The Great Jazz Guitarists: The Ultimate Guide

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(Book). The prolific Scott Yanow has outdone even himself with this book, the most comprehensive guide to jazz guitarists ever published. With hundreds of dossiers and discographies on every major (and not so major) jazz guitar player of note, arranged in encyclopedia fashion, this is the final stop on anyone's tour of six-string wizards working the swinging side of the street. From Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian to Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin and even Les Paul to Jeff Beck and beyond (not to mention Wes and Barney and everyone in

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Overview

(Book). The prolific Scott Yanow has outdone even himself with this book, the most comprehensive guide to jazz guitarists ever published. With hundreds of dossiers and discographies on every major (and not so major) jazz guitar player of note, arranged in encyclopedia fashion, this is the final stop on anyone's tour of six-string wizards working the swinging side of the street. From Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian to Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin and even Les Paul to Jeff Beck and beyond (not to mention Wes and Barney and everyone in between), The Great Jazz Guitarist hits every note, never sharp or flat, and always with the combination of edge, sensitivity and awe-inspiring depth of knowledge that has made author Yanow one of the most widely read and respected critics and historians in jazz history.

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In this new reference work, Yanow, a prolific jazz journalist, author, and a major contributor to the All Music Guide to Jazz (LJ 3/15/03), provides alphabetically organized profiles of guitarists within ranking chapters including "The 342 Great Jazz Guitarists," "44 Other Historic Guitarists," and "175 Other Jazz Guitarists on the Scene Today." Entries provide distillations of musical career and impact and note recommended recordings and artist websites, where applicable, with, unfortunately, no overall index provided. Many of the profiles feature musicians' recollections collected by the author and thus exclusive to this book. VERDICT A fine accompaniment and update to the oversize volume Masters of Jazz Guitar, published in 2000.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617130236
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 4/2/2013
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 458,761
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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