Christian laid the foundation for the guitar as a modern-jazz instrument, creating single-note lines and solos that swung with imagination and vitality.
If you’re searching jazz history for important women instrumentalists, then stop and take note any time you come across the name of guitarist Mary Osborne.
In the 1970s George Benson was a crossover star with a smooth pop style, but he’d already established a legacy as a jazz guitarist brimming with talent.
Emily Remler was a brilliant guitarist, at ease in musical idioms from Brazilian to bop. She passed away just as she was entering the prime of her career.
Green's turn-of-the-decade recordings filtered the new sounds of the late 1960s through jazz guitar.