GEORGE VAN EPS

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George Van Eps was a quiet legend among jazz guitarists, one who as far back as the 1930s pioneered a harmonically sophisticated chordal/lead style that was eclipsed in influence by the single-string idioms of Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt. Yet Van Eps, like his brassy colleague Les Paul, also stood apart from them as an iconoclastic inventor, designing a seven-string guitar in the late '30s that adds an extra bass string. Thus, Van Eps was able to play basslines simultaneously with chords and lead solos, a jazz equivalent of fingerpicking country guitarists like Merle Travis and Chet Atkins. Van Eps puckishly referred to his style of playing as "lap piano," and his seven-string guitar has been adopted by a select few figures like Howard Alden and Bucky and John Pizzarelli.

Van Eps came from a talented musical family; his father Fred was a famous master of the ragtime banjo and
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GEORGE VAN EPS Mellow Guitar album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mellow Guitar
Swing 1957
GEORGE VAN EPS My Guitar album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Guitar
Swing 1966
GEORGE VAN EPS George Van Eps' Seven-String Guitar album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
George Van Eps' Seven-String Guitar
Swing 1967
GEORGE VAN EPS Soliloquy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soliloquy
Swing 1968
GEORGE VAN EPS Hand Crafted Swing (with Howard Alden) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hand Crafted Swing (with Howard Alden)
Swing 1992
GEORGE VAN EPS Keepin’ Time (with Howard Alden) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keepin’ Time (with Howard Alden)
Swing 1996

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Once In Awhile
Swing 2014

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