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    Oh my God, I love this guitar!
    As always, recorded through my Boss GT_001. I used DaVinci Resolve for editing.
    No Amp. Simple Webcams.
    I wrote an arrangement for this song years back, but this proves, the best arrangements are done by the Pro's.
    This is a Tony Mottola Arrangement.
    I hope you like..
    Thanks Everyone.
    Joe DeNisco

    Last edited by Max405; 09-05-2020 at 11:32 AM.

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    This is so beautiful, and your having worked through so many pro performances of standards has made you a very compelling interpreter of those. Not just reproducing the original performance, but re-presenting it in a way that's not just faithful to the tradition, but fresh and inspiring. That L5 and you form an unbeatable team. Don't let this one escape!

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    Joe, this guitar has provided you with an incomparable silky smooth playability - which has already inspired you with new ideas. I can hear it in your playing.......very well done. Its the continuity of notes, and fat rich tone that can only be associated with an L5. This is the jazz guitar which many artists aspire to own, and for you its a perfect fit.

    Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk

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    a good way to start the holiday weekend!! i like seeing you with that guitar Joe D...it suits you, and you it...

    enjoy it..sounds great

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawson-stone
    This is so beautiful, and your having worked through so many pro performances of standards has made you a very compelling interpreter of those. Not just reproducing the original performance, but re-presenting it in a way that's not just faithful to the tradition, but fresh and inspiring. That L5 and you form an unbeatable team. Don't let this one escape!
    Wow Lawson. That was really nice.
    I have kinda of settled only playing my favorite songs. I’ve cover probably half of the American songbook. I’m done. Now I will hone down the 20-25 of my favs. I am honored to have played the most beautiful songs of all time. On some of the greatest guitars ever made. This guitar and the GJS were the best guitars for me. Meaningful and exquisite. Thank you Lawson.
    I am almost done.. Almost.
    JD

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    Beautiful. Stick with the L-5. It is a great fit for what you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QAman
    Joe, this guitar has provided you with an incomparable silky smooth playability - which has already inspired you with new ideas. I can hear it in your playing.......very well done. Its the continuity of notes, and fat rich tone that can only be associated with an L5. This is the jazz guitar which many artists aspire to own, and for you its a perfect fit.
    Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
    Steve, I really appreciate your incredibly well thought out posts. Not just hyperbole.. you always say the right thing.
    I woke at 6:45 this morning and plugged in all my stuff. Tweaked the settings and lighting. It took 3 takes to get this right. When I was done with the last take, I was happy.
    But the surprise came when I listened to the recording. What you said was EXACTLY what I noticed. It was way better as a recording than it was in real time. The guitar communicates my playing smoothly. I could have played it the exact same way on a different guitar and it would been delivered very differently.
    The guitar makes a difference.
    Thank you Steve. I appreciate it.
    JD

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    Quote Originally Posted by neatomic
    a good way to start the holiday weekend!! i like seeing you with that guitar Joe D...it suits you, and you it...
    enjoy it..sounds great
    cheers
    Thank you Neatomic. I like seeing me with it too! It makes me happy. My wife gets jealous when I kiss it though..
    Quote Originally Posted by Stringswinger
    Beautiful. Stick with the L-5. It is a great fit for what you do.
    SS, for sure bro. For me it can’t get any better. I’m almost done.

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    Well, Joe...that's as good as it gets. No kidding. The Gibson sounds inconceivably great. Your playing of the TM arrangement is simply inspired.

    I enjoyed that as thoroughly as I have ever enjoyed a chart by Johnny Smith or Tony Mottola.

    Thank you, Joe.

    GT

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    I was going to say something similar to QAman, Joe. You have a smoothness and seeming effortlessness on thus guitar. Lovely.

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    Rich, fluid, lovely playing.

