>"(Cuong ) Vu's use of electronic repetition devices to expand his solo >trumpeting into huge orchestral sounds." I caught the Pat Metheny group when they came through Santa Cruz. This was an incredible show. Nearly 3 uninterupted hours of really progressive music. This band was able to elicit just about every emotion I can think of. I actually laughed out loud at some of the things they played! I can only remember a few times in my life where music alone made me laugh. Cuong Vu did a short looped trumpet solo which was cool, however it mostly consisted of a semi-long delay with feedback. The loop length and feedback didn't change at all, so while it sounded pretty good, it wasn't entirely interesting from a looping point of view. I felt he could have done A LOT more - especially considering his skill on the trumpet. Actually the solo made me quite uncomfortable for some reason, it sounded kind of like he was being tourtured... (just one of the emotions these musicians were able to elicit, probably on purpose). I highly recomend the show to anyone who enjoys music, there was something for everyone! Jon ps. in other news, apparently Scofield is using a Boss looper now (Show in Oakland, CA over the weekend). _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp.