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Offline LooseChange

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« on: August 30, 2005, 04:20:26 PM »
This week I'm listening to Robben Ford... CD - "The Inside Story".
His tone is awesome.. Parker Guitar Company: Send him a loaner!

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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2005, 09:44:24 PM »
I got to tell you I have been listening and bought two DVDs of his and I am disappointed. His tone is terrific and it seems like half of the guys on The Gear Page want a Dumble clone to sound like Robin. His technique is amazing he plays so cleanly so perfectly will he ever make a mistake? I doubt it. But you know what it all leaves me a little cold. There isn't any risk in his playing it is too good, too clean, too polished. I do recognize his accomplishments but I would much rather watch SRV, Vai or EVH. McLaughlin, Shawn Lane, Reeves Gabriel or David Mason all ply with so much heart that you wonder will they pull it off can they do it. I won't mention his singing which gives white men a bad name who sing the blues. [^]

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Offline quakenut

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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2005, 12:30:33 AM »
I've always loved Robben Ford's playing. I'm partial to his early 80's material when he was more in his fusion phase (a la The Yellowjackets) as opposed to the purely Blues material he so favors in these later years. I had the privilege of seeing him several times in the early and mid 80's with Russell Ferrante on keys; great fusion tunes and soulful expressionism; a big influence for me. I too am not a fan of his singing, but the great thing about those gigs I attended was that they were mostly instrumental.
 

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Offline Rozz

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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2005, 02:38:33 PM »
I got to play with Robben Ford when I went to G.I.T., he was one of the instructors there in 1983-84.  He plays with more feel then people give him credit for.  As far as his blues...he may not be an SRV, but he's well respected in the blues genre as one of the best in inovative jazz blues fusion.  I've learned a lot of great licks from Robben.  Those in doubt check him out live somewhere, and get some of The Yellow Jackets or Tom Scott and The LA Express stuff from the 70s and 80s.

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