Favorite keyboardist/synthesist?

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Favorite keyboardist/synthesist?

Post by toryjames » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:17 am

thewaag wrote: Two of my absolute keyboard heros are Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman. Duh--I wonder why that is?? I have been trying to find a way to get either of them to town in concert for the past year and a half...

It gave me this poll idea...

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Post by toryjames » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:25 am

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Post by Relayer - 1974 » Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:07 am

Rick Wakeman is easily my favorite. I still cant get over the solo sections he does in South Side of the Sky, on the Yes 35th Anniversary Concert on the Tsongas DVD!!

Dont worry about trying to get wakeman to do a show, try and get Yes to tour again! :P

(there are rumours that they are to tour next year to celebrate their 40th Anniversary. Yes fans can only hope!)

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Post by Tangsonghe » Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:20 am

Ouch. Too difficult! Favourites?

KEYBOARDISTS:

Rick Wakeman, (first heard 7 wives as a boy in 1980)

Stevie Wonder,

Rick Wright (his playing to me is so sublime)


SYNTHESISTS:

Brian Eno

Ed Wynne (Ozric Tentacles)

Geir Jennsen (Biosphere)

Dave Greenslade (because of the Pentateuch -
the first ever synth sounds I heard as a boy in 1980)

Pete Namlock

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Post by Sweep » Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:20 am

Wendy Carlos, Tim Blake, and Miquette Giraudy, in any order.

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Post by till » Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:21 am

Klaus Schulze for moods
Manfred Mann for solos
Christopher Franke (ex TD) for sequences
Wendy Carlos for orchestration and the timeless track "Timesteps"
Boele Gerkes (Something Completely Different)for goose bumps
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Post by RL » Sun Mar 25, 2007 4:43 am

SAGA for the great Moog sounds on the old records :D

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Post by goldphinga » Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:42 am

Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Joe Zawinul, Tony Banks, Chick Corea,
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Post by THM » Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:19 am

Rick Wright (damn' I LOVE Pink Floyd), Vangelis (great gigs with his Yamaha CS-80 synths), Rick Wakeman (his Yes years), and many more...
http://www.myspace.com/thmsynthfreak

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Post by cageswood » Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:39 pm

Rick Wakeman, Keith Emerson Jon Lord and these days the amazing Tomas Bodin from The Flower Kings

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Post by Kevin Lightner » Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:03 pm

I pretty much like anybody that can still play once the power has been shut off.

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Post by toryjames » Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:27 pm

Moogs don't sound very good when the power is off.

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Post by Kevin Lightner » Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:02 am

The topic isn't favorite Moog players.

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Post by dr_floyd » Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:27 pm

Some non-keyboardist/synthesists who can still play with the power off>

Tom Scott - Lyricon driver through Moog Modular 12 (woodwinds)
Mark Isham - Moog Modular 12, Oberheim 4 voice (trumpet/keyboards)
Michael Brecker - Steiner EWI though Oberheim Expander (saxophone)

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Post by Kevin Lightner » Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:51 pm

Michael Brecker will have some problems still, considering he died earlier this year :(

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