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1 Virgil Donati @ Iridium on Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:59 pm

Have not been going to shows lately as my disposable income has decreased considerably and I have had to cut way back, BUT I finally got to see Virgil live - he does not come to NY very often so I have never had the opportunity to see him play.

To say he is a phenomenal player is an understatement. Here is a live stream of the first set, which I attended. The second set is up their also. Normally I go to both sets, but as I said, I'm cutting back.

Got to speak with him before the show and took a photo and asked for his sticks for the collection which he gave me after the set. Very nice guy. The band were all excellent players: http://www.livestream.com/iridiumlive/video?clipId=pla_1166cdfc-0dee-4a1b-8d37-d91fc40bb182&utm_source=lslibrary&utm_medium=ui-thumb

See what you think !




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2 Re: Virgil Donati @ Iridium on Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:15 pm

Those pricey Barbara Streisand and meet and greet
tickets take their toll after awhile, say what, Ted?  

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3 Re: Virgil Donati @ Iridium on Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:43 pm


I will have FOUR chances to see Virgil perform
Live, in concert in August and September.
Outside of a couple of clinics I have never seen
Virg perform live.

Two shows in S.F., one show in Oakland and
one in Santa Cruz.  I plan to make at least two
of those shows.  The added bonus is he will
be performing with the Allan Holdsworth trio.
Jimmy Haslip will be on bass.

I'm really looking forward to this.   Virgil has surely
taken the concept of drumming to a different plain

This will be very interesting and enlightening, finally
getting to see the Virg work within a collective.

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4 Re: Virgil Donati @ Iridium on Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:43 am

Glad you finally got to see him, Ted.
He's a wonderful player and guy. A
great influence in today's wild arena
but I think I am not stretching in saying
that he is one of the greatest, for me.

I hope to catch up with him and every
one again in the future.


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