Watch the 4-2 Da Bar online guitar lesson by Tom Dempsey from 50 Jazz Master Licks You MUST Know

Freddie Green was the heartbeat of the Count Basie band. His style of playing provided the basis of the sound for what was known as the All American Rhythm Section. He always felt that you should never hear the guitar by itself. It should be felt within the rhythm section. The sound and style of his playing was indicative of the Count Basie sound and has influenced many guitarists and how they accompany. His style is a very important one to learn for a variety of reasons so let's check it out.