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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: A more advanced Duke Ellington tune that I think sounds great on the Banjo

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Greenmeat - Posted - 01/26/2019:  02:10:08

The Manhattan Minstrel Eddy Davis playing a great selection from Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's "Far East Suite". I use to love playing this with my old buddies in the band I had at "The Cajun" restaurant in Manhattan. Scott Robison - Conal Fowkes - Orange Kellin - Debbie Kennedy and guest at times "Mr. Spoons" Joe Jones. Davis is playing on his Custom OME 12" head - 17 fret Tenor Banjo.
I keep pushing these more advanced musical compositions because I think they put the Banjo in a more musical setting, with a more advanced harmonic setting. I'm trying to show that the Banjo is a Musical Instrument that can do whatever any other Musical Instrument can do. It seems to be my lot in life to do this for such a wonderful Musical Instrument -- Please bare with me. "The Manhattan Minstrel"

Greenmeat - Posted - 01/26/2019:  02:25:23

Here is the music for Isfahan (from the Far East Suite) by Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington. Eddy Davis

malarz - Posted - 01/26/2019:  03:54:01

Sspeaking as a new and inexperienced and still naive banjo student all I can do is agree with your statement and thank you for sharing your talent and teaching.


Emiel - Posted - 01/26/2019:  06:55:02

Wonderful and beautiful.

pearcemusic - Posted - 01/26/2019:  21:01:55

Thx so much eddy ... ur the best 

davidcava - Posted - 01/27/2019:  05:17:13

Thanks for putting the sheet up Eddy. I'll record it this week.

davidcava - Posted - 01/28/2019:  16:43:40

I haven't picked the banjo up in a few days Eddy, but what other song/tunes do you find unique? Which ones catch you ear at this point in time? I know the more I listen to things, the more my ear changes. Things I didn't like before......become more apparent, and suddenly I really like the "dissonant" tones I'm hearing. Is there such a thing as dissonant?

Greenmeat - Posted - 01/29/2019:  14:29:42

That's what MUSIC is all about -- Dissonant to Consonance -- Unrest to Rest. That's what MUSIC is all about. Eddy

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