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Thread #114984   Message #2470637
Posted By: GUEST,cookie
20-Oct-08 - 08:36 AM
Thread Name: BBC TV Guitar Series
Subject: RE: BBC TV Guitar Series
Well, no, because it was a series about the guitar, not guitarists.

Martin Taylor is arguably the best exponent of the particular genre he plays, but though he has made technical and musical advances in that genre, it is still at heart the music of Barney Kessel and Joe Pass. He hasn't changed the instrument or the way it is used. If you're looking for glaring omissions, then how about the man whose face appeared fleetingly as the programme moved towards it closing credits - Davy Graham, who did revolutionise and expand the capabilities of the instrument?