Re: [Harp-L] Keith Dunn was:Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee concert vid
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- Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Keith Dunn was:Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee concert vid
- From: Richard Hunter <turtlehill@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 14:20:12 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
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- Reply-to: Richard Hunter <turtlehill@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I first saw Keith Dunn in Harvard Square around 1970. He just hung out all day playing the harp, in my opinion badly. I was distressed to hear another yet harp player on the street just wailing away with no regard for the instrument and its reputation.
I heard Keith in the same place about a year later. He was sounding better. A year of blowing harp all day long had apparently taught him something.
I heard him again a year after that, and by now he was sounding like a musician, not to mention an accomplished harp player. At that point, I decided that I was going to carry a harp with me everywhere I went and play it whenever I had the chance. Which I still do. And which I advise my students to do, one and all.
After all, it worked for Keith.
Regards, Richard Hunter
author, "Jazz Harp"
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