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This ones for David Benyahia

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by JAUQO III-X, Dec 6, 2005.


  1. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    Hey Dave I know how much you dig Pete Cosey,so since I was hangin with him a friend to this pic.



    A cold Chicago night Me,Pete Cosey and Guitarist DaLawn Simpson.


    and Thats Vernon Reid in the middle(from the second pic)
     

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  2. DaveBeny

    DaveBeny

    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    :cool: COSEY! :cool:

    Very cool Jauqo! Thanks for the thought! Any interesting news from Pete?

    Next time you see him, tell him to put some material out! ;)
     
  3. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    He's been a little sick but he's getting back into good health and he wants to finish a project that he and I were working on.
     
  4. DaveBeny

    DaveBeny

    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Jauqo,

    Any new Pete Cosey news?

    Heard that he now has a 'Children of Agharta' quartet with Gary Bartz, Melvin Gibbs and Doni Hagen. Gary and Melvin haven't responded to emails I sent a couple of months ago.

    Saw your post that he appears in the Laswell PBS programme.
     
  5. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    Hey David,I last spoke with Pete about a month ago and he told me that a few weeks before that,that he had got a copy of a disk that Melvin(Gibbs)sent him from a radio show that they were interviewed on a few years ago and that he hasen't got around to listening to it yet and he was working on a program for grammer school students where musicians come into the school to play and talk about the history of music but that has ended(at least for now)since school has been out for the summer.
     
  6. DaveBeny

    DaveBeny

    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Thanks Jauqo. I think the disk Pete mentioned is a performance at the 'Wall to Wall Miles' event in NYC a few years back. Pete sat in with Melvin's Liberation Theology band (playing sitar and percussion).

    Melvin has linked to the audio through www.myspace.com/melvingibbs

    I saw Melvin last night with the Punk-Funk All-Stars. (Melvin, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Joseph Bowie, Blood Ulmer and Vernon Reid.) I think Pete would have fit right in. He is pretty vague about his guitar approach - does Pete consider himself a "harmolodic" player?
     
  7. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.

    That's the performance he mentioned that the recording was from and no Pete does not consider himself a Harmolodic player.
     
  8. DaveBeny

    DaveBeny

    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Jauqo,

    One more question for Pete next time you speak to him:

    I have a video of a 1973 Miles Davis concert. One of Pete's guitars is a Les Paul-type affair but the body is shaped like a large mandolin. Could you ask him what it is? I've asked on a couple of guitar forums but no one knows. From the below picture, I'm guessing that he still has it.

    [​IMG]

    I'll be uploading some '70s Miles footage onto Youtube soon.
     
  9. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.


    Hey David,I spoke with Pete earlier this evening and I asked him about the guitar.He told me that when he was in Japan in 73 he went into a Yamaha music store and of all the guitars that were in there the one in the pic caught his eye,he was digging it so much that they gave it to him,it's made buy a company called The Morris and maybe only 30 were made and Pete still has it.
     
  10. Thank you for posting pictures of two of my favorite guitarists.