Progressions: 100 Years of Jazz Guitar

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This expansive four-disc anthology essentially covers the recorded history of the guitar in the 20th century, beginning with the ragtime banjo that set the table for the role of the guitar in a jazz setting in the early 1900s, and then touching all the bases clear through to the post-postmodern possibilities of the instrument in the 21st century. Don't let the subtitle throw you, though, because Progressions: 100 Years of Jazz Guitar interprets jazz guitar in the broadest of strokes, as it includes not only pantheon jazz players like Eddie Lang, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Les Paul, Wes Montgomery, and John McLaughlin but also provides an uncommon sweep by ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This expansive four-disc anthology essentially covers the recorded history of the guitar in the 20th century, beginning with the ragtime banjo that set the table for the role of the guitar in a jazz setting in the early 1900s, and then touching all the bases clear through to the post-postmodern possibilities of the instrument in the 21st century. Don't let the subtitle throw you, though, because Progressions: 100 Years of Jazz Guitar interprets jazz guitar in the broadest of strokes, as it includes not only pantheon jazz players like Eddie Lang, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Les Paul, Wes Montgomery, and John McLaughlin but also provides an uncommon sweep by featuring Hawaiian stylists Roy Smeck and Sol Hoopii; Western swing aces Leon McAuliffe and Eldon Shamblin; country jazzman Hank Garland; rock virtuosos Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, and Jeff Beck; fusion funksters Larry Carlton, Al DiMeola, and Mike Stein; and hard to classify avant-garde players like Derek Bailey, Sonny Sharrock, James Blood Ulmer, and Marc Ribot. In all, 78 guitarists from some 33 labels are represented. Arranged roughly by date of recording from first to last there are some deviations to trace the development of a particular style, it is easy to follow the track listing for Progressions in the well-organized 148-page book that accompanies the discs, and what emerges is a portrayal of the massive influence the guitar has had on every form of popular music in the past century. One could quibble about players who were left out, and things are slightly tilted toward electric players as the set progresses, although that is probably understandable, since getting the guitar plugged in is what made it work in large ensembles in the first place. It's hard to argue with a piano, but a case could be made and this set assembles ample evidence that the electric guitar was the defining popular musical instrument of the 20th century, and certainly the dominant ensemble instrument for the last half of it. Progressions: 100 Years of Jazz Guitar suggests that the possibilities for the guitar are far from exhausted as the musical time line begins to edge deeper into the 21st century. A beautiful set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2005
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998646223
  • Catalog Number: 86462
  • Sales rank: 131,647


Disc 1
  1. 1 St. Louis Tickle - Ossman-Dudley Trio (3:08)
  2. 2 Chain Gang Blues - Sam Moore (2:51)
  3. 3 Savoy Blues - Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five (3:28)
  4. 4 The Only, Only One (For Me) - Sol Hoopii (3:12)
  5. 5 Add a Little Wiggle - Eddie Lang (2:57)
  6. 6 Clowin' the Frets - Eddie Bush (2:39)
