RE: [Harp-L] Re: Suggested players to learn from

I used to take lessons with Sebastien Charlier about 15 years ago, and this
is exactly what he recommended to me at that time.
Now that I understand a bit better music and goals of improvisation, I would
recommend the exact same thing to any player, on any instrument, but
especially harmonica players who are to my opinion too much focused on
reproducing sounds & licks & music from other harmonica players.

To the previous emails, I would add :
- Lester Young for his incredible laid back swing
- Charlie Parker for the way he develops complex melodic ideas on simple
harmonies, as well as for his celerity and precision of course
- Chet Baker for his expressiveness & melodic sense of drama
- Jim Hall for his simplicity
- Michael Brecker for his complexity and modernity


Jerome Peyrelevade

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Objet : Re: [Harp-L] Re: Suggested players to learn from

I learned harp off various records...I learned about being a better Musician
from "listening" to Paul Butterfield's music and conversations with Toots
and studying with Bonfiglio.

But the BEST advice I can give came from Toots himself...he said,

"Stop listening to harmonicas players, listen to "great players" and develop
YOUR own voice on the instrument"

Rob Paparozzi
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