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June 2, 2019 at 10:30 am #134556
This is my attempt at EP289 with EP139, two jazzy lessons I really like.
June 2, 2019 at 10:38 am #134561
Brian, what can I say but flawless. Those two numbers were well matched for a relaxing atmosphere on Sunday afternoon. If you’d had a brushed snare and a double bass accompanying, you could have charged for the privilege of listening.
June 2, 2019 at 10:55 am #134567
Outstanding performance, Brian. Smooth and mellow all the way on two jazz pieces played back to back. And, with not a single mistake. A very enjoyable set that kept my interest all the way. I agree with Richard completely on this! Thanks for submitting these!!
June 2, 2019 at 11:19 am #134586
Very accomplished and a real nice tone top stuff
June 2, 2019 at 12:02 pm #134607
That was very emotional, Brian. The sound and groove was very pleasant.
June 2, 2019 at 12:32 pm #134622
Ditto on what all the others said… this could be an advertisement for Fender!! Flawless, pleasing to the ears and MAN YOUR TONE IS TO DIE FOR!! Thanks for sharing.
June 2, 2019 at 12:56 pm #134632
Two beautiful melodies played flawlessly. You could put out an album, Brian plays Brian. Just wonderful!
June 2, 2019 at 1:58 pm #134665
Nicely played with a lovely tone, well done
June 2, 2019 at 2:08 pm #134674
I am laying back and enjoy it.
June 2, 2019 at 7:20 pm #134777
Wow, Brian. This sounds like a pro (yes, a pro) demonstrating how a Fender blackface amp can sound so beautiful with the clean tone of a Strat and with a tremolo. I tried the first one and it wasn’t easy, but you played it flawlessly (again with a pure heavenly tone). Very very nice.
June 2, 2019 at 7:43 pm #134782
Beautifully played, Brian. Your strat sounded gorgeous. I’m curious about the guitar. It looks like a vintage style with a tinted neck, not your typical strat. Is it a Fender custom shop?
June 3, 2019 at 2:00 am #134864
Hi John. Thanks for your kind remarks. The Strat is a vintage ’62 model but not Custom Shop. I bought it in 1998 one day on my lunch break from the office when I was just looking round the guitar shops and I thought she looked so beautiful hanging on the wall there was no way I was leaving without her! The Fiesta Red colour is prettier I think than the slightly orange appearance in the video. I believe Fender’s current 60s reissue is a ’65 but the 62 has an advantage I think in using the rosewood slab board rather than the curved rosewood veneer they adopted in the mid 60s. It is very different in feel of course from a modern American Strat.
June 3, 2019 at 1:31 am #134853
Many thanks to all the above for your generous comments. Much appreciated!
June 3, 2019 at 3:16 pm #134903
Super clean – beautiful playing Brian! I really enjoyed this.
June 4, 2019 at 12:56 am #135011
That was great. I played 139 a couple of years ago, but had forgotten about it. I think you gave a lovely, soulful rendition of it. As others have said, the tone from your Strat is just gorgeous.
June 4, 2019 at 9:10 pm #135094
Brian, I sure enjoyed that. I could listen to your super-clean playing all day long. Thanks for the great post.
June 5, 2019 at 1:35 pm #135135
Very clever of you to sneak in two lessons in one take, Brian 😉 Your playing and the tone were just superb, I could listen to this all day!
June 5, 2019 at 2:37 pm #135140
Thank you Brian, Duffy, Gary and Jola for your kind comments.
June 8, 2019 at 7:39 pm #135328
Hi Brian, I read you, a very lovely soft bluesy jazz composition.. the second lesson awesome as well.. both executed professionally! enjoyed both your takes very much, sound /tone recording perfect my friend!!
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