While visiting Paris last month, I was given a copy of a 5-CD sampler containing tunes of dozens of great European GJ players.
They're all great, but one track in particular just knocks me out, "The Way You Look Tonight" by a player I'd never before heard of named Rocky Gresset. It's sort of a hybrid of GJ and mainstream-ish North American swing... played on acoustic guitar, as I personally prefer.
I googled "Rocky Gresset" and found lots of hits, including a guy who'd posted a video of himself playing Rocky's arrangement of that very song. Anyway, you can check Rocky Gresset out for yourself at YouTube and also find his CD on iTunes which includes "The Way You Look Tonight".
To judge his playing from just this one tune, Rocky's not one of these shredder-type guys that end up just wearing you out. His playing is very intelligent and musical and swings like ten thousand mofos. When the tune ends, you want to hear it all over again.
So thus I say, "If this is the sort of thing you like, then I think you'll really like it..."
Paul Cezanne: "I could paint for a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing."
Edgar Degas: "Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.... To draw, you must close your eyes and sing."
Georges Braque: "In art there is only one thing that counts: the bit that can’t be explained."