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Jimmy Gourley

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James Pasco Gourley, Jr. was an American jazz guitarist who spent most of his life in Paris. Gourley was born in St. Louis in 1926. He met saxophonist Lee Konitz in Chicago when both were members of the same high school band. He credits Konitz with encouraging him to become a serious musician. Gourley's father started the Monarch Conservatory of Music in Hammond, Indiana, though he didn't teach, and he bought Gourley his first guitar. Gourley took his first guitar classes at the school. He became interested in jazz while listening to the radio, enjoying in particular Nat King Cole

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Jimmy Gourley: Cool Guitar

Jimmy Gourley: Cool Guitar

I most recently posted about guitarist Jimmy Gourley last year. As I noted at the time, Gourley was an American born in St. Louis who moved to Paris in 1951 and died in France in 2008. Enamored of Jimmy Raney's playing style, a combination of several picking techniques, Gourley gigged and recorded with French jazz artists ...

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Jimmy Gourley: American in Paris

Jimmy Gourley: American in Paris

Jazz guitarist Jimmy Gourley spent much of his career in France, creating the impression for many jazz fans that he was French. He wasn't. He was born in St. Louis and grew up a high school band mate of alto saxophonist Lee Konitz. After Gourley's father bought him a guitar, Gourley picked up the basics by ...

Album

Jimmy Gourley And The Paris Heavyweights

Label: HighNote
Released: 1984

Album

Graffitti

Label: HighNote
Released: 1977


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