"The Manhattan Minstrel" Eddy Davis playing a Tutorial on a Coltrane song -- BUT, watch out for the BANJO POLICE. It is performed on Davis' Custom OME 12' head - 17 fret neck Tenor Banjo. Hide -- here they come ----------------------------
Eddy, I love you, man. Keep stretching these young fellas to expand the tenor horizons.
I just popped in to say hello to my old 4-string friends. I've been away from the banjo for a few years, but recently bought an English zither banjo...so I'm slowly getting sucked back into the banjo. I hope everyone is well. See you around!
Eddy Davis and Rob Mckillop , you two are so tasteful in your playing. Separating you from the bangers. Rob, do you still have the Deering Eagle 2 tenor? I have a chance to possibly buy one, and your thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Jim
Cheers, Jim. Sadly the answer is no. I sold it long ago. It seems to be impossible for me to stick with an instrument longer than just a few years. I'm sure it's a failing on my part, but I just keep moving on, for better or worse. I'm resigned to it now. So much music, so little time.
As to the Deering Eagle II tenor, if I could buy it again I would do so in a heart beat. A very refined banjo, and beautifully put together. I loved mine while my inner compass was pointing in that direction.
I can't think of any higher praise, though unworthy, than to be placed in the same category as the great Manhattan Minstrel. You are on a much higher level, my friend! A constant inspiration, and a true gentleman. Live long and prosper!
Awesome Eddy !!! I love this tune and play it daily .... I’ve spent hours and hours just playing those changes. It can be intoxicating!! Of course, I sound killer at slow speeds ... the faster it gets, the worse I sound. ??