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Great Jazz Guitarists
This is a very difficult quiz on the greatest electric and acoustic guitarists.
Who introduced the amplified guitar in jazz music?
Which musician is considered the first real jazz guitar "virtuoso"?
This Belgian-born jazz great was of Roma (“Gypsy") ethnicity. Because of an accident, two of his fingers were fused together.
Which guitar great was a childhood friend of singer Billie Holiday and played with Count Basie for many years?
This jazz great was born in Indiana in 1925. He learned music by ear because he was not a good music reader. He was famous for his “octaves" technique. He died of a heart attack in 1968.
Which guitar great was discovered while in a drug treatment facility?
This jazz legend lived from 1916-1942. His best work was during his three years with Benny Goodman.
Taught by his father, this jazz great became famous for helping Stan Getz introduce the samba sound to the USA.
Tom T. Hall
This great guitarist, who began as a sign painter, was so impressed when he heard Charlie Christian on the radio that he taught himself to play all his solos. He played well enough to get hired as a sideman for Benny Goodman. His fame came from a series of recordings made in the 1940's.
Which guitar great was one of the most important figures in the development of the solid-body, electric guitar and used to be in a duo with his former wife Mary Ford?
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This Pittsburgh-born musician was a great guitarist before becoming a great singer. His first album as a leader was released when he was only 21.
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