Post Number: 60
|Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 2:18 pm: |
I make no bones about it being a RTF fan for over 30 yrs now. Yesterday I received the DVD of the RTF reunion tour and I must say that I was extremely pleased! These guys have unbelievable stamina considering the amount of notes, passages, interludes, and solo length. For all of you Stanley Clarke admirers, in my opinion, he proved why he attained his status as the premier bassist of both Double bass and Bass guitar. Stanley, in my opinion, makes playing the Double bass look easy! You can immediately sense his love of playing bass. On the Alembic bass, Stanley once again takes playing bass guitar to a new level with his speed, power and grace, once again you can see how much he just loves playing bass! Chick Corea is absolutely phenomonal! It is hard to believe that he is well into his 60's and playing with such power and grace. Chick is such a great writer and an inspiration! Al DiMiola and just a virtuoso period! Al displays his love of playing as well as his down right enjoyment of jamming! Lenny White is just what RTF needs to hold everything together with his rhythmic articulations! I do not know how he manages to remember everything to play! Lenny did not miss a beat in performing his poly rhythms.And he accomplishes these amazing feats just weeks after having rotator cuff surgery on his right shoulder! I know this for a fact because during the "meet and greet" session in Philadelphia when my arm was in a sling from that particular surgery Lenny asked me what happened to me shoulder and that's when he said that he had the same surgery. You can see me in the photo's meet and greet on the RTF web site, I have the bass clef shirt on. Anyway, I encourage all out there that appreciates great musicianship to purchase the CD, you will not be dissapointed! Thank you RTF for continuing to inspire me! And Thank you to Alembic for creating such magnificent basses!
Post Number: 602
|Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 4:56 pm: |
Thanks for the review - I grabbed the CD of the tour when it came out, but I think I'm going to get the DVD too. There's one part where after Al DiMeola's solo the audience just spontaneously erupts into cheers and applause - so awesome!
Post Number: 8141
|Posted on Wednesday, June 03, 2009 - 10:46 am: |
Thanks for the review! During the tour, I was hoping for a DVD; but now it's going to have to wait a while. But after reading your review, I think it will be on the list for the future.
Post Number: 34
|Posted on Tuesday, June 09, 2009 - 5:44 pm: |
Hey Harry. For the record I got into Zappa in the 70's. Zappa's death was such a tragic loss!
Remember, Watch out where the huskies go and don't you eat that yellow snow!
Post Number: 35
|Posted on Tuesday, June 09, 2009 - 5:50 pm: |
Hiya feeling Dave? Better I hope! We were both sick during the Chi Town gathering event, thus getting there was not in the cards. Hopefully the next gathering we will both be in good health (Susan too!) and get a chance to meet, shed, and have a great time! The DVD of the RTF reunion tour is pretty cheap 29.00 plus tax. Peace-n-out cub scout!
Post Number: 101
|Posted on Tuesday, June 09, 2009 - 6:24 pm: |
I went to the "ZAPPA DOES ZAPPA" show when they came to Berkeley, Ca. and I can say that I think that Frank would have been proud of his Son Dweezil ! The show was awesome!
Post Number: 8167
|Posted on Tuesday, June 09, 2009 - 7:19 pm: |
All better now! Thanks Chalie!
Post Number: 90
|Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 7:51 am: |
I have Brian Brombergs' Metal CD