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ADVICE FROM THELONIOUS MONK

http://www.openculture.com/2012/09/thelonious_monk_scribbles_a_list_of_tips_for_playing_a_gig.html

These things are so important to learn if you want to really play some music!

 

Ram Narayan sarangi master at Shiraz Arts Festival

 

"This guy is my favorite Indian musician. He's like a blues player with virtuoso chops!"

 

SONNY ROLLINS TRIO

 

Who is this bass player?!

 

RICHARD PRYOR

 

This is funny!!

 

GARY BARTZ MEETS KEITH JARRETT

 

I hope these performances of Keith with Miles keep coming.
This is the best Gary Bartz I've seen yet. And Keith is, as usual, off the hook!

 

IMPROVING THE FLOW OF QI

 

Though not accomplished I have studied with three Chi Gung teachers. Bruce Frantzis is quite accomplished and, though a little weird, he comes from a great tradition and has a lot to pass along.

 

FREEDOM

 

This is a performance with my trio (Toss Panos on drums and Andy Hess, bass), that I must admit I was happy to stumble across. I like this one a lot. Hope you do as well!

 

Son House W / Buddy Guy

Holy Shit!

 

Mance Lipscomb

My favorite--1st track, It's All Over Now Baby Blue

 

Miles Davis, The Sound of Miles Davis

 

This is the first time I've seen this from beginning to end and have to say it is one of the great documented moments in jazz. Miles Davis with John Coltrane as well with the Kind Of Blue rhythm section, Gil Evans and orchestra. Wish these kinds of things happened today!

 

Tony Williams

 

A bit of an endurance test but worth it for Tony, conga player Don Alias, and Larry Young on organ. Percussionist gets too much camera time and not sure what to think of the guitar player. However, it's all kind of brilliant.

Sounds like Miles Davis meets Captain Beefheart!

 

Dexter Gordon Live in '63 & '64

 

This version of Night In Tunisia is brilliant! Dexter was a big influence on John Coltrane which I think is made clear once you hear this, and my respect for Dexter Gorden tripled after seeing and hearing this video.

 

Live on NPR--loved it!

Hear Robben on NPR Piano Jazz (2013).

http://www.npr.org/2013/05/03/180860310/robben-ford-on-piano-jazz

 

Just hung out with Deb Devi at the Crown Guitar Festival and was introduced to her book, The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu. I highly recommend it -- really well researched and presented. Like her a lot, too!
http://www.devi-rock.com/thelanguageoftheblues/
RF

 

Trifield Guitar Project

www.trifieldguitarproject.com

Just heard these young men play and can't say how much I enjoyed it. They opened for me at The Crown of The Continent Guitar Festival in Montana -- a hard act to follow!
RF

 

Archie Shepp Quintet

This is a little weird, Archie Schepp is primarily a tenor player and he's fooling around here with cycle breathing, maybe a little high? But the interview is what I particularly like about this video. This man is Top 5 favorite musicians for me. Can't say how much I dig him!
RF

 

Wes Montgomery, Round Midnight

This I believe is my favorite Wes Montgomery performance, live or studio.
RF

 

Miles Davis Live, Berlin, 1971

The Miles vid is all about Keith Jarrett. I have never heard more brilliant improvisation. The entire concert is available but this is just crazy great!
RF

 

 

Robben Ford with Carlos Santana Band

 

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