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    New here. Looks like a cool hang. What are some of your favorite guitar recordings of Four?

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    The Jazz Guitar Chord Dictionary
     
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    Doug Raney


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    Peter Bernstein Quartet - ‘Live at Smalls’

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    Quote Originally Posted by larute
    New here. Looks like a cool hang. What are some of your favorite guitar recordings of Four?

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    Doug Raney

    Awesome.

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    Peter Bernstein Quartet - ‘Live at Smalls’
    Having a hard time finding that one. I'll have to order the CD. Thanks for the recommendation.

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    My last teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgcim

    My last teacher.
    Wow, I have never heard of Joe Monk so thanks for sharing. What a nice version of Four. I really like how he mixes chords and single line keeping it very melodic. I found the website About Joe Monk and I'll have to listen to how he approach's some of my favor standards.

    (oh, and that was live take!).

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    Four was often played by great Irish guitarist, Louis Stewart. Here are a few renditions:




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    Fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgcim

    My last teacher.
    who's the other guitarist sgcim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wintermoon
    who's the other guitarist sgcim?
    Ray Gogarty. He was another guy from LI, who had played with Benny Goodman. He was also well-known for being the guitar teacher for Brian Setzer of the Stray Cats.
    Both of those guys used to have charts for four or five guitarists, and give concerts performing them.
    Monk studied with Johnny Smith, but he wasn't into technical playing when I studied with him.
    He was heavy into Geo Van Eps, and used to write arr. in the style of Van Eps, and changed my solo playing style to Van Eps' style.

    One odd thing I remember about him was that he asked me who my fave player was, and when I mentioned Jimmy Raney, he just said, "Well, he did some interesting contrapuntal things with Stan Getz, but other than that..."

    Then when he was interviewed just before his death, they asked him who he thought the greatest jazz guitarist of all time was.
    He answered, "Jimmy Raney. He was the most honest player of them all."

    I guess he changed his views on Raney in the many years that passed.
    Last edited by sgcim; 09-02-2021 at 07:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgcim
    Ray Gogarty. He was another guy from LI, who had played with Benny Goodman. He was also well-known for being the guitar teacher for Brian Setzer of the Stray Cats.
    Both of those guys used to have charts for four or five guitarists, and give concerts performing them.
    Monk studied with Johnny Smith, but he wasn't into technical playing when I studied with him.
    He was heavy into Geo Van Eps, and used to write arr. in the style of Van Eps, and changed my solo playing style to Van Eps' style.

    One odd thing I remember about him was that he asked me who my fave player was, and when I mentioned Jimmy Raney, he just said, "Well, he did some interesting contrapuntal things with Stan Getz, but other than that..."

    Then when he was interviewed just before his death, they asked him who he thought was the greatest jazz guitarist of all time was.
    He answered, "Jimmy Raney. He was the most honest player of them all."

    I guess he changed his views on Raney in the many years that passed.
    Interesting comments about Raney. Of course I just give the "you of course" reply if I'm asked that question. (joking here since I've never been asked that question by a pro-musician, and I don't ask it since I use to when I was in my 20s and it didn't lead to a good place).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgcim
    Ray Gogarty. He was another guy from LI, who had played with Benny Goodman. He was also well-known for being the guitar teacher for Brian Setzer of the Stray Cats.
    Both of those guys used to have charts for four or five guitarists, and give concerts performing them.
    Monk studied with Johnny Smith, but he wasn't into technical playing when I studied with him.
    He was heavy into Geo Van Eps, and used to write arr. in the style of Van Eps, and changed my solo playing style to Van Eps' style.

    One odd thing I remember about him was that he asked me who my fave player was, and when I mentioned Jimmy Raney, he just said, "Well, he did some interesting contrapuntal things with Stan Getz, but other than that..."

    Then when he was interviewed just before his death, they asked him who he thought the greatest jazz guitarist of all time was.
    He answered, "Jimmy Raney. He was the most honest player of them all."

    I guess he changed his views on Raney in the many years that passed.
    I only know Gogarty's name from the DA ledgers, his name appears several times and he had an early 50s blonde non cut NYer, like my '51
    the bottom shot is Ray w/DA's apprentice Jimmy Diserio and the man himself



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    Ron Affif on the album Vierd Blues has a nice rendition, and you don't hear much about him.