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Tom Kennedy

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by DWBass, Sep 30, 2005.


  1. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Rhythm-N-Ing

    If you don't know..........now you do! All I can say is d@mn!! :eek:
     
  2. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    The double live Weckl CD is a awesome testament to the power of Tom Kennedy. :bassist:
     
  3. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    I have been spinning that double-live Weckl CD seemingly non-stop for the past week. Kennedy has become one of my very faves, - he lays down some beautiful lines and his tone is to friggin' die for!
     
  4. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I mentioned on another thread that Tom Kennedy is on the faculty where I work. After so many of his students bragged on him, I picked up two Dave Weckl CDs and I am impressed! I still haven't got to meet him but I will sooner or later at some school music function.
     
  5. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    I've heard (read) that he is a very nice guy and is quite approachable. If you meet him, let us know how it went...
     
  6. mike sancho

    mike sancho SANCH

    Feb 10, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    I'm going to Weckl on Sunday night and I'm going to try and meet him. He's a killer player. I think he plays on most of Weckl's solo stuff so grab it all up.
     
  7. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    Tom has a killer solo CD(it was done a few years ago)the title excapes me.it is well produced and all(not some but all)the tunes are top notch.
     
  8. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Good call, Jacquo. I just searched and found it on Amazon
    if anyone is interested. There are sound clips on there.
     
  9. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    Kool,thats the one.
     
  10. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I have this one.
    [​IMG]

    Very nice cd! My first time hearing that live cut though!
     
  11. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    ...got that one, too.

    IIRC, much of it is in a Post Bop/Latin vibe.

    On one of those Weckl discs(IIRC, it has a blue cover), there's a rough live recording(almost garage-like) of the band where Kennedy is takin' no prisoners.
    "Swunk" is a very cool blend of Swing + Funk...that one's on Synergy.
     
  12. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    I first heard Tom Kennedy on the Bill Connors albums. Yes, albums made of vinyl.
     
  13. Back in 1997 I was Lighting Director for Al DiMeola on the Europe and So. American tours ... Tom Kennedy was the bass player.

    He is a VERY nice person and certainly approachable. He was my favorite person of the entourage to hang with. Aside from his awesome talent, he is truelly a genuine "nice guy".

    If you meet him, you will know what I mean.
     
  14. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    I've found most really talented guys I've met, [ I said most ;) ] are really humble nice guys :cool:
     
  15. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    It's called "Transition Jam" from Rhythm Of The Soul. Check it out.
     
  16. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Yup, got it. I have all the Dave Weckl cd's except for this double live joint! On Tom's cd, the last song, "OLEO", is just Tom and Dave just going off something fierce!! I'll post it so the folks here can have a listen.
     
  17. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

  18. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    wow!... I thought I knew how to play that tune... :crying:

    ...nevermind.
     
  19. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    Tom also put a CD out in 02 called Bassics and he has a naother that he put out or is about to be out soon.here's a link to his site tomkennedymusic.com