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Re: do they know?

At 12:11 PM 12/22/2005, daniel stevenson wrote:
>needs to go loopy...and make an album of it.
>steve via                           ottmarr liebert
>joe satriani                        jeff beck
>adrian legg                        adam jones

don't know about them.

>al demiola

I demoed the EDP to him at NAMM many years ago. (there's a whole funny 
story to go with that, ask me some time.) He was mildly interested but I 
never heard that he got into it.

>                         mark mothersbro


>kieth jarret

no idea

>                         david bowie

Bowie, I can't imagine it. Many of his guitar players I can, and they 
Not sure about the other band members.

>ed van halen                     stanley jordan

Both of them own EDP's, unless they sold them. I don't know how they use 

>david gilmore                     trent renzor


>mark knofler


Notice there is no 'p' in it. Please keep it that way.

>kirk hammet

also an EDP owner, if he still has them. I think he is waiting for James 
give him permission to use it.

>marty friedman

record a bazillion pointless notes. overdub a bazillion more. my head 

>                   ad rock
>billy corigan

no idea.

>don vito

you mean the guy from viva la bam? Absolutely, he needs to start looping.

>cecil taylor

interestingly, Oscar Peterson has used loopers. No idea about Cecil Taylor 

>les claypool

Les uses looping in live shows all the time now. he uses some pedal for 
loops, but I'm not sure what. His looping is mostly very simple (at least 
what I've seen/heard).

>neil young

don't see it.

>danny elfman



keenan? ferguson?

Good stuff, Maynard.

>bobby mcferrin

I'm tempted to agree. But on the other hand he seems to cover a lot of 
ground without it. It's like wondering what Tuck Andress would do with a 
looper. He fills all available space already, why would he need/desire it?

>mickey hart

no idea. But Bob Weir has a pair of EDP's. I don't know what he does with 
them though. Rob Wasserman also.

>jr brown
>if ya know about any of these folks looping,send a link.
>your pal,  gout boy"owww my pedals"

Maybe some of the others you list are looping also but I don't know, I 
happened to be more privy to people who owned EDP's over the years.

However like Claude, I doubt that any of these folks are going to do 
anything revolutionary with looping. They may be amazing musicians, but 
they have their voice already, established long ago. Maybe some will turn 
their music in a loopy direction and do something remarkable, but most 
likely not.

On the other hand, we have amazing (yet less famous) musicians today in 
present revolutionizing the whole concept of looping with new techniques 
and ideas. Looping is a part of their voice and their music down to the 
core. Pay attention to them, they are defining the future right now.

Nostalgia is fun, we all enjoy it sometimes. But I think if you lose 
yourself in the past you will miss the extraordinary stuff happening today 
in the present. From what I can tell, genius is happening all the time.


Kim Flint                     | Looper's Delight
kflint@loopers-delight.com    | http://www.loopers-delight.com