Millenial reactions to 'Feels So Good'

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My staff heard Mangione's "Feels So Good" for the first time and they absolutely loved it.

One even thought it was a new tune by Vulfpeck (a band I like).

No groans of displeasure . No cries of "oh god not this again!" Just grateful appreciation of a pleasant tune. I thought that was nice.
ukimalefu Wasn't me
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well, it's a great tune
Pithecanthropus Roast Master
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My trumpet playing friend played Feels So Good as a part of a concert run. When he asked the rest of us musicians what we thought, we said, "It's great, except you're playing the high note in tune, and Manione always played it flat." For the rest of the run he lipped it down a bit.

Also, Grant Geissman's guitar solo is stick fiddling brilliant.
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My trumpet playing friend played Feels So Good as a part of a concert run. When he asked the rest of us musicians what we thought, we said, "It's great, except you're playing the high note in tune, and Manione always played it flat." For the rest of the run he lipped it down a bit.

Also, Grant Geissman's guitar solo is stick fiddling brilliant.


It was the guitar work that drew my staff to it.

Maybe next week I'll try some Grover Washington and Pat Metheny on them. The problem is that the shop has to be quiet for this music to work.

There will be no Kenny G allowed, however. I defer to Pat Metheny:

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Pat, could you tell us your opinion about Kenny G - it appears you were quoted as being less than enthusiastic about him and his music. I would say that most of the serious music listeners in the world would not find your opinion surprising or unlikely - but you were vocal about it for the first time. You are generally supportive of other musicians it seems.
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Kenny G is not a musician I really had much of an opinion about at all until recently. There was not much about the way he played that interested me one way or the other either live or on records.

I first heard him a number of years ago playing as a sideman with Jeff Lorber when they opened a concert for my band. My impression was that he was someone who had spent a fair amount of time listening to the more pop oriented sax players of that time, like Grover Washington or David Sanborn, but was not really an advanced player, even in that style. He had major rhythmic problems and his harmonic and melodic vocabulary was extremely limited, mostly to pentatonic based and blues-lick derived patterns, and he basically exhibited only a rudimentary understanding of how to function as a professional soloist in an ensemble - Lorber was basically playing him off the bandstand in terms of actual music.

But he did show a knack for connecting to the basest impulses of the large crowd by deploying his two or three most effective licks (holding long notes and playing fast runs - never mind that there were lots of harmonic clams in them) at the key moments to elicit a powerful crowd reaction (over and over again). The other main thing I noticed was that he also, as he does to this day, played horribly out of tune - consistently sharp.

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That reminded me of my childhood.

Thank you.
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Millenial reactions to 'Feels So Good'