    Also, I was admiring/envying the position in which you're holding the guitar. Looks relaxed, with great access to the fretboard. How do you do that? Some kind of support? Or are you using your right leg as a fulcrum and pressing the lower bout down with the right right arm, so that the upper bout and the neck are levered up? Or...?

    All the best,
    Ray

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greentone
    Well, Joe...that's as good as it gets. No kidding. The Gibson sounds inconceivably great. Your playing of the TM arrangement is simply inspired.
    I enjoyed that as thoroughly as I have ever enjoyed a chart by Johnny Smith or Tony Mottola.
    Thank you, Joe.
    GT
    GT, thank you buddy. Sometimes, a guitar just turns around and exceeds expectations. This guitar has dazzled me. I am glad you liked the video. And thank you GT. You are a classy guy.
    JD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cunamara
    I was going to say something similar to QAman, Joe. You have a smoothness and seeming effortlessness on thus guitar. Lovely.
    C, thanks buddy. Trust me, some of the other takes we’re far from effortless. When I play that song, I hear George Benson singing it in the background. Absolutely my favorite. Here’s that Rainy Day is #2.
    Thanks C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayBan
    Rich, fluid, lovely playing.
    Also, I was admiring/envying the position in which you're holding the guitar. Looks relaxed, with great access to the fretboard. How do you do that? Some kind of support? Or are you using your right leg as a fulcrum and pressing the lower bout down with the right right arm, so that the upper bout and the neck are levered up? Or...?
    All the best,
    Ray
    Thanks Ray. I have a special Brown couch that’s made of a faux suede microfiber material that is kind of grabby. The guitar sits in the perfect position for me. Thanks for noticing that. The couch is a blessing and a curse. I need the couch when I play. Although I am ok standing up with the strap.
    Thanks Ray.

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    Joe - your talented hands and ears make that gorgeous WesMo sound as good as it looks. Really fine playing!
    Last edited by citizenk74; 09-05-2020 at 11:06 PM. Reason: tYp0z

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    Quote Originally Posted by citizenk74
    Joe - your talented hsnds snf ears make that gorgeous WesMo sound as good as it looks. Really fine playing!
    Thanks C74. You are the best buddy.
    JD

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    Damn Joe that sounds just fantastic! Obviously the guitar sounds great BUT that's only because YOU are playing it! I said it before and I'll say it again, I can listen to you play all day. I was just listening to the Mattola recording of this a few days ago so it's still fresh in my ears and I can say you absolutely do justice to the Maestro. I am sure he is smiling from above.

    I am glad I have subscribed to your YouTube channel so I get these in my feed as soon as they are uploaded! Always a pleasure to see the new JD videos! You and that L5 are a perfect match fratello.

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    Hats off, Joe, nice rendition of Tony Mottola's version and nice tone !

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    "Fear" the man with only one guitar for the man with one guitar knows how to play it very well.

    You are that man with one guitar, JD.

    (Perhaps you could transcribe that and put it up for sale as a pdf?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gitpicker
    Damn Joe that sounds just fantastic! Obviously the guitar sounds great BUT that's only because YOU are playing it! I said it before and I'll say it again, I can listen to you play all day. I was just listening to the Mattola recording of this a few days ago so it's still fresh in my ears and I can say you absolutely do justice to the Maestro. I am sure he is smiling from above.

    I am glad I have subscribed to your YouTube channel so I get these in my feed as soon as they are uploaded! Always a pleasure to see the new JD videos! You and that L5 are a perfect match fratello.
    Thank you my Fratello. I am so happy that I am able to play pieces like this that I have admired for so long. My father had this album. I think it was called Greatest Hits. In fact that was the 1st time I heard Girl Next Door. It was the next song on the album. My father listened to this album and Jerry Vale’s “Mama” over and over.
    Pieces of my life.. thanks again Dougie. You are my guy.
    JD

