Milestones Of Jazz Legends: Jazz Guitar Vol. 2 (10CD)

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The invention of the electric guitar in the 1930s made it possible for the instrument to have a solo-spot in any band, as it thus could compete with the volume of the wind instruments and the drums. Charlie Christian (1916-1942) was the young genius from Oklahoma City who, starting in 1939, played as a soloist in the sextet of the famous swing-clarinetist Benny Goodman, his technique inspired by the phrasing and single-note-playing of the tenor saxophonists. At the same time, he jammed with the pioneers of the upcoming Bebop-movement - Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and Kenny Clarke - at Harlem's After Hour Jazzclubs. Unfortunately, because of his untimely death, only a few recordings of his are preserved, which open this documentation on the modern jazz guitar.

T-Bone Walker was another key figure of the early electric guitar, who influenced almost every major guitarist on the modern Blues-scene, such as B.B. King and all Blues-oriented jazz guitarists. Al Casey and Tiny Grimes are prime examples for this ? on their respective sessions they are accompanied by the great tenor saxophonist Eddie Lockjaw Davis. Herb Ellis will be forever remembered as the guitarist in the Oscar Peterson trio. With Roy Eldridge and Stan Getz he proves that he could shine without a piano. The guitarists Tal Farlow, Sal Salvador and Jim Hall were "cooler". However, the latter was "a man for all occasions": fantastic examples can be found here in the interplay with Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Desmond and Bob Brookmeyer.

The same can be said of Kenny Burrell, who, like Hall and Barry Galbraith, was one of the best studio guitarists in New York during the 1960s. On the West Coast, Barney Kessel was among the "first call"-instrumentalists. His album "To Swing or not to Swing" is a great example of the many good recordings of and with him. In Europe there were a number of musicians following in the footsteps of Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt, among them the wonderful René Thomas. An exciting encounter between the motherland of jazz and the old continent can be witnessed on "Afternoon in Paris" with John Lewis, the pianist of the Modern Jazz Quartet, and a young Sacha Distel on the guitar, who later became an international star as a singer. A guitarist who, like Charlie Christian, once again re-defined the instrument was Wes Montgomery, who started out with his brothers, Monk and Buddy, in Indianapolis, and who had great success in the jazz world on the Riverside label in New York. Looking back on these years of masterpieces from 1939 to 1962, the stylistic and highly musical variety of these still electrifying guitar heroes is almost incomprehensible.

Feat. Wes Montgomery, Charlie Christian, T-Bone Walker, Herb Ellis, Jim Hall, Tal Farlow, Kenny Burrell, René Thomas, Grant Green, Joe Pass, Barney Kessel, Sacha Distel, Sal Savador, Benny Goodman, Stan Getz, Gene Ammons, John Lewis, Paul Desmond, and Jimmy Giuffre

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Tracklisting:

CD 1

Charlie Christian With The Benny Goodman Sextet And Orchestra

  • 1. Blues In B
  • 2. Wholly Cats
  • 3. Till Tom Special
  • 4. Gone With What Wind
  • 5. Breakfast Feud
  • 6. Air Mail Special (Good Enough To Keep)
  • 7. Waitin' For Benny
  • 8. Seven Come Eleven
  • 9. Six Appeal
  • 10. Solo Flight
  • 11. On The Alamo
  • 12. I´ve Found A New Baby
  • 13. As Long As I Live
  • 14. Benny´s Bugle
  • 15. Royal Garden Blues

T-Bone Walker

  • 16. Glamour Girl
  • 17. Strollin' With Bone
  • 18. The Sun Went Down
  • 19. You Don't Love Me
  • 20. Travelin' Blues
  • 21. The Hustle Is On
  • 22. Baby Broke My Heart
  • 23. Evil Hearted Woman

CD 2

Al Casey - Buck Jumpin´

  • 1. Buck Jumpin'
  • 2. Casey's Blues
  • 3. Don't Blame Me
  • 4. Rosetta
  • 5. Ain't Misbehavin'
  • 6. Honeysuckle Rose
  • 7. Body And Soul

Tiny Grimes

  • 8. Callin' The Blues
  • 9. Blue Tiny
  • 10. Grimes' Times
  • 11. Air Mail Special

