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    I sort of skimmed through the album and you're...

    I sort of skimmed through the album and you're right; he's lost his mojo.
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    Yeah, I'm bummed about this. Last night I...

    Yeah, I'm bummed about this. Last night I listened to his first solo album, "Inception." Interesting to hear how steeped in bebop he still was at the time; he had recently turned 24. I'm glad that...
  3. Thread: RIP Lyle Mays

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    So bummed out. He was an incredible musician and...

    So bummed out. He was an incredible musician and composer and one of my heroes. R.I.P. Lyle.
  4. Liked it a lot! Harmonically active music makes...

    Liked it a lot! Harmonically active music makes me happy!

    I also heard and liked that Tigran album (a year ago, actually) and like others here, couldn't find it anywhere.
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    Yeah, Shorter was on an amazing roll during that...

    Yeah, Shorter was on an amazing roll during that time! Interestingly, both his and Herbie Hancock's albums at that time were pretty different from the "freebop" thing they were doing with Miles. They...
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    Had to revisit; it's been a while. I don't think...

    Had to revisit; it's been a while. I don't think it's formless and it's certainly not atonal. He was doing what many "modern" jazz players do; playing inside and outside of the tonality. "Atonal"...
  7. Don't get excited, that was just a drive-by. ;)...

    Don't get excited, that was just a drive-by. ;) Actually, I've been lurking all along, but rarely posting. Oh, and FYI, there's no "a" in my name. But... thanks!
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    I'm fine! And to know that anybody's still...

    I'm fine! And to know that anybody's still listening to our BDU CD warms my heart! Thanks, pal!
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    I always thought I heard Emerson's influence in...

    I always thought I heard Emerson's influence in her playing, along with other pianists, but perhaps more prominently.

    My favorite album of hers is still "Time Control," but I'll listen to anything...
  10. Sad, but they had a great run, didn't they?! I...

    Sad, but they had a great run, didn't they?! I consider them as sort of a guilty pleasure too. After all, they were a team of great musicians who (I suspect) had the intention of being purposely...
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    Yes; very disappointing and just... stupid. Pure...

    Yes; very disappointing and just... stupid. Pure fiction about a real person. Was Miles really in a car chase/gunfight? I doubt it. Don Cheadle is a great actor, but that's about the only positive...
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    I sight-read along with it, using the tab. ...

    I sight-read along with it, using the tab.

    Yeah, right! I admire these guys who transcribe these Holsworth solos for their work ethic and their subsequent chops, but I'm far too lazy to do that!...
  13. Thread: Chick Corea

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    "Spain," "Windows," "Sea Journey," "500 Miles...

    "Spain," "Windows," "Sea Journey," "500 Miles High," "Humpty Dumpty" and "Day Waves" are all considered to be jazz standards.



    I have the first "Trilogy" with that lineup; it's killer! I'm...
  14. Thread: Chick Corea

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    Huge Chick Corea fan here! He's in my Top 5...

    Huge Chick Corea fan here! He's in my Top 5 living musician/composers and I have more albums of his than any other band/artist. I love the vast majority of his work with only a few exceptions like...
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    I give BH an A- I give RM a C- Couldn't...

    I give BH an A-
    I give RM a C-

    Couldn't handle the fantasy/Broadway musical sequences. And they should've used Elton's actual music instead of bad arrangements with the actor singing. And yes....
  16. Thread: Gary Moore

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    Moore was a great and versatile guitar player; he...

    Moore was a great and versatile guitar player; he was completely at home playing jazz/rock fusion (with Colosseum II), heavy rock and blues. Thanks to this thread, I checked out "We Want Moore" on my...
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    We play "Rosanna." And like Toto does at their...

    We play "Rosanna." And like Toto does at their live shows, we jam out at the end; a keyboard solo and guitar solo of length to be determined by the soloists. Keeping in mind that we're strictly a...
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    No, but I've seen a live DVD of them in concert....

    No, but I've seen a live DVD of them in concert. Cool stuff!
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    I read the book a couple of months ago;...

    I read the book a couple of months ago; thoroughly enjoyed it! Luke is a great guitar player, no doubt about it! As for Toto, I think they were a band of great musicians who purposely set out to be...
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    Got this album around the time when it first came...

