Post Number: 193
|Posted on Saturday, October 03, 2009 - 10:23 pm: |
If you haven't heard Andy yet, you need to check this clip out and then listen to his other stuff on the tube, simple beautiful and great technique with pure passion behind his playing, and watch his left hand around 2:05 into the clip, when he flips it and metering is perfect http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6BSZgNoSlA
enjoy...peace everyone... John
sorry guys had to post another, after you listen to the top one check out how beautiful this one is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsD6uEZsIsU
(Message edited by john judge on October 03, 2009)
Post Number: 1103
|Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 5:51 am: |
He is good- here is a thread where we discussed him in 2006- http://alembic.com/club/messages/449/34504.html?1167116935
I bought his CD off iTunes back then and still listen to it regularly today. Really nice playing.
Post Number: 194
|Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 6:42 am: |
Thanks Toby, I am always trying to find Chop/groovist to play lines with or under and this guy makes me want to pull out the acoustic Bass and lay some stuff down with him, great versatile player and fun to watch...I hope I don't bore everyone with re hatching an old thread, but this guy is well worth the listen if you haven't heard him yet...I did a kind of Flamenco groove on the acoustic bass years ago which involved tapping on the body in and around the playing and it was fun to play, so I can dig where he is coming from!
Post Number: 293
|Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 7:43 am: |
He (Andy McKee)is VERY talented - I believe (as mentioned in the archived post) Michael Hedges laid the path that which Andy travels on. Hedges did some fabulous duet work with Michael Manring.
(Message edited by pauldo on October 04, 2009)
Post Number: 1115
|Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 8:06 am: |
After seeing Andy on Youtube a while ago I too went to iTunes. The visual really adds to the appreciation. On Hedges and Manring, I bought every cd after hearing them on a new age sampler. I was fortunate to see them together at The Bottom Line in NYC. An amazing show and inspiring experience was had, David Crosby and son were in the audience as well. His vocals and bass flute were wonderful.
Post Number: 1399
|Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 8:34 am: |
I wouldn't apologize for bringing up an old thread. It can be nice when newer folks rediscover things that some of us older members have forgotten. Quite frequently I see them in a different light than I did previously which is good.
Post Number: 8823
|Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 8:50 am: |
I agree with Keith, and would add that linking to the older threads provides additional information to the current discussion.
I've listened to guys like McKee a lot as their solo instrumental playing inspires me to think that I might be able to do something similar on bass.
Post Number: 1086
|Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 9:56 am: |
It never ceases to amaze me how much ingenuity some musicians have.
Now if that was just the sound clip it may have not enthralled everyone but it is definitely a visual experience to see it played.
I agree John..a lovely lazy double bass groove burbling away underneath.
Post Number: 195
|Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 9:59 am: |
Yeah Paul, I was trying to see Michael Hedges play but I was in Connecticut at the time and he was performing in New York just an hour drive from where I was, but we got hit with a terrible snow storm that day, so bad, that later that evening they closed down I-95 for about 6 hours to clear it, so I never got to go to hear him.
Yes the styles are along the same path but in Andy I see a little more softer Cafe approach to his music and a little more harshness to Michael's, in a vocal concept, it's like listening to Joan Baez versus Janis Joplin, Janis would go off the more beaten daring path where Joan would stay with a tighter groove and what was working, and do something flairish with it, Music is funny when it comes to bottom line, there are rise takers and dares and others who take what works and find another way to work it...Thats what I love about music it is so self expressive, but sometimes in life you get a shity audience with no compassion for your work or efforts and just compare you to others, thats why an open mic night can be fun to do once and a while, people go there ready to hear something they don't expect, not to say he or she played like a rolling stone and it sucked because it wasn't played like Bob dylan.
Music can be such a comprise sometimes if we let it, but in the meantime, I like playing me and just being me because sometimes although I know what I am going to play, I trick myself and play or find something I least expect out of me, That is so rewarding when I do. Thanks guys, it's always a pleasure to have such Minds of equal music appreciation to talk with..rock on... John
Post Number: 297
|Posted on Tuesday, October 06, 2009 - 6:35 pm: |
John - I was VERY fortunate to see Michael 3 times, once solo with his short hair, once dueting with Michael Manring and finally the tour for Road to Return - that was at Shank Hall and you could have heard a pin drop - he had everyone in the palm of his hand, sitting at the edges of our seats, with short curtious applause between songs and then silence with eager anticipation for the next song. . . to date I think it is the best live performance I have ever seen.
So sad for his early passing.
John, you and so many others here are enlightening to 'chat' with - it is a pleasure to be apart of a community that is so rich.