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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:24 pm 
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well hes most often at his best in ensemble environments. basically all the solo albums are merely decent or ordinary, i would say his best work is easily with the mahavishnu orchestra or with shakti


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Shakti was always just too much for me to wrap my head around. I'll need to wait until my musical brain matures a bit more. :roll:


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This guy named Frank Vignola is coming to my school in a few weeks. Anyone heard anything by/about him?


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yes, he is brilliant... i think the seeker posted some clips of him before.


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Ace of Spades wrote:
This guy named Frank Vignola is coming to my school in a few weeks. Anyone heard anything by/about him?



Yes indeed - He played on the last Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) albums- Thats a feather in anyones cap and he made an album not long ago with Tommy Emmanuel.

He has the major hots for Gershwin and Django so expect those to figure in his show.

My discussions with George seemed to concur that the guy has superb chops/technique, but maybe lacks the creativity to be one of the greats.

A definite must to go and see though


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Gray wrote:
Shakti was always just too much for me to wrap my head around. I'll need to wait until my musical brain matures a bit more. :roll:


Have you heard Birds Of Fire by Mahavishnu?


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Absolutely.


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Then I'm not really sure what else to recommend. I tried his solo album Extrapolation (1969), but it was more 'pure jazz' and didn't really hold my interest.

I definitely prefer his rockier stuff with Mahavishnu.


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He's one of the few guitarists that I just cant wrap my head around. not my type, brilliant player,i can see that, but the odd songs ive tried(albeit a while back) left me confused, and not at all pleased.


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I'm no McLaughlin expert but i love the playing in these clips.


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Yousha wrote:
He's one of the few guitarists that I just cant wrap my head around. not my type, brilliant player,i can see that, but the odd songs ive tried(albeit a while back) left me confused, and not at all pleased.
check out shakti (not to be confused with remember shakti), their stuff is impossible not to love...


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This is possibly even more impressive than Joy, John really kills it, especially in the last 20 seconds or so...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=en ... AzovMu-2LY


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FYI

02.13.12 WARREN ON “RED, WHITE & BLUES” ON PBS 2/27
Warren Haynes will be appearing on "Red, White & Blues" a PBS special taped in the East Room of the White House celebrating Blues music. The special will air on February 27th on PBS at 9pm. The evening will include program host Taraji P. Henson and performances by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark, Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, with Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader.


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The Seeker wrote:
Ace of Spades wrote:
This guy named Frank Vignola is coming to my school in a few weeks. Anyone heard anything by/about him?

Yes indeed - He played on the last Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) albums- Thats a feather in anyones cap and he made an album not long ago with Tommy Emmanuel.
ah yes, that guy. yeah the album with emmanuel is quite decent, though not as great as the other one he did with jim nicholls (another underrated and under recorded master)


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Bought Petrucci's Rock Discipline. So far, so good.


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