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Jazz artists using Classical guitars...

Turbo Gerbil

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which jazz recording artists use classical guitars for Jazz? I think a nylon stringer can have a great sound for jazz.

McLaughlin and Di Meola, obviously. Who else?



 

Pascal

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John Scofield



Also: Pat Metheny, Sylvain Luc, Nelson Veras, Lenny Breau, Sam Brown, Ralph Towner, Joe Pass, Mick Goodrick, Brandon Ross, Ed Cherry, Lionel Loueke, Earl Klugh, Ulf Wakenius, Robben Ford, Bireli Lagrene... the list might be endless.
 

james russell

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Pat Metheny
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Jazz on a nylon string is a sweet thing. There's something about nylon string tone that gets in your heart and won't ever leave. Just beautiful.
 

Turbo Gerbil

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maybe I need to say using nylong string as their main instrument. Tons of people have used them off and on.
 

ekamal

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Joe Pass used nylon string for quite a while, during the Virtuoso albums period perhaps?

Earl Klugh only plays nylon string guitars too.
 

jb70

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ralph towner, lionel loueke, romero lubambo and nelson veras
 

Average Joe

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Sylvain Luc on one of those Godin thinline nylonstrings. One of the most impressive display of chops I've had the fortune to see live
 

shg

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Just because it has nylon strings that doesn't mean it's a classical guitar.
 

pbmw

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Joe Pass used nylon string for quite a while, during the Virtuoso albums period perhaps?

Earl Klugh only plays nylon string guitars too.

I was just going to mention Earl Klugh.
What a nice guy...
 

Hecube

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which jazz recording artists use classical guitars for Jazz? I think a nylon stringer can have a great sound for jazz.

McLaughlin and Di Meola, obviously. Who else?

Huge Mclaughlin fan of that period of his. I think he made his best music then.

I want to add that I feel this kind of ensemble (fretless bass, exotic percussions and nylong-string guitar) is in the same class as a string quartet. It's an exquisite sound. I'd like to do something like that in my life.
 
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msr13

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Gene Bertoncini is one of the greats. H.ere he is doing What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life.

 




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