Dig In: Guitar Shredders and Skronkers

Shredding. Verb. A style of guitar playing characterized by extremely fast flurries of notes and extremely distorted tones. 

Skronk. Verb. To produce a raw and discordant sound with electric guitars.

Jazz thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies, this playlist is for you. Introducing Guitar Shredders and Skronkers, the soundtrack that starts at warp speed and doesn’t let up until the very end. Flying fingers abound from the likes of Al Di Meola, Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, John Scofield, Allan Holdsworth, John Abercrombie, Jeff Beck, Wayne Krantz and many, many more. If flaming frets are your thing, be sure to tune in, because these six-stringers certainly bring the heat. Turn up the volume and get ready to rip. Dig into jazz’s best Guitar Shredders and Skronkers.

Feature photo of Steve Vai courtesy the artist’s Twitter.

Listen on: qobuz

Race With Devil On Spanish Highway
Al Di Meola
Elegant Gypsy

Adam Smasher
Larry Coryell
Eleventh House With Larry Coryell

Mike Stern
Time In Place

Road Games (Jack Bruce)
Allan Holdsworth

Meeting of the Spirits
Mahavishnu Orchestra, John McLaughlin
The Inner Mounting Flame

Red And Orange
John Abercrombie, Jan Hammer, Jack DeJohnette

So You Say
John Scofield
Blue Matter

Missouri Uncompromised
Pat Metheny
Bright Size Life

Astral Traveller
Steve Smith, Frank Gambale, Stuart Hamm
Show Me What You Can Do

Jeff Beck
Blow By Blow

Face First
Tribal Tech
Face First

My Skin is My Sin
Wayne Krantz
Good Piranha / Bad Piranha

Oz Noy, Jim Beard, Jimmy Johnson, Vinnie Colaiuta

Step On It
Robben Ford & The Blue Line
Robben Ford & The Blue Line

Scott Henderson
Tore Down House

Kaiser Nancarrow
Shawn Lane
The Tri-Tone Fascination

Dark Matter
Steve Vai
Modern Primitive

Super Funky Badass
Joe Satriani
What Happens Next

Third Stone From The Sun
David Fiuczynski

Jelly Bean
Guthrie Govan
West Coast Grooves

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