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    In no particular order......

    Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs, Steve Morse Band, Kansas, Deep Purple, Flying Colors)
    George Duke (Zappa, jazz solo)
    Patrick Moraz (Refugee, Yes, Moody Blues)
    Roine Stolt (Flower Kings, Transatlantic, Kaipa, Kaipa Da Capo, Agents of Mercy)
    Larry Carlton (countless studio sessions, Steely Dan, jazz solo, The Jazz Crusaders, Fourplay)
    Last edited by progmatist; Oct-15-2021 at 01:07.

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    Five is far too limiting but I'll try:

    Duke Ellington
    Thelonious Monk
    Frank Zappa
    Chick Corea
    Wayne Shorter

    If the list could be a little longer I'd include:

    Louis Armstrong
    Coltrane
    Miles Davis
    Ali Akbar Khan
    Roland Kirk
    Herbie Hancock
    Allan Holdsworth
    Ralph Towner
    Pat Metheny
    Carla Bley
    Gary Burton
    Egberto Gismonti
    Robert Fripp
    John McLaughlin
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    Keith Jarrett
    Pat Metheny
    Steely Dan (Fagen,Becker)
    The Band (Robertson, Hudson, Helm, Danko, Manuel)
    Television (Verlaine, Lloyd, Ficca, Smith)

    But now realise who I have missed!!!!
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    Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs)
    Those initial six Dregs albums released from 1977-1982 are some of my most listened to records over the past 40 years. The compositions are brilliant and wonderful, and very challenging for musicians. Steve Morse wrote just about every note with the exception of one tune composed by bassist, Andy West. I've had the opportunity to hear Steve up close two times in small clubs and it was a great experience. One time Dregs member, and violin virtuoso Mark O'Connor said of Steve, "if he wasn't playing electric music (for the most part) he would most likely be a world famous classical guitarist."
    In Mahler I usually prefer the Solti approach -caveman having a seisure whips orchestra into a frenzy!! - Radames, TC member

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    Bob Dylan
    John Martyn
    Joni Mitchell
    Florence Welsh
    Ry Cooder

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    Today in no order.

    Frank Zappa
    Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet)
    Joni Mitchell
    Robert Fripp
    Jack Bruce

    Plus many others who depending on the day and my mood would have been listed.
    Last edited by Malx; Oct-15-2021 at 18:38. Reason: Capitalised Van on good advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malx View Post
    Today in no order.

    Frank Zappa
    Captain Beefheart (Don van Vliet)
    Joni Mitchell
    Robert Fripp
    Jack Bruce

    Plus many others who depending on the day and my mood would have been listed.
    Good reminder re Jack Bruce. Give Don a big ‘V’ though
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryPenfold View Post
    Good reminder re Jack Bruce. Give Don a big ‘V’ though
    Oops - well spotted H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    Those initial six Dregs albums released from 1977-1982 are some of my most listened to records over the past 40 years. The compositions are brilliant and wonderful, and very challenging for musicians. Steve Morse wrote just about every note with the exception of one tune composed by bassist, Andy West. I've had the opportunity to hear Steve up close two times in small clubs and it was a great experience. One time Dregs member, and violin virtuoso Mark O'Connor said of Steve, "if he wasn't playing electric music (for the most part) he would most likely be a world famous classical guitarist."
    At one time he did play kind of a cross between classical, and solo bluegrass guitar. When he toured with Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    At one time he did play kind of a cross between classical, and solo bluegrass guitar. When he toured with Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia.
    I haven't heard any bluegrass for Morse. But for years he composed at least one classical piece for each Dregs, and Steve Morse band album. And he would open the first half of his solo concerts playing classical guitar.
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    I could have chosen five great artists in each genre, Jazz; Blues; Folk; Rock; Pop; etc.

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    Django Reinhardt
    Duke Ellington
    Miles Davis
    Paco de Lucia
    Jimmy Page

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntone View Post
    I could have chosen five great artists in each genre, Jazz; Blues; Folk; Rock; Pop; etc.
    Yeah, but some folks here are set on the number 5.
    In Mahler I usually prefer the Solti approach -caveman having a seisure whips orchestra into a frenzy!! - Radames, TC member

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    Sorry, but I will have to break the rules, and list 5 from each of the other genres of music (besides classical) I love.

    I find it near impossible to narrow it down any further.

    Jazz:

    Allan Holdsworth
    John Coltrane
    Anthony Braxton
    John McLaughlin
    Miles Davis


    Prog:

    Gentle Giant (Derek Schulman, Ray Schulman, Kerry Minnear, Gary Green)
    Robert Fripp
    YES (Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Bill Bruford, Chris Squire, Steve Howe)
    Frank Zappa
    Magma (Christan Vander, Stella Vander, Janik Top, Yochiko Seffer, Bernard Paganoti, Emmanuel Borghi, James McGaw, Isabelle Feullebois, Laura Guarrato)

    If I don't cheat, and do just 5, it would have to be these. But this is almost random. And if I were to make this decision in an hour, it may be different:

    Allan Holdsworth
    John Coltrane
    Robert Fripp
    Magma
    Frank Zappa

    Others that could have been on my list:

    Keith Jarrett, Chic Corea, Jaco Pastorius, Annie Haslam (vocalist with Renaissance), Area (Demetrio Stratos, Patrick Djivas, Patrizio Faraseli), Ralph Towner.
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    Atilla
    Count Grishnak
    Dead
    Euronymous
    Necrobutcher

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