Johnny Smith was one of the great pioneers of jazz guitar. His impeccable technique, tone, and musical sensibilities set him apart from his peers. One of his great innovations was the development of the chord-melody technique for solo guitar. His beautiful arrangement of "Moonlight in Vermont" is among his most famous performances in this style. His recording titled Legends consists entirely of brilliant unaccompanied chord-melody arrangements.
This book features six Johnny Smith arrangements of classical themes for solo guitar. The titles are:
Background Music for Gift Giving
Music to Dine With
Thoughts of Gaiety
Man's Desiring (Cantata OP.147) by J.S. Bach
19 Pages with detailed fingering and pick stroke suggestions.