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"
Here is the music for Isfahan (from the Far East Suite) by Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington. Eddy Davis
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.
Wonderful and beautiful.
Thx so much eddy ... ur the best
Thanks for putting the sheet up Eddy. I'll record it this week.
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?
That's what MUSIC is all about -- Dissonant to Consonance -- Unrest to Rest. That's what MUSIC is all about. Eddy
'Bent tailpiece hook' 12 min
'Just looking' 2 hrs