Friday, January 12, 2007

A video

There ain't no best way of starting the year than jamming with an old friend...and recording it! Some years ago Alvaro and me used to play together almost every single day (despite the fact that he lived some 20 km away from me and neither him nor me had a car then), but since we started university, our routine changed a bit and nowadays we see each other quite frequently but seldom play together. As he pointed out the other day, during all those years of playing we never rehearsed a whole song, just fragments of them or, most of the time, just improvised (one played rhythm guitar and the other one improvised over it). But when I watch this video of we two playing together for the first time in a long while, I'm happy we did that, for I can see that all the time we spent in the past improvising together has definitely payed off, and we still have the same great degree of understanding and complicity than before. And we'll probably never loose it.

The sound of the sax is awful (my fault), and the one of the guitar is not much better (not his fault... he was using a crappy 10-years-old 10-watts amp), but some licks are interesting and sound fresh. Consider it not as a musical video, but a clip about friendship, music and good times. Dedicated to all the people I've ever played with in my life. ;-)

The backing track is from a CD with Oliver Nelson's backing tracks.

Keep on rocking.

5 comments:

Wala said...

Triquiol! ¿qué le pasa al link de Youtube, que no funciona? tenía ganas de ver a semejantes paquetes improvisando :-) Besitos sabatinos

volaya said...

como que no rula!!!??

joer, yo lo estoy viendo aqui y va guay....

este es el link de youtube por si sigue sin rularte

http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=PzXM_sZNFuY&eurl=

ale..espero que puedas verlo....

Wala said...

Ah, ya va. Se ve que el ordenador se rebelaba a que sus altavoces dejaran sonar tal sonido chirriante, jajaja. En serio, mooola la sesiñón de improvising. Pensaba que cuando decías Álvaro, te referías al Lunch, pero ya veo que nor. Besos poco laborales

Rubiales said...

Bravo!
and thanks for the dedication! ;)

Alvaro Cuevas said...

Q paisa pelanas! Aunque la calidad musical de aquella improvisación se asemeja bastante a la de 2 morsas cantando opera, la dedicatoria me ha llegado...
Brindo porque sigamos disfrutando de momentos tan cojonudos y ¡larga vida a la musica basura!

Un abrazo