One of the greatest rock players ever, IMHO. Beautiful sound, especially in his Strat days. Far ahead of his time sound and technique-wise, a composer's sensibility towards soloing (over improvising).
You can't get a better lead and rhythm guitar record than "Fire Wind", but - my goodness - the...
Yeah... He loved Holdsworth w/ Bruford and UK, Brand X, Tony Levin esp. w/ Peter Gabriel, Billy Cobham obviously influenced AVH's "Hot For Teacher", Johnny Winter influenced EVH's later neck pickup tone, learned things like Ulrich Roth's "Catch Your Train" early-Scorpions solos in the VH bar...
I'm a big fan of the records David Torn and Ben Monder contributed to, so the very latter era of Bowie's career. Heathen, Reality, The Next Day, Blackstar, the big band/Maria Schneider single ""Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)".
Come in From the Cold
Back in 1957
We had to dance a foot apart
And they hawk-eyed us from the sidelines
Holding their rulers without a heart
And so with just a touch of our fingers
I could make our circuitry explode
All we ever wanted
Was just to come in from the cold
We really thought we had...
Wish I could find the proper quote/interview. But, to paraphrase Pat Metheny, he said there was a particular multi-year run where Sonny was the apex of the jazz ideal, wholly inventive night-after-night.
Late to Chris Whitley listening, so currently catching up. Started w/ Din of Ecstasy in part due to a rec by Anil Prasad / Innerviews.
Pretty dammed floored, moved to tears in spots. Know much more to get to...
Much better read in the context of my much longer post - but, yes, an awkward sentence.
Meant more that Page was pretty broad in his approach (sounds, textures, tunings), Ritchie less so (mostly a single note soloist/'lead' guitarist) until later years.
Just got an A5R and I'm very pleased. Haven't even plugged it in yet, as priority is good acoustic tone. Solid case, includes soundhole mute... This replaces a HD-28 that needed some major work - I remain a dreadnought guy, but nice to have the cutaway and varied pickup options. Made in Japan -...