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Old 06-03-2023, 11:54 PM
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A little sunday morning blues jam in drop D. One of my favorite blues tunes from Herbie Hancock. For many years this was always my opening tune for live shows.

https://youtu.be/AEYXcENfXww
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Old 06-04-2023, 07:45 AM
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Very nice funky blues tune. I enjoyed it, and your playing, while having coffee on my back porch on this fine morning
Thanks for posting it. I think Iíll just take another listen.
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Very nice Eric! Some very cool sounds in there!

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Well done! Perfect driving music! Road trip anyone!?!
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Love it! Thanks for sharing, Eric. Wish I could play like that. You get so many cool tones out of that SC.
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Nice, Eric!

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What an incredible "bouquet" of unique sounds, Eric! So impressive and the consistency you get with each pass replicating the exact tone of a previous riff is pretty amazing.
Wonderful job.
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Very interesting arrangement and performance of this great Herbie Hancock tune
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Did you hear Herbie play at the Portland Jazz Fest a few years ago? His opening admonition to the audience was "It's not going to sound like the record." Well, congrats, yours doesn't either - which is as it should be, in both instances!

Nicely done.
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Did you hear Herbie play at the Portland Jazz Fest a few years ago? His opening admonition to the audience was "It's not going to sound like the record." Well, congrats, yours doesn't either - which is as it should be, in both instances!
Nicely done.
I missed that show. But I agree with that sentiment of course. Music is a verb to me, not a noun. Or as my occasional duo partner Mark Goldenberg once said, "we never play the same thing once."
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That was truly virtuosic. I read somewhere that part of the growth in the popularity of the guitar with musicians during the Depression was because it was portable (unlike a piano) and, because fingerstyle playing could mimic multiple instruments, playing guitar didnít require other musicians. That way, guitarists could keep more of the gig money.

Youíve got the whole quintet in thereóHerbie, Freddy, Dexter, Butch and Billy (and maybe some Bernie Maupin thrown in for good measure). Is there a fret that you didnít use?
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A little sunday morning blues jam in drop D. One of my favorite blues tunes from Herbie Hancock. For many years this was always my opening tune for live shows.

https://youtu.be/AEYXcENfXww
There is so much to love about your playing, tone, articulation, so much, but my favorite thing is that there is always a strong rhythmic drive, a strong sense of pulse underneath, you can feel it even through the rests, popping underneath the little silent pockets. That makes your playing feel alive.
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Too cool, it puts the funk in funky!
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