My most recent, long-term, go-to music...


Greetings...I truly hope this day finds you well.

I’m a guitar player...So I tend to gravitate to guitar centric music. My main go-to CD that I play, particularly to test speaker systems after I repair them is Lee Ritenour’s "Six String Theory". It’s a collection of phenomenal musicians that play tracks from acoustic solo to Be-Bop to Blues to near Heavy Metal. It will surely give your system a showcase of it’s capabilities.

Next up is an absolute masterpiece of music from one of my favorites of all time, the four CD album, "These Days" by Vince Gill. Vince took a huge risk with this project and ended up winning a Grammy for for it. The absolute pinnacle of his career. As you might know...He’s now playing with The Eagles after the passing of Glenn Frey.

For swing and big band there are two supremely entertaining live recordings that I absolutely love.
The first is "Live At The Sands, Frank Sinatra with The Count Basie Orchestra". The disc itself is little on the bright side, but the recording engineers really captured the feel of the room, show, audience...and that amazing Count Basie orchestra...1965. I was fortunate enough to have seen Tony Bennet at the Sands with my parents in the 1970s before it was demolished. The history of that place is pretty amazing. The House That Frank Built.

The second one is in the same category..."The Rat Pack, Live At The Sands". Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr. My copy of this on CD is actually a better quality recording than the previous mention. Supremely entertaining recording of three guys that truly loved each other in a time that paid no attention to being politically correct...1963.

Two live recordings that deserve mention happen to both be with Peter Frampton. "Humble Pie, Live At the Fillmore", and "Frampton Comes Alive". The recording engineers really knew what they were doing back then.

Have a fine musical day!
edgewound
Nice. Had to look them up.  Just Ordered Vince.  Thanks
If you like the Vince Gill, You’d probably like "Will The Circle Be Unbroken"  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Cut in 72 (I think) lots of old timers on it. good stuff.

BTW, I saw Frampton Comes Alive concert is a small venue arena. Maybe 1500-2000 there. It was one of the best concerts I have seen and I have seen many. I was a big Humble Pie fan also back then. 
As a fellow guitarist what do you think of Nils Lofgen, Earl Klugh and Micheal Hedges material? There are so many great artists around that we are fortunate to live in such an age.🎶
"Live At The Sands, Frank Sinatra with The Count Basie Orchestra".

edgewood-
Check out Frank and the Count on this, if you don’t have it already.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Might_as_Well_Be_Swing
Martini time.

Vince Gill is a guitar player. He can let loose if he wants to.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbwkIkq3N8k

That's how a Telecaster is played!




As a fellow guitarist what do you think of Nils Lofgen, Earl Klugh and Micheal Hedges material? There are so many great artists around that we are fortunate to live in such an age.🎶



Most definitely. I don't have any Nils or Hedges, but I do have some Klugh. All great players.

"Live At The Sands, Frank Sinatra with The Count Basie Orchestra".

edgewood-
Check out Frank and the Count on this, if you don’t have it already.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Might_as_Well_Be_Swing
Martini time.

Vince Gill is a guitar player. He can let loose if he wants to.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbwkIkq3N8k

That's how a Telecaster is played!
I have that on DVD...I've been to a few Vince Gill concerts, and he was what prompted me to see the Eagles for the first time a couple years ago at The Forum in Los Angeles. He, alone, has more Grammys than the entire Eagles combined. I think his vocal range makes Timothy B. Schmidt a bit intimidated. There's a YouTube of him doing an impromptu sit-in with an Eagles tribute band, singing "I Can't Tell You Why" reading the lyrics from a cheat sheet...and just tearing it up. Amazing singer and guitar player. He's good friends with that guy named Chet Atkins.

Great stuff...Thanks!!
Vince, Amy and Will.
Nice while it lasted.

  https://www.al.com/entertainment/2012/03/vince_gill_will_owsley_montgom.html
Beautiful. Thanks for that. I have Guitar Slinger. 
I got "These Days" in mint condition at Goodwill for $.99 last year.
egdewound

Excellent musical selections- You are a guitar player!
Excellent suggestions as above. Enjoy the Music!

Happy Listening!
roxy544,011 posts04-23-2021 9:10pmI got "These Days" in mint condition at Goodwill for $.99 last year.
That's quite the bargain! It's a timeless collection, and a deep sampling of his talent. The duets with the ladies are awesome...especially with Diana Krall.
Thank you! Keeps me sane!

jafant
13,333 posts
04-23-2021 9:26pm
egdewound

Excellent musical selections- You are a guitar player!
Excellent suggestions as above. Enjoy the Music!

Happy Listening!
Guitar players....

As a player myself, I get a kick out of these videos of players sitting in  with this guy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AfgksocEQo
watch  Georges  chord choices all over the fretboard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZz9UFqNPxk
"Stevie" is on another level


@tablejockey 

Good stuff, indeed.