Watch the Playing on the B String online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Blues Guitar For Beginners
Many blues guitarists steer clear of jazz, thinking it's all going to be too abstract, too goofy, or just have too many notes. Not true! There's a stack of funky, soulful jazz out there, much of it featuring plenty of lowdown, groovin' guitar playing. Get your feet wet with something like guitarist Kenny Burrell's album Midnight Blue or George Benson's Blue Benson, and then maybe move on to Hammond organist Jimmy Smith's Back at the Chicken Shack, also with Burrell on guitar.