Transcriptions: Jazz Guitar

Here is a set of original transcriptions of great performances from traditional expressions to the more modern manifestations of jazz guitar. 


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Allan Holdsworth Above and Below Allan Holdsworth The Sixteen Men of Tain, Gnarly Geezer (1999)  view  
Barney Kessel Minor Mood Barney Kessel  The Poll Winners, Contemporary (1957) Barney Kessel, Ray Brown and Shelly Mann view listen 
Barney Kessel You Go to My Head Coots, Gillespie The Poll Winners, Contemporary (1957) Barney Kessel, Ray Brown and Shelly Mann view listen 
Bill Frisell Body and Soul Green, Heyman, Sour, Eyton On Broadway, vol. 2 (1996) Paul Motian view listen 
Charlie Christian Gone with "What" Wind Basie, Goodman, 1940 The Genius of the Electric Guitar, Sony-Legacy, 2002 The Benny Goodman Sextet view listen 
Django Reinhardt Swingin' with Django Reinhardt, Grappelly Djangologie 6 Quintette du Hot Club de France (1937) view listen 
Django Reinhardt After You've Gone Creamer, Layton Djangology, RCA Bluebird, 2002 The Hot Club of France, 1949 view listen 
Ed Bickert Please Be Kind Chapman, Cahn At the Garden Party, Sackville Records (1978) Ed Bickert and Don Thompson view listen 
Ed Bickert Just Squeeze Me Duke Ellington Pure Desmond, CTI (1974) Paul Desmond view listen 
Fareed Haque Woodstock Joni Mitchell Deja Vu, Blue Note (1997) Fareed Haque view listen 
George Benson Little Train Villa-Lobos,H. (adapted from Bachianas Brasileiras #2) White Rabbit, CTI (1971)  view listen 
George Benson My Latin Brother Phil Upchurch Bad Benson, CTI (1974)  view listen 
Grant Green Old Folks Robinson, Hill Grantstand, Blue Note (1961)  view listen 
Grant Green The Best Things in Life are Free DeSylvia, Brown and Henderson (1927) Workout, Blue Note (1961) Hank Mobley view listen 
Jim Hall  I'll Remember April Raye, DePaul, Johnson Alone Together, Milestone (1972) Jim Hall / Ron Carter view listen 
Jim Hall Alone Together Dietz, Schwartz Alone Together, Milestone (1972) Jim Hall / Ron Carter view listen 
John McLaughlin Happiness is Being Together John McLaughlin Natural Elements, Columbia (1977) Shakti view listen 
John McLaughlin Waltz for Bill Evans Chick Corea My Goals Beyond, Douglas (1970)  view listen 
John McLaughlin Joy Mclaughlin, Shankar Shakti with John McLaughlin, Columbia (1975) Shakti view listen 
John McLaughlin Something Spiritual John McLaughlin My Goals Beyond, Douglas (1970)  view listen 
John Scofield Johsua Victor Feldman So Near, So Far (Musings for Miles), Verve (1993) Joe Henderson view listen 
Martin Taylor I Remember Clifford Benny Golson (2): In Concert, Milestone (2000); Sarabanda, Gaia (1989)  view listen 
Pat Martino Stringin' the Jug Gene Ammons Night Letter, Prestige (1969) Sonny Stitt view listen 
Pat Metheny Lakes Pat Metheny Watercolors, ECM (1977)  view listen 
Pat Metheny Water: Giver of Life Dave Liebman Elements: Water, Arkadia Jazz (1997) Dave Liebman view listen 
Tim Miller Shift Tim Miller Trio (2005) Tim Miller Trio view listen 
Wes Montgomery If I Should Lose You Rainger, Robin Groove Yard, Riverside (1961) The Montgomery Brothers view listen 
Wes Montgomery While We're Young Alec Wilder So Much Guitar!, Milestone (1962)  view listen 
Wes Montgomery Surrey with a Fringe on Top Rodgers, Hammerstein Willow Weep for Me, Verve (1965) Wes Montgomery with The Wynton Kelly Trio view listen 
Wes Montgomery If I Should Lose You (alternate take, 1961) Rainger, Robin Dangerous, Milestone Records (1999) The Montgomery Brothers view listen 
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