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Jon Herington on Donald Fagan's Sunken Condos.

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Jon Herington is playing guitars on practically every track. The chordal playing and single note riffing should be mandatory listening for every guitar player.
The cd starts off with 'Slinky thing' . Fantastic bass and drum groove. Jon's wha single note riffing is what the doctor ordered. I nearly fell of my chair from groovin; along!! Wha solo, killer. 'I'm not the same without you' is a great disco tune with exemplary disco riffing. ' Memorabilia' is played by Gary Sieger. The tremolo chords and again single note punctuation. The chords behind the trumpet solo will be homework the coming days. ;-) Jon's solo on 'Weather in my head' is a mighty tasty. 'Out of the Ghetto' could have been a theme in Starky & Hutch from the '80. The licks in 'Miss Marlene' are reminiscent of the great Larry Carlton. "Good Stuff' brings us wha goodness. In 'Planet D'Rhonda' the stereo spread of the two guitar parts is gorgeous. Kurt Rosenwinkel breaks out the champagne with funky jazz solo.


GEAR summary!

http://poolguitar.blogspot.nl/2012/10/donald-fagen-im-not-same-without-you.html
 
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Lucidology

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Will have to give that a objective listen ...
Usually not a big fan of Herrington's playing with SD.
Actually never thought he fit (of course that's my opinion being a big fan of later day SD)
But I love everything about Fagan ... everything!! So if JH is his choice ...

BTW, who's on drums & bass
They are always the make it or break players/groovers ...
 

kirk95

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Don't know how you could not love Jon Herington's playing. He rips it up all over this CD with some great lines.

How about Rosenwinkel on Planet D"Ronda?
 

zestystrat

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Doh!

Totally forgot this was coming out. LOVE me some Dan.

For me I love Drew Zingg's playing on the 1993 tour. There are a few SBDs from that era. All I can say is DAMN.

Back on topic, I can't wait to hear this new CD.
 

mike walker

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Now you, Mikey Boy ...
would so fit blowing solos on a SD type of recording ...
Ahhhh......sigh..... it was just a dream I had once, Joseph.....

Michael Leonhart on Drums? A multi talented Mofo that dates back to horn arrangements on 'Two Against Nature' if memory serves.
 

parker

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Funny, I actually prefer Heringtons playing over Krantz's on the last album, especially when I heard them live! And I'm a huge Krantz fan..

That being said, I'm LOVING the new album!
 

Lucidology

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Don't know how you could not love Jon Herrington's playing. He rips it up all over this CD with some great lines.

How about Rosenwinkel on Planet D"Ronda?
Oh ... I haven't heard it yet ...
just wasn't all that fond of his stuff on SD's live tours ...
Prefer Drew Zing and some the other guys that's all..
Loved WK's work too ...(With that being said ... My Favorite DVD, which I've played & watched literally hundreds of time, is the live concert with JH trading leads with Becker ... so I'm very familiar with JH's tone and phrasing ... guess what I'm saying is that in that concert, his playing is very safe. Cliché like ... very bluesy most of the time. Though his timing and phrasing is impeccable no doubt. I'd love it if he would take a few more chances with the harmony. As most of the horn players do when they get a chance to blow ..)

So, in other words, this doesn't mean I dislike JH's playing ...
it's just a matter of context for my ears ...
It sounds like he really is doing great stuff on Fagan's new CD..
so I'm looking forward to hearing it and chances are good I'll love it just as all of you guys are saying ...
 
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mike walker

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Oh boy, the rhythm between the vocals and the drums on Good stuff is oiling my petunias.

The grooves on this album are just beautiful.

I could eat the drum sound.
 

Matt L

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The entire album is on Spotify for free.

I'm LOVING it!!! Classic Dan sounds, mega-tasty playing all around.
 

Matt L

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Musicians are paying the price on Spoyify. But let's not get into that discussion again.
Well, it hasn't replaced me actually purchasing albums that I've found I enjoy (this one being an example, Jimmy Herring's being another recent purchase after a listen). I'll look more into it, though. All I knew was that artists were free to pull their catalog if they didn't want it shared, and that they did recieve revenue from hits on there. Someone like Fagan, I've been on the fence about his later output. I probably would not have even purchased or spread the word about the album had I not listened to it on Spotify. I don't have the disposable cash to throw around on several "maybe" cds these days.
 






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