  7. 7 California Blues - Georgia Jumpers (3:03)
  8. 8 How'm I Doin'/Dinah - Roy Smeck (3:02)
  9. 9 Who's Sorry Now - Billy Banks & His Rhythmakers (3:08)
  10. 10 Danzon - Dick McDonough (3:09)
  11. 11 China Boy - Candy & Coco (2:48)
  12. 12 Minnehaha - Sam Koko (3:02)
  13. 13 Swingin' on the Strings - The Ink Spots (2:37)
  14. 14 Honeysuckle Rose - Quintet of the Hot Club of France (2:55)
  15. 15 Guitar Swing - Casey Bill Weldon (2:59)
  16. 16 Love Me or Leave Me - Kansas City Five (2:50)
  17. 17 Whispering - Oscar Alemán (2:48)
  18. 18 Pickin' for Patsy - Jack Teagarden Orchestra (2:44)
  19. 19 Little Rock Getaway - George Barnes (2:32)
  20. 20 Solo Flight - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (2:49)
  21. 21 Buck Jumpin' - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:37)
  22. 22 Twin Guitar Special - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (2:41)
  23. 23 I'm Walkin' This Town - Spirits of Rhythm (2:53)
  24. 24 Palm Springs Jump - Slim Gaillard & His Flat Foot Floogee Boys (2:41)
  25. 25 Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You - Nat King Cole (2:56)
  26. 26 Red Cross - Tiny Grimes Quintet (3:09)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Ol' Man Rebop - Bill DeArango (2:44)
  2. 2 On Green Dolphin Street - Barney Kessel (4:03)
  3. 3 What Is This Thing Called Love? - George Van Eps (2:19)
  4. 4 Body and Soul - Jimmy Raney (3:39)
  5. 5 My Baby Just Cares for Me - Chuck Wayne (2:20)
  6. 6 Running Wild - Mary Ford (1:54)
  7. 7 Mountain Melody - Chet Atkins (2:10)
  8. 8 Yardbird Suite - Tal Farlow (5:16)
  9. 9 The Boy Next Door - Johnny Smith (2:37)
  10. 10 Tocata - Bud Shank (4:47)
  11. 11 I've Got You Under My Skin - Jim Hall (3:23)
  12. 12 Águas de Março (Waters of March) - João Gilberto (4:41)
  13. 13 Bluesette - Toots Thielemans (2:50)
  14. 14 Midnight Blue - Kenny Burrell (4:03)
  15. 15 Unit 7 - Wynton Kelly Trio (6:46)
  16. 16 Naptown Blues - Oscar Peterson Trio (5:19)
  17. 17 Move - Hank Garland (4:27)
  18. 18 Easy Living - Howard Roberts (4:08)
  19. 19 Jean de Fleur - Grant Green (6:50)
  20. 20 Night and Day - Joe Pass (3:44)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Clockwise (4:26)
  2. 2 Just Friends - Pat Martino (5:51)
  3. 3 A Taste of Honey - Lenny Breau (4:24)
  4. 4 How Insensitive - Charlie Byrd (2:44)
  5. 5 Gypsy Queen - Gabor Szabo (5:11)
  6. 6 June 15, 1967 - Larry Coryell (4:54)
  7. 7 As We Used to Sing - Sonny Sharrock (6:25)
  8. 8 Should Be Reversed - Derek Bailey (3:51)
  9. 9 Manic Depression - Jimi Hendrix (3:43)
  10. 10 Birds of Fire (5:44)
  11. 11 Coral - Mick Goodrick (4:09)
  12. 12 Ralph's Piano Waltz - John Abercrombie (4:55)
  13. 13 The Prowler - Ralph Towner (4:59)
  14. 14 Bright Size Life - Pat Metheny (4:44)
  15. 15 Aqui, Oh! (Check This Out) - Toninho Horta (4:57)
  16. 16 Midnight in San Juan - Earl Klugh (5:52)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile) - Carlos Santana (5:05)
  2. 2 Inner City Blues - Phil Upchurch (6:43)
  3. 3 Thumper - Eric Gale (4:12)
  4. 4 Spiral - The Crusaders (6:13)
  5. 5 Captain Fingers - Lee Ritenour (7:08)
  6. 6 Mr. Spock - Tony Williams (6:14)
  7. 7 Race with Devil on Spanish Highway - Al di Meola (6:16)
  8. 8 Cause We've Ended as Lovers - Jeff Beck (5:43)
  9. 9 Church - James Blood Ulmer (4:55)
  10. 10 Ron Carter - Bill Frisell (6:48)
  11. 11 Hottentot - John Scofield (6:45)
  12. 12 Postizo - Marc Ribot (4:58)
  13. 13 Fat Time - Mike Stern (7:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lonnie Johnson 12-string Guitar
