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    Posted: April 15 2017 at 15:35
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She does a lot of Prog. Think I saw a vid of her doing Tarkus on Youtube once.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote socrates17 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2017 at 17:02
OK.  That was certainly impressive.  So close to the original as to be almost moot, but still remarkable.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2017 at 17:19
Originally posted by Kepler62 Kepler62 wrote:

She does a lot of Prog. Think I saw a vid of her doing Tarkus on Youtube once.

Yep. She's done a few ELP pieces. She's really amazing.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2017 at 20:41
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by Kepler62 Kepler62 wrote:

She does a lot of Prog. Think I saw a vid of her doing Tarkus on Youtube once.

Yep. She's done a few ELP pieces. She's really amazing.
She is indeed.
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First time I hear of her. Amazing
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https://soundcloud.com/rachelflowers-1/proclamation-gentle-giant-cover?in=rodrigo-silva-300/sets/rachel-flowers

Sorry can't get it to hyperlink. Rachel Flowers does Gentle Giant's Proclamation.
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very talented indeed. Had never heard of her either. Clap
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Who is Rachel Flowers ?? I guess she's a bassist.....
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Not really a fan, very good at note for note copies but the original stuff does nothing for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Epignosis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2017 at 19:17
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Who is Rachel Flowers ?? I guess she's a bassist.....


She's a lot of things.

And blind is one of them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2017 at 20:10
^ Admirable !!
I thought she was related to Herbie Flowers.....
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Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Who is Rachel Flowers ?? I guess she's a bassist.....
She is a multi-instrumentalist.   Keyboards, bass, guitar, and flute are her main instruments.  Everything on her soundcloud page is played, mixed, and mastered by her.

In this video she is at Gene Stopp's house playing Keith Emerson's Modular Moog while Gene was restoring it.

Here she is playing Montana with Zappa Plays Zappa in Las Vegas.





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^ Wow ! Just WOW
Prodigy. Gifted. Incredible talent.
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^ Wow ! Just WOW
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2017 at 09:29
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

^ Wow ! Just WOW
Prodigy. Gifted. Incredible talent.
 
And then some. Check this out:
 
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Hi,

"^ Wow ! Just WOW  
Prodigy. Gifted. Incredible talent.
Thanks for posting "

Her album "Listen" is actually even better, specially as it is not a rock album perse, and is more jazz influenced, if that can be said, although I would suggest that the whole thing is more orchestrally inspired than jazz/rock or any other type of suggestion for her music. 

It has touches of many of the jazz greats in the middle of it, however they are so tastefully involved in the rest of the music, that it is almost impossible to say ... that this is a piece inspired by this person or that person, the completeness of the pieces are so much like listening to classical music, however, this time properly mixed with an electrci guitar, drums and the like, where most folks that try that are not willing, or capable of using both together, rather than favor the rock guitar (Oldfield) or simply just favor the show tune (Boston Pops), and not present the new music and compositions as they need to be shown ... absolutely terrific material and album, and in so many ways, progressive, but not likely to be as heard as it could and SHOULD.

Excellent music all around, by a very gifted person, not only player, but composer with an excellent talent for telling a story with her own music, even if this is strictly in your ear!

Absolutely lovely stuff!
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...and she's 22 or 23 years old and from what I've seen she plays keyboards, bass, flute, and guitar as well as anybody I've ever seen or heard. (She can play Zappa, Fripp, Emerson, Pastorius, Bach, etc.) She also sings with a pitch-perfect voice and does amazing harmonies. I recently heard that she's taken up Chapman Stick. (Re flute and piano, find her video performance of Ambidextranata not to mention Steve Reich's Piano Phase. She's the youngest known performer of Piano Phase, apparently having awoken one morning with an urge to play it and just sat down and started to do it.) Her drumming is also amazing even though it's virtual on keys. Would be interesting to see her behind an real kit. Also, she gave her fans a 2-hour Youtube stream to demo how she plays and records, using Zappa's Zomby Woof as an example. She played all the instruments in real time one after the other. No sequencing. One of her fans edited into a single performance you can also find on Youtube. From what I can see, she plays entirely from memory. I don't know if it's true that she hear a song a few times, then recall it perfectly including any lyrics. I can barely remember "Hey Ho, Let's Go" by the Ramones, and she sings every word and plays every instrument on a cover of Zappa's Montana. She performed piano at the recent Keith Emerson Tribute in Birmingham, England, along with a full orchestra. Of course she couldn't see the conductor, but the performance was seamless and exhilirating. I'm going to drive 6 hours to see her perform with her jazz trio next week near Los Angeles. 

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Red, you say? I'm in!
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Very good. Drumming is better than on the orginal.

Runs for cover.
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