George Van Eps (7 August 1913 – 29 November 1998) (often called “the Father of the Seven String Guitar”) was an American swing and Mainstream jazz guitarist noted both for his recordings as a leader, and for his work as a session musician. He was well known as a pioneer of the seven-string guitar, which allowed him to incorporate sophisticated bass lines into his improvisation. He was a strong influence on later seven-string players such as Howard Alden, Bucky Pizzarelli, and John Pizzarelli (Bucky’s son). He is the son of the legendary classic banjo player Fred Van Eps.
Edited by Ceballut on 16 Jun 2008, 09:38
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