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My Absolute Favorite Top 10 Jazz Guitar Solos

Mitch Chmara



Guitarist and Jazz Guitar Today contributor Mitch Chmara shares his Top 10 Jazz Guitar Solos.

Wes Montgomery – Midnight Mood: This solo is poetry in motion through the heart via the thumb! The mood,tone, choice notes, and delivery. Emotional.


George Benson – Moody’s Mood: I love George’s development of his solo on this great tune, man it is so lyrical and zesty and fire, when called,scatted but the phrasing I love it!

Pat Martino – El Hombre: This album is a treasure chest of Martinoisms but Once I Loved is such Treasure. No wonder so many have transcribed it! This is a great period of the early mastery of Pat Martino!

Joe Pass – Cherokee (concept 2), Two For The Road LP: With Herb Ellis on rhythm guitar, this duet is a sheer masterpiece. Joe gives a lesson on bebop guitar playing that never grows much fun!

Johhny Smith – My Foolish Heart Kaleidoscope LP: Johnny a one of a kind American Treasure…The Johhny Smith style is so elegant pairs well with the finest dining. A class by himself his solo is like a classic novel read to you at nite hoping for another page to be read..this whole album is Class!

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