Chet Atkins Guitar
Hank Garland Guitar
Wayne Henderson Trombone
Jerry Goodman Violin
Ray Barretto Conga
Sol Hoopii Hawaiian Guitar
Jeff Beck Guitar
Les Paul Guitar
Patrice Rushen Electric Piano
John Abercrombie Guitar
Henry "Red" Allen Trumpet
Laurindo Almeida Guitar
Derek Bailey Acoustic Guitar
George Barnes Electric Guitar
Tony Bennett Vocals
George Benson Guitar
Lenny Breau Guitar
Gary Burton Vibes
Charlie Byrd Acoustic Guitar
Larry Carlton Guitar
Ron Carter Bass
Al Casey Acoustic Guitar
Charlie Christian Electric Guitar
Buck Clayton Trumpet
Eddie Condon Acoustic Guitar
Larry Coryell Guitar
Eddie Costa Piano
Tom Coster Keyboards
Ronnie Cuber Baritone Saxophone
Albert Dailey Piano
Miles Davis Trumpet
Jack DeJohnette Drums
Johnny Dodds Clarinet
George Duke Electric Piano
Herb Ellis Guitar
Bill Evans Piano
Jon Faddis Trumpet
Tal Farlow Guitar
Ronnie Foster Keyboards
Stan Getz Tenor Saxophone
João Gilberto Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet
Benny Goodman Clarinet
Stéphane Grappelli Violin
Freddie Green Electric Guitar
Grant Green Guitar
Tiny Grimes Electric Guitar
Al Haig Piano
Jim Hall Guitar
Chico Hamilton Drums
Jan Hammer Organ, Keyboards
Billy Hart Drums
Joe Henderson Tenor Saxophone
Allan Holdsworth Guitar
Toninho Horta Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Milt Jackson Vibes
Bob James Keyboards
Elvin Jones Drums
Jo Jones Drums
Sam Jones Bass
Wynton Kelly Piano
Barney Kessel Guitar
Earl Klugh Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards
Rick Laird Bass
Eddie Lang Acoustic Guitar
Shelly Manne Drums
Pat Martino Guitar
John McLaughlin Guitar
Pat Metheny Guitar
Red Mitchell Bass
Wes Montgomery Piano
Joe Morello Drums
Bob Moses Drums
Kid Ory Trombone
Joe Pass Guitar
Jaco Pastorius Bass
Duke Pearson Piano
Oscar Peterson Piano
Jimmy Raney Guitar
Django Reinhardt Acoustic Guitar
Marc Ribot Guitar
Jimmy Rowles Piano
Pee Wee Russell Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Joe Sample Piano, Keyboards
John Scofield Guitar
Bud Shank Alto Saxophone
Sonny Sharrock Guitar
Ed Shaughnessy Drums
Lonnie Liston Smith Organ
Lew Soloff Trumpet
Charlie Spivak Trumpet
Marvin Stamm Trumpet
Mike Stern Guitar
Slam Stewart Bass, Vocals
Steve Swallow Bass
Gabor Szabo Guitar
Jack Teagarden Trombone
Ralph Towner Classical Guitar
Fats Waller Piano
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Tony Williams Drums
Cootie Williams Trumpet
Harry Babasin Bass
Gus Bivona Alto Saxophone
Bill DeArango Guitar
Billy Gene English Drums
Johnny Guarnieri Piano
Monk Hazel Trumpet, Drums
Major Holley Bass
Pete Jolly Piano
Carl Kress Acoustic Guitar
Stan Levey Drums
Lou McGarity Trombone
Barry Miles Piano, Electric Piano, Mini Moog
Oscar Moore Electric Guitar
Armando Peraza Bongos, Conga
Chuck Rainey Bass
Zutty Singleton Drums
Joe Sullivan Piano
Phil Upchurch Guitar
Chuck Wayne Guitar
Lenny White Drums
Jimmy Woode Bass
George Van Eps Guitar
Harvey Leonard Piano
Trudy Pitts Organ
Arthur Adams Rhythm Guitar
Peter Jacques Band Organ
Ralph MacDonald Percussion
Noel Redding Bass
Leon McAuliffe Electric Guitar
Ron Miles Trumpet
Martha Raye Vocals
Slim Gaillard Electric Guitar, Vocals
Johnny Smith Guitar
James Blood Ulmer Guitar
Roy Smeck Acoustic Guitar
Jimmy Cobb Drums
Teddy Bunn Electric Guitar
Al Harewood Drums
Bob Cranshaw Bass
Wellman Braud Bass
Walter Page Bass
Airto Moreira Bells, Caxixi
Bobbye Hall Percussion
Luís Alves Bass
Wayne Andre Trombone
Louis Armstrong Cornet
Georgie Auld Tenor Saxophone
Gene Austin Piano
Luiz Avellar Piano
Earl Backus Acoustic Guitar
