Re: [Harp-L] Re:looking for new inspiration
and when it comes to modern diatonic harp players let's not forget Roscoe
with the band Maybe August...Roscoe is a great player who integrates
modern diatonic playing into a rock/pop context....
> Hey list,
> Dov Hammer writes:
> " I want to hear what the "cutting edge" of diatonic harmonica players
> doing. Can anyone suggest some good albums (or downloads) where I can hear
> good "modern" diatonic playing (E.G
> - use of overblows, different positions etc.). "
> IMO, any one Howard Levy recording will give you more cutting edge
> playing than anyone else's entire career work. It's not necessarily
> or worse than other players, (actually, IMO.... it is better) but Levy
> actually uses more unusual positions, overblows & overdraws, octaves,
> split bends,
> etc, etc...... & covers more musical ground than anyone.
> I think the album he did with Paul Sprawl is one of his most easily
> Carlos Del Junco& Jason Ricci are great blues oriented players who use
> Michael Peloquin is a monster who uses OBs.
> Michalek plays a lot of styles well, & uses OBs, unusual positions, &
> effects masterfully.
> I'm not too familiar with Jason Rosenblatt - what I've heard sounds good.
> I really dig Steven De Bruyn & his band The Rhythm Junks; I think he uses
> alternate tunings, but I'm not sure about OBs or non standard positions.
> anyone know whether I can get the new album in the US? They have a couple
> songs on i-Tunes.
> All these guys have recordings out.
> There are others I'm forgetting & some un-recorded players who are
> the envelope, but the dudes I've mentioned are a good place to start.
> _may.be au.gust_ (http://www.maybeaugust.com/) website
> buy CDs, sample music:CD Baby: maybe august
> _myspace - www.myspace.com/maybeaugust_
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