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Jul 30, 2018 - 9:35:31 AM
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1109 posts since 4/8/2009

I love to do these tunes that the "Jazz World" so respects and no one plays them on the Banjo. They are beautiful "highly respected" tunes and to me they sound Beautiful on the Banjo. So I play them for that reason and for the respect of the "Banjo as a Musical Instrument".
"The Manhattan Minstrel" Eddy Davis playing a SOLO instrumental version of the Jazz Standard Ballad written by Famed Trumpeter Thad Jones in 1969. (Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra) Lyrics were added later by Alex Wilder. It has been recorded by many including Tony Bennett and the great Pianist "Bill Evans". Davis is playing his Custom OME 12' head - 17 fret neck Tenor Banjo. Eddy


Jul 30, 2018 - 10:38:31 AM
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banjopaolo

Italy

1087 posts since 11/6/2008

Great tune and great rendition in fuor string, not so easy!
Thank You Eddy for sharing with is your mastery!

Jul 30, 2018 - 10:44:15 AM
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malarz

USA

251 posts since 1/5/2007

Thanks, Eddy! I’m ready to contribute to a fund to get you into a recording studio for a solo recording.  Anyone else?

 

Ken

Jul 30, 2018 - 11:43:23 AM
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CGDA

Italy

1828 posts since 1/4/2009

Although Eddy has widely demonstrated that he can play any kind of music on his instrument alone, the proposal I would prefer is to record a new CD / DVD of his legendary quartet: Eddy - bjo and voc, Conal pno and voc ... yes there are four parts in that line up! That project would really worth a crowdfunding and I'd give my contribution for sure!

Jul 30, 2018 - 5:33:28 PM

1661 posts since 9/12/2016

I love the dynamic control you have on that tremolo,smooth . It is almost one solid sustain sound ,such as a horn or bowed instrument.

Jul 31, 2018 - 3:07:32 AM

banjopaolo

Italy

1087 posts since 11/6/2008

I think that a solo cd by Eddy would be a gift from God!

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