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Incredible Jazz Guitar

10 Essential Jazz Guitar Albums

When I was a kid, there was no YouTube, Spotify, or iTunes, and living¬†in a small town made finding jazz guitar albums difficult to say the least. After buying every¬†jazz album at my local record store, I scoured mail order catalogues looking for the next addition to my collection. Without any direction, I found some…

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Johnny Smith Interview

Jazz Guitarist Johnny Smith Interview

As I entered into the second year of my doctoral studies at the University of Illinois, it came time to choose a topic for my dissertation. After brainstorming, deciding, reconsidering, and starting from scratch many times on a topic of research, I had a long and important conversation with my friend Marc. During that conversation…

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