Posts Tagged ‘9 Maple Avenue’

Five Firsts: Roger Noyes of the Arch Stanton Quartet, etc.

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Roger NoyesNAME: Roger Noyes
BAND AFFILIATION: The Arch Stanton Quartet, Diego, efbom
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, bass, and (just recently) pedal steel guitar

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Unfortunately, like a lot of musicians from my generation, most of the first albums I bought would ultimately have negligible lasting or meaningful impact on my life/music. I remember buying a lot of ’80s hair-band rock early on, trying to find music that had energy to it, and where the guitar was featured prominently. Thankfully, I also had wise family members and others who exposed me to Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, Cream and, most importantly, Neil Young, whose music I became fanatical about as early as age 14 or 15. In fact, both of my uncles gave me Neil Young cassettes at that time, including “Everybody Knows This is Nowhere” and the “Decade” collection. As a beginner guitar player listening to Young, I had never before heard rock music where the rhythm-guitar playing was as complex as the lead-guitar playing, and where the guitar solos were rooted as much in melodic lines as in blues-based figures. (Previously, I had only been familiar with the Clapton/Page/Hendrix blues-based sound, which I also loved.) From “Everybody Knows This is Nowhere,” especially, I learned that a guitar solo can gurgle violently like a pot of boiling water one second, then splash like mist the next. Young’s sound is as mercurial as his ever-changing choice of genres.

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FIVE FIRSTS: Michael Benedict of Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

NAME: Michael Benedict
BAND AFFILIATION: Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes
INSTRUMENT: Vibraphone
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1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … The Monkees’ “Headquarters”

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … the Stan Kenton Orchestra

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … Ludwig snare drum

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … “Cute” by Neal Hefti

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … The 5 “C” s – Cooth, Class, Charisma, Character and Corigliano

Vibraphonist Michael Benedict leads his band, Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes, into 9 Maple Avenue in Saratoga Springs on Saturday night.

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