Watch the Burrell Ave online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Blues Architect

The bluesier work of Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell and Grant Green is often categorized as "hard bop", a style of jazz noted for its basis in earlier blues and gospel forms and densely populated with guitarists and Hammond organ players. As bandleaders and performers, organist Jimmy Smith, pianist Horace Silver and drummer Art Blakey all made heavy contributions to the architecture of this genre. Visit The Hard Bob online at

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