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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....
  2. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  14. 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...
  18. 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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  20. 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...
  25. 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!
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  29. Thank you; I always thought that!

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

    It IS the same show.
  31. 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...
  32. 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.
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    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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    Not surprisingly, Frank had great taste in guitar...

    Not surprisingly, Frank had great taste in guitar players. Including his accolades for Allan Holdsworth, his faves are all in my Top 10 list.
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    "The Prophet's Song" is the only thing close to...

    "The Prophet's Song" is the only thing close to prog if you ask me, but there are proggy moments in a fair amount of their material.

    1: Night at the Opera
    2: Day at the Races
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    I'm another one who considers Magellan sort of a...

    I'm another one who considers Magellan sort of a guilty pleasure. At times they could be annoying. "Put on the game face, put on the game face, put it on, put it on, put it on, now, now, now...."...
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    Very sad. I saw him with Michael Brecker, Herbie...

    Very sad. I saw him with Michael Brecker, Herbie Hancock, John Patitucci and Brian Blade. I'd never heard anything from him prior to that and I was very impressed. R.I.P.
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    They're from Chicago and several friends and acquaintances of mine are band members. I've been aware of them for a good while , though I've yet to see them live. The guitar player, Chris Siebold (who...
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    Love it! Very Kimara Sajn, which is always a good...

    Love it! Very Kimara Sajn, which is always a good thing! You have such a distinctive style Kim; if I heard it from some random source, I'd know it was you in a hot minute. Kudos!
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0NNwx7jhr4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0NNwx7jhr4
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    From Michael Landau's first solo album, "Tales...

    From Michael Landau's first solo album, "Tales From the Bulge." Michael and Steve Lukather went to high school together and it's probably a tie regarding who played guitar on the most albums. This...
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    BTW, if you like Grant Green and Kenny Burrell,...

    BTW, if you like Grant Green and Kenny Burrell, you'll love Wes Montgomery! His improvisations could be more melodic than the actual tune he was improvising over. Start with "Smokin' at The Half...
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    The first thing to come to mind was Lyle Workman;...

    The first thing to come to mind was Lyle Workman; studio and touring hired gun turned film score composer. He can shred with the best of them, but he's a great composer too and can be very melodic....
  57. Thread: Dean Watson

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    Dean is a major talent if you ask me; love his...

    Dean is a major talent if you ask me; love his albums! Great composer and multi-instrumentalist... even his drum machine programming is impressive! We've never met, but became Internet friends when...
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    I doubt that most musicians would gravitate to a...

    I doubt that most musicians would gravitate to a particular genre because it's easier to play than the one they really wanted to be involved in. And a "failed jazzer" is someone who just didn't put...
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    Great read and practically the official...

    Great read and practically the official musician's handbook.
  60. To me, "The Big Idea" is their best by a wide...

    To me, "The Big Idea" is their best by a wide margin. And I hate to say it but I was disappointed with "Green and Blue."

    I think they once called their stuff "pop music for adults;" I think that's...
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