Watched it... Appreciated it, and Hope you convey my Respect to Vinny for what is clearly seen and heard. Makes you want more: that's what I Expect.What I Appreciated
were the phrasings and combinations adding to the flow within musical patterns. Sounds technical (sure); but in reality this form and performance is the most expressive from any musician's perspective on stage OR in the studio.What I Hope
is that Vinny keeps Stickin' to his craftsmanship [every pun intended]. It's clear that I'm not alone with this encouragement. Even though Vinny doesn't dramatize his stuff with visual intensity (antics, body movements, etc.), he does create the sonics that make sense and add to everyone on stage and in the audience. I think that's a good thing, actually.What I Expect
is that Vinny will continue to pursue his craft and expressions; regardless of whatever seems to prevent this. I share in that expectation for myself, as well as with all those who I've come to know through this website, and others, communing us around Billy Cobham.
Have drums - get paid!
Reminds me of the erstwhile televised western - with the motto of "Have gun; Will Travel." Richard Boone (as Paladin) looked threatening - didn't he? I never missed a telecast of this from '57 to '63.
Vinny C. sounds appealing without being a mercenary. Like Paladin, this solo draws one into the mystery of whether either the player or listener will beat the draw [every pun intended].
Appeal to Vinny to "don" the same garb with sticks in hand - and not a gun! [No pun intended Don! LOL!
]. I mean if you have that moniker - it ought to be remembered and
Richard Boone's "Paladin"
Naah... but you get my point Ted.
Thanks for posting this Cuz. Ted. Been awhile since we've spoken by phone. Busy on my end, while fulfilling better things that I'd love to share, but can't right now. I'm especially happy for you and the others we've spoken about and heard over the years. Thanks Man.