I'm with you 90% of the way. Maybe this music doesn't travel too well, (like Guiness).
I do like Fenders though. Having said that, I couldn't go back to that old hunk of wood after playing my, (head down for the avalanche) IBANEZ SA whateveritis..
I can get right off on Bill Walker's playing but both Torn and Frisell leave me cold. I'm not knocking them. Good on them if people are digging their work.
Which reminds me - Bill, do you have an album out? I'd buy it right off.
Sorry you're under the weather, so to squeak, Mark. Looping's a way to lose yourself I find. I'm damn sure it's therapeutic..
Gareth Whittock, sound artist: garethwhittock.co.uk
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2012 20:44:32 +0100
Subject: Re: Bill Frisell a master at work.. some great use of looping
Wow, with all these recommendations from all these wonderful inventive loopers, I might have to put "checkin him out" a bit higher in my list. I just cant imagine Micheal Karoli or Keith Levine or one of MY fave guitarists doin a beatles tune in (a very cleverly played) obscured by jazz holocaust way... I love the Beatles and them tunes get played in all manner of awful abortions, and.. jeeeez this was close to one of the worst.
Why do Jazz versions always have to be so incredibly A) difficult and B) Cheezy?
Of course theres good Jazz, I love some Davis and Corea and Coltrane (Alice) and Supersilent... but theres also BAD JAZZ--- Thats Muzak...
Hey Richard you said Delta Blues, Jazz and Funky Music.. as if all those things were somehow keys to "The City of Good Taste."
Whats Delta Blues...? Any old minimal scratchy recording... of a slide guitarist gets called Delta Blues, Jazz can be anything, from good to terrible and Funky music? Did you say Funky? Like as in Lipps Inc. – Funky Town or Prodigy – Funky Shit. Funky just means.. "What I like to dance to" Am I right? OK
Im certainly NOT critisising this man, I already said what I liked about this clip and Im saying up front that I know nothing about him.. But his name crops up with such regularity on this list that I guess I have a duty to go off and check him out, its just that that THIS one clip wasnt the mind-blowing experience I had expected... I suspect hes a bit like Torn right? I have to admit that watching David Torn in one of these hundreds of New Jazz trios with his (oh so experimental) feedback, also does NOTHING for me... however, I have heard LOTS of Torn that puts him into a very interesting place.. Splattercell for example... I hope Frissel is the same...
Oh and Bill, yeah sorry about the Anti Fender quip... Actually its only Teles I dont like.. nasty crashy sound... Strats on the neck pickup or with that wiring fiddle thingy (Shadows sound) are awesome, (Did I type awesome? Yikes!) and Hendrix made 'em sound pretty decent... I guess I just have sour grapes, never been able to afford a "proper" guitar, a life full of Ibanez is gonna make a man pretty bitter I spose...
Oh... and Ive been off work for 3 weeks with depression and stress, had some kind of break-down or burn-out.. so that might have made me a bit grumpy too...
On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 7:51 PM, richard sales <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Check out FLoratone. One of the greatest records of the past ten years. Like Kind Of Blue with a dash of Telecaster. Dennis Chambers on drums. Truly wonderful, IMHO.