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFranck
    Hats off, Joe, nice rendition of Tony Mottola's version and nice tone !
    The pleasure was all mine sir. Thank you for listening and commenting.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky
    "Fear" the man with only one guitar for the man with one guitar knows how to play it very well.
    You are that man with one guitar, JD.
    (Perhaps you could transcribe that and put it up for sale as a pdf?)
    Jabs! My good man how are you?
    I have 3 now. I’ll be selling the Solid Formed. And keeping the 165. I love that guitar. The smoothest acoustic guitar I ever played. It really is. It stays right. Perfect.
    The pdf is already for sale, not written out by me. In fact, I used it to get me through a couple of parts.
    Thanks for listening and posting JAbs. You are a legend around here..
    JD

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    Beautiful playing Joe. The guitar sounds great in your hands.
    Keith
    Last edited by floatingpickup; 09-06-2020 at 09:30 PM.

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    Thank you Keith.
    Stringswinger says this all the time. When a guitar inspires you, there is no limit to what you can do with it.
    This guitar is going to take me places I’ve never been. Because I absolutely love playing it.
    JD

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    Joey, my buddy, what a sound and what a rendition! Your playing is beautiful and consistent in every sense. You're keeping the pace throughout the tune and it's not easy with a "free tempo" tune like this. Every note is perfectly articulated and shines like diamond.

    Keep on delivering us great tunes like this my friend.

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    Joe, I knew the minute you started playing that we were in for something special; a beautiful song skillfully arranged and played by a musician who knows what the tune is all about.

    Tony Mottola's arrangements and recordings showcased his legato style. I was fourteen or fifteen when I first heard him play on his Command album, "Romantic Guitar". I played that album until the grooves wore down.

    As most of us know, it's hard to describe notes and tones when writing about a piece of music. Standard adjectives like beautiful, soulful, etc. seem to fail miserably at describing how someone or something sounds. As best as I can describe it, your playing has an "organic" quality, as if you and the guitar are interwoven to form a sound that is greater than the totality of its parts.

    Nicely done, Joe.



    Tony D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Archtop
    Joey, my buddy, what a sound and what a rendition! Your playing is beautiful and consistent in every sense. You're keeping the pace throughout the tune and it's not easy with a "free tempo" tune like this. Every note is perfectly articulated and shines like diamond.
    Keep on delivering us great tunes like this my friend.
    Fred my man.
    The pleasure is all mine. The problem with learning new stuff is it’s impact on my brain. When I practiced this morning, I tried playing my core stuff and my brain was shot. I couldn’t piece together very many songs, especially in the drop D. I was down about that all day.
    So for my evening practice, I just slowed it all down and EVERYTHING came back to me.
    I appreciate your beautiful words Fred.
    Thank you my friend!
    JD

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    Quote Originally Posted by pilotony
    Joe, I knew the minute you started playing that we were in for something special; a beautiful song skillfully arranged and played by a musician who knows what the tune is all about.
    Tony Mottola's arrangements and recordings showcased his legato style. I was fourteen or fifteen when I first heard him play on his Command album, "Romantic Guitar". I played that album until the grooves wore down.
    As most of us know, it's hard to describe notes and tones when writing about a piece of music. Standard adjectives like beautiful, soulful, etc. seem to fail miserably at describing how someone or something sounds. As best as I can describe it, your playing has an "organic" quality, as if you and the guitar are interwoven to form a sound that is greater than the totality of its parts.
    Nicely done, Joe.
    Tony D.
    Tony! How are you? I hope you are doing great.
    Tony, seriously, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your comments. All the time, you say such wonderful things. I am honored that they are about me. This guitar makes it easy to perform, more so than any of the others I’ve had. I am glad I have it.
    When that day comes when I just can’t do it at this level anymore, I will always know I had the best available guitar.. Honestly, This one should have been in the hands of a total master.
    It took me a long time in life to develop a real appreciation for this music to the point where I try to play it. I wish I would have done it sooner, when these guys were still with us. But, if what I do keeps their music alive just a little bit longer then that’s ok. I did something good.
    Thank you Tony.
    And thank you everyone for making this experience a wonderful one for me.
    Joe D

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    nice Joe D...gotta re-calibrate the brain!! step back to move forward..very boxeo

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max405
    Tony! How are you? I hope you are doing great.
    Joe D
    All is well here Joe, thanks for asking. In addition to the virus which hit our area pretty hard, we got blasted by Hurricane Isaias. Lost our electricity for a few days and I lost my Mustang GT as a result of it being hit by a falling tree.