    Got this album around the time when it first came out and restocked when it was released on CD. I like most of it and love the title track! Pat Thrall is a bad mofo! I think he only works as a studio...
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    Oops, you're right! I guess I should've checked...

    Oops, you're right! I guess I should've checked that. I listened to the whole thing on Apple Music streaming service.

    I have Hydra, Excavation and Oceana. They're all a bit of a challenging listen...
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    You can listen to the whole thing on the Bandcamp...

    You can listen to the whole thing on the Bandcamp link in my post.
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    Guitarist Ben Monder has a new 2 disc CD called...

    Guitarist Ben Monder has a new 2 disc CD called "Day After Day." It's all covers and the first disc is solo guitar; second one is trio. As much as I like disc 2, it's the solo stuff that really...
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    I was in a 5-night-a-week 10 piece (plus singers)...

    I was in a 5-night-a-week 10 piece (plus singers) band in the early '80s and we used to play "Tip of My Tongue." It was a fun tune to play, especially because of the cool horn arrangement. A female...
  25. Exactly the same for me. And most of the lefties...

    Exactly the same for me. And most of the lefties I know do some things righty. I think our brains were wired wrong.
  26. I'm a member of that club too; lefty who plays...

    I'm a member of that club too; lefty who plays guitar righty. I only took lessons from age 10 to 11, but my first lesson was the most important one; that's when my teacher told me that I was holding...
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    I would too! The only Tubes albums I have (or...

    I would too! The only Tubes albums I have (or have ever heard) are this one and "Outside Inside." I love them both! I don't know what Fee sounds like these days, but I think he's one of the greatest...
  28. Nice post, Bill; covers some of the things I had...

    Nice post, Bill; covers some of the things I had to say on the topic. I've been a professional musician for over 40 years and a large majority of my friends are musicians, so I know more about how...
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    Modeling amps come in many varieties from little...

    Modeling amps come in many varieties from little combo amps to stand alone "heads" and stomp boxes. The difference is that they don't use tubes and they can digitally mimic the sounds of a multiple...
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    How do you like the Champion 40? I've been...

    How do you like the Champion 40? I've been researching and looking for a small, inexpensive and light combo amp that's loud enough for at least a jazz combo. So far, that's the one that interested me...
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    Though you can hear GG's influence at times in...

    Though you can hear GG's influence at times in several bands, they were truly one of a kind and there never was or will be anything like them.

    A lot of prog metal bands sound somewhat similar (to...
  32. Thread: Tommy Emanuel

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    Amazing guitar player! He comes out of the Chet...

    Amazing guitar player! He comes out of the Chet Atkins school of finger picking, but he plays much more than just country music. He makes it look and sound easy, but he's actually playing stuff...
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    Canadian jazz guitar player Ed Bickert passed...

    Canadian jazz guitar player Ed Bickert passed away last Thursday, February 28th. He was a beautiful player who should've gotten more recognition as one of the greats. R.I.P. Ed.

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  34. Thread: Kenso

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    I'm with aith01 and everybody else who agrees. I...

    I'm with aith01 and everybody else who agrees. I think "Yume" is their best sounding studio album (and generally their best album). I wouldn't touch it.

    Of course I'm not big on buying remasters...
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    No need for apologies. I love all those overdubs!...

    No need for apologies. I love all those overdubs! Different strokes!
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    Fair enough. I'd guess he wanted to remain...

    Fair enough. I'd guess he wanted to remain somewhat faithful to the original studio version of "Brighton Rock" whenever he did that solo in concert. But the entire Queen discography reveals that...
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    First of all, I was born in '53, so I was still...

    First of all, I was born in '53, so I was still in my late teens when prog came on the radar. My dad was a percussionist in The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and I grew up with classical music playing...
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    Blasphemy! Maybe Brian can't play as many styles...

    Blasphemy! Maybe Brian can't play as many styles as someone like Guthrie Govan or Steve Morse, but he's far from a one trick pony! Have you ever heard him playing "Love of My Life" as a duo with just...
  39. One of the guys in that duo (Steve Million) is a...

