The Manhattan Minstrel Eddy Davis playing a tune for all you "BEBOP" banjoists. Here's Charlie Parker's great little old tune "Yardbird Suite". All the young "Bopists" from today come from Charlie - What they don't remember is Charlie knew the stuff that came before "Charlie" and how he got there. Please enjoy. Davis is playing on his Custom OME 12" head - 17 fret Tenor Banjo. Let's all play this fun little tune - I'll help if you ask? Eddy
Well, Sir, that is a masterful performance of a tune I’ve heard hundreds of times. Your analysis and breakdown of it has me hearing all of Charlie Parker’s musical influences. He really did know the jazz musical hsitory and you certainly know it,too.
Thanks, as always,, for so generously sharing your music with us.
When are you going to have a jazz banjo workshop in NYC? Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn might be a good place to have it.
Hey all, Conal and I plus Clarinetist Orange Kellin (from New Orleans) are off for the weekend in Tucson to play a Birthday party for the intellect Noam Chomsky. So I won't be on line for a few days. Woody said give Noam his best. I quote " One intellect to another". I hope some of you put up a video while I'm away. Eddy "A Minstrel"
It would be a real undertaking to try to get any where near what Laurence and Doub could do with it. They're many light years beyond my embryonic noodling. I'm better off just leaving the banjo in the case and daydreaming. Sure would like to hear you take this on the five string some time.
I have rust on my 5 string Paul. Why would you want to sound anywhere near Laurence or Doub? Music is about individuality, and I'd love to hear your version. I love your music....outstanding. If we all sounded alike.....not that any of us do here....it would be a damn boring place.
I'm sorry to hear your 5-string has gotten rusty, especially with your talent and world class ability on that instrument: a gift that puts you in a small minority of extraordinary players IMO. I hope you'll rediscover the 5-string in a whole new light-----a light which you already possess.