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Ricardo

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John Marlow piece with Hauser guitar 

My father was a classical guitarist and probably his most prestigious gig was playing with Charlie Byrd in the Washington Guitar Quintet. They did a big mix of classical, jazz, and other standard tunes arrange for 5 guitars. He also composed a little bit for them in addition to arranging stuff. I pulled some of this piece by ear from a bad VHS video I found, and set it to a rumba rhythm. My student is backing me up and I am using my Mom's guitar, a 1960 Hauser II scaled down size. (I think Estebanana was interested to hear it a while back)



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Leñador

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RE: John Marlow piece with Hauser guitar (in reply to Ricardo

Interesting, like a classical rumba. Ole! your small hauser makes the other guitar look like a behemoth!

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Piwin

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RE: John Marlow piece with Hauser guitar (in reply to Ricardo

Olé caracoles! Sounds fun to play. Nice arrangement. It's nice to hear something more upbeat and less "heavy/serious" than a lot of our flamenco stuff.
Fortunately there wasn't a balloon flying around in this vid, it would've made that Hauser completely disappear!

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estebanana

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RE: John Marlow piece with Hauser guitar (in reply to Ricardo

Ricardo, fantastic. saw that you posted it to facebook also. It's great you have that legacy from your dad, both the arrangement and the Hauser.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 24 2016 0:34:34
 
Ricardo

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RE: John Marlow piece with Hauser guitar (in reply to Leñador

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ORIGINAL: Leñador

Interesting, like a classical rumba. Ole! your small hauser makes the other guitar look like a behemoth!


No joke those condes have a very large plantilla across the bottom. The Hauser is scaled down 3/4 size, my mom had it custom built back then. My dad's guitar is a lot bigger, but still a pretty short scale.

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BarkellWH

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RE: John Marlow piece with Hauser guitar (in reply to Ricardo

Ricardo,

Back in the early 1980s in Washington, DC Charlie Byrd not only had his own club (I believe it was called "Charlie's"), but occasionally on Sunday afternoons he and his group would put on free concerts in Georgetown in the open area by the C & O Canal. At the time, I was assigned to the State Department, and my wife and I, along with friends, would go to Georgetown with a cooler and listen to the group. Did your father ever perform with Charlie Byrd on those Sunday afternoon gigs by the C & O Canal? They were really special, and we still remember them fondly.

Bill

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 24 2016 18:02:11
 
Ricardo

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RE: John Marlow piece with Hauser guitar (in reply to BarkellWH

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ORIGINAL: BarkellWH

Ricardo,

Back in the early 1980s in Washington, DC Charlie Byrd not only had his own club (I believe it was called "Charlie's,") but occasionally on Sunday afternoons he and his group would put on free concerts in Georgetown in the open area by the C & O Canal. At the time, I was assigned to the State Department, and my wife and I, along with friends, would go to Georgetown with a cooler and listen to the group. Did your father ever perform with Charlie Byrd on those Sunday afternoon gigs by the C & O Canal