Articles tagged jazz guitar

John Scofield: A Guitar Hero for Jazz and Beyond

John Scofield's new recording, Past Present, is a revival of his very best jazz group and an affirmation that pop joy can live inside of jazz.

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Wes Montgomery: In the Beginning

For Montgomery and those of the era, music was one of the dominant ways in which black Americans could show their pride and sense of accomplishment.

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Wes Montgomery - “Far Wes” (audio) (Premiere)

The jazzy guitar stylings of Wes Montgomery have never sounded as good as they do on his latest compilation, In the Beginning.

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3 Nov 2010 // 9:00 PM

Nels Cline: Dirty Baby

Just when I thought Nels Cline couldn't get any more challenging or confrontational, he goes and makes an album like this.

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Huong Thanh & Nguyen Le: Fragile Beauty

This, the fourth album from these two Paris-based musicians, is a combination of squashy-soft jazz guitar and needle-pointed Vietnamese voice, all angles and prisms. Huong

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22 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Pat Martino: El Hombre

A lovely Rudy Van Gelder-remastered reissue of the great guitarist's solo debut, a 1967 date with organ, flute, and speed

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11 Dec 2003 // 10:00 PM

Pat Martino: Think Tank

Martino’s new release Think Tank is likely to raise more than a few eyebrows, as it marks a return to the modal-flavored hard bop upon which his reputation is largely based.

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Pat Martino: Live at Yoshi’s

Martino, whose career stretches right back to supplying rock ‘n’ roll licks for the likes of Chubby Checker and Bobby Darin, first made his mark playing with some of the ‘60s’ best known organ combos. Even the most nostalgically inclined will have to admit that this current line-up is the equal to any of them. But remember—PLAY IT LOUD.

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//Mixed media

The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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