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Re: livelooping article for guitar magazine...
> i would disagree w/ the frisell not being "innovative". his
> disfarmer disc and his live double disc from a few yrs ago had some
> great stuff on there. and when i saw him live 2 yrs ago, his little
> 2 min looping thing had people scratching their heads-it was a great
Let me clarify, I think Bill Frissell is a tremendously innovative
musician , and having seem him play since the first time I caught him
with Tiger's Baku at Pooh's Pub in Boston in 1978 and seen him
recently as well, his looping moments are always musical and
brilliant. I'm talking about the extended techniques that the EDP and
a bit later the Electrix repeater offered, and that are available in
one form or another along with a bunch of other cool editing features
on the Looperlative and various software platforms . But maybe its
splitting hairs a bit, but a guy like David Torn really has employed
those techniques whereas Frissell has somewhat scratched the surface.
Someone mentioned Andre Lafosse, who was very innovative in his self
described turntablist guitar approach, I found more inspiration
watching him in the couple of gigs we shared than any of the more
established names mentioned thus far, and that goes for several
musicians on this list as well, guitarists and non guitarists alike.