Many of my guitar friends would always mention Miles Davis and how he influenced so many fusion players. The first Miles Davis recording I picked up was Kind Of Blue. I was again floored, how some on could get a killer tone out of a Trumpet and make such simple music groove so hard. Below is some history on the Legendary Miles davis.
Miles Davis (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer was Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Davis was at the forefront of almost every major development in jazz from World War II to the 1990s: Miles Davis played on various early bebop records and recorded one of the first cool jazz records; Miles Davis was partially responsible for the development of hard bop and modal jazz, and both jazz-funk and jazz fusion arose from his work with other musicians in the late 1960s and early 1970s; and his final album blended jazz and rap. Many leading jazz musicians made their names in Davis's groups, including pianist Herbie Hancock, saxophonist John Coltrane, saxophonist Kenny Garrett, and guitarist John McLaughlin.
On March 13, 2006 Davis was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has also been inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame, Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame, and Down Beat's Jazz Hall of Fame. Davis's influences included late 1960s acid rock and funk artists such as Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown and Jimi Hendrix.
Essential Miles Davis recordings: Kind of Blue,'Round About Midnight,Bitches Brew,My Funny Valentine,Tutu,E.S.P., We Want Miles.
For more on the Legendary Miles Davis, Clips of CD's and Video's.
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My good Friends Tom Anderson (founder of Anderson Guitars), Roy and staff build some of best Guitars in todays market...
Tom, Roy and Staff spend countless hours listening, testing, and playing their line of instruments (They really do this--and They like it). The process begins with the creation of the most precise and comfortable bodies and necks possible. They accomplish this by choosing only the finest and most beautiful woods from select lumber mills. There design and manufacturing process utilizes the best of both old and new world craftsmanship. Ground breaking computer-aided technology is used to achieve the most exacting tolerances found in the guitar industry, while the fine-detail woodwork and beautiful finish-sanding are done by the hands of a master.
What does this all mean? It means a guitar of unparalleled quality, and no matter which model of Anderson you choose, you are getting that same level of excellence.
Tom Anderson Guitars clients include: Brad Whitford-Aerosmith,Brent Rowan-Nashville Studio,Carlos Santana,Clint Black,Dann Huff-Giant, Nashville Studio,Danny Parks-Nashville Studio,Don Felder-Eagles,Glenn Frey-Eagles,Keith Richards,Kirk Hammet-Metallica,Michael Landau- James Taylor, Buring Water, LA Studio;Michael Thompson-Faith Hill, Baby Face, L.A Studio;Tim Pierce-Rick Springfield, Toy Matinee... Just to name a few.
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I talked with Ted Weber and have e-mailed him many times when I was searching for Speakers. Ted was a very cool person and full of insight on the tones I was after. Ted came up with a formula that would become a huge part of my signature tone. We started with Chicago 60w 12's and Thame 60w 12's. From there Ted added his Magic to the Voice coils, Cones and whatever else that was needed. The end result was Magic! I use a combo of the Weber Chicago's and Thames, which I call Customs in my Marshall 4X12 Cabs, 2 Thames in my 2x12 Addrock Cab and a combo of Chicago and Thame in my Vincenzo 2X12 Cab.
The tune Move On you hear on my music link is all Ted Weber Speakers and cabs above through my Bogner XTC 101b. I have used Ted Weber Speakers for a very long time and won't change anything.
RIP Ted and thanks so much for the ear candy!
Chris "Nashvillerocker" DiMella
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Eventide PitchFactor! I never leave home with out it..
Nov 21, 2019
If I had to take one effect with me it would be the Eventide PitchFactor Pedal. I have had the PitchFactor since it came out. Eventide always listen to players ...
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By NY Times: Trump Proposes Eliminating the Arts and Humanities Endowments
"A deep fear came to pass for many artists, museums, and cultural organizations nationwide early Thursday morning when President Trump, in his first federal budget plan, proposed eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
President Trump also proposed scrapping the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a key revenue source for PBS and National Public Radio stations, as well as the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars."
— NY Times
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What can I say about Jay Graydon. He has done so much for me, Thanks aren't enough.
Between the late 60s and the late 70s Jay played on practically every "A" list session in Los Angeles, acquiring a glowing reputation as an ace studio guitarist/ solo specialist on numerous albums with Barbara Streisand, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, The Jackson Five, Cheap Trick, Christopher Cross, Ray Charles, Cher, Joe Cocker, Marvin Gaye, Hall & Oates, Olivia Newton-John, and Albert King just to name a few.
you will find everything about this twice Grammy awarded (Best R&B songs) and 12 times Grammy nominated (among the top 5 finalists) Los Angeles top songwriter, recording artist, guitarist, producer, engineer, and more. To check out Jay's killer gear, studio, CD's and happening projects.
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