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Top 10 Jazz Guitar Solos

Note: stay tuned over the coming months each of these “plain” lists is replaced with a full blog post with commentary on the items on the list (and, in some cases, the items that didn’t make the cut).

  1. Ted Dunbar: “Nice Clean Machine for Pedro” from Blues in Five Dimensions by Mickey Tucker
  2. Django Reinhardt: “Improvisation No. 5″ from various compilations
  3. Charlie Christian: “Seven Come Eleven” from various compilations including The Genius of Charlie Christian
  4. Jim Hall: “Stompin’ At the Savoy” from Live At The Half Note by Art Farmer
  5. Kenny Burrell: “Well You Needn’t” from A Night At The Vanguard
  6. Wes Montgomery: “West Coast Blues” from Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery
  7. Melvin Sparks: “More Today Than Yesterday” from Black Talk by Charles Earland
  8. Larry Coryell: “Green Moss” from Nine Flags by Chico O’Farrill
  9. Grant Green: “Jean de Fleur” from Idle Moments
  10. Pat Metheny: “Lonnie’s Lament” from Pursuance by Kenny Garrett

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  1. Thank you for this. I actually transcribed some of these. Lots of fun doing it!!!

  2. Derrick

     /  January 9, 2015

    Check out “Cafe Regio’s” guitar solo. Isaac Hayes tune.

  3. John McMaster

     /  February 9, 2016

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