Larry Camp – 5 Desert Island Album Picks

Regardless if you’re a beginning student of Jazz Guitar or an established player, we all have at least five albums that we cannot be without! With that said, Jazz Guitar Life has asked Jazz Guitarist Larry Camp what his five would be (assuming that he knew before hand that he was going to be stuck on a desert island and that said island had electricity and a full component stereo system) 🙂


1) Jim Hall – Live: Just loved his sound and his compositional approach to improvising. Oh, and his humility.

2) Pat Martino – Live: His incredible chops, drive and complex yet modern bop lines that could go on forever! I even met him and saw him play live at a club in Baltimore in the 80’s!

3) Grant Green – Green Street: Perfect mix of grease, intelligence and such a swingin’ sound!

4) Joe Pass- Portraits of Duke Ellington: Literally wore the grooves out on the record! Trio guitar at its finest with Ray Brown and Bobby Durham. What a beautiful album!

5) Wes Montgomery – Boss Guitar: Need I say more? My favorite of all time, did a transcription, wrote an analysis, and did a talk on his rendition of “Fried Pies” while at school at University of Miami back in the 1980’s.

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Lyle Robinson is the owner/creator/publisher and editor of Jazz Guitar Life, an online magazine dedicated to the Jazz Guitar and its community of fine players worldwide.

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