Re: tone and walter horton

In a message dated 1/20/03 2:09:45 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
Vadimonium@xxxxxxx writes:

> hi,
> it's a long and interesting - although somewhat pointed at times...ha! - 
> discussion re: tone. i'm just wondering if i'm the only person on the 
> planet 
> who likes walter horton for other demensions to  his playing in addition to 
> his tone? so often when his name is mentioned discussion centers on his 
> tone; 
> but, man, i love his phrasing, his choice of notes, and the feelings i get 
> when i listen closely to his music. the set of licks in tom ball's book re: 
> little walter and walter horton is a master class in so many other things 
> about horton's playing than tone only. 
> his stuff is, to my ear, multi-demensional and deserves recognition for 
> that, 
> too. i rarely hear his name brought up about anything other than his tone, 
> and, to me, that's a shame. he brought ever more to the blues and the harp.
> thanks,
> =====================================
> Que se puede hacer --
> Vadie...


Indeed , Horton is a top notch player, and kills on just about all levels. 
His work on Jimmy Roger's "Walking By Myself" showcases a tremendous amount 
minimalism and raw power. I agree , there is much more to Horton than just 
his tone. 


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