I was privileged enough to see Tuck Andress live quite a few years ago and let me tell you, that guy was the best guitar player I've ever seen or heard. He plays some cheesy sh!t here and there but for the money, I've never heard someone play such beautiful things on a guitar. The term virtuoso comes to mind. BTW, I love how this thread took off. Glad to see so many enjoy the jazz. BTW, a great jazz guitar player I came across about 10 years ago by accident is one of my favorites of all time, Billy Bauer.
I edited this to include what is my favorite Billy Bauer song with the best piano solo that I've ever heard in my life... besides one specific Thelonious Monk solo. It's pretty short but for me it's so exact it's mindboggling. You gotta just blast this sh!t so loud and just groove... AHH! Love it.