Mike Stern jamming some Bb Blues

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  1. arthur rotfeld

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    Stern is always a gas to see live, especially up close:omg


    Here a clip I filmed the other night of a Bb blues. He even does a little vocal.

     
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    One of the best shows I've ever seen was Mike Stern at the 55 bar... His tone is freaking great in a live situation... very warm and somehow crisp as the same time. What a player!!!!
     
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    Mike singing, that's a first

    very cool.
     
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    Wow, I dig his vocals!

    I like how he seems to segment his solos, with the economical sections and the jazz blowing sections. Dude has insane, endless chops, but he doesn't always beat you over the head with them. Goes from Albert King to Coltrane.
     
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    Anybody know what kind of humbucker he is using here?
     
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    I should sing, he's having fun, why not me?
     
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    'Duncans....'59 in the neck, Hot Rails in the bridge
     
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    I've seen Mike play the Bb Blues about 100 times, never saw him singing, though!

    I sat down with Mike in his apartment and played Bb Blues about 25 years ago and, boy did I ever learn a lesson that day!

    He's seems to be shuffling a little more than I remember him doing in the past. Could it be Mike is slowly becoming a Blues purist? :rotflmao
     
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    Thought it was great. Don't care for the repeats on the delay.
     
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    That's right, Cliff, he told me he simply has fun singing. He sang a bit in unison with the guitar on the ballads too. It might seem tongue in cheek, but it is more than that.

    Mike, I was thinking the same—this was much more shuffle-y than what he usually does.
     
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    I have a funk clip to upload too.

    BTW, he did a killing "Softly." Really burning...must have been 300+.
     
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    That's how the sig Yamaha comes but he uses a Barden bridge IIRC.
     
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    Back in the late 70's when I was going to school in Boston I would go to this bar and hear Mike play with a Japanese trumpeter Tiger Akoshi?? It was mind boggling back then.
     
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    That was great...Mike on vocals :D
     
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    It's funny that I remembered this, but Mike is singing Fannie Mae, an old Buster Brown blues tune. He used to play that with Jaco Pastorius' Word Of Mouth Band, although it was an arrangement with no vocals.
     

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