Arv Garrison

Guitarist Arv Garrison staked out a large claim in the collective record pile by participating in recording sessions for Dial, a record label and not a soap bar, with the historic jazz icon Charlie Parker. Thanks to this happy bit of bopping, Garrison's discography hardly scans like the career of a musician who spent a great deal of time in the so-called no-account town of Toledo, Ohio. Various Parker reissues and collections in which Garrison plays a few choruses form something in the nature of medieval walls around the one Garrison recording that fans of guitar playing actually covet: Five Guitars in Flight, originally released on the Tops label in 1946.

Garrison himself chose the latter as his favorite masterwork in dialogues with Leonard Feather leading up to the guitarist's inclusion in The Encyclopedia of Jazz. That reference also mentions Django Reinhardt as a major influence,...

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Arv Garrison Albums

1 record

Albums featuring Arv Garrison

2 records