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Captante

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Pretty good. Catchy. Quasi- or actually improvised in some parts. Even keyboardist got some glissandos in. (I can't do glissandos). Got a little aggressive bite.

I've seen Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Alex Lifeson, Steve Vai, Frank Zappa, BB King, Andres Segovia and many other guitarists play live over the years.

The only one that rivaled Stevie IMO was Jimi Hendrix. (although sadly I never saw him live ... a bit too young!)
 

nakedfrog

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I guess the one that really gobsmacked me was a raspy voiced old man with a guitar. I don't know how I had missed not hearing his music up until I heard this on the radio. Didn't catch the artist name when the song started, and this was before the internet was around so online search wasn't an option. Ended up calling the radio station to get the artist name. Still pissed that he fell victim to COVID. Own everything he ever released, and went to see him whenever he had a concert anywhere nearby.

This is the first song of his I ever heard, or at least that I remember.


I'd heard a bunch of his songs played by regular folks before I finally heard one of his albums (I felt morally obligated to check him out after hearing that many songs of his, and all of them were good). Yep, hell of a songwriter there.
 

Torn Mind

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I've seen Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Alex Lifeson, Steve Vai, Frank Zappa, BB King, Andres Segovia and many other guitarists play live over the years.

The only one that rivaled Stevie IMO was Jimi Hendrix. (although sadly I never saw him live ... a bit too young!)
That is a fine list, and most likely most of those performance went recorded, so those in the crowd(like you :D) witnessed something special.

The live performance is where the solo act can show their musical moxie by making "adjustments" for the audience.

Many of the finest musicians in history had the talent to improvise. Mozart sure did in his concertos, and for his friend Siegmund Haffer in the violin concerto section of his Haffner Serenade(movements 2-4). Those who bore witness to his play are a blessed bunch.

Beethoven too, got his foot in the door first with his ability to improvise on the piano; the reports preserved by history indicates he was top tier.

Thankfully, many old live performances of JoJo are on youtube and after evaluating them, she's one of my sacred cow musicians, and as you've already read, I compare her to these old classical titans.
 

LikeLinus

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I HAVE NEWS

i was actually considering putting them here, because the moment i hear Homework, i knew they would be something.

Daft Punk is no more. https://pitchfork.com/news/daft-punk-call-it-quits/

FUUUUUUUUUUUCK. That said, hopefully they do the "we're broke up" and then come out with a new album in a few years.

The Prodigy is another brand that I really love. Unfortunately, I don't think we will ever see them again. I did get to see them live back in 1997 on the Lollapalooza tour. Great tour - Main Stage: Orbital, Devo, The Prodigy, The Orb, Tool, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Tricky. Second stage was Failure, Beck and Porno for Pyros and many others..
 
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DigDog

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I've seen Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Alex Lifeson, Steve Vai, Frank Zappa, BB King, Andres Segovia and many other guitarists play live over the years.

The only one that rivaled Stevie IMO was Jimi Hendrix. (although sadly I never saw him live ... a bit too young!)
dude, are you older than dirt?
Do you look at dirt and say "hey kid" ?
Do you have a patronizing attitude towards dirt, and think that dirt "will know better in a few years" ?

you saw HENDRIX ??

Where you six years old?
 

LikeLinus

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dude, are you older than dirt?
Do you look at dirt and say "hey kid" ?
Do you have a patronizing attitude towards dirt, and think that dirt "will know better in a few years" ?

you saw HENDRIX ??

Where you six years old?
Uh, he said "although sadly I never saw him live". Wow.
 
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Svnla

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I've seen Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Alex Lifeson, Steve Vai, Frank Zappa, BB King, Andres Segovia and many other guitarists play live over the years.

The only one that rivaled Stevie IMO was Jimi Hendrix. (although sadly I never saw him live ... a bit too young!)
You were alive when JH was alive? :eek:

Tell me more about your dye tie clothes/tie/etc. collection...still running around with the peace sign and saying "make love, not war"? Soooo grooovy :D

 
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Chapbass

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Some lesser known ones (certainly lesser known than the household names I'm seeing a lot of people post):

Victor Wooten
Snarky Puppy
Vulfpeck
Ronald Jenkees
STS9
 

SamQuint

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RUSH, I was a bit of a fan and enjoyed their music but finally went to see them live. I was blown away seeing them live. How could just 3 guys make that sound? Now appreciate them so much more.
 

MrSquished

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Some lesser known ones (certainly lesser known than the household names I'm seeing a lot of people post):

Victor Wooten
Snarky Puppy
Vulfpeck
Ronald Jenkees
STS9
Saw STS9 at a show many many years ago when they were pretty new. Was good stuff. I prefer breakbeat driven electronic music vs straight beat, so they were the right flavor beats. My buddy has gone to see them every year at Red Rocks in Colorado since he's lived in Denver and loves them live. My goal is to go out there to visit him and time it to be there to see them at that venue. Nothing like some tripped out breakbeat driven music to make that venue sing for me. Probably in 2022.
 
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Captante

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You were alive when JH was alive? :eek:

Tell me more about your dye tie clothes/tie/etc. collection...still running around with the peace sign and saying "make love, not war"? Soooo grooovy :D

I WISH I had that much hair lol! :p

And yes I was alive but a bit young for rock concerts! (born in 64)
 

Torn Mind

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I WISH I had that much hair lol! :p

And yes I was alive but a bit young for rock concerts! (born in 64)
Checks out. Too young to pay attention to rivals like Sonny Jurgensen or ancient legends like Sammy Baugh but old enough to see Joe Theismann in his prime.

You're still 15 years younger than my mom.

But you're 24 years older than me.

mwaha.
 
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zinfamous

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I recently discovered this dour phenom on Youtube called Naer. You guys should check him out.
 

IronWing

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Kayhan Kalhor

Sahba Motallebi
I've seen her in concert three times, blown away every time.
 
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zinfamous

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Tool, first time hearing them in the 90's on the radio. Pick a song, they're all stupendous.

Also Stefani Germanotta (Gaga) in this clip:
Oh yeah, I remember when I first saw that and was like, "Damn, that girl has fucking got it. She's going far!"

Then I saw that she had already gone far and had been known as Lady Gaga for like, 10 years. lol.
 

Torn Mind

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You were alive when JH was alive? :eek:

Tell me more about your dye tie clothes/tie/etc. collection...still running around with the peace sign and saying "make love, not war"? Soooo grooovy :D

Nah, he's probably more like one of these two guys:


(Yes, and I would stretch the definition of "music" and say Jim Rome is music for myself because I LOVE his cadence and delivery. War Jim Rome. War The Jungle. Rack it.) XD
 
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Captante

Lifer
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Nah, he's probably more like one of these two guys:


(Yes, and I would stretch the definition of "music" and say Jim Rome is music for myself because I LOVE his cadence and delivery. War Jim Rome. War The Jungle. Rack it.) XD

I recall when that happened ... not only was Everett totally nuts he was a crap QB. (although to be fair he DID WARN Rome first!)

:p
 

Greenman

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Pretty good. Catchy. Quasi- or actually improvised in some parts. Even keyboardist got some glissandos in. (I can't do glissandos). Got a little aggressive bite.
Check out Texas Flood, the long version. He does a fine job of Little Wing and Voodoo child as well.
 
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Torn Mind

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Check out Texas Flood, the long version. He does a fine job of Little Wing and Voodoo child as well.
You mean this? Well, once he put it behind his back, that's total proof he was at one with his instrument. A master of the art.
 

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