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Playing Rhythm Guitar like Freddie Green

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 | 6:35 am by Jazz at Lincoln Center

To many, Freddie Green serves as the epitome of a big band rhythm guitarist. A member of the “All-American Rhythm Section” of the Count Basie Orchestra (along with Basie on piano and initially Walter Page on bass and Papa Jo Jones on drums), Green developed a comping style so distinctively influential that even today, Jazz guitarists will be asked to play in the style of Freddie Green.

To understand what made Freddie Green’s sound and rhythm sense so unique, check out …

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