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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sydbarrett2010 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 18 2010 at 04:20
rudess is a great keyboardist so my vote to him
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Rudess is mo[ o ]re...Moore is less
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Rudess is far greater keyboardist than Moore.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JJLehto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 18 2010 at 11:35
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GY!BE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 18 2010 at 12:22
Rudess (when he had long hair)...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jav1919 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2011 at 20:19
I went with Rudess because technically speaking he is the best, but Kevin is pretty good too Tongue
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Technical ability may take you far, but at the end of the day, songwriting trumps all.

Kevin Moore obviously. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 15 2011 at 01:48
Rudess. Kevin's great, but I don't know if I'd enjoy modern DT with Kevin in the band, if they went in the same direction. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jav1919 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 15 2011 at 15:29
Originally posted by TheClosing TheClosing wrote:

Technical ability may take you far, but at the end of the day, songwriting trumps all.

Kevin Moore obviously. 

Jordan is a pretty good songwriter too Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2018 at 07:23
Kevin Moore by far. 

Moore put in some nice atmosphere in his playing with DT and his solos were great (unlike JR who often seems to solo for the sake of it). 

Moore is also great in his project Chroma Key and his collaboration with Jim Matheos (two FW albums and OSI). 

Never found JR's solo work that exciting or interesting. 
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Jordan Rudess - The man is an absolute monster on keyboards. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2018 at 14:51
Originally posted by Argo2112 Argo2112 wrote:

Jordan Rudess - The man is an absolute monster on keyboards. 

a monster indeed, an ugly one, just listen to DT's last offering. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Upbeat Tango Monday Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2018 at 15:41
Rudess is much better
Two random guys agreed to shake hands. Just Because. They felt like it, you know. It was an agreement of sorts...a random agreement.
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Originally posted by Upbeat Tango Monday Upbeat Tango Monday wrote:

Rudess is much better

at what?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2018 at 17:03
Kevin's keyboard playing on When Dream and Day Unite was perfect. Those punchy, economical textures and bright sounds cut through the mix. Just perfect.

Kevin kept it going for the next two albums, I&W and Awake. He's the first guy I heard (since I didn't hear enough of Jens Johansson till later) that made full-time keyboards work in the context of metal. 

Well, actually, no. The first guy I heard do WAS indeed Rudess, on Vinnie Moore's 1988 album Time Odyssey. "Message in a Dream," in particular. But that's an instrumental album. There are no vocals to work around.

Rudess' sound choices have been suspect for many years. I like the RPM stuff. Rudess is the better technical player, I guess, but his lines often come off as notes caught in a vortex, whereas Moore's sound deliberate, varied and tasteful. 

YMMV, of course.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Squonk19 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2018 at 17:55
Judess is a superior player technically, but he gets far too twiddley and obscure at times - positively vaudeville on occasions with his keyboard tones! Moore gets my vote. I would say 'less is Moore ' perhaps...but that's taking puns to a wholly unacceptable level!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Upbeat Tango Monday Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 12 2018 at 09:28
Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by Upbeat Tango Monday Upbeat Tango Monday wrote:

Rudess is much better


at what?


At cleaning windows and preparing and serving cold dishes, of course.

Tastes are personal and I happen to like technical and skilled players. Rudess is a lesser Emerson, but I prefer that to safe landscape music.
He's a bit clusterf#cky at times, I give you that...but, on the other hand, Moore lacks punch. Hitting the right notes (like Banks, for instance) is not the same as missing them.

Musicians like Moore or the late Wright strike me as artists who deliver rough sketches of something that could have been, without the necessary polish and detail. If I wanted concise and direct, I'd listen to Ariana Grande and read children's books.

Two random guys agreed to shake hands. Just Because. They felt like it, you know. It was an agreement of sorts...a random agreement.
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