature model for him somewhat recently. Sometime Tuesday Morning is a great album
#27
bill evans is my favorite jazz musician so you could listen to his stuff
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Does anyone here not like Di Meola and John McLaughlin or am I alone here...? They sound absolutely god awful, in my opinion.

I think they play well and they make pretty good music, but they havent influenced me and i really liked mcluahlins playing on that trio of doom album with jaco but, i wouldnt play like they do
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#30
coltrane, miles davis, duke ellington, louis armstrong, charlie parker, art blakey.

then try out some of the guitarists mentioned.
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I have no opinion on this matter.
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Mick Goodrick

Mick Goodrick is one of the guitar teachers at my school, along with Tim Miller.

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Django Rheidheart, is my personal favorite.

finally someone else who listens to django
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