RIP, Walter Becker

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RIP, Walter Becker

Post by vvv » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:37 am

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I mix with olive juice.

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Re: RIP, Walter Becker

Post by kslight » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:47 am

Coincidentally, just went up north a few weeks ago to start a cover of Do It Again (not my idea..).

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Re: RIP, Walter Becker

Post by markjazzbassist » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:13 am

a sad day, one of my favorite bands. i saw them live twice and they were impeccable. just the consummate musicians and they always hired the best guys/girls. their studio recordings are benchmarks for recording fidelity (or sterility in regards to gaucho if you will). just finished donalds book, great read.

thankfully donald has been doing the solo thing for a while so i hope he keeps going and i can catch him.

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Re: RIP, Walter Becker

Post by vvv » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:30 am

I caught 'em a cuppla years ago at The Chicago Theater (front row balcony) and was amazed at the virtuosity of the entire band. I had the impression that night that Becker was capable of ripping, but he stayed tasty.
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Re: RIP, Walter Becker

Post by markjazzbassist » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:28 pm

vvv wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:30 am
I caught 'em a cuppla years ago at The Chicago Theater (front row balcony) and was amazed at the virtuosity of the entire band. I had the impression that night that Becker was capable of ripping, but he stayed tasty.
when on guitar he was always just doing the tasty thing. jon herrington their usual lead player is the "ripper" guy. walter actual played bass on their early stuff, his switch to guitar was later on. some of his bass work is excellent. i much prefer his bass playing (granted i'm a bassist :lol: )

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