Colin Bailey Drums
Billy Banks Vocals
Rubens Bassini Ganza
Warren Benbow Drums
Joe Benjamin Bass
Artie Bernstein Bass
Jack Bland Acoustic Guitar
Harry Blazer Drums
Willie Bobo Percussion
Paulinho Braga Drums
Randy Brecker Trumpet
Ray Brown Bass
David Brown Bass
Vinnie Burke Bass
Charlie Burnham Violin
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Eddie Bush Steel Guitar
Jimmy Butts Bass
Don Byas Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Caceres Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Paul Chambers Bass
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Percussion, Drums
Roger Chaput Acoustic Guitar
Phil Chen Bass
Billy Cobham Drums
Nat King Cole Piano
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Dave Grusin oberheim
Cutty Cutshall Trombone
Eddie Daniels Tenor Saxophone
Douglas Daniels Vocals, tiple
Wilbur Daniels Vocals, tiple
Al di Meola Guitar, Timbales
Eddie Durham Electric Guitar
Paul Faulise Trombone
Wilton Felder Tenor Saxophone
Sammy Figueroa Percussion
Bill Frisell Guitar, Loops
Mary Ford Vocals
Al Foster Drums
Curtis Fowlkes Trombone
Steve Gadd Drums
Eric Gale Guitar
Mick Goodrick Guitar
Irving Goodman Trumpet
Gordinho Surdo, Ganza
Jay Graydon Rhythm Guitar
Jose Gutierrez Trombone
Ronnie Halldorson Bass
Clyde Hart Piano
Roy Harte Drums
Roy Haynes Drums
J.C. Heard Drums
Jimi Hendrix Guitar
Stix Hooper Percussion, Drums
Howard Roberts Guitar
Bobby Hutcherson Vibes
Anthony Jackson Bass
Alphonso Johnson Bass
Slick Jones Drums
Reg Kellin Drums
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass
Greg Leisz Lap Steel Guitar
Mingo Lewis Conga
Clyde Lombardi Bass
Jimmy Lovelace Drums
Jamie MacIntosh Trumpet
George Marge Baritone Saxophone
Skip Martin Alto Saxophone
Harvey Mason Sr. Percussion, Drums
Jimmy Maxwell Trumpet
John Medeski Organ, Keyboards
Max Middleton Keyboards
Marcus Miller Bass
Mitch Mitchell Drums
Charnett Moffett Bass
Pete Mondello Tenor Saxophone
Al Morgan Bass
Ernie Newton Bass
Tony Newton Bass
Mark Nilan Keyboards
Charles Panely Trumpet
Victor Pantoja Percussion
Charlie Parker Alto Saxophone
Alan Pasqua Keyboards
David Piltch Bass
John Pisano Guitar
Wesley Prince Bass
Allan Reuss Acoustic Guitar
Robertinho Silva Percussion
E.J. Rodriguez Percussion, Vocals
Pharoah Sanders Soprano Saxophone
Dave Schildkraut Alto Saxophone
Eldon Shamblin Steel Guitar
Frank Signorelli Piano
Henry Singleton Vocals
Bob Snyder Baritone Saxophone
Alvin Stoller Bongos
Everett Stover Trumpet
Al Stricklin Piano
Richard Tee Keyboards
Toots Thielemans Guitar, Human Whistle
Dave Tough Drums
Ian Underwood Piano, oberheim
Eugene Vees Acoustic Guitar
Louis Vola Bass
Grover Washington Jr. Tenor Saxophone
Leo Watson Drums, Vocals
Willie Weeks Bass
Will Weldon Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Bobby White Drums
Bob Wills Violin
Billy Martin Drums
Louis Tierney Violin
Marvin Hughes Piano
Son Lansford Bass
Dick McDonough Acoustic Guitar
Gene Tomlins Drums
Kenny Wollesen Drums
Alec FILA Trumpet
Mitch Fine Drums
Jack Shook Guitar
Don Harlan Reeds
Tubby Lewis Trumpet
Zeb McNally Reeds
Cedric Wallace Bass
Charlie Fuqua Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, Vocals
Orville "Hoppy" Jones Bass, Vocals
Vess L. Ossman Banjo
Wesley Wilson Acoustic Guitar, Piano
Carlos Santana Guitar
Oscar Alemán Acoustic Guitar
Art Saint John Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Mark Bennett Trombone
Billy Drewes Alto Saxophone
John Anderson Piano
Candy Candido Bass
Carl Garvin Trumpet
Clint Garvin Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Hub Lytle Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Joe Nawahi Bass
