Re: Inspirational non-harmonica CD's
- Subject: Re: Inspirational non-harmonica CD's
- From: Russ Bradley <wbradley@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 23:10:22 -0400
Easy answer on that one...
Anything with Lester Young.
Prez was the king of phrasing. He had this way of dropping into the
pocket and coming out with the most incredible phrases - every note and
every space between notes loaded with feeling.
I figure if I listen to him enough, maybe some of that amazing sense of
phrasing and timing will rub off on me.
Just my $0.02
> The "What's in My CD Player" post generated a lot of fun responses.
> As a serious student and harmonica educator, I am fascinated by those
> non-harmonica CD's that generate inspiration and ideas.
> Because I love linear playing, my inspiration has been Miles Davis and
> Chet Baker. The way they they shape individual tones and craft lines
> over even blues changes is an ever present source of musical wealth to me.
> In particular, the Miles release I used as my "What's in your CD
> player" post and the wonderful live recording from Chet Baker "The
> Last Great Concert, Vol I & II".
> The Iceman
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