Legends of Jazz Guitar Volume One


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Item# JGU119
DVD: $ 24.95
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Since first meeting in the 1920's, neither jazz nor the guitar have ever been the same. This swinging celebration of the union presents four legends of jazz guitar: Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Barney Kessel, and Herb Ellis. "Of all the ways to improvise," says Barney Kessel, "the most stimulating and demanding is jazz." The four artists here demonstrate stunning command of the fingerboard alongside inspired explorations of standards, blues and ballads. Explosive cascades of notes as well as languid pools of music pour from these maestros' imaginations and fingers. "The object for me," said Joe Pass, "is to play music, to communicate, not to show hard things or fast things." While guitarists will note plenty that's hard and fast in this video/DVD, somehow these masters make even the impossible appear effortless. The video includes a 24-page comprehensive booklet featuring biographical material, rare photographs and details on the tunes. The booklet for the DVD is not included, but can be accessed and downloaded from www.guitarvideos.com/dvd/pdf.htm.

Twisted Blues (1965)Wes Montgomery
Original Blues in G (1974)Joe Pass
Basie's Blues (1973)Barney Kessel
Medley: It Might As Well Be Spring &
Things Ain't What They Used to Be (1986)
Herb Ellis
Jingles (1965)Wes Montgomery
A Slow BurnHerb Ellis & Barney Kessel
Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me (1976)Joe Pass
The Shadow of Your Smile (1973)Barney Kessel
Yesterdays (1965)Wes Montgomery
Sweet Georgia Brown (1986)Herb Ellis
Bonus Tracks on DVD only:
Impressions (Belgium, 1965)Wes Montgomery
Twisted Blues (Belgium, 1965)Wes Montgomery
Here's That Rainy Day (Belgium, 1965)Wes Montgomery
Jingles (Belgium, 1965)Wes Montgomery
The Boy Next Door (Belgium, 1965)Wes Montgomery