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Joshua asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicJazz · 10 years ago

Is it possible to play free jazz or modern jazz on the guitar?

I've always been a huge fan of Grant Green and George Benson, but it seems that the current modern jazz guys ( Joshua Redman, Wynton, Christian McBride, Chick Corea) don't feature any guitar players in their bands. It's mostly quartet or quintet settings with horn(s), piano, bass, and drums. Is the guitar kind of a novelty instrument on the outside of jazz that just crosses over? Where is the guitar being showcased most now? Maybe country music/ bluegrass?

2 Answers

  • Teaim
    Lv 6
    10 years ago
    Best Answer

    You have only mentioned the upper crust of todays jazz scene. There is a lot going on down in the soil.

    Check out Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ben Monder, Oz Noy, and Mike Moreno. These guys are active today, and they are for real.

  • 10 years ago

    modern- john scofield, bill frissel, pat metheny, marc ribot

    free- derek baily, fred firth, henry kaiser

    anyway, it seems like a lot of the time if jazz is built around a guitar these days it gets billed as a jam band.

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