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October 24, 2022



Charlie Christian (Les Paul's fave guitarist) from back in the 30s/40s created chord progressions that MANY types of rock have
borrowed and re-interpreted (including punks).
Here's a pretty good intro:


Heya Alex...

Mark here -- Paul & Olga's old friend. Hoping all is jake with you, and trusting that it is.

Funnily enough, I've been educating myself about jazz over the past few years, trying to sort out what I like and what I'm just completely unable to connect with. Here's a few titles that I can recommend, all based solely on the fact that I found them easy to connect with and respond to.

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - Moanin'

John Coltrane - Coltrane Plays The Blues

Jimmy Smith - Bashin'

Jimmy Smith - The Cat

Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um

Lou Donaldson - Blues Walk

Give some of those a try and see whether or not you respond to them. As I said, I found these very easy to approach and enjoy. Feel free to sling me an email if these selections do the job, and I'll be happy to pass a few more along to you.

Hopefully see you next time Paul's in town!

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