    It is always a pleasure to hear you play. Keep at it. Best of everything to you and your family.

    Thanks again.

    Tony D.

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    ugh tony sorry to hear about the mustang!

    stay good

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by neatomic
    ugh tony sorry to hear about the mustang!

    stay good

    cheers
    Thanks.

    We're all fine and I am deciding on whether to get another Mustang GT (six speed manual) or whether I should I buy a car more age appropriate for a 72 year old!

    Tony D.

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    Tony, Appropriate for a 72 year old?
    I say whatever you ALWAYS wanted. You deserve it buddy.
    JD

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    Quote Originally Posted by pilotony
    Thanks.

    We're all fine and I am deciding on whether to get another Mustang GT (six speed manual) or whether I should I buy a car more age appropriate for a 72 year old!

    Tony D.
    Tony, an aquaintance of mine ,also a mere 72, has a Rolls Royce., BMW.Jaguar etc., and for his Birthday treated himself to a new Aston Martin
    I have one car , a seven year old BMW, believe me if I could afford one i'd have an Aston Martin, ...well I have driven one ! Never too old for
    a hot car, ( or a nice guitar ) Post some pics of your new Mustang , so that we can drool .

    Best, Silverfoxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverfoxx
    Tony, an aquaintance of mine ,also a mere 72, has a Rolls Royce., BMW.Jaguar etc., and for his Birthday treated himself to a new Aston Martin
    I have one car , a seven year old BMW, believe me if I could afford one i'd have an Aston Martin, ...well I have driven one ! Never too old for
    a hot car, ( or a nice guitar ) Post some pics of your new Mustang , so that we can drool .

    Best, Silverfoxx
    Ah... it's corny, but the Aston Martin DB5 is my one and only, life-long car-crush. From the moment it rolled out in "Goldfinger" I was hooked.

    One of the movie cars toured the US back when I was a kid, and it came to a town near my home. My dad took me to see it, and I actually SAT IN THE EJECTOR SEAT of one of the copies that was used in Goldfinger!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverfoxx
    Tony, an aquaintance of mine ,also a mere 72, has a Rolls Royce., BMW.Jaguar etc., and for his Birthday treated himself to a new Aston Martin
    I have one car , a seven year old BMW, believe me if I could afford one i'd have an Aston Martin, ...well I have driven one ! Never too old for
    a hot car, ( or a nice guitar ) Post some pics of your new Mustang , so that we can drool .
    Thanks for the kind words. Yes, the die has been cast and the Mustang GT is still the winner. I will post some photos when it arrives. Normally have to order one to get the engine/tranny/accessories you want.

    Tony D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max405
    Tony, Appropriate for a 72 year old?
    I say whatever you ALWAYS wanted. You deserve it buddy.
    JD
    Thank you my good friend. I plan to have a new replacement as soon as possible, 400 plus HP with the same manual six speed.

    Thanks,

    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawson-stone
    Ah... it's corny, but the Aston Martin DB5 is my one and only, life-long car-crush. From the moment it rolled out in "Goldfinger" I was hooked.

    One of the movie cars toured the US back when I was a kid, and it came to a town near my home. My dad took me to see it, and I actually SAT IN THE EJECTOR SEAT of one of the copies that was used in Goldfinger!
    Very interesting Lawson. In the mid sixties "The Saint" with Roger Moore, was shown here in the New York area. I was about 16 or so. I caught my first look at the Volvo 1800 and since that time I've always thought I'd love to own one but something always got in the way. But, you never know.