    One of the guys in that duo (Steve Million) is a buddy of mine; I play a jazz gig with him every other month. I love that album!
  40. If I understand correctly, a "tribute band" tries...

    If I understand correctly, a "tribute band" tries to not only sound like the band they're paying tribute to, but to look like them too. I've never been in one of those bands, but I've played in some...
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    I did a gig with him once. It was a long time ago...

    I did a gig with him once. It was a long time ago and I don't remember much about it except that I was smiling a lot. He was too cool! R.I.P. Ken.
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    I saw the movie in a good theater on the first...

    I saw the movie in a good theater on the first week it came out, having been a Queen fan since the '70s (and I saw them live around '78). I was aware of some of the inaccuracies (and learned of more...
  43. Thank you; I always thought that!

    Thank you; I always thought that!
  44. It IS the same show.

    It IS the same show.
  45. I used to have this concert on VHS and I still...

    I used to have this concert on VHS and I still have the album, though had I known these were bootlegs at the time, I wouldn't have purchased them out of respect to Allan. It IS a really great...
  46. I listen to fusion and jazz more than I listen to...

    I listen to fusion and jazz more than I listen to prog, which I listen to more than pop. I listen to a fair amount of Brazilian music too and the majority of that has vocals. So I don't know, in...
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    I also saw them live back in the day; I don't...

    I also saw them live back in the day; I don't think their second album was out yet. Whaley's sticks were practically tree trunks and he wore gloves. Yeah, they were loud, but I've been to louder...
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    Finally? It came out about 3 months ago. But...

    Finally? It came out about 3 months ago. But yeah, it's great! Hard to believe it's been "lost" all this time!
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    From an interview with Bill Connors in Guitar...

    From an interview with Bill Connors in Guitar Player Magazine in '74:

    "Chick had a lot of ideas that were part of his involvement with Scientology. He got more demanding and I wasn't allowed to...
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    The follow-up album, "Light as a Feather" is a...

    The follow-up album, "Light as a Feather" is a classic and one track from it, "Spain" became a mainstay in jazz repertoire. Then after hearing The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Chick did an about-face and...
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    I finally saw the "rockumentary," XTC: This is...

    I finally saw the "rockumentary," XTC: This is Pop. Somebody mentioned that it was on Showtime and since I have that channel, I searched and found it. Thoroughly enjoyable and Partridge is as zany as...
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    It has the complete "Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy,"...

    It has the complete "Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy," "Romantic Warrior," and a couple of tracks from "Where Have I Known You Before" and "No Mystery." RW didn't really need remastering, but HotSG was...
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    Agreed! One of (if not THE) most unique bass...

    Agreed! One of (if not THE) most unique bass players in rock/pop and one of the only ones to consistently use a fretless.
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    In Chicago; The Jazz Record Art Collective on...

    In Chicago; The Jazz Record Art Collective on 1/24/19. It's a different kind of club, their whole thing is having musicians play classic jazz albums in their entirety. I've played there once a couple...
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    I dug this thread up out of the archives because...

    I dug this thread up out of the archives because I'm going to be performing the entire "Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy" album with three other musicians later this month. I've loved that album since it...
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    Well every album had a different producer and a...

    Well every album had a different producer and a different drummer (after Terry Chambers left in '82). But mostly it was a matter of their music evolving... much like The Beatles did.
  57. I've seen a couple of episodes of the second...

    I've seen a couple of episodes of the second season this show; interesting and entertaining stuff!
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    I'm very partial to Partridge's tunes, but that...

    I'm very partial to Partridge's tunes, but that doesn't make you crazy... or make me sane for that matter. I think the best tune Moulding wrote was "The Vanishing Girl" for The Dukes of Stratosphere....
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    I'm a huge fan, but can't go back any further...

    I'm a huge fan, but can't go back any further than "Black Sea." My favorites are "Oranges and Lemons" and "Nonsuch."

    There's a thread on them somewhere in the OT Music forum. To me, they were the...
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    I have this one, "Oceana" and "Excavation." It's...

    I have this one, "Oceana" and "Excavation." It's all pretty amazing music that has at least as much to do with modern classical music as it does with jazz or prog. That said, I have to be in a...
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