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Poll Question: whos the best keybordist of these two players
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    Posted: November 04 2011 at 05:42
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Banks is a brilliant composer, but when it comes to artistic freedom and expressions I have more admiration for Kerrry Minnear.
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Very, very tough. Love both of these guys and they are both spectacular players. Lean a little more toward Banks. Other keyboard players-notably Keith Emerson-talk about Banks as the best they've ever seen, so vote Banks, but only by a tiny bit.
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Tony Banks; for his composer skills and keyboard playing!


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Kerry Minnear. Very unique player ...
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Tony Banks. Fantastic

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Banks--best overall prog keyboardist.
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Love both but give my vote to the Giant key player
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Banks (pre-Abacab), but I love both.
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Tony Banks, because although he never was a virtuoso player, he could always work very well with sounds and moods. Plus he could play complex stuff, more pop / rock stuff, movie music, classical stuff...
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Originally posted by yanch

Very, very tough. Love both of these guys and they are both spectacular players. Lean a little more toward Banks. Other keyboard players-notably Keith Emerson-talk about Banks as the best they've ever seen, so vote Banks, but only by a tiny bit.

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I regard Banks as a middle-order Keyboard player, a good journeyman, certainly not in the same breath as Emerson, Ritchie, Wakeman, but he gets my vote on this occasion.
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A good matchup.  I give Banks a slight edge for his knack for melody.
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I like both but Banks gets the vote.
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Kerry is the better player.  The vote would have been tougher if it had also included their merits as composers. Kerry is more interesting but Banks has more command over structure, something that I am attracted to in music.  
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Banks - he is the true heart of the classic Genesis sound.  Not that Minnear is second-rate, because he isn't.
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Banks.


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Minnear, but Banks is still brilliant.
 
 
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The Cinema Show. Nuff said.
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