I went to jam with Rick last night and it was just what I was looking for and much more.
As we were driving over to his home/studio he played me some of his demo stuff. As usual I was impressed but this one piece got my mind spinning in all different directions with these almost hidden ideas that I had locked away in my brain.
This was the style that I use to play in the old days of Pylis.
It has the keyboards front stage center the way I like it. I am the type of guitar player who loves to do some intricate background work while someone else takes the spot light. The only thing with this song is that there is someone else playing at the same caliber as myself that likes this same position in the tune. It has areas that are wide open to guitar interpretation that makes my mind spin and I’m loving every minute of it! I know I sound like Krammer from Seinfeld.
The second piece has this Rick Wakeman intro influence that ends up like a rockin’ rap type of feel to it. I know that I have not been exposed to this style before, but there is something in it that catches my attention in a very curious way. At this moment I have it looping through my mind and can’t stop it!
I will try to put some of it up on this site so you all can give me some input into what else I can bring to the piece. I will be looking forward to your insight.
Keep on Jammin’