You might have seen this before. If you haven’t enjoy.
I like the way this one travels around the fretboard and the rhythm too.
The George Benson tune is based off a song on an album he did with Jack McDuff. It is called George Benson and Jack McDuff 2-fer. It is a very good CD. I gave it to Tommy so you might be able to get him to send it to you through that file sharing thing he has. It is also on Spotify if you have that. Very cool heads and bridges on that CD. Of course some killer guitar solos and chops all through out. I think you will dig it if you have never heard it.
The Benson Mcduff Cd is awesome. Lots of great ideas. Since I’ve gotten back I have been listening to the LEnny Breau wonderboy boy cd. I also have been listening to the Eddie Cocharan Gary Lambert Cd. Very similar. Simple instrumentation, lots of space feels very organic. When I did my clinic I recieved a wakeup call. I need to do a record. I have never been in the mindset of recording records. It seems like such a naked exposing journey. So with that in mind I’m planning on doing a series of EP’s simple and stylistic. So the first one will be a series of swing and western swing tunes. Let me know if you guys have some preferences on tunes. On another topic new guitar player for you guys to get hipped to. Jean Pierre Sasson, a french guy. Don’t know a lot but I’m on the hunt to learn more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cxbAavfK3s
If the Eddie Cochran and Gary Lambert CD you are referring to is “Guitar Pickin’ Rarities” then that one is very cool. If it is not then I do not know which one you are referring to and need to check that one out. I enjoyed the Jean Pierre Sasson. I have never heard him before but have heard his name thrown around by people. I usually heard it tied to Django’s name and that people needed to get off of him and check out some of the other players like Sasson that were around then because they didn’t know what they were missing. They related it to all of the good blues players that are missed by people who just focused on Robert Johnson in that period, or jazzers that just focused in on Christian. I have never been able to find out for sure, but the way people were talking, and other things that are just tugging at the back of my mind, I think he may have been one of the guys that would fill in for Django when he would vanish. A guy like Oscar Aleman. Do not quote me on that because it is just a suspicion.
Wow you have never recorded a CD. Man I have recorded CD’s and I am not any good. My friends harass me because I have more recordings under my belt than paying gigs. LOL. You should do something Ben. That would be cool. I know it is probably not a style you are thinking about right now, but I think you would do something cool with him. ( by the way, Ben and I hit the batting cages together the other day to reminisce the glory days, and realized how old we have become. LOL ) I love writing stuff. I think you would really enjoy it. I find it fun to push yourself to find that thing that just completes the song and is the perfect fit. Fine tune them into a work that is truly you. I also enjoy it because it really makes you internalize what it is that you know and make it you, and not just someone spewing out licks and phrases that they know. It is always eye opening though. At least to me because you hear you really do not sound as good as you think you do in your head. LOL.
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