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Posted by Laurence Diehl, written by Ray Noble


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Size: 2,430kb, uploaded 11/7/2009 1:05:31 PM
Genre: Jazz / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

This was a kinda sleepy big band tune until Charlie Parker got hold of it.

16 comments on “Cherokee”

Rick Woods Says:
Sunday, November 8, 2009 @2:17:10 AM

Absolutely amazing. You sure know how to show the range of music on the banjo. I always enjoy your playing so keep 'em coming.

5stringypsy Says:
Monday, November 9, 2009 @11:30:27 AM

Thats one of my favorite tunes to play on guitar, I never gave it more than a thought on banjo. hehe... I love the way you traversed the B section, man thats so nice... Thank you again Laurence, you are a constant inspiration and I get allot of encouragement from your recordings! (Nice rythm too hehe... ) I've always played that in Bb, I immagine that would not be best suited for banjo, what key are you in??

Flying Eagle Says:
Monday, November 9, 2009 @3:02:23 PM

Excellent playing as usual, Laurence. You are certainly among the finest musicians here on the Hangout. I wish I could get into the jazz groove like that. Simply outstanding. Thanks for contributing. JW

NMD Says:
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 @10:53:15 PM

I'm going to have to figure out how to give your recordings more than five stars . . .
Inspirational, as always, Laurence. How do you conceive this stuff, let alone play it?

joemac Says:
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @12:45:45 AM

Laurence, once again a marvelious job. i love your stuff man and I wish i could break into it, top job.

Laurence Diehl Says:
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @1:35:55 PM


Greg Connor Says:
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 @10:23:22 AM

Laurence....... You are just amazing!

John M. Says:
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @2:27:43 PM

This is a wonderful version of this piece. I love the transition in the middle. Nice job.

Bob Peelstrom Says:
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @1:25:40 PM

Laurence - that ain't the way Earl played it :). Seriously, that's great stuff. You obviously follow the advice I got 45 years ago - "Just have fun with it." If you don't mind a possible summons by the Bluegrass Police, you might want to try "California Girls". Yes - THAT one. I think you'd get a kick out it.
Thanks for brightening my day!
Bob Peelstrom
Meredith, NH

schwimbo Says:
Monday, March 8, 2010 @3:24:58 PM

Very nice bebop first section, and the Scruggs style rendition of the melody was very nice too! I would have liked to hear the rest of the tune in the bebop style, but I guess it is OK if somebody's playing leaves you wanting to hear more

jbraun002 Says:
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @8:15:11 AM

That was awesome. This is exactly how I want to play someday, using the banjo as a force for good in jazz. :)

androo Says:
Sunday, October 17, 2010 @6:23:03 PM

Parker's proud!

jazzbanjoman Says:
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @11:15:50 AM

I enjoyed your solo; it's nice to hear some of Joe Pass' lines. What other jazz players do you listen to whose style works well on the banjo?


Laurence Diehl Says:
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @11:34:36 AM

Stephen - it's just a grab bag - horn players, piano players. This is my favorite JP solo but really, nobody is safe!

dkfitz Says:
Monday, July 8, 2013 @7:24:57 PM

Oh my. I loved that.

The end Says:
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 @12:19:46 PM

Cloudy? In a good way . Nice . Med.

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