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Jazzy



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey guys

Lots of things going on here as well Smile We`ve now got two sons;
one is 2,5 years and the other is just 4 weeks old Smile Just fantastic.

But I try to practice and gig as much as possible ( I`ve had some weeks off now of course Smile ) I`m also working/writing for my second album, hopefully recorded later this summer.

I`m also involved in other band projects; hope it`s ok to post this video even if it`s not jazz; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUdNsp4h6_k
This single/video was released today.

later,
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow!! 12 grandchildren!! I hope to have a couple one day!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tung wrote:
PaulD wrote:
Hereís whatís going on with meÖ


I attended GIT (now musicianís Institute) in 1977 when it first opened. I was in the 2nd class to ever attend, and Iím extremely excited about going the 35th year reunion next week. I canít believe that itís been 35 years! (although I would have hoped that after all those years Iíd be a much better player Sad Very Happy ). Iím really looking forward to seeing some of my classmates, as well as some of the great instructors. Ron Eschete, Don Mock and Joe Diorio were the teachers at the time and they will all be there.
Paul


Paul, that sounds like it's going to be an amazing time. I love Don Mock, his books have been great influence on my jazz trainning. Any good stories of GIT back in 77? Wink Don is such a great teacher and a monster player.
Some news on how Joe is doing will be great too.
Please post about your MI trip and have a great time there.


Just got back in town after a week in California. My wife and I spent 3 days in San Francisco, then drove our way down the Pacific Coast Highway, stopping for one night each in Monterey, Morro Bay, and Santa Barbara before heading into Hollywood for the Musician's Institute reunion.

It was incredible. I had not been in Hollywood for 35 years and it's definitely changed a bit since I was there. The reunion was really something. Besides seeing a lot of old friends, on the first night I got to hear Ron Eschete and Howard Alden play together, followed by Larry Carlton. Such a great night of music! I got to say hello to Don Mock, and unfortunately Joe Diorio was not able to make it, but I've heard that he is back to teaching and writing, although not playing. The next day there were workshops at the institute and I got to play a tune with Howard Alden. What a great experience for me, especially because he didn't point and laugh at me or tell me to keep my day job Very Happy.

We also sat in on a screening of the documentary "The Wrecking Crew", produced and Directed by Denny Tedesco, Tommy Tedesco's son. The movie is all about the small group of studio musicians that provided the music for a huge number of artists in the early and mid 60's. The Beach Boys, The Monkees, Jan & Dean, Sonny & Cher, The Mamas & Papas, The Byrds, Sinatra (both Frank and Nancy)...they were Phil Spector's 'Wall of Sound'. A very enjoyable and enlightening movie.

The last night we had music from Pete Anderson, then Paul Gilbert at the Hard Rock Cafe, followed by a concert back at MI which included GIT alumni such as Nelson Faria (fabulous Cool !!) Dan Gilbert, and Jennifer Batten. The night ended with Pat Martino playing with a young pianist Eldar Djangirov. Martino was in exceptional form, and this young pianist was amazing. This was an incredible performance by both and all I can say is that my jaw is still somewhere on the floor there. It was the perfect end to a wonderful weekend of friends, music and memories.

Paul
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul, wow, that sounds awesome Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jazzy wrote:
Paul, wow, that sounds awesome Smile


Ditto, very cool you got to do that Paul. Thumbs Up!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great story Paul! Thank you for the update. And for the almost terminally lame, can someone fill me in on Joe Diorio? What happened to him? I'm in the dark, or just don't remember.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Henryrobinett wrote:
Great story Paul! Thank you for the update. And for the almost terminally lame, can someone fill me in on Joe Diorio? What happened to him? I'm in the dark, or just don't remember.


Joe had a stroke back in 2005, which left him unable to use his left side.

Paul
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad news about Joe.
I had no idea either.

That sounds like an exciting trip and what a great experience for you.

Very cool.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had no idea either about Joe. Very sad news.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. Terrible about Diorio. No wonder he didn't show up. So sad to be such a monster and have that taken away.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a video of Martino and Eldar Djangirov at the MI reunion Cool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zBOGb57NuI

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's me playing with Howard Alden at the Musician's Institute reunion (thanks to guitarist Robby LeBlanc for sending me the picture!) Cool

That's my VoyageAir folding guitar with my new LR Baggs M1 pickup. Sounded really nice plugged into the Fender Twin...




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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool man! Thumbs Up!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NICE!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:02 am    Post subject: goings on Reply with quote

Too cool, Paul!

I'm going to the West Tx Jazz Party in Midland in May to see Bucky Pizzarelli. Can't wait.
Otherwise trying to play as much as possible. It's a little slow since our mainstay 3-4 night -a -week club- The Landing, closed. Still have 4 steady dates a week, but always need more.
Then lost my 95 yr old Mom in Jan., and I had some health issues, but doing good now. That's about it.
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