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Re: For G-bashers

"the complexities of harmonic structures, the chord 
progressions that keep cycling into new areas...that 
make him so damned relevant."

his songs are usually pretty deceptive.  he manages to 
write very complex songs and they're still 
very "singable"...musicians and non-musicians will all 
leave his concerts humming the melodies.  

i agree that a jazz guitarist comparison is a bit 
pointless, but derek bailey probably lives outside of 
the world of straight-ahead jazz.  guys like jimmy 
raney, kenny burrell, joe pass...all essential 
guitarists, but out of the guys/gals currently 
playing, i favor metheny.  they all have their strong