Archive for the 'Youtube' Category

Boogaloo Joe Jones

August 30, 2009

Nicolai Foss

I only recently came across the soul jazz guitar work of Ivan Joseph Jones, aka “Boogaloo Joe” Jones (1940 – ?). He is seldom, if ever, mentioned in jazz encyclopediae or jazz guitar books. Only active for little more than a decade (1966-1978), “Boogaloo Joe” was clearly overlooked, in spite of great talent . He apparently completely disappeared from the music scene and little is known about his current whereabouts. The acid jazz craze led to a rediscovery of his work (here is the Amazon listing). has a bio and a list of recordings. Here is “Boogaloo” on youtube.

Louis Stewart

March 23, 2008

Nicolai Foss

One of the, if not the, greatest living European jazz guitarist is Louis Stewart. My particular favorite is his work with George Shearing and NHØP, which is now available in a nice four-fer. Here is Stewart’s site (which opens with an endorsement by Pat Martino; says something of the latter’s standing in the jazz guitar community!). There are a number of nice clips with Stewart on YouTube. My favorite is this version of “Honeysuckle Rose on Speed” aka “Scrapple from the Apple.”

Wes With Johnny Griffin

July 4, 2007

Nicolai Foss

Where would this blog be without YouTube? Here is a fantastic clip with Wes Montgomery playing with a middle-sized band that includes Johnny Griffin and a number of illustrious Europeans, such as Martial Solal, apparently in Hamburg in 1965 (details here). There seems to be three clips from this event. Wes plays fantastically, as always. First time I hear this breathtaking music.

Great Stuff: Hall & Zoller

June 19, 2007

Nicolai Foss

As a part of my growing appreciation of the artistry of Jim Hall, I am checking out what YouTube has to offer. Here is an absolutely fantastic clip with Hall playing “Blues in the Closet” with Attila Zoller, Red Mitchell and Daniel Humair. Zoller’s playing is amazing. This is the first example of it that I have ever heard. I am definitely going to hunt down what is available from this gifted artist.

Tal and …. Larry Carlton

April 24, 2007

Nicolai Foss

Here is a YouTube clip with Tal Farlow, Larry Carlton, John Patitucci and Billy Hart playing “Misty.” I have little idea when it is from, but probably beginning of the 1990s or even mid-1990s (Tal died in 1997).

Jazz Guitar on YouTube

March 20, 2007

Nicolai Foss is, if perhaps not a bonanza of jazz guitar, then certainly the best internet resource to check out for vids of our heroes. There are a handful of Kessel vids, including a smashing rendition of Barney’s own “One Mint Julep“; there are even more Tal Farlow vids, mainly from the eighties and early 1990s; there is plenty of Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Jim Hall, and some Pat Martino, Ed Bickert, etc. There are lots of jazz manouche (if you haven’t seen the clip with the QHCF playing J’Attendrai, check it out now!). Some great guitarists that aren’t there: Jimmy Raney and Johnny Smith.

Update: Be sure to check out this great clip with Chris Flory and Duke Robillard. In particular, I enjoyed Chris’ bluesy playing on his L7 with FHC DeArmond PU.