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who was guitar's equivalent of Thelonius Monk?
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PaulD



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought this was the Monk of guitar:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stratocasturbator wrote:
there isn't one.


That's probably the best answer IMHOP, although I did find the photo PaulD posted of a latter day Monk with a guitar both disturbing and yet, strangely satisfying.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn it! That IS the Monk of guitar!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just wonder if Derek Bailey might be the answer to your question not exactly but sort of nearly


There is only one Thelonius Sphere Monk in the last analysis.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naw, I don't think so. Derek Baily's pretty much free form, atonal isn't he? Is he still alive?

Yes there's no equivalent to Monk, but I still stand by Sco in the quirkiness department. Interesting intervals and rhythm with advanced harmonic sensibilities. I think the closest is Sco. Or maybe Frisell.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Henryrobinett wrote:
Naw, I don't think so. Derek Baily's pretty much free form, atonal isn't he? Is he still alive?

Yes there's no equivalent to Monk, but I still stand by Sco in the quirkiness department. Interesting intervals and rhythm with advanced harmonic sensibilities. I think the closest is Sco. Or maybe Frisell.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Jake Hanlon wrote:
You have to go with someone recognized for a style in improvisation based strongly on melody and rhythm with harmony that is complex yet utilized in simple ways.

You need someone who wasn't instantly famous but was respected by his peers.

I go with Jim Hall, who didn't really break out into the scene as a famous player until the Bridge and all that came after that, into the 70's where as a leader he changed the shape of the instrument and had a huge impact on sound, feel, melody and composition of all guitarists that came after him.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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hermano_sol wrote:
Jake Hanlon wrote:
You have to go with someone recognized for a style in improvisation based strongly on melody and rhythm with harmony that is complex yet utilized in simple ways.

You need someone who wasn't instantly famous but was respected by his peers.

I go with Jim Hall, who didn't really break out into the scene as a famous player until the Bridge and all that came after that, into the 70's where as a leader he changed the shape of the instrument and had a huge impact on sound, feel, melody and composition of all guitarists that came after him.


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+2 or maybe Bobby Broom. He has that deep blue feeling and some very quirky phrasing. Killer player!

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