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Rare straight ahead jazz guitar recordings

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I like the regular guys, but I love the rare ones too. Especially someone who brought something unique to the table. Who do you recommend?

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I like the regular guys, but I love the rare ones too. Especially someone who brought something unique to the table. Who do you recommend?

Nathen Page, who was just mentioned on a recent thread.

Calvin Keys

Sonny Greenwich, I had a vinyl copy of a magnificent leader session he did called Evolution - Loves Reverse, which I can no longer find in my collection. From memory it was a favourite.

No doubt fasstrack will mention Eddie Diehl :) I think he got better with age.

Michael Gregory Jackson did a couple of very good albums in the late seventies. He also sings as well. Not so straight ahead exactly. but you might really like his work.

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Joe Puma. Al Gaffa. Tal Farlow (one of the regulars, I know). Tiny Grimes did some nice things. Al Casey (the one who played with Fats Waller).

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North By North West Coast!

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Ray Crawford led two sessions - possibly three - the discography I'm looking at says that the third release may contain the same music as the second release.

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I don't think Cal Collins did that many. This is a favorite:

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Lorne Lofsky released one album on Pablo (produced by Oscar Peterson) that I really liked:

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Finally, a personal favorite is Ron Affif. Released a few albums on Pablo. Check this one out:

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And can I bring up Russell Malone? Yes, he's had some albums, but it's not like he's that well-known. I like the Jazz Standard discs:

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I don't believe that Billy Bean did much recording, but he's well worth checking out.

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Grant Green ... Junior.

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A. Spencer Barefield (he can play in a straight-ahead context, and very well)

Les Spann's GEMINI, while featuring more than just his guitar playing, is a good one.

Al Casey: Yes. His BUCK JUMPIN' is worth tracking down as well.

And there's a Joe Cinderella leader date floating around out there somewhere...

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All this, and Larry Young too.

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René Thomas

Jimmy Gourley ("Double Action" with Barney Wilen!)

Sacha Distel ("Afternoon in Paris", co-led with John Lewis and incl. Barney, too)

There's a CD on the String Jazz label by John Pisano and Billy Bean

Philippe Petit (he made a disc with Tal Farlow... and he was with Barney, too)

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I once had an LP by John Collins. I think Alvin Queen may have produced it.

Edit: Found it!

http://jazzrecordsce...ilvanq3412.aspx

Did not know of that one, who's on it? John Collins was much the player!

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Lloyd Ellis...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZeOzefL8S4&feature=relmfu

Maybe more of a "picker" that a "jazz guitarist", but oh well. If Les Paul counts, stuff like this should too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8meSUxzJaag&feature=relmfu

This is cowboy jazz. It's better than Les Paul. Bit like Herb Ellis but fast like Tal Farlow. Hank Garland, even Barney Kessell had something of this. Howard Roberts. First generation post Charlie Christian guitarists with cowboy roots. George Benson loved this stuff. Especially Hank Garland.

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Seems I sold that Collins LP, and do not remember the sidemen. I was kind of disappointed because his sound and playing concept was noticeably different from his playing on the Tadd Dameron Capitol sides, which I really love. Too bad his 10' LP for Blue Note is lost ....

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that guy from New Jersey who recorded with Gil Melle - can't remember his name -

Cinderella - Joe Cinderella.

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