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Thread: Kind Of A Survey- The Dream Jam

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    Ibreathe Music Advisor EricV's Avatar
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    Kind Of A Survey- The Dream Jam

    Hi there,

    funny. I recently was part of a guitarist-roundtable, and there was some kind of a survey, called the "Dream Jam". I believe the idea was taken from the GFTPM-magazine, who once did a feature like that.

    Anyway, I figured I´d post the question and my answers here, hoping that some of you might be part of this, making up your own "dream jam"... might be fun and pretty interesting, too.
    So, here it goes:

    "If you could make up a band from any musician you like, alive or dead, what would this band look like ? You can decide which instruments you want to have involved ?"

    Lead guitar- Steve Morse, Greg Howe, Paul Gilbert and myself
    Rhythm guitar: Malcolm Young & Steve Stevens
    Bass: Billy Sheehan
    Vocals: Sebastian Bach & Richie Kotzen
    Backing vocals: King´s X, Extreme
    Drums: Simon Phillips
    Keyboards: Jordan Rudess and T. Lavitz
    Sax: The dude from SNL

    So... what does YOUR dream jam look like ?

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    Afro-Cuban Grunge-Pop Bongo Boy's Avatar
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    ...wow, there's not even one of those folks I've ever even heard of. Except Morse, and then only because of this site. I think I live in a very tiny world.

    ...oh, and except for the sax guy on SNL--hell, everyone's heard of Bill Clinton
    Last edited by Bongo Boy; 08-24-2002 at 07:00 PM.

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    Ibreathe Music Advisor EricV's Avatar
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    Hi Bongo Boy...

    well then go ahead and post your own dream jam... that´s why I posted this, to have several members participate
    Anyway, about the guys I mentioned... there more or less all "rock players"... here we go:

    Morse- don´t have to comment that one
    Paul Gilbert- wrote a lot about him too...

    Greg Howe- Awesome fusion-rock player, released several solo albums, currently live-guitarist fro N´Sync and Enrique Iglesias

    Malcolm Young- Rhythm guitarist of AC DC... talk abotu GROOVE

    Steve Stevens- Guitar player for Billy Idol. Also played for Vince Neil and released two albums with Tony Levin and Terry Bozzio.

    Billy Sheehan- Former bassist of Talas, David Lee Roth and Mr. Big.

    Sebastian Bach- Former singer of Skid Row. To me, he is pretty much the best rock / metal singer. Incredible voice. Also performed on broadway ( "Dr. jeykyll and Mr. Hyde" sp ? )

    Richie Kotzen- Former guitarist of Poison and Mr. Big. Awesome singer, guitarist and songwriter.

    King´s X and Extreme are two of my favorite bands

    Simon Phillips- A VERY busy studio-drummer, also plays drum for Toto. Has played on BUNCHES of records.

    Jordan Ruddess- Current keyboarder for Dream Theater

    T.Lavitz- Keyboarder for the Dixie Dregs and Jazz Is Dead


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    Afro-Cuban Grunge-Pop Bongo Boy's Avatar
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    Well I sure didn't mean to imply that because I hadn't heard of them that I didn't think they were good choices!!! The exercise just kinda got in my face with how ignorant I am of what's been going on in music for the past...ever.

    I couldn't come up with my own list...it's just not possible. Even if I could come up with a favorite genre of music (which I can't) I wouldn't be able to name artists from that genre and know what they play--it's just not something I've ever paid attention to.
    Last edited by Bongo Boy; 08-25-2002 at 05:35 AM.

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    Hey Eric, great idea

    Lead Guitar: Steve Morse, Steve Howe, Jeff Beck, Ritchie Blackmore, David Gilmoure, and myself if I can pry my dangling tongue from the strings.
    Rhythm Guitar: Pete Townshend, Brian May and Jimmy Page
    Bass: John Entwistle, Jack Bruce, and Dave LaRue
    Drums: John Bonham, Bill Buford, Terry Bossio and Mike Portany
    Keyboards: Jon Lord, Rick Wakemen, Mozart, and Jordan Russe (?spelling?)
    Vocals: Dio, Steven Tyler and Ian Gillan
    Backing Vocals: Freddie Mercury, Jon Anderson, Brian Wilson, and Sting
    Flute: Ian Anderson
    Sax: John Coltrain and they dude from Spyro Gyra (?spelling)
    Trumpet: Miles Davis
    Fiddle: Pagganni
    Conductor and Musical Director: Frank Zappa
    Songwriting and additional voices: Lennon and McCartney
    Producer: George Martin and Bob Erzin

    I don’t have ta pay all theses guys do I?
    If so I think I’ll just opt ta take Dylan on the road.
    "All other things being equal, the simplest solution is usually the correct one." William of Occam

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    Central Scrutinizer
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    Hey Bongo according to Socrates ignorances is the ultimate form of knowledge
    "All other things being equal, the simplest solution is usually the correct one." William of Occam

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    dream jam

    ok,dream jam band!

