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Rick Estrin "Off the Wall"
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3232 posts
Oct 18, 2021
11:20 AM
Rick playing through a Bassman with some delay and reverb.
Check out D Mar-killin' it!

Last Edited by tmf714 on Oct 18, 2021 11:48 AM
3233 posts
Oct 18, 2021
11:57 AM
808 posts
Oct 18, 2021
2:54 PM
Great share! Drummer was killer like you said. A real shame it cuts off before the end - I was digging it.
Ridge's YouTube
89 posts
Oct 18, 2021
4:52 PM
Wow, good on Rick for this one! I have played harp 45 years and was fortunate to be full-time pro at age 20. I have also spent my several years 3 hours per night working on all the Little Walter Classics. For bands I have been in Bluegrass, Country, etc. and had my own Swing/Jazz/Blues band 10 years. So many "takes" on Little Walter songs, you hear the parts copied note-for-note (and some of those like Barath are smokin) but in later choruses folks throw in some of their own licks, good but it looses some swing. This playing Rick, with his borrowing from other takes, songs, playing "out of sequence" really holds the vibe. Would be easy to imagine this being another of Little Walter's alternate takes. great swinging interpretation.
3234 posts
Oct 18, 2021
5:12 PM
Dennis Gruenling had Joe Filisko on his webinar Saturday-Joe was stating how Sonny Boy One's timing was impeccable,both phrasing on harp and vocally.

For Rick,Kim,Dennis,Rod and Joe,I think the same holds true. Your not going to pull any of this sort of playing off without great timing. A great backing band helps,but when you can lead a band like any of those mentioned,timing is your best friend. And they have it in spades!
John M G
446 posts
Oct 18, 2021
5:50 PM
He's for sure one of today's greats. I especially love his chromatic work. He's also a great song writer. Technically superb, a joy to listen to always.
Moon Cat
833 posts
Oct 19, 2021
9:50 AM
Love hearing Rick do this number!!!!
686 posts
Oct 20, 2021
8:04 PM
I take nothing away from Rick. He's one of the true greats still active. His mastery of Sonny Boy material is unmatched.

But D'Mar contributes so much and can't be overlooked. He's the engine behind everything. This band is truly a world class group of musicians.
Marc Graci
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