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  • Pat Martino!
  • Pat Martino!
  • 1,727 36 6 February, 2019
  • GEORGE BENSON "This Masquerade" [llve] 1976 Smooth Jazz/RnB
  • GEORGE BENSON "This Masquerade" [llve] 1976 Smooth Jazz/RnB
  • 1,372 52 11 March, 2019
  • One a day like this the Genius Jazz guitarist Mr. WES MONTGOMERY was born who influenced on many great guitarists such as George Benson, Pat Martino, Lee Ritenoure, Jimi Hendrix, Larry Carlton, Pat Metheny, Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, David Becker and many jazz greats. Wes Montgomery was an American guitarist who born in March 6, 1923 d. June 15, 1968. He is widely considered one of the major jazz guitarists, emerging after such seminal figures as Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian. Wes Montgomery was certainly one of the most influential and most musical guitarists to ever pick up the instrument, he took the use of Octaves and Chord melodies to a greater level than other guitarists. Instead of using a guitar pick, Montgomery plucked the strings with the fleshy part of his thumb, using downstrokes for single notes and a combination of upstrokes and downstrokes for chords and octaves. Montgomery developed this technique not for technical reasons but to for the benefit his neighbors. He has know for his ability to play Christian's solos note for note and was hired by Lionel Hampton for this ability, and he toured with Lionel Hampton's Orchestra from 1948 to 1950. He also worked with Organist Jimmy Smith and recorded Jimmy & Wes album. He is considered to be a founder of the Smooth Jazz school, and released the " Bumpin' " album in 1965, is an excellent example for that. He also recorded great albums and songs such as "Windy", "Eleanor Rigby", "A Day In Life", and many more. In this video clip Wes performing his biggest hit "WINDY". "Windy" is a pop music song written by Ruthann Friedman and recorded by The Association. Released in 1967, the song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July of that . 🎂🎸
#wesmontgomery #djangoreinhardt #georgebenson #patmetheny #guitarist #jimmysmith #guitars #stevierayvaughan #jimihendrix #jazzstar #jazzman #souljazz #smoothjazz #hardbop #bebop #guitarspotter #guitargod #guitarsdaily #guitarporn #jazzguitar #jazzmaster #jazzguitarist
#greatguitarist #greatmusician #electricguitar #gibsonguitars #gibsonl5 #guitarlegend #guitarsofinstagram 
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  • One a day like this the Genius Jazz guitarist Mr. WES MONTGOMERY was born who influenced on many great guitarists such as George Benson, Pat Martino, Lee Ritenoure, Jimi Hendrix, Larry Carlton, Pat Metheny, Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, David Becker and many jazz greats. Wes Montgomery was an American guitarist who born in March 6, 1923 d. June 15, 1968. He is widely considered one of the major jazz guitarists, emerging after such seminal figures as Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian. Wes Montgomery was certainly one of the most influential and most musical guitarists to ever pick up the instrument, he took the use of Octaves and Chord melodies to a greater level than other guitarists. Instead of using a guitar pick, Montgomery plucked the strings with the fleshy part of his thumb, using downstrokes for single notes and a combination of upstrokes and downstrokes for chords and octaves. Montgomery developed this technique not for technical reasons but to for the benefit his neighbors. He has know for his ability to play Christian's solos note for note and was hired by Lionel Hampton for this ability, and he toured with Lionel Hampton's Orchestra from 1948 to 1950. He also worked with Organist Jimmy Smith and recorded Jimmy & Wes album. He is considered to be a founder of the Smooth Jazz school, and released the " Bumpin' " album in 1965, is an excellent example for that. He also recorded great albums and songs such as "Windy", "Eleanor Rigby", "A Day In Life", and many more. In this video clip Wes performing his biggest hit "WINDY". "Windy" is a pop music song written by Ruthann Friedman and recorded by The Association. Released in 1967, the song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July of that . 🎂🎸
    #wesmontgomery #djangoreinhardt #georgebenson #patmetheny #guitarist #jimmysmith #guitars #stevierayvaughan #jimihendrix #jazzstar #jazzman #souljazz #smoothjazz #hardbop #bebop #guitarspotter #guitargod #guitarsdaily #guitarporn #jazzguitar #jazzmaster #jazzguitarist
    #greatguitarist #greatmusician #electricguitar #gibsonguitars #gibsonl5 #guitarlegend #guitarsofinstagram
    Follow : @hovig_guitar_👍🎸👊
  • 2,561 97 6 March, 2019

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  • - Hey hey! Another #MusicMonday is upon us! Excited to share these as I found myself listening to these albums quite a bit last week.
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First, Kendrick Lamar's early album "Section 80". 'Rigamortus' is probably my favourite track when I'm feeling mega-productive and just hypes me up. Crushing work or other things on the To Do List, you know? Also, especially after trying to really learn a couple of #KendrickLamar joints, I've really come to appreciate how difficult it is to do his material! So hearing this particular track... well, you'll understand.
