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garry
736 posts
Oct 16, 2018
1:58 PM
I don't post videos here often, as I don't feel my playing is up to the standards of what everyone else is doing. But I really like this one, flaws and all. I'm playing it at a local jam, with the house band. We'd been trying it once a week, and this is the first time we got through with no major mistakes. It was pretty cool. I'm really glad I have a situation like this where the house band indulges my somewhat unusual tastes, to the point of learning songs at my request so I can play them. Have also done Akos, Come As You Are, Work Song, etc there.

Constructive criticism and advice would be appreciated, as always.




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hvyj
3637 posts
Oct 18, 2018
12:17 PM
I really like this. So much more interesting than a regurgitation of some harmonica classic. I've thought about playing this tune on harp, but this is the first time I've ever heard anyone actually do it. Very cool.
John M G
267 posts
Oct 19, 2018
4:15 AM
Hi Garry
I've listened to it several times since you've posted it and agree with hvyj, I enjoyed it. Very different and I'd listen to your version again which I guess has to be what anyone posting their playing here would hope to hear from other players. Keep posting more stuff.
Cheers JG
Rontana
500 posts
Oct 19, 2018
4:53 AM
That's just pure fun to watch and hear. I think one of the things that makes it so enjoyable - at least for me - is it seems like you and the band have very nice onstage energy.

Oftentimes I see bands whose members seem disconnected or uninterested . . . just sort of flat. That's not the case here. Well done!
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Last Edited by Rontana on Oct 19, 2018 5:00 AM
garry
737 posts
Oct 20, 2018
7:11 AM
Thanks for the comments. If you watch Weather Report doing it, one thing that jumps out at you is the joyousness of the song. They all look like they're having a ball.



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garry
738 posts
Oct 20, 2018
7:14 AM
While I'm at it, here's Freddie Hubbard's version, with lots of players. I believe this recording is what ended up on his "Ride Like The Wind" album.


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garry
740 posts
Nov 11, 2018
7:08 PM
Ok, one more time. We've done it a few times now, and it's actually fun to play now that the (self imposed) pressure is off. Great song.



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