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YYZ with Jeff Berlin...***?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by R Baer, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. R Baer

    R Baer Commercial User

    Jun 5, 2008
    President, Baer Amplification
  2. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
  3. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    That was great! Thanks for sharing!
  4. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Phillipsburg, NJ
    Awesome, I kind of like the way Jeff put his own spin on it.
  5. Tugboat

    Tugboat Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2003
    NY, County of Orange
    Very cool.
  6. steelbed45

    steelbed45 TRemington Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2011
    Nolanville, TX
    Loved that, thank you. I was impressed with how YYZ translated to a jazz ensemble.
  7. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento CA
    Way cool!

    And for me, it's always fun to admire how Neil plays each song the same exact way, every time. I don't know any drummer in any other band (other than Alan White of YES) who plays note for note (or should I say beat for beat) every time.

    I guess that's why Neil is known as "the professor."

    Amazing talent.
  8. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Yeah and he was the one one playing without a music stand.
  9. Nice!! Excellent arrangement!! Well, it's official. I will now no longer call a soprano saxophone a sissy's instrument. Yes, I was stereotyping them with Kenny G. :bassist:
  10. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    Jeff shreds the holy bejeezus out of YYZ! now I want to see him do "temple of syrinx" with the vocals!
  11. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Bajo Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    Why? Because Neil Peart drummed the crap out of the song with an abridged kit? Because Berlin totally shredded during his brief solos? Because it was a different take on a classic prog track? Because it was at a Buddy Rich memorial/tribute gig?
  12. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Oh My!!!
    That was awesome!
  13. cronker


    Feb 13, 2007
    Is that a soprano sax or a clarinet? Looks like a clarinet to me, and he is totally wailing it!
    Always wanted to play clarinet, mebbe I should....
  14. okcrum

    okcrum in your chest

    Oct 5, 2009
    Verde Valley, AZ
    RIP Dark Horse strings
    Soprano player is simply on fire.

    Bear in mind this is with what, one run through? That's some playing, stage full of heavyweights. Thanks Roger.
  15. Very cool! I never thought I would hear a jazz version of any Rush song. This opens the door to many interesting possibilities. Imagine a jazz version of other instrumentals such as Leave That Thing Alone, Where's My Thing, The Main Monkey Business, or La Villa Strangiato. :D
  16. Plantbrain

    Plantbrain Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    Excellent arrangement, I enjoyed Jeff's version, he was moving the groove good. Neil, you are great. Smooth like a good jazz drummer should be.
  17. R Baer

    R Baer Commercial User

    Jun 5, 2008
    President, Baer Amplification
    Got to say I really love Jeff's playing on this song. And keep in mind he is sight reading and adding his own flair while doing it. Pretty impressive. Good to see Neil having fun and I'm sure it was a big honor for him to play with the Buddy Rich Orchestra! I thought this was just really fun and I was really surprised by just how well the song worked in this format.