Anyone else feel like, that the electric guitar just seems really slick, and cold in nature? I've been feeling this way lately, and it has made playing very difficult.
I especially struggle because I love Thelonious Monk a lot, and try to play his tunes, but I really feel like "jazz guitar" is far too cold to do him justice. Same feeling about Duke Ellington, Strayhorn, Ornette, Mingus etc....Even my own tunes don't sound warm and expressive on guitar. I'd rather hear them on piano, or a horn section, or even acoustic guitar.
I definitely don't feel that way about guitarists who I admire - like Kurt, P. Bernstein, Grant Green etc....especially Kurt seems to have addressed this in his playing - the voice, the effects really help. It just seems like an endless struggle lately to get the feeling I want from the electric guitar - not just the sound.
Things to think about?