CD 3

The Wes Montgomery Trio

  • 1. Round Midnight
  • 2. Yesterdays
  • 3. The End Of A Love Affair
  • 4. Whisper Not
  • 5. Ecorah
  • 6. Satin Doll
  • 7. Missile Blues
  • 8. Too Late Now
  • 9. Jingles

Johnny Griffin

  • 10. Grab This!
  • 11. 63rd Street Theme
  • 12. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  • 13. Offering Time
  • 14. These Foolish Things
  • 15. Cherry Float

CD 4

Tal Farlow Quartet

  • 1. Lover
  • 2. Flamingo
  • 3. Splash
  • 4. Rock 'N' Rye
  • 5. All Through The Night
  • 6. Tina

John Lewis & Sacha Distel

  • 7. I Cover The Waterfront
  • 8. Dear Old Stockholm
  • 9. Afternoon In Paris
  • 10. All The Things You Are
  • 11. Bags' Groove
  • 12. Willow Deep For Me

CD 5

Herb Ellis

  • 1. Pap's Blues
  • 2. Big Red's Boogie Woogie
  • 3. Tin Roof Blues
  • 4. Soft Winds
  • 5. Royal Garden Blues
  • 6. Patti Cake
  • 7. Blues For Janet
  • 8. Blues For Junior

Sal Salvador Quintet

  • 9. Gone With The Wind
  • 10. Get Happy
  • 11. My Old Flame
  • 12. This Can't Be Love
  • 13. Too Marvelous For Words
  • 14. After You've Gone

CD 6

The Jimmy Giuffre

  • 1. The Easy Way
  • 2. Mack The Knife
  • 3. Come Rain Or Come Shine
  • 4. Careful
  • 5. Ray's Time
  • 6. A Dream
  • 7. Off Center
  • 8. Montage
  • 9. Time Enough

Paul Desmond

  • 10. My Funny Valentine
  • 11. Desmond Blue
  • 12. Then I'll Be Tired Of You
  • 13. I've Got You Under My Skin
  • 14. Late Lament
  • 15. I Should Care
  • 16. Like Someone In Love
  • 17. Ill Wind
  • 18. Body And Soul

CD 7

Grant Green

  • 1. Freedom March
  • 2. Sunday Mornin'
  • 3. Exodus
  • 4. God Bless The Child
  • 5. Come Sunrise
  • 6. So What

Bob Brookmeyer

  • 7. Arrowhead
  • 8. Street Swingers
  • 9. Hot Buttered Noodling
  • 10. Musicale Du Jour
  • 11. Raney Day
  • 12. Jupiter

CD 8

Kenny Burrell

  • 1. Rock Salt
  • 2. The Man I Love
  • 3. Chuckin'
  • 4. Phinupi

Gene Ammons

  • 5. Pagan Love Song
  • 6. Ca' Purange
  • 7. Anna
  • 8. Cae Caé
  • 9. Moito Mato Grosso
  • 10. Yellow Bird

CD 9

Barney Kessel

  • 1. Begin The Blues
  • 2. Louisiana
  • 3. Happy Feeling
  • 4. Embraceable You
  • 5. Wail Street
  • 6. Indiana
  • 7. Moten Swing
  • 8. Midnight Sun
  • 9. Contemporary Blues
  • 10. Don't Blame Me
  • 11. 12th Street Rag

Barry Galbraith

  • 12. Bull Market
  • 13. Portrait Of Jennie
  • 14. Judy's Jaunt
  • 15. Nina Never Knew
  • 16. Walkin'
  • 17. A Gal In Calico
  • 18. I Like To Recognize The Tune
  • 19. Any Place I Hang My Hat
  • 20. Love Is For The Very Young
  • 21. Holiday
  • 22. Ya Gotta Have Rhythm
  • 23. What Am I Here For?

CD 10

Rene Thomas and Bobby Jaspar

  • 1. Oleo
  • 2. Theme For Freddie
  • 3. Half Nelson
  • 4. But Not For Me
  • 5. Hannie's Dream
  • 6. Bernie's Taste
  • 7. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  • 8. I Remember Sonny