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    Jazz & Blues: Joey and Van Morrison: What more could you ask?

    I just had to post this link, because this one pairs Van Morrison with Joey DeFrancesco. The song is old, has been performed by a huge array of artists but doesn't seem to wear out, and especially not with these two. Joey D. keeps his playing simple but absolutely tasteful.

    His left hand bass lines are just great, so use headphones, or put the audio through a good system.

    He seems to like starting the solos with C3 off, then on as he works it up. And listen to how he pushes a drawbar in and out to vary the tone. Simple but very nice solo (He could have melted the keys with blazing arpeggios, but not this time).

    Forgive my bias, please!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bx90unTjFs
    Last edited by Admin; 05-06-2018, 06:48 AM. Reason: added prefix
    1955 B3, Leslie 21H and 147. Hammond A100 with weird Leslie 205. 1976 Rhodes. Wurlitzer 200A. Yamaha DX7/TX7. Korg M1. Yamaha C3 grand, 67 Tele blond neck, Les Paul Standard, PRS 24, Gibson classical electric, Breedlove acoustic electric, Strat, P Bass, Rogers drum kit, Roland TD 12 digital drums, Apollo quad, older blackfaced Fender Twin, other amps, mics and bits and pieces cluttering up the "studio."

    #2
    Thanks for posting this. I've been a Van Morrison fan for years but his stuff over the last 10 or 15 years hasn't thrilled me. This album I really like, and I would have probably missed it if you hadn't posted. Of course, Joey was a treat as well.
    When I become dictator, those who preach intolerance will not be tolerated.

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      #3
      Sorry for the wrong posting category.
      I learned a few things with this album. When he pushes individual drawbars in and out to create almost a wah-wah effect, it means switching bass to the feet from the left hand. Some new little riffs. And tasteful comping with sometimes just two notes.

      Someday I may understand how he manages 32nd note runs based on complex scales and chords and passing notes. I have wondered where I can learn very fast jazz runs around a turnaround like I/VI/II/V.
      1955 B3, Leslie 21H and 147. Hammond A100 with weird Leslie 205. 1976 Rhodes. Wurlitzer 200A. Yamaha DX7/TX7. Korg M1. Yamaha C3 grand, 67 Tele blond neck, Les Paul Standard, PRS 24, Gibson classical electric, Breedlove acoustic electric, Strat, P Bass, Rogers drum kit, Roland TD 12 digital drums, Apollo quad, older blackfaced Fender Twin, other amps, mics and bits and pieces cluttering up the "studio."

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        #4
        I just bought this album yesterday. Wow, what a fabulous album,both performance and recording wise it's a real treat.

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