biohazardist
Registered User
Join date: Jul 2007
603 IQ
#1
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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TheDev01dOne
Hard Time Killin' Floor
Join date: Nov 2006
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#3
Yea he certainly has some jazzier explorations but he's not a jazz guitarist. He's great though.

Songs like Fade to black and private investigation seem to give a jazzy vibe IMO
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Join date: Jul 2003
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#4
Yeah, I agree with the comments above.
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dr_john
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Join date: Sep 2004
278 IQ
#5
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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Join date: Sep 2005
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#6
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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