NEWS: Beginner Ukulele Lessons Recommendations • New Ukulele Builders, Luthiers, Manufactures, Clubs, Festivals • Links • Updated & New Lessons • New Lesson Series • Weekly Beginner Series • Chord a Day for 2014 •
Al Caiola is one of the guitarist responsible for me getting into guitar and ultimately becoming a professional musician. I simply love his Tuff Guitar album..
is a guitarist who plays jazz, country, rock, western, and pop music. He has been both a studio musician and stage performer. He has recorded over fifty albums and has worked with some of the biggest stars of the 20th Century, including Frank Sinatra, Percy Faith, Buddy Holly, Mitch Miller, and Tony Bennett. During World War II Caiola played with the United States Marine Corps 5th Marine Division (United States) Band that also included Bob Crosby. Caiola served in the Battle of Iwo Jima as a stretcher bearer.
Check out A Cailo's complete listing below.
( 29 July 1916 - 2 March 1942 )
click map for larger view
Categories: Guitarist • Jazz
from the Charlie Christian web site
Christian was an important early performer on the electric guitar, and a key figure in the development of bebop and cool jazz. He gained national exposure as a member of the Benny Goodman Sextet and Orchestra from August 1939 to June 1941. His single-string technique, combined with amplification, helped bring the guitar out of the rhythm section and into the forefront as a solo instrument. John Hammond and George T. Simon called Christian the best improvisational talent of the swing era. In the liner notes to the 1972 Columbia album Solo Flight: The Genius of Charlie Christian, Gene Lees writes that, “Many critics and musicians consider that Christian was one of the founding fathers of bebop, or if not that, at least a precursor to it.”
Content is always being added and updated. So check-in often. Thanks, Curt
Over 500+ lessons, 54 songs and TABS, 240+ archtop luthiers, 200+ ukulele builders, festival information, ukulele links on the web. On the web since the early 90's and growing everyday. This site just never stops growing!!!
[ UL0 ] (guitar) C.PHP | Updated: Sunday, 09th June, 2013 @ 09:58pm