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Take Five With Chris Bell

Take Five With Chris Bell
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Meet Chris Bell:

Guitarist, performer, educator, based in Austin, Texas.

Instrument(s):

Guitar.

Teachers and/or influences? Richie Hart, Grant Green
Grant Green
Grant Green
1935 - 1979
guitar
, Wes Montgomery
Wes Montgomery
Wes Montgomery
1925 - 1968
guitar
, B.B. King
B.B. King
B.B. King
b.1925
guitar, electric
.

Your sound and approach to music: I'm far more interested in playing jazz on the guitar than I am in playing jazz guitar.

Your teaching approach: I'm really trying to help my students hear what they play. To my ears, there are just too many players out there playing finger music.

Your dream band:

Wow.. that's a tough one. Let's see... how about Idris Muhammad
Idris Muhammad
Idris Muhammad
1939 - 2014
drums
on drums and Dr. Lonnie Smith
Dr. Lonnie Smith
Dr. Lonnie Smith
b.1942
organ, Hammond B3
on B3. That would be a pretty steady rhythm section.

The first Jazz album I bought was: Miles Davis
Miles Davis
Miles Davis
1926 - 1991
trumpet
, Kind of Blue.

CDs you are listening to now:

Allen Toussaint
Allen Toussaint
Allen Toussaint
b.1938
piano
, The Bright Mississippi;

Horace Parlan
Horace Parlan
Horace Parlan
b.1931
piano
, Up and Down;

Group 15, Plays Monk;

Don Wilkerson
Don Wilkerson
1932 - 1986
sax, tenor
, The Complete Blue Note Sessions;

Doctor John
Doctor John
b.1940
, Afterglow

Desert Island picks:

Oscar Peterson, We Get Requests;

Hank Mobley, Soul Station;

Herbie Hancock, Takin' Off;

Grant Green, The Complete Quartets with Sonny Clark;

Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto, Getz-Gilberto.

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