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    April issue of Jazz Guitar Today (JGT)

    Jimmy Bruno Unfiltered... - Jazz Guitar Today

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    thanks for the heads up mark...that was great...gotta love jimmy B

    here's wise words from him right from the get go

    "There are a couple records that I wore out. One is by Hank Garland, “Jazz Winds by A New Direction”, then after that was Johnny Smith, “Moonlight in Vermont” "

    one of the last of the old school greats...fact that all the great luthiers want him to play their guitars, shows what high esteem he is held in...his new bill comins guitar is wonderful


    cheers

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    ps-

    notice in this pic..young jimmy b in between greats tommy tedesco and joe pass...tommy t playing a fender d'aquisto...according to our own wintermoon here, when jimmy returned to philly after living in LA...he brought back a fender d'aquisto!!...jimmy B loved tommy t

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    cheers
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    I can't see the pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob MacKillop
    I can't see the pic.
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    yeah NA, not Tommy's guitar though, the one Jimmy was using had a black finish, but maybe he dug Tommy's and bought his own. it's pictured on his debut recording, when it hit that cd had a lot of guitar players scrambling!
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    Great interview and as usual Jimmy pulls no punches.
    Part of his personality, never sugar coats anything, maybe abrasive to some, but he wouldn't be Jimmy if he did!
    Tells it like it is, or at least how he sees things....hope he never changes and at this point doubt he will.

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    There was a period of time when Jimmy posted on YouTube every morning. Live from the bunker. Casual and unfiltered every day. When he picked up a guitar there were often gems to be had, free for the taking. A remarkable thing, enabled by 21st century communication technology.

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    Phew! That was some interview.

    Kind of a downer. Just a few years ago Jimmy too was on the skids financially.

    Kenny Burrell, Pat Martino, etc.

    Momma, don't let your kids grow up to be cowboys.

    (Smooth jazz must be what Jimmy refers to as "f*cking jukebox jazz".)

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    well jimmy says in ^ interview..if he had just been a gigging club musician he'd be in serious trouble...but he put in years as a contracted session man in vegas and la and therefore gets some benefits, soc sec etc...pat martino was never that kind of player...and pat also has had serious health issues most of his life!! sad

    cheers

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    I got a notification today that he is doing a live feed tomorrow at 2pm EST on youtube. It’s on his channel ,If you’re home....I’m still working , but home tomorrow. He did one last week and had a real nice easy swing going. Super relaxed, but the sound was awful. Hopefully the rocket scientists in his band get it figured out for tomorrow. I was bummed. It sounded like he was playing inside a big fish tank. Anyway tune in if ya can. He seems slightly less irritated these days.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumbler

    (Smooth jazz must be what Jimmy refers to as "f*cking jukebox jazz".)
    Pretty sure he means taking popular tunes of other genres and arranging them in a more Jazz fashion. He lives near Philly where radio WRTI has a regulat Saturday night show called "Jukebox Jazz" where they feature this kind of thing.

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    I'll listen for a long time to Jimmy. But there was also this photo from last year. My god, he's looking old. Maybe it's just the angle or the light, I hope so.

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    haha he’s not wrong

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    Great interview! Jimmy tells it like it is. Although I shouldn't be going near a guitar according to the great man's philosophy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger
    Great interview! Jimmy tells it like it is. Although I shouldn't be going near a guitar according to the great man's philosophy.
    Just for a hobby.

    As a career he says forget it.

    You don't want to end up like him.

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    What a refreshing, honest interview. Jimmy tells it like it is.