few songs that are taken from live jams with friends.
Down And Out
is a cover song
that Eric Clapton and Duane Allman really
nailed on the Layla album. Here it is just a jam tune done live
out rather well. Sadly the origional vocals were not
and so I had to do the vocals that have some unintentional lyrical
changes in post production but the other vocalist was also nammed
Mark (and he has a better voice) so catch him and his wife Judy
on the Reeling In the years track also on this page . This has
'killer' keyboards by Gregg Dye and Drums by Patrick McVeigh and myself
on post-production added vocals du to mess up in the live recording.
Reelin' In The Years
Dan recorded Reelin' In The Years and it became a classic. Here
we have a live recording from 1999 with Mark and Judy Dye on vocals,
Gregg Dye on keyboards, Armando Iturralde on bass, Patrick McVeigh on
drums and myself on guitar.
Sunshine Of Your Love
is a 3-piece live jam of the Cream classic with no overdubs just raw
We have Armando on Bass, Patrick on drums
with myself on guitar and vocals so forgive me as the lyrics are not
accurate but the tune turned out instrumentally well so here we
An exert of a totally improvised and non-rehursed jam
middle of the Steely Dan song titled Josie.
Here Gregg is doing the keyboards and covering for Bass while
Patrick is on drums and again, I'm on the guitar.
the melodic Santana tune that has a nice jam within.
I place this here because the jam is a very fine example of totally
improvised 'call'. Well into the recording near 5:50 into it I
'reply' to Gregs little licks live for perhaps 30 seconds with
similarly phrased notes. To a musician this is the most fulfiling
of interaction possible is live jams. Totally live
interactive jaming and I treasure this sort of interaction perhaps
above all else in live jams and I suspect this is our only recorded
example of this but agian ... priceless. We have Armando on Bass,
Gregg Dye on 'Stellar' Piano, and Patrick on drums
with myself on guitar. These are my true 'buds' in music. I
should note that Gregg really does not realize it but his 'total
connection' to the ability to hear things then directly translate to
the keys is nothing short of amazoing and I would give all if I could
obtain that level of connection to my instrument