Hmmmm, don't know what to think of this take (Lukather/Ritenour content)

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  1. Baxtercat

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    I guess I'd almost forgotten Rit could shred.
    Restraint is cool too. Sometimes I just want to hear the sound of these instruments I love; Fenders, Hammonds, Gibsons, etc.
    Ritenour's 'Wes Bound' disc gets played around the house a lot. It's like he concentrated on the tone on that one. [Likewise Ronnie Foster on B-3 is so good on the album.]
     
  2. fusion58

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    Interesting how some folks critiquing Luke's solo only seem to notice the fast runs he plays.

    A lot of players could learn a thing or two about bending and vibrato from that solo.
     
  3. fusion58

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    Luke's sound has never been one I would want for myself, but I've been willing to overlook it just because he's such a fantastic player.

    Depending on your tastes, he can get a little self-indulgent with the shredding sometimes (he's the first to admit this, BTW) but he also knows how to craft a tasteful, beautifully melodic, bluesy, emotional solo when he wants to.
     
  4. Rama

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    I enjoyed Rit more on this clip and that surprized me a bit.

    I play the same way he does mixing in slide and fretted stuff so i may be somewhat prejudiced in that direction..i also liked his tone much better.
     
  5. Rob G

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    Check out this clip of Luke's solo (around 2:35) with the late great Jeff Porcaro on drums. I saw this when I was a teen and have been a huge Lukather fan ever since.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUFy4tyHzRY

    For more examples of Luke's finest playing check out his cover of Coltrane's 'Crescent' or his version of 'Sunshine Of Your Love.'
     
  6. Rob G

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    Well said!
     
  7. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    Both Luke and Rit have legit jazz chops...especially Lee.

    This clip was more about shredding, which both can do...especially Steve.

    Both are MONSTER players!

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  8. WahmBoomAh

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    that`s what i`m sayin` !!!!!
     
  9. Carltone

    Carltone Gold Supporting Member

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    I wish I "couldn't play" that well when I play....geeeeez...:bonk
     
  10. Baminated

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    I just think that there is a time & place for everything - seems like that kind of playing would be better suited to a "shreddin'" type tune more so than a soulful ballad like that
     
  11. therhodeo

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    Lukather being Lukather. His studio work is great but everytime I see him doing stuff like this its him trying to throw every trick he knows into every song.


    I normally try and keep my own box score when watching stuff like this but I lost track. What was the final score?
     
  12. Neer

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    Some nice Lukather playing and sound right here, solo starts at 3:25:

     
  13. edgewound

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    I know what to think of this....It makes me smile and my jaw drop.

    Two of the finest guitar players on the planet putting on a mind blowing display of virtuosity while not stepping all over each other in a world class performance. I'm sure nobody in the room got disgusted and walked out.

    That was awesome.
     
  14. Baminated

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    yup, that's kinda what i was expecting on the CWEAL cut, but didn't get !
    Glad the japanese narration happened after the solo !
     
  15. GovernorSilver

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    Clearly divergent aesthetics are represented here.

    For some people, playing as fast as possible over everything, even a tune meant to be a soulful ballad, constitutes "playing well".

    For others, showing off everything you know, as fast as you can, over everything - even soulful ballads - does not constitute "playing well".

    This recording ha, imo, a much better Lee Ritenour guitar solo compared to the vid posted by the OP - he makes the guitar "speak" in a soulful manner, it's to the point, and it fits the song appropriately:

     
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  16. tim gueguen

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    This thread made me listen to "Lido Shuffle."
     
  17. stark

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    Nice clip. Best part for me is Anthony Jackson playing on a JB tune!
     
  18. skronker

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    In the OP's vid clip I saw two seasoned players playing with much exuberance and in the spirit of musical camaraderie

    idk :dunno

    i can't judge anymore

    it's a moment in time
     
  19. Carltone

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    ok...here's the thing... these two guys are paid to by tasty and play for the song every day of their lives for like 35 years... and I think you can look at their discog and say that each one has MULTIPLE solos and performances that ooze with the kind of playing we all aspire to.

    So... I cut them a little slack when I see concert footage of them going apeshit and having FUN JAMMING!
     
  20. fusion58

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    FTW. :aok
     

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