I'm looking to learn a couple of Jazz solos. Can anybody recommend me a couple songs with really good solos? I don't normally listen to jazz, so excuse me if I sound like a retard.:icon_thum
You're right stiglar. You'll find if you ask most Jazz guitarists what they draw ideas from the answer is horn players and pianists. It inspires their phrasing alot. For trumpeters and sax players, check out the likes of Charlie Parker, Paul Desmond (from Dave Brubecks Band), Dizzy Gilespe, Louis Armstrong (the father of jazz), Wayne Shorter, etc. Also check out pianists like Dave Brubeck, Bill Evans, Thelonius Monk, Chick Corea, Duke Ellington, etc. As for guitarists, check out the likes of Pat Metheny, Allan Holdsworth, Charlie Christian (the father of jazz guitar), Wes Montgomery (the father of parralel octaves), etc.Stiglar said:Right on 3fingers !
also you don't have to listen to a guitar player at all !.. listen to some miles davis trumpet solos ... some of them are really simple but still sound great and can teach you alot about note placement etc ... also coltrane and the other greats even though aren't guitar players .. can teach you alot about jazz !