Who considers Mark Knophler a jazz guitarest? Some of his stuff seems to touch on the jazz, and that is how I started getting into jazz. By listening to my dads old Dire Straits Tapes LOL. But anyway, I'm not sure if anyone would really consider him a jazz guitar player, do you?
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Mark has a lot of influences - rock, blues, jazz and even country at times. I wouldn't call him a jazz guitarist or any other genre really, he is just a great guitar player who likes to experiment with a lot of different styles.
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Again, I don't think he's a jazz guitarist, but he has managed to absorb some jazzy influences into his playing. That, I think, is his strength. He's not a particulary adventurous or inventive player, but he has a knack for integrating different styles eloquently.
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