Giants of Jazz: Guitar

Various Artists

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Giants of Jazz: Guitar Review

by Thom Jurek

This is a curious overview of jazz guitarists from bebop through fusion. It only lists six on the cover -- Kenny Burrell, Larry Coryell, Tal Farlow, Grant Green, Tiny Grimes, and Pat Martino -- but features no less than 11! Billy Bauer, Joe Puma, Freddie Green, Charlie Byrd, and Bucky Pizzarelli are also included here. So what do you get? There are 12 tracks of guitar jazz in a variety of assortment with no rhyme or reason as to assemblage. It's nice to listen to, but it doesn't fill any holes in your collection.

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