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Suss' Soundscapes

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101Suss' Soundscapes - Page 5 Empty Re: Suss' Soundscapes Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:49 pm



Its okay Alex... that was just a jam session with cats I hadn't seen in 39 years. We gathered in New York City specifically to just reunite.

The track records for each individual are extensive... however the conga player and guitar player on the right worked with Donny Hathaway and I. The guitar player on the left shared time with me when I was between tours:

... we recorded the bass player's song "Bonnies' Gorilla" in Chinatown/NYC on a 4 track tape recorder with nothing more than an open room microphone.

The Keyboardist (singing the song) is a very close friend of mine along with everyone else.

It was a great reunion.

Someone wrote on Facebook that we look like the poster geriatrics for AARP.

... that's old folks who still have it.


Thanks Alex... coming from you, I receive this as a true compliment and complement.

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102Suss' Soundscapes - Page 5 Empty Re: Suss' Soundscapes Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:27 pm

Alex Sanguinetti

Alex Sanguinetti

I just heard once the song I mentioned on VIDEO (again:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m36j8NzW3I&feature=youtu.be). I don´t like that kind of music that´s on the video (I call it Rock Blues) but your playing was great on it.

Fantastic vibe, great timming and creative fills.

Can´t comment on the rest (your pals) without listening to it again.

P.S.: I wasn´t following the thread, sorry, just started there, with that VIDEO, however had listened other great ones in the past (more in the fusion and funk vein) you did at your studio (I think).

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103Suss' Soundscapes - Page 5 Empty Re: Suss' Soundscapes Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:45 pm



No problem Alex... with my schedule today I can't keep track of everything as well.

Thank you...

Like I said before in this thread [when folks have the courage to post their performances], I admire your approach to jazz and jazz fusion. We're of the same ilk: i.e. bringing it all together.

And there are many others online here who do the same thing. I've just not been able to keep up. They know who they are and my prayer is that they continue to Keep On keeping on.


Thank you Peter Corona for encouraging me back in 2003 to remain a member of this forum. I Purpose your Peace in prayer, vision and mission.

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104Suss' Soundscapes - Page 5 Empty Alvin Lee [Ten Years After - UK] Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:27 pm



Who would have known that since recording this with the late Alvin Lee of the British group "Ten Years After," these post jam tracks would reappear? There were only three of us in his studio, with Alan Spenner on bass. Alan and I were in Kokomo back then ('76). Sadly Mr. Spenner is no longer with us, as is neither Alvin Lee; yet I can say that it was interesting to just work out some material that Alvin invited Alan and I to do over a two or three day period. It was nice to hear this again while missing him, Alan and a few others from across the Big Pond.


This link takes you to the compilation link noting each song.

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105Suss' Soundscapes - Page 5 Empty Re: Suss' Soundscapes Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:00 am

Alex Sanguinetti

Alex Sanguinetti

Hi Suss,

YOUR PLAYING is always TOP, You are a consumate musician.

Best regards!



106Suss' Soundscapes - Page 5 Empty Re: Suss' Soundscapes Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:57 pm



Alex Sanguinetti wrote:Hi Suss,
YOUR PLAYING is always TOP, You are a consumate musician.
Best regards!

With all respect to you Alex, and everyone else in this forum, I'm thankful for your comment within the BYTE side of this web site. To be frank, I only did what I did and do what I do with music. I listened and learned from many and sought to put my signature on the music - especially in the recording studio that requires a discipline separate from what might be done on a "live" gig.

Yet even a live gig requires the presence and personality (with confidence) to accomplish the performance. You know what both are like.

We are not special - we're just in the "mix" being molded by mentors. Billy Cobham changed my musical life as I've shared before.

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR PLAYING with the music you prefer to play. That Alvin Lee project was a projection for me in one respect, but at home in another. Blues is core. Jazz is the Door to improvisation that many are still reaching for. Fusion cannot be achieved until the foundation is built. It took me awhile to appreciate the difference up until I joined this forum back in 2002.

