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American Jazz > Jazz Guitar Players > Charlie Christian

Charlie Christian (1916-1942) had a short life but he influenced thousands of guitar players. Charlie Christian's solos are horn-like, and he admitted he wanted to make his guitar sound as a horn, while too many guitar players, including today, just play guitar with staccato, short notes, without bending or hammering on or pull offs.
Horn players play in a way similar to singers.

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