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#1 Post by V41 » Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:05 am

Do any of you guys listen to any jazz guitarists? I just started listening to Al DiMeola and John Scofield, really liking it so far. But it was funny, I listened to Al for about a week and then I listened to "An Evening With John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess" and a lot of the licks JP used sounded very very similar to Al. :lol:

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#2 Post by Picabo » Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:13 am

I'm a huge Al Di Meola fan. He has influenced a whole generation of superpickers and Petrucci's one of them. :)

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#3 Post by V41 » Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:36 am

So I noticed. :mrgreen:

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AL IS AWESOME!!!

#4 Post by CymbalSplittingSkinbasher » Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:58 am

Al is great, although I'm not really digging his latest one with that Russian pop dude. :roll:

Al's awesome in concert, seen the Flesh On Flesh tour & I'll be seeing him again in September.

Check these out for some fine playing by Al:

Where Have I Known You Before - Return To Forever
No Mystery - RTF
Romantic Warrior - RTF
Friday Night in San Francisco - Di Meola/De Lucia/McLaughlin
Black Utopia - Derek Sherinian

My fav Al solo stuff:

Elegant Gypsy
Land of the Midnight Sun
Casino
Splendido Hotel
Tirami Su
Kiss My Axe
Di Meola plays Piazzolla
World Sinfonia
Heart of The Immigrants
The Infinite Desire
The Grande Passion

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#5 Post by thelordofcheesecake » Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:03 am

Pat Metheny and John McLaughlin absolutely rip, not such a big fan of Aeolian Al but he's still fun to listen to every now and again.

Edit: and as for picking, it's not as obvious because it never sounds like exercises unlike Al's which sometimes does, but John McLaughlin is a master of alternate picked stuff, so much control and he's crazily fast (measured at 17NPS as far as I can remember).

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#6 Post by Picabo » Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:26 am

I'm not the greatest McLaughlin fan but it's just a matter of taste. He's one hell of a guitarist. I like what he did with the guitar trio (with Paco & Al) and with Shakti.

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#7 Post by treeduck » Thu Jul 28, 2005 11:06 am

Mostly these guys...

Pat Metheny
John Mclaughlin
Allan Holdsworth (is he jazz though?)
Andy Summers
Lee Ritenour
Larry Carlton
Nguyen Le
Mike Stern
John Abercrombie
Wayne Krantz
Joe Pass
Wes Montgomery

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#8 Post by thelordofcheesecake » Thu Jul 28, 2005 11:58 am

treeduck wrote:Allan Holdsworth (is he jazz though?)
He's in a world all of his own, baby.

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#9 Post by treeduck » Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:02 pm

thelordofcheesecake wrote:
treeduck wrote:Allan Holdsworth (is he jazz though?)
He's in a world all of his own, baby.

DQ
Baby?? Hmmm

Hey cheesey are you going to Vai gig? If so which one?

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#10 Post by Melodic Dreamer » Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:24 pm

treeduck wrote:Mostly these guys...

Pat Metheny
John Mclaughlin
Allan Holdsworth (is he jazz though?)
Andy Summers
Lee Ritenour
Larry Carlton
Nguyen Le
Mike Stern
John Abercrombie
Wayne Krantz
Joe Pass
Wes Montgomery
+1

&
Stanley Jorden
Gorge Benson
Earl Klugh

are a few others

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#11 Post by treeduck » Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:35 pm

Melodic Dreamer wrote:
treeduck wrote:Mostly these guys...

Pat Metheny
John Mclaughlin
Allan Holdsworth (is he jazz though?)
Andy Summers
Lee Ritenour
Larry Carlton
Nguyen Le
Mike Stern
John Abercrombie
Wayne Krantz
Joe Pass
Wes Montgomery
+1

&
Stanley Jorden
Gorge Benson
Earl Klugh

are a few others
Yep I got Stanley's first album in the mid 80s...

And talking of George Benson and Earl Klugh they did a cool album together back in the late 80s "Collaboration" which I still have, I'll have to dig into my vinyl collection later and give it a spin...

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#12 Post by b2 » Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:31 pm

Scott Henderson with Tribal Tech is one of my favourites, more fusion maybe.
Seen them live in my hometown Bergen, Norway.

Pat Metheny, Frank Gambale, Wes Montgomery, John Abercrombie,
Mike Stern, Django Reinhardt...

But I dont just listen to guitar players of course some of the other big stars
of jazz also. Miles, Stan Getz, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Eberhard Weber,
Michael Brecker, Herbie Hancock...

I like some cool piano jazz like some of the songs from Herbie Hancock.
Herbie Hancock is amazing... I feel like a bad musican when thinking
on someone like him. They must be aliens from another galaxy.
Just like Satriani and Steve Vai :wink:

Hmmm.. why didn't my parents force me to take piano lessons when
I was 3... hehe

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#13 Post by Picabo » Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:59 pm

Gypsy jazz guitar is the best!
Check these guys out!
Biréli Lagrène
Stochelo Rosenberg
Romane

:)

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#14 Post by treeduck » Thu Jul 28, 2005 2:20 pm

Picabo wrote:Gypsy jazz guitar is the best!
Check these guys out!
Biréli Lagrène
Stochelo Rosenberg
Romane

:)
Oh yeah I forgot to mention Birelli 8)

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#15 Post by kyo45 » Thu Jul 28, 2005 2:43 pm

check out some steely dan i'm hot sure if you would consider them a souly jazz band but you can tell there heavily influnced by jazz music

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