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    Posted: January 01 2006 at 18:49

I'm really getting into The Tri-Tone Fascination.

This guy is an awe inspiring musician. If you don't know who he is, find out and soon! Saddly shawn Passed away not too long ago and never had much "commercial" success. However artisticly he had everything!

Rest In Peace Shawn, we miss you!

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ROCK ON!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2006 at 21:00
I saw him do a guitar clinic about 1993 and got an autographed photo..  It was jawdropping.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2006 at 21:18

Yes, I've been getting into Shawn Lane as well. I love the Paris DVD. I've also become just as enamored of his partner Jonas Hellborg - his new CD Kali's Son is awesome.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2006 at 02:04

No other responses? What's up with that? C'mon, Shawn Lane was an amazing musician! In addition to what I already mentioned, I love Abstract Logic with Jonas Hellborg and Kofi Baker, as well as Two Doors with Michael Shrieve and Jonas Hellborg. I must say, however, that I only like the first half of Two Doors - the tracks with Shawn Lane - I find the second half, with Bill Frisell to be very dissapointing.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2006 at 03:21
I only have some instructional videos from this guy but I haven't hears any of his recorded work. I knew he passed away recently, do you know exactly how or why?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2006 at 10:29
I've heard a few tracks of Shawn Lane... what I heard blew me away, for sure. Thanks for the reminder... I'm adding him to the Wish List right away! 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2006 at 10:51
I live in the Memphis area. I saw Shawn perform with his old band, "The Willys" a few years back. On cassette, I have his album, "The Powers of Ten". He was incredible.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2006 at 13:37

Originally posted by theBox theBox wrote:

I only have some instructional videos from this guy but I haven't hears any of his recorded work. I knew he passed away recently, do you know exactly how or why?

I believe he passed away from respiratory failure during an illness - he was quite overweight and a smoker. I highly recommend that you check out his work, he was an amazing guitarist and pianist. The bulk of his work is fusion and toward the end he delved into eastern influences. His DVD Paris is some of the best Raga Rock I've ever heard. He worked with a wonderfull bass player named Jonas Hellborg whose work you should also look for.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2006 at 13:57

Here's the Shawn Lane website...

http://www.shawnlane.com/

And; here's a photo taken at his last gig...

 

And; a quick link to his Bios on the website...

http://www.tarsun.net/bio.htm



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2006 at 14:02
Originally posted by Someo Therguy Someo Therguy wrote:

No other responses? What's up with that? C'mon, Shawn Lane was an amazing musician! In addition to what I already mentioned, I love Abstract Logic with Jonas Hellborg and Kofi Baker, as well as Two Doors with Michael Shrieve and Jonas Hellborg. I must say, however, that I only like the first half of Two Doors - the tracks with Shawn Lane - I find the second half, with Bill Frisell to be very dissapointing.



Come on put some reviews up in the Jonas Hellborg section, of Kali's Son and Abstract Logic!!!!

The 'second half' of Two Doors (please note by musicians who had been associated with John Zorn - Horwitz and Frisell) was the left overs from Shrieve's excellent and haunting recording  Fascination (CMP Records) - avantgarde jazz rock???
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2006 at 14:05
Originally posted by Someo Therguy Someo Therguy wrote:

Raga Rock



Ah so that's what this site calls raga rock - I much prefer the proper name of the genre which most people use: Indo jazz fusion a term which has been round since the early 60's, especially when rock doen't come into the music.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2006 at 14:07
Shawn lane was originally with country rockers Black Oak Arkansas, although I don't believe he recorded with them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2006 at 14:19
"In war there is no time to teach or learn Zen. Carry a strong stick. Bash your attackers." - Zen Master Ikkyu Sojun
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2006 at 15:41
Originally posted by Dick Heath Dick Heath wrote:

Originally posted by Someo Therguy Someo Therguy wrote:

No other responses? What's up with that? C'mon, Shawn Lane was an amazing musician! In addition to what I already mentioned, I love Abstract Logic with Jonas Hellborg and Kofi Baker, as well as Two Doors with Michael Shrieve and Jonas Hellborg. I must say, however, that I only like the first half of Two Doors - the tracks with Shawn Lane - I find the second half, with Bill Frisell to be very dissapointing.



Come on put some reviews up in the Jonas Hellborg section, of Kali's Son and Abstract Logic!!!!

The 'second half' of Two Doors (please note by musicians who had been associated with John Zorn - Horwitz and Frisell) was the left overs from Shrieve's excellent and haunting recording  Fascination (CMP Records) - avantgarde jazz rock???

I would never question the musicianship of Horwitz or Frisell. I simply prefer the tracks with Shawn Lane- they are very different from the tracks with Bill Frisell and more to my liking. I have never heard Fascination, I will have to give it a listen, I'm sure it is excellent.

I saw the term Raga Rock somewhere on this site and I found it amusing, it was not my intention to be misleading in any way.

Regarding reviews, I suppose it is about time I got 'round to contributing some. Thanks for suggestiong it.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2006 at 15:13
Originally posted by Someo Therguy Someo Therguy wrote:

[QUOTE=Dick Heath] [QUOTE=Someo Therguy]

I would never question the musicianship of Horwitz or Frisell. I simply prefer the tracks with Shawn Lane- they are very different from the tracks with Bill Frisell and more to my liking. I have never heard Fascination, I will have to give it a listen, I'm sure it is excellent.

I don't doubt it sir and I would agree with you the Shrieve/Hellborg/Lane set is better than the Shrieve/Frisell/Horwitz set. Fascination is a much superior album by Shrieve/Frisell/Horwitz and worth checking out. BTW Wayne Horwirtz has released at least one avante Hammond organ album on the Tim Kerr Records label.

I saw the term Raga Rock somewhere on this site and I found it amusing, it was not my intention to be misleading in any way.

It amuses me, but a term in trying to achieve breadth  lacks precision. Hence jazz based Indian music or Indian flavoured jazz, are much more clearly identified by the long established term Indo-jazz fusion in my mind

Regarding reviews, I suppose it is about time I got 'round to contributing some. Thanks for suggesting it.

Please, my reviews in the Hellborg section look a bit lonely! And note I used the term, 'Indo-jazz fusion' for the Hellborg/Lane's gem Icon

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2006 at 15:15
BTW a tribute CD to Shawn Lane has been compiled and expected to be released some time this year, money made going to his dependents.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2006 at 15:26
I have submitted a review of Jonas Hellborg's Kali's Son.
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