January 12, 2016
Solo guitar introduction to "My One and Only Love," performed by Larry Koonse.
June 2, 2015
Forman's three choruses on "I'm an Old Cowhand" clearly demonstrate his impeccable time, melodic sense, and great linear playing.
May 21, 2015
A seven measure line full of great bebop devices delived with a strong sense of swing.
May 8, 2015
Rodes' solo contains pentatonic licks, the G whole tone scale, and bebop-inspired chord running
May 8, 2015
One of the most performed songs in history, "The Girl From Ipanema" is many a guitarist's introduction to the world of bossa nova.
May 1, 2015
Jim Hall's playing in the group demonstrates his ability of function as a replacement for piano as well as second horn, switching between chordal comping and single note counterlines.
April 4, 2015
Joe Henderson's subtle modifications to the Cole Porter standard "Night and Day" help update the song's harmonic progression for mid-60's, post-Coltrane improvisation.
April 4, 2015
Lester Young/Count Basie
Young's solo demonstrates a penchant for swinging rhythms, great melodies, and harmonic inventiveness.
April 2, 2015
Bags meets Wes
A great two chorus solo from Wes Montgomery on a down-tempo blues in Db.
April 2, 2015
Charlie Christian
Christian's solos contain the perfect balance between swing rhythmic figures and proto-bebop eighth note runs.