Jody Fisher playing Surfer Girl

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  1. harmonicator

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    Absolutely gorgeous.

    Excellent teacher, and under-recognized player IMO.

    And...Beach Boys tunes (well, especially this one) would make for great standards.

    Viva Jazz Improvisors!

     
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    Never heard of Jody Fisher...............but that was amazing!
     
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    Good throughout but especially nice touch on those arpeggios. Thanks for posting.
     
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    He's a great player and that's the best I've ever heard him sound (And I think I can stop working on Surfer Girl now).
     
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    I certainly won't argue the fact that he is a brilliant player, but that version does nothing for me.

    The beauty of Surfer Girl is in it's simplicity. You can't improve on it by complicating it.

    Just my opinion....feel free to disregard.
     
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    LUVED IT .... Flawless interpretation ... the clusters also add touches of great beauty to a truly beautiful melody if there ever was one ...
     
  9. harmonicator

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    I share this opinion!

    Looks like he put out an album called 'Impromptu' around this time with this track on it...and a bunch of other chestnuts. I'd love to buy it.

    Not on Amazon or his site however :(

    edit> CDbaby has it for 5 bucks! MP3 or flac download.
     
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    I was fortunate enough to study with Jody for a week a few summers in a row. Wonderful guy, excellent teacher, complete player. Has over 20 titles on guitar instruction with Alfred.

    Thanks for posting that.
     
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    I've taught using the changes from Surfer Girl. Like a lot of Brian Wilson compositions, it's not nearly as simple as it seems. Harmonically, it's actually very sophisticated.
     
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    Bill Frisell had the same idea.
     
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    He is incredible. Such beauty in his tone, chord voicings, and voice leading.

    My only complaint with his playing would be that he sometimes overdoes it with the harp harmonics (not in this performance though).

    Check out his album "Wistful Thinking"- great stuff.
     
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    I really dig the sound of the Klein guitars. Jody and Tim Miller both have a really cool sounding clean tone. It's really warm and glows, but not really fat. The single notes have punctuated 'point' to them. Nice clarity and separation when they play chords.

    Wish I had the bread to own one.
     

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