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The second is from guitar player and vocalist, #IsaiahSharkey. His album, "Love.Life.Live", just gives you feels. 'Get To Your Heart' is my favourite track on this album because I hear so many of my heroes in Isaiah's playing -- especially #GeorgeBenson. You can just tell by the way he plays his lines. #LalahHathaway also guests on this album and she's her usual awesome self! She adds so much richness and texture. The harmonies or chord progressions (and their particular registers/inversions) are so warm and full of colour, and the song takes you from place to place. Probably why I'm a sucker for Ravel or Debussy just because of the warmth a lot of their adagios carry, lol
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Anyway, those are my two picks for the day. Very different, but I've been between those contrasting moods. Happy Monday friends!
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Ps. If you're in Toronto tonight, check out @aboutpractice -- fun way to spend an evening if you're a player or listener!
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#Toronto #Jazz #HipHop
  • - Hey hey! Another #MusicMonday is upon us! Excited to share these as I found myself listening to these albums quite a bit last week.
    .
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    First, Kendrick Lamar's early album "Section 80". 'Rigamortus' is probably my favourite track when I'm feeling mega-productive and just hypes me up. Crushing work or other things on the To Do List, you know? Also, especially after trying to really learn a couple of #KendrickLamar joints, I've really come to appreciate how difficult it is to do his material! So hearing this particular track... well, you'll understand.
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    The second is from guitar player and vocalist, #IsaiahSharkey . His album, "Love.Life.Live", just gives you feels. 'Get To Your Heart' is my favourite track on this album because I hear so many of my heroes in Isaiah's playing -- especially #GeorgeBenson . You can just tell by the way he plays his lines. #LalahHathaway also guests on this album and she's her usual awesome self! She adds so much richness and texture. The harmonies or chord progressions (and their particular registers/inversions) are so warm and full of colour, and the song takes you from place to place. Probably why I'm a sucker for Ravel or Debussy just because of the warmth a lot of their adagios carry, lol
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    Anyway, those are my two picks for the day. Very different, but I've been between those contrasting moods. Happy Monday friends!
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    Ps. If you're in Toronto tonight, check out @aboutpractice -- fun way to spend an evening if you're a player or listener!
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    #Toronto #Jazz #HipHop
  • 15 0 2 hours ago
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今夜は新宿のバーで知り合った
ドラマーの吉成さん
@yoshinarihideo 
が組んだクロスオーバーバンドの
ライブの幕間DJ
🎧
#bobjames #crusaders
#georgebenson #福村博 
#marlenashaw #deodato
#groverwashingtonjr 
BBOYにも優しいこのへんの名曲を
ライブで聴ける幸せ🙌
🎧
今回はタンテがないので久々にデータで
クロスオーバー混ぜつつ
黒めに寄せつつ
00年代以降の解釈も入れつつ
キャッチーめにあれしたら
意外と反応もあってよかった
🎧
#新宿 #crossover
  • :
    🎧
    今夜は新宿のバーで知り合った
    ドラマーの吉成さん
    @yoshinarihideo
    が組んだクロスオーバーバンドの
    ライブの幕間DJ
    🎧
    #bobjames #crusaders
    #georgebenson #福村博
    #marlenashaw #deodato
    #groverwashingtonjr
    BBOYにも優しいこのへんの名曲を
    ライブで聴ける幸せ🙌
    🎧
    今回はタンテがないので久々にデータで
    クロスオーバー混ぜつつ
    黒めに寄せつつ
    00年代以降の解釈も入れつつ
    キャッチーめにあれしたら
    意外と反応もあってよかった
    🎧
    #新宿 #crossover
  • 20 2 17 March, 2019
  • The 2nd half of the Taylor-Wakenius UK Tour starts tomorrow...
Mon - Morecambe, Platform 
Tue - Portardawe Arts Centre 
Wed - Eastleigh, Concord Club
Thur - Poole, The Lighthouse
Fri - Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn
  • The 2nd half of the Taylor-Wakenius UK Tour starts tomorrow...
    Mon - Morecambe, Platform
    Tue - Portardawe Arts Centre
    Wed - Eastleigh, Concord Club
    Thur - Poole, The Lighthouse
    Fri - Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn
  • 161 3 17 March, 2019
  • Korean Made Sharp SA-1000 Intigrated Amp with SQ-1000 Stereo Graphic Equalizer
  • Korean Made Sharp SA-1000 Intigrated Amp with SQ-1000 Stereo Graphic Equalizer
  • 44 4 17 March, 2019
  • #レコード #nowplaying #georgebenson
🎵George Benson - Turn Your Love Around
George Benson81年リリースベスト盤収録のシティメロウグルーヴ名曲。Jay Graydonプロデュースの後期を代表する80sアーバンダンサー。
  • #レコード #nowplaying #georgebenson
    🎵George Benson - Turn Your Love Around
    George Benson81年リリースベスト盤収録のシティメロウグルーヴ名曲。Jay Graydonプロデュースの後期を代表する80sアーバンダンサー。
  • 82 2 17 March, 2019