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    On playing with Benny Goodman:



    Worth investing in the course, I'd say. Great sound, great phrasing. Just great!

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    His account of being told by Benny Goodman to get a more crisp/acoustic sounding guitar is very interesting. I saw Chris Flory with Benny and Scott Hamilton on that European tour in 1982. Even though it was a big open air gig, Benny made the organisers turn all the mics off, so his performance was virtually all-acoustic (I assume Chris still had his amp on though). The people at the back weren’t very happy, but I was right at the front and it sounded magical, quite an intimate sound. So maybe Benny was trying to get a more natural sound, like it was before the days of big PA systems.

    Anyway I’m glad I heard Benny sounding like that, will never forget it!

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    Lucky you, Graham! A magical memory.

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    By the way I googled and found this shot of Chris and Benny, pretty sure this is the same concert I saw (Knebworth 1982), the trees behind the stage give it away.

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    I've just this afternoon been listening to Chris Flory's appearance on Judy Carmichael's radio show/podcast Jazz Inspired. Link to the Chris Flory episode: Chris Flory — Judy Carmichael's Jazz Inspired

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    Found another shot from the Knebworth show Graham.

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    Two more from Knebworth '82.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David B View Post
    Two more from Knebworth '82.

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    Somewhere in that sea of faces is me...

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    Thanks, Rob MacKillop! That was an immediate order for me.
    Jazz isn't dead. It just smells funny. FZ

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    He used to be babysitter for Gil Evans' daughters...and seemed to spend all his time copying Gil's record collection.

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    Apparently he had a couple of lessons with Tiny Grimes, interesting link back to Charlie Parker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop View Post
    Apparently he had a couple of lessons with Tiny Grimes, interesting link back to Charlie Parker.
    After that, he took lessons with Carl Thompson who played in duos with Jim Hall.
    Jazz isn't dead. It just smells funny. FZ

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    Well I’m now on a Chris Flory kick, just purchased For You, nice bluesy organ trio stuff:


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    Here’s Chris Flory getting a featured spot with Benny Goodman in 1982 (go to 26 mins 30 sec). This was just around the time I saw him with Benny on their European tour.


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    Yes I think he was 29 then, but looked about 12!

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    If you have a Smalls Live subscription there are some fantastic vids in the archive of him playing live at Smalls with Larry Ham(piano) , Lee Hudson ( bass) and Tom Melito ( drums) as well as some vids of performances with Joe Cohn. Which was my whole reason for subscribing to Smalls I have both of the tuition vids mentioned but the live stuff at Smalls is well worth the monthly subscription if you have the interest and patience to work out what he is doing live. Ok!!!!!!!!! I am a big Chris Flory fan))


    I am a bit surprised those lesson vids could just be posted here and are not more protected

    Will

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillMbCdn5 View Post
    I am a bit surprised those lesson vids could just be posted here and are not more protected
    These video clips are all freely available on the DC Music School youtube channel. But I think they are just short teaser excerpts, they are not the complete lessons. Having said that, you could probably pick up quite a few useful tips from them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillMbCdn5 View Post

    I am a bit surprised those lesson vids could just be posted here and are not more protected

    Will
    DC Music School encourages the sharing of excerpts. This caused me for one to go to their site and pay money for the two Chris Flory volumes. And I know I'm not the only one.
    Last edited by Rob MacKillop; 08-11-2019 at 06:54 PM.

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    Always loved this tune by Chris. I believe he considers it one of signature pieces. I learned it from this vid. All the essential Flory touches and moves in one place



    cheers
    Will

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    There’s also a nice version of that tune on the album I just got: