Leonid and Arturo



  • This is just a little gift for my Arturo friends out there. Leonid cooks. And here is Arturo with them
    https://youtu.be/ZiNw4SKqaX4?list=RDD5XmUnYW5Ks



  • Hi Kehaulani,
    I'm taking my daughter to see Leonid & Friends in Dec in Orlando. Her exposure to horns is mostly Balsom, Hardenberger, Helseth and classical pieces etc.. I hope she likes it! Sometimes figuring what a sixteen year old likes is a crap shoot.
    Also, if you like Arturo, there's a group called Irakere I use to listen to in the late 1970's early 1980's (the first album) If you've not heard the group and get a chance check them out, I think you'll like them. P.S. Thanks for the link!



  • I have Irakera's albums gifted to me by a Cuban refugee. They are truly amazing with a level of energy surpassed by few.



  • @Dr-Mark said in Leonid and Arturo:

    Hi Kehaulani,
    I'm taking my daughter to see Leonid & Friends in Dec in Orlando. Her exposure to horns is mostly Balsom, Hardenberger, Helseth and classical pieces etc.. I hope she likes it! Sometimes figuring what a sixteen year old likes is a crap shoot.
    Also, if you like Arturo, there's a group called Irakere I use to listen to in the late 1970's early 1980's (the first album) If you've not heard the group and get a chance check them out, I think you'll like them.

    I've known about Irakere for decades. That group has an interesting history.



  • Thanks for the link. Some awesome playing! I think Arturo's embouchure looks like what I imagine mine will look like if I ever attain the Balanced Embouchure. The part I am talking about happens when he goes into the extreme range at 3:43



  • Thanks for posting @Kehaulani nice performance, loved Arturo's cameo. Interesting to see comments on the YouTube postings along the lines of 'better than the original' and 'better than the current lineup'. It's quite common to hear remarks like this about bands covering music from a previous generation - and let's face it, for all of their great talent, this band is "just" a cover band.
    Chicago successfully took a great fusion of styles to a mass(ive) audience, and whilst the later - was it Chicago 342? πŸ™‚ - albums didn't, probably couldn't, delivery the same freshness, energy and originality as their early stuff, they're still a great outfit.
    I saw them play in Concord CA last year and there are still three original members - Lee Loughnane, James Pankow and Robert Lamm and they delivered a top show.
    There are a lot of musicians of great ability these days and the sound gear enables far tighter, precise performances. You could scratch together bands that can perform way "better" than so many bands from the past, but the original bands had the creative spark to compose and perform the tunes in the first place.
    I'd still pay way more to see even the current line-up of Chicago, than an albeit brilliant cover band.



  • @tjcombo said in Leonid and Arturo:

    for all of their great talent, this band is "just" a cover band.

    Yeah, but they have the blonde. 😈

    . . . and the sound gear enables far tighter, precise performances.

    How does the sound gear make for tighter, more precise performances? To me, precision is one thing and balance is another.



  • @Kehaulani Performing live with sound reinforcement, balance is the domain of the person at the mixing desk. Fold back is better managed now with the option of earpieces delivering a mix that makes it easier to blow in tune and resist the temptation to blow one’s tits off trying to achieve balance (or even just hearing yourself).



  • @tjcombo

    Yes, I'm not talking about tone or balance, for example. I'm suggestion that more sophisticated technology can't improve precision.


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