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Posts tagged jazz guitar

September 28, 2009

 

Benson

Before Broadway: George Benson In The 1960s

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.

March 31, 2007

 

Emily Remler

Emily Remler: A Musical Remembrance

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.

August 26, 2006

 

Grant Green funky

Ain’t He Funky Now: Grant Green in the Early 1970s

Green's turn-of-the-decade recordings filtered the new sounds of the late 1960s through jazz guitar.

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