    Tony D.

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    hah tony, thought of that volvo right away too!!..i still see them around very occasionally and they always stir...tho classic 60's jag xke is still my grail! haha


    cheers

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    Just so you guys know, my friend Bernie bought a 2006 DB9 about 3 years ago. He paid $36,000 for it, 35,000 miles, pretty much mint condition.
    About a year later, he took it into the shop for a tuneup, new clutch and new tires and to get some delamination fixed on the dash and the hat shelf.
    They called him to go over the invoice BEFORE they did the work.
    The price for the service?? $24,000.
    Yes, $24,000 dollars.
    He ended getting only what the car absolutely needed and it came to $18,000.
    I had to drive him to the dealership and Pick him up when his car was ready. The price did not include a loaner car.
    That DASHED any remaining desire for me to ever own an Aston Martin.
    I still drool over the the new DB11's, Vantage and Volante's. They are the sexiest cars in the world. Maybe in another lifetime for me...
    JD

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawson-stone
    Ah... it's corny, but the Aston Martin DB5 is my one and only, life-long car-crush. From the moment it rolled out in "Goldfinger" I was hooked.

    One of the movie cars toured the US back when I was a kid, and it came to a town near my home. My dad took me to see it, and I actually SAT IN THE EJECTOR SEAT of one of the copies that was used in Goldfinger!
    It is not in the least corny, when I had the opportunity to drive one, a "boy racer" drew alongside at the traffic lights lots of revs and noise
    quite amusing seeing it become a speck in the rear view mirror when the Aston pulled away.
    The downside as Joe has said is servicing and upkeep , beyond the average wallet.
    My younger son has a nice Mercedes E300 AMG Convertible (petrol) in black , 155mph, considerably less $$ than an Aston, If he
    considers passing it down to his impoverished father, i won't decline LOL

    Silverfoxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by neatomic
    hah tony, thought of that volvo right away too!!..i still see them around very occasionally and they always stir...tho classic 60's jag xke is still my grail! haha


    cheers
    XKE is a great looking car. It looks like it's moving when standing still. Volvo's from the 60s era have a corrosion problem--similar to most cars manufactured then. Except some of the corrosion on the 1800 is very difficult and expensive to remediate unless you do it yourself. Despite the corrosion and the Smith's gauges and other problems the XKE is still a landmark vehicle.

    In 1980 I bought a Volvo GT. Which was a two door sedan with a four cylinder engine, Bosch Jetronic fuel injection and four speed manual with electric overdrive.
    Easy to work on and very reliable. Only problem, silver paint. All the GT models were painted silver. After a few years the paint was worn to the point of seeming as if the car had eczema.

    We also had 1990 Volvo 240 that was essentially bullet proof. We kept it for 16 years.

    Happy Landings,

    Tony

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    Geez, this be some of the worst thread drift ever. The Volvo 1800 might be a bargain if you maintain it, as you can get a fair number of miles on it:


    https://www.hemmings.com/stories/art...66-volvo-1800s

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    Back to Joe's playing. Ain't nothin' better. Especially on my lovely L5 WM. So glad you're loving the beauty, Joe. She deserves you and you deserve it.
    For all of you who have ever parted with a guitar that meant the world to you- there is nothing better than hearing Joe caress endless joy and love out of something that was part of your soul. Makes the world bearable.
    Love ya, Joe.

    DanGibson L5 Wes Montgomery ~ Stardust-img_1925-copy-jpg

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    I’m sorry, I just saw this.
    That was really nice of you Dan.
    Yeah, I understand how you can love this guitar. No other guitar I’ve ever had plays better than this guitar. Some guitars get under your skin and become more than just an instrument to you. This one did it to me.
    I hope you are loving your Trenier. The one you got is a world class guitar.
    Thanks again for your really nice post Dan.
    Joe D