#1
There are other forums to discuss this on the net, but thought I'd bring it here too!

GG is not even that famous, but is regarded amongst his piers as probably the most versatile guitar player in the world. It really is a case of 'you name it he can do it'.

I really enjoy listening to this album and they're all amazing musicians.

Just for the record, my fav tracks are the jazz no. 'Wonderful Slippery Thing' and the fusionesque sounding 'Slidey Boy'. But to be honest, they're all awesome!!

Best player ever?! Definately up there with Satch, Vai, Gilbert, Tommy Emmanuel.
#2
He is without doubt one of my favourtie players at the minute and technically one of the best in the world, I would say that any guitar player who hasn't heard his album should buy it now.
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#3
i like Waves and Rhode Island Shred the most, but the rest are amazing as well.
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#4
Just seen a couple of other threads on GG here. Doh!

Should try and come up with something original lol!
#5
Guthrie Govan is an AMAZING guitarist. He's the one who got me really into that genre of music. He plays so clean and his solos are crazy as sh*t. Have you seen "Fives" live on Youtube? :O
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Guthrie Govan is an AMAZING guitarist. He's the one who got me really into that genre of music. He plays so clean and his solos are crazy as sh*t. Have you seen "Fives" live on Youtube? :O


Yeah seen loads of his vids. Someof the comments on there are hilarious! I like the Larry Carlton one.

nightraven who's your first most favourite player then? and don't say you (me) lol!
#7
It's nice to see Guthrie is reaching a larger audience as well. He recently won best newcomer in a big american guitar magazine (can't remember which one).
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he's in my opinion the quintessential modern guitar player, period.

saying that, I wasn't too into "Erotic Cakes", partly because there's was wayy to much blowing going on there, and I'm not too into that anymore. but I'd definitely want to catch him live.


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#10
too much quintessential shred, but you have to admit that the opening shred line of waves was pretty gobsmacking.
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#11
Definitely one of the greatest guitar players I know. I was kind of disappointed with Erotic Cakes, however... I much prefer his stuff with The Fellowship.
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#13
The fellowship are awesome, but guthrie still goes weedly weedly wee for large periods of time at his solo spot. I've seen them twice, some of the stuff is too 'heavy' jazz for me, but alot of their music has some serious grove. If you've never heard them axe, most of their songs are drums, guitar, bass, keyboards and sax with the main melody being played on the guitar and sax. Its very bebop in places
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#14
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Firstly, good choice.

Secondly and on the subject of Goavan, well I get tired of him pretty quickly. I like a few songs on Erotic Cakes, but I don't think as good as most seems to think (same for most the big albums, POT, PAW, SWTA for some reason).

I think Guthrie has great tone (better when he was using the Hellcat primarily, but it's still good), and he definitely has some great lines, but for whatever reason I'm just not a huge fan.

Any Guthrie fans should check out Joel Hoekstra though, he's equally as amazing (and I like his material more).
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#15
I wish he'd record an album with the Fellowship. I really liked Erotic Cakes, but I've listened it so much that it's starting to get a tad boring... As a guitarist I think he's way above Vai, Satch, Gilbert and the co.

About Hoekstra... I've never really gotten into his stuff; didn't like the songs on his MySpace a one bit. Maybe someone could upload some songs...?
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The fellowship are awesome, but guthrie still goes weedly weedly wee for large periods of time at his solo spot. I've seen them twice, some of the stuff is too 'heavy' jazz for me, but alot of their music has some serious grove. If you've never heard them axe, most of their songs are drums, guitar, bass, keyboards and sax with the main melody being played on the guitar and sax. Its very bebop in places


cool sounds like most of the modern jazz funk/fusion groups; but since it's got Guthrie in it, I'll check it out. do they jam out a lot and improvise when they play live?
#17
Not so much, they stick to their basic song structure and only improvise in their designated solo zone.
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Not so much, they stick to their basic song structure and only improvise in their designated solo zone.


Depends on what tune. Most of their original tunes have less space for improv than the jazz standards they throw in there as well. Either way, they improv a lot, more than you make it seem like imo, pp.

Anyway, here are some tunes:

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Doin' some Monk

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Best vibrato - BB King
Best feel, AHAH.

God ****ing damnit.
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#21
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The fellowship are awesome, but guthrie still goes weedly weedly wee for large periods of time at his solo spot. I've seen them twice, some of the stuff is too 'heavy' jazz for me, but alot of their music has some serious grove. If you've never heard them axe, most of their songs are drums, guitar, bass, keyboards and sax with the main melody being played on the guitar and sax. Its very bebop in places


i agree i love the fellowship, but they are definatley too jazzy for me in places. i like my jazz don't get me wrong but some of this stuff is way out there. i prefer his solo work.
#22
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That's pretty damn awesome but I didn't really like the fuzz tone on the Hendrix part; bit too much for me really.
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#23
I wasn't fond of the tone on anyone's part, I just found it interesting how well Guthrie was able to mimic each player. The last lick on Gilbert part is terrifying!