I'm older now but still play/perform... yet not as often as many would expect. My prayer is that those who are in the corner, get into the cut. Such is the groove while improvising. You do that so well Alex, as do others here.

Thank you Boomer for the opportunity to share. Thank you Pete Corona for who you are and your suggestions over the years. Thank you Woody for uploading my take on Cobham's "Red Baron" before I acquired my own domain name. I was coming out of pastoring a church in Atlanta while knowing the Internet.

... and thank you Nephew Don Thomas for the conversations we've had (along with those I've had with others) for what it means to have peace in your life with your approach to drumming. I don't mean to leave anyone out... I don't and won't forget. elephant

Thank you All... Thank God for sure!

Blessings to Everyone.


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107Suss' Soundscapes - Page 5 Empty For Peter Corona Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:51 am



For my Brother and Friend, Peter Corona. I bear a burden and shall intercede. Motivation? Just read until burden is lifted and taken off of my shoulders.

“1:7 In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee.1:8 And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead.1:9 Now, O LORD God, let thy promise unto David my father be established: for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.1:10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?1:11 And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king:1:12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.” [2 Chronicles 1:7-12]

On bent knee and with Holy Spirit, I asked that the Sovereign God give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can this thy people, that [are] so great? Peter Corona among great ones in calm seas of Mankind. Even in stormy weather he speaks with tempered and measured tones.

Now he desires deliverance from disease He does not deserve what has been dealt to him. I am standing in the gap putting up a hedge between satan’s corruption and every demonic spirit seeking to rob, steal and kill my brother. I shall not rest until such Time there are Spirit Filled Witnesses to more than just drumming.

May we be like Barnabas to Timothy: an encourager to Peter Corona.
May we be like Paul to Titus: a father to those in ministry yet timid.
Moreover, may we just be ourselves without listening to silly women gossiping while so laden with sin.
Men ought to be Men Peters name alone testifies to his integrity. I choose to stand in the gap for him. For those who do not know Jesus Christ like I do, then follow Him… I will hold your hand or pat you on the back and say “Go.”

I have an unfeigned agape and Philo love for Peter. No demon from hell will ever confuse what is Covenant between he and I. I can’t say this about most in this forum. But that is another “His-story.” [history]

I an not Barnabas; neither Paul. I am certainly not Jesus who came, served and died at the stake for all humanity. My name is John and I am in fervent prayer for Peter. If you are apathetic, then bow out gracefully. If you are atheist, then you are a fool among fools. If agnostic, then hang in… at least agree for healing.

My motivation is for our Admin: Peter Corona… my aura when eclipsed by the Son of God – brighter than the sun that spits morning to too many ungrateful. Hauty? No. Bold? Yes. How else to enter the Throne room with God’s permission except to offer sacrifices at the behest of those who desire to be living sacrifices? For Peter I bear a burden. For Brotherhood I Put Mettle To The Pedal. Such is my motivation. Pigeon toed and slew feet need not apply. Find Christ first for yourselves. Then, and only then, shall we be Brethren.

For Peter?

I love you Sir.
May others align with the same.
In the mighty [kratos] name of Jesus!


“But for you who fear My name [with awe-filled reverence] the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go forward and leap [joyfully] like calves [released] from the stall.”
[Malachi 4:2; Amplified Bible]

Rev. John Milton Sussewell [D.Min.]

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108Suss' Soundscapes - Page 5 Empty Re: Suss' Soundscapes Sun May 01, 2016 9:39 pm




You shall make it through and triumph... rejoice even.

Keep the faith that works by Love [Galatians 5:6]... and not like some of those argument I've gossips that are blocked from my life and relationships.

I play music with mission/Purpose... not passion by itself.


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109Suss' Soundscapes - Page 5 Empty Re: Suss' Soundscapes Sun May 01, 2016 9:51 pm



So "Let It Rock" Petra.

Just enjoy and be encouraged.

I recorded this project with Alvin Lee in England [1976] when living and touring Europe there/then.

Just let the 12 audio files cycle. This is the entire YouTube project playlist.

My motivation?

Let it Rock on The Rock... your Healer and Strength.



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