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  1. #51

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasstrack
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    "Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." I read that as, "Don't meddle."

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  3. #52

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    Quote Originally Posted by destinytot
    "Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." I read that as, "Don't meddle."
    And now I'm COMPLETELY confused.

    Thanks for that...(;

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasstrack
    And now I'm COMPLETELY confused.

    Thanks for that...(;
    Unless you're being willfully blind, try reviewing your silly* thread:
    I wrote something on another thread about one of the greats that I do not wish to derail, and anyway belongs here, best I can tell:

    It's dicey at best to enter into a discussion about matters ethnic and racial, but enter I must, and get a few things off my chest, then hear everyone's views.

    Jazz, now belonging to the world, was the great contribution to American culture and art of African-Americans. Were whites, Latins and others in on it, even from 'jump street'? Absolutement, but it was conceived, developed and matured in black communities this nation over.

    What troubles me is not the embracing and contributing to the form by ethnic groups the world over. Who wouldn't want to get in on something so beautiful and powerful---and healing?

    What troubles me is that not only the craft of jazz guitar, but much of jazz has become perceived as largely a white undertaking.

    Let me explain yet further:

    On this forum and other jazz chat rooms, I rarely see discussions of currently contributing African-american guitarists such as Ed Cherry, Jerome Harris or Kevin McNeal. Russell Malone gets some play, but he's very out front (for the record, he is a friend I cherish, and a great player).

    'S'up wit dis, guys?

    On a related topic, the trad bands I hear here in NY have zero black faces, at least I've never seen one.

    Is this because (I pray not) people tend to stay with their 'own kind'?

    Do they hire friends (more likely, I think)?

    Can we look this topic unflinchingly in the face and get some answers?

    I'm all ears...
    Or using Google: Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof - Wikipedia


    *What precisely were you trying to achieve? And how would you have known that you'd achieved it?
    Last edited by destinytot; 07-16-2017 at 06:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by destinytot
    Unless you're being willfully blind, try reviewing your silly* thread:
    ...
    *What precisely were you trying to achieve? And how would you have known that you'd achieved it?
    I'll respectfully suggest that any continuation of this off topic discussion be via private messages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KirkP
    I'll respectfully suggest that any continuation of this off topic discussion be via private messages.
    If discussion here had been narrowed to Stevie, I'd gladly acquiesce.

    I was a little amused at the mischievous self-signalling - 'weaseling in' the topic of race - in the speculative sentence marker (in bold) at the foot of the message below.

    I've indulged in more than a little self-signalling of my own - openly. I've said my piece now.

    So I'll back off and hit 'ignore'.

    I don't apologise - but I do thank you for stepping in.

    Quote Originally Posted by fasstrack
    Let's talk about those lyrics, shall we? It's germane and worth it:
    ....

    Case in point: The song to which I referred, Too Shy to Say. The opening line is 'You make me smile, you make me sing. You make me feel GOOD'S EVERYTHING'. Maybe that's some kind of ebonics I don't get, but I'd rather think it's poor writing.
    ...
    Last edited by destinytot; 07-16-2017 at 02:42 PM. Reason: Dramatic effect and 'weasel'

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    Quote Originally Posted by destinytot
    Unless you're being willfully blind, try reviewing your silly* thread:

    Or using Google: Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof - Wikipedia


    *What precisely were you trying to achieve? And how would you have known that you'd achieved it?
    It's YOUR opinion that it was 'silly'.

    The overwhelming response speaks louder than anything I can say. And now, like the former moderator, I'm closing the topic. You all can do what you want, but, please, I really don't want to talk about this any more.

    Sorry I brought it up. My bad. Now back to Stevie, PLEASE...

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    Benson using nice Vibrato and Playing so expressively ... does this Stevie Tune sound like a Standard to you Guys ? I don't know Standards but I know Writing - so guessing it does to most of you.



    Has some badass Sax Player covered' All is Fair in Love 'yet ?

    That could be a real knockout ...
    Last edited by Robertkoa; 07-19-2017 at 10:07 AM.

  9. #58

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robertkoa



    Benson using nice Vibrato and Playing so expressively
    Yes, beautiful---and the late Joe Sample laying in just the right background, and soloing nicely, too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasstrack
    Yes, beautiful---and the late Joe Sample laying in just the right background, and soloing nicely, too...

    And how many Guitarists could throw in some effortless fast lines in there like George without distracting from the mood of the Tune..

    That's like two levels UP from having the speed itself... ( how do I know ? ...ha)

    Alto Sax Players especially do this fantastically well...and sometimes on Tenor...
    But Guitarists ?

    George's ability to do 'Rhythmic Ghost Notes' on Guitar is almost unparalleled.

    Benson's Rhythm Sense in some ways can't be compared to other Guitarists - more like a great drummer or percussionist sometimes.

    And George is always playing R&B even when he plays Jazz
    Last edited by Robertkoa; 03-15-2018 at 10:51 PM.

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    Beautiful gift:

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    Sir Duke
    Stevie Wonder





    Music is a world within itself
    With a language we all understand
    With an equal opportunity
    For all to sing, dance and clap their hands
    But just because a record has a groove
    Don't make it in the groove
    But you can tell right away at letter A
    When the people start to move
    They can feel it all over
    They can feel it all over people
    They can feel it all over
    They can feel it all over people
    Music knows it is and always will
    Be one of the things that life just won't quit
    But here are some of music's pioneers
    That time will not allow us to forget
    For there's Basie, Miller, Sachmo
    And the king of all Sir Duke
    And with a voice like Ella's ringing out
    There's no way the band can lose

    You can feel it all over
    You can feel it all over people
    You can feel it all over
    You can feel it all over people
    You can feel it all over
    You can feel it all over people
    You can feel it all over
    You can feel it all over people
    You can feel it all over
    You can feel it all over people
    You can feel it all over
    You can feel it all over people
    You can feel it all over
    You can feel it all over people
    You can feel it all over
    I can feel it all over-all over now people
    Can't you feel it all over
    Come on let's feel it all over people
    You can feel it all over
    Everybody-all over people





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    Ah, Stevie Wonder ...

    One of my first musical impacts ! And my love for this Genius still lasts ...
    It's quite difficult to find only a few tunes that I love ... Of course I love to play Isn't She Lovely ?, You are the Sunshine of my Life (which has mistakenly been considered as a soppy and weak song -just watch this fantastic and soulful performance from another genius :
    ) and ... Superstition !!!