Cubby Teagarden Drums
Hal West Drums
Charles McCamish Trombone
Chris Wood Bass
Harry Evans Clarinet
Bobby Durham Drums
Danny Stewart Guitar, Ukulele, Vocals
Jerry Daniels Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Sam Koki Electric Guitar
Allen Kila Guitar, Ukulele, Vocals
Robert Cloud Clarinet, Kazoo, Tenor Saxophone
Jim Hugart Bass
King Benny Nawahi's Red Devils Banjo, Steel Guitar, Ukulele
Otto "Coco" Heimel Acoustic Guitar
Dave Taylor Bass Trombone
Calvin Dillard Vocals
Clifford Medlock Vocals
Roy Butin Harp Guitar
Audley Dudley Mandolin
Andy Iona Long Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Jerry Dodgion Alto Saxophone
Murel Wayne Johnson Reeds
Brown Bomber Of Swing Vocals
Carmen Dimauro Tenor Saxophone
George F. Dudley Harp Guitar
Bruce Hinkson Violin, Piccolo
Madeline Hunt Erhlich Vocals
Mattan Ingram Vocals
Miles Ingram Vocals
Taft Moore Bass
Conny Svensson Drums
K.A. Theck Trumpet
Phillip Ward Guitar (Tenor)
Ivory Watson Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Heloisa Buarque De Hollanda Vocals
Robert "Pops" Popwell Bass
Richard Bailey Percussion, Drums
Brad Jones Bass
Technical Credits
Charlie Christian Composer
Tom Coster Composer
Leonard Feather Producer
Stan Getz Producer
Bob James Producer
Earl Klugh Producer
Bill Laswell Producer
John Scofield Producer, Liner Notes
Sonny Sharrock Producer
Jimmy Mundy Composer
Phil Upchurch Producer
George Van Eps Producer
Mitch Miller Producer
George Martin Producer
James Blood Ulmer Producer
Art Satherley Producer
Steven Berkowitz Producer
Steve Beresford Producer
Richard Bock Producer
Bruce Botnick Producer
Norman Granz Producer
Kenny Burrell Composer
Chas Chandler Producer
Danny Davis Producer
Al di Meola Producer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Skip Drinkwater Producer
Manfred Eicher Producer
Lowell Frank Producer
Milt Gabler Producer
R.J. Jones Producer
Gus Kahn Composer
Richard King Mastering
Lester Koenig Producer
Cal Lampley Producer
Don Law Producer
Stewart Levine Producer
S. Lewis Composer
Tommy LiPuma Producer
Ronnie Light Producer
Alfred Lion Producer
Teo Macero Producer
Brad McCuen Producer
Eli Oberstein Producer
Cole Porter Composer
Teddy Reig Producer
David Rubinson Producer
Richard Seidel Producer
Creed Taylor Producer
Bob Thiele Producer
Lee Townsend Producer
Ned Washington Composer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Victor Young Producer
Hughes Panassie Producer
Herman Lubinsky Producer
G.C. Green Composer
Michael Brooks Producer
Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer Producer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Darol Rice Producer
Tommy Rockwell Producer
D. Bailey Composer
Dave Dexter Jr. Producer
Bob Irwin Producer
Lester Melrose Producer
Seth Rothstein Producer
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Ed Kirkeby Producer
Charles "Prince Charles" Alexander Liner Notes
Josh Cheuse Art Direction, Cover Design
Matt Cavaluzzo Vinyl Transcription
Morty Palitz Producer
B.T. Green Composer
Phil Boutelje Composer
John Klenner Composer
Dick Winfree Composer
Andy Aledort Liner Notes
Albert Ferreri Producer
Andreas Meyer Mastering
J. Sullivan Composer
M. Davis Composer
S.T. Jones Composer
Michelle Mercier Photo Courtesy
L. Wood Composer
A.J. Gibbs Composer
J. Scott Abercrombie Composer
Abe Vélez Packaging Manager
Uncle J. T. Young Composer
David Kenneth McComber Producer
John F. Hammond Producer
Herman Rose Producer
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