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  1. Brian Bromberg on electric basses (no guitars were used in this recording) with Vinnie Colaiuta on drums.
  2. An amazing bass line in it's simplicity! A work of pure genius!
  3. It's about 8 years old and it's both active and passive (I practically don't use the later option). It's actually a cheap (but with lots of possibilities) guitar pedal board. I sometimes use it with bass guitar (don't have an electric guitar at the moment, just an acoustic Ibanez). I agree. It's also connected to some degree with kind of music you want to play. I play diverse stuff but seem to have most fun with funk oriented grooves with some improvisation so I chose Marcus Miller signature series which IMO sounds great in a repertoire like this. The two way bass combo you see on the photo is the closest I could get to EBS (used by MM for years) sound at a fraction of EBS sound (IMO much better sounding than cheap EBS or Ampeg) - it's the kind of bass sound I also like in home audio systems - fast, precise, with immediate 'start' and 'stop' factor. The guitar sounds dynamic and bright (it's used not only by funk or jazz oriented musicians but also by heavy metal ones because one can easily hear the instrument in the 'dense' mix), you can play it with real ease.. It's not produced anymore, Marcus Miller has signed up with Sire some years ago, these bases sell for about half of Fender MM price, haven't heard them. I'm very happy with the instrument, I wish the bass player was better The most importantly however he has lots of fun IME the feeling of getting deep into a 'groove' can't be compared with anything else, even if the bassist's skills are far from professional level.. As for 'bass music' recommendation I obviously won't be able to resist..: Here - playing John Coltrane piece.
  4. No reggae song has been posted yet. Until the philosophy Which hold one race superior and another Inferior Is finally And permanently Discredited And abandoned Everywhere is war Me say war That until there no longer First class and second class citizens of any nation Until the color of a man's skin Is of no more significance than the color of his eyes Me say war That until the basic human rights Are equally guaranteed to all Without regard to race Dis a war That until that day The dream of lasting peace, World citizenship Rule of international morality Will remain in but a fleeting illusion to be pursued, But never attained Now everywhere is war War And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes That hold our brothers in Angola In Mozambique South Africa Sub-human bondage Have been toppled Utterly destroyed Well, everywhere is war Me say war War in the east War in the west War up north War down south War war Rumors of war And until that day, The African continent Will not know peace, We Africans will fight we find it necessary And we know we shall win As we are confident In the victory Of good over evil Good over evil, yeah Good over evil Good over evil, yeah Good over evil
  5. Learned (to some degree..) to play bass in my forties, so I understand you very well. My beauty:
  6. One of the best Page-Plant string quartets.
  7. Surprisingly there's no cat in this video.. Ok, let's get serious - E. Kissin's encore.
  8. Album of the afternoon - the classic I haven't listened to for a long time. AP SACD
  9. He was mentioned earlier by me. I think we all agree he was an important conductor. Actually in a moment I'll start watching the BBC 'Karajan's Magic and Myth' documentary. Seems interesting.
  10. Maybe because K is reserved for great German conductors - e.g. Kleiber, Klemperer. I think that after over three decades that Karajan spent in Berlin conducting BP we can regard him as ..almost German too
  11. Forgot to add ''. Of course my attitude to this kitschy phenomenon is the same.
  12. OTOH, If you choose the right classical music business model.. Andre Rieu Surpasses $550 Million in Touring Grosses, Has Played to Nearly 6 Million Fans Well, these are grosses of course. The result (much more impressive than Prius isn't it): Up to that point he drove S65 AMG (also more impressive than Toyota I guess). IMO his Maastricht castle is ..also more impressive than Prius
  13. Not only. I actually googled it yesterday (!): http://www.karajan.co.uk/cars.html
  14. Enjoying some light, sunny baroque piano on a cold, cloudy day. My favorite performance. 16-44
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