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Great Jazz Guitarists

written by: shimonbentzvi
This is a very difficult quiz on the greatest electric and acoustic guitarists.

Question 1:

Who introduced the amplified guitar in jazz music?
Eddie Durham
Eddie Lang
Freddie Green
Les Paul

Question 2:

Which musician is considered the first real jazz guitar "virtuoso"?
Freddie Green
Walter Page
Eddie Lang
Eddie Durham

Question 3:

This Belgian-born jazz great was of Roma (“Gypsy") ethnicity. Because of an accident, two of his fingers were fused together.
Rinhjo Durancio
Charlie Christian
Django Reinhardt
Earl Klugh

Question 4:

Which guitar great was a childhood friend of singer Billie Holiday and played with Count Basie for many years?
Freddie Green
Jimmy Page
Walter Page
Eddie Durham

Question 5:

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.
Earl Klugh
Wes Montgomery
Charlie Christian
Brad Murphy

Question 6:

Which guitar great was discovered while in a drug treatment facility?
Wes Montgomery
Django Reinhart
Charlie Christian
Joe Pass

Question 7:

This jazz legend lived from 1916-1942. His best work was during his three years with Benny Goodman.
Wes Montgomery
Earl Klugh
Charlei Christian
Tom Hall

Question 8:

Taught by his father, this jazz great became famous for helping Stan Getz introduce the samba sound to the USA.
Tal Farlow
Charlie Byrd
Tom T. Hall
Jim Hall

Question 9:

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.
Barney Kessel
Wes Montgomery
Charlie Byrd
Tal Farlow

Question 10:

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?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 11:

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.
John Mayhall
George Benson
Eric Clapton
Stanley Jordan


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