Great Ted Greene Site

May 27, 2007

Nicolai Foss

Jazz guitar certainly has its legends. In particular, reclusive behavior may well make you a legend (that is, if you have demonstrated talent). Think Billy Bean or Tal Farlow in the 1960s. Another legend was the late Ted Greene (1946-2005) who apparently very strongly under-achieved in terms of recording relative to his immense talent. Here is a very impressive site dedicated to the man and his works. In particular, be sure to check out the video section with clips of Ted doing standards fingerstyle on his favored telecaster, getting that chime-like sound.

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One Response to “Great Ted Greene Site”

  1. Aaron Brown Says:

    I’ve had Ted Greene’s two-volume book set on single-note
    soloing for years, but I’ve never gotten around to buying
    any of his recordings. This little taste of his unique
    style will light a fire under me to do so. Thanks!


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