    lead guitar-Eddie Van Halen,Steve Vai,Frank Gambale,Scott Henderson,Jimmy Herring,Allan Holdsworth and Greg Howe

    rhythm guitar-Wayne Krantz,Eric Johnson

    bass-Jaco Pastorius,Dave Larue,Stu Hamm,Victor Wooten,Jimmy Johnson,Jeff Berlin,Bunny Brunnel,Gary Willis,Will Lee,Paul MacCartney

    keyboards-Chic Corea,T Lavitz,Jordan Rudess,Herbie Hancock,Scott Kinsey,Joe Zawinul

    drums-Steve Smith,Simon Phillips,Kirk Covington,Jeff Porcaro,Gregg Bissonette,Terry Bozzio,Chad Wackerman,Vinnie Colaiuta

    sax-John Coltrane,Charlie Parker,Joshua Redman,Michael Brecker,Branford Marsalis

    trumpet-Miles Davis,Randy Brecker,Wynton Marsalis

    vox-Sammy Hagar,Richie Kotzen,Steve Lukather,Sting,Roger Waters,Kip Winger

    backing vox-the Beatles,Bobby MacFerrin,Nuno Bettencourt

    whew,that was hard.I feel like I can put together more than one dream jam band especially if we divide them by musical styles.ok,that's it for now.

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    Resident Curmudgeon szulc's Avatar
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    Jackson MS
    For a HM or Hard Rock Band

    John Lord /Jens Johansen Keyboards
    Geoff Tate Lead Vocals
    George Lynch / Nuno Bentencourt Guitar
    Stu Hamm Bass
    Neil Peart Drums

    For Fusion Band

    Jam Ackkerman Guitar
    Jan Hammer Keys Chick Corea on Keys
    Simon Phillips or Dave Weckl or Steve Gadd on drums
    Victor Wooten on Bass
    John Coltrane Sonny Rollins Tenor Sax
    Miles Davis Trumpet

    For Jazz

    Jimmy Smith B3
    Wes Montgomery Guitar
    Paul Desmond alto Sax
    Cannonball Adderly Tenor sax
    Elvin Jones Drums
    Keith Jarrett Piano

    For BlueGrass Jazz Fusion

    David Grissman Mandolin
    Bela Fleck Banjo
    Mark O'Conner Guitar/Violin
    Victor Wooten Bass
    Jerry Douglass Dobro
    Future Man Syn Drums
    "Listen to the Spaces Between the sounds."
    Hidden Content

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    Afro-Cuban Grunge-Pop Bongo Boy's Avatar
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    Originally posted by The Bash
    Hey Bongo according to Socrates ignorances is the ultimate form of knowledge
    ..yeah okay--I must be a flippin' genius then

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    Peace Sells... The Mechanix's Avatar
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    Hi guys,

    I like the suggestions, it'd have to be a pretty big stage though!!!

    Here's mine

    Lead Drums - Gar Samuelson

    Bass - Duff McKagen

    Keyboards - David Bryan

    Lead/Rhythm Guitar - Marty Friedman

    Rhythm/Lead Guitar - Slash

    Vocals - Gary Cherone and Sebastian Bach
    (I agree Eric, he is awesome, i only saw him on broadway, never with Skid Row, and it was amazing, he's a really friendly guy too, we met him after the show. quality guy)

    It should be a pretty rockin' show

    c ya

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    Very good choices,,,

    Here's mine:

    Lead Guitar - Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Billy Gibbons

    Bass - Me, Myself, and I

    Drums - John Henry Bonham

    Vocals - Hendrix, Gibbons, and Vaughan with a Special appearance by Ian Gillian

    Keyboards - John Lord

    Can you say "Wailing Blues"

    Have Mercy


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    Rock & Roll Damnation RockSuperstar's Avatar
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    Ok, here we go

    Vocals: David Coverdale

    Lead guitar; Bryan May

    Rhythm guitar: Malcolm Young

    Bass: John Entwistle

    Drums: John Bonham

    Keyboards: Jools Holland

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    Vocals-Dave Matthews and Layne Staley

    Bass-Roscoe Beck, Mike Gordon

    Lead Guitar- Satch or Paul Gilbert

    Drums-Mike Portnoy

    Keys-Art Tatum

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    Lead Guitar: Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Kirk Hammet
    Rhythm: James Hetfield, Eric Johnson
    Bass:Stu Hamm, Cliff Burton(R.I.P.), Dream Theater Bass player
    Drums: Lars Ulrich, Dream Theater dude
    Vocals: James Hetfield
    Keyboards: Dream Theater's pianist

    BTW the name of the sax player from SNL is Lenny Pickett

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    Registered User Sir Speedy's Avatar
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    Okay , here's my "Dream Jam"

    Max Cavalara (Sepultura)- Vocals
    Zakk Wylde -Guitar
    Geezer Butler -or Sir Speedy- Bass
    Vinny Paul of Pantera or John Detti of Testament - on drums
    Keyboards and Percussion -Slipknot

    Jazz/Rock Fusion

    Gambale- Keyboards
    Jeff Beck-Guitar
    Sir Speedy- Bass
    Bozzio - Drums

    Glen Huges Vocals
    Jimmy Page Guitar
    Johnny Winter Guitar
    Angus Young -Guitar
    Sir Speedy -Bass
    John Lord-keys
    Bill Ward Drums

    okay now i feel bad for Iommi and,Blackmore , so they can make a Classical Rock album , with Yngwie , but yngwie plays Drums Bass and Keyboard . Okay
    Marijuana Bubbler
    Last edited by Sir Speedy; 09-15-2011 at 08:28 AM.

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