Legendary Guitarist. He has been rightfully called "the president of bebop guitar." His efforts represented a gigantic step forward in the evolution of the instrument. With Pass the fluid lines and advanced harmonic concepts of sax players like Charlie Parker and John Coltrane as well as pianists such as Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum and Bill Evans crystallized into a powerful and potent guitar approach. Early in his career he was the consummate bop musician, astonishing listeners with fleet and innovative single-note melodies. By the end of his life the virtuoso had carved out his own unique musical niche, improvised jazz guitar as chamber music, with a breathtakingly beautiful solo guitar style.
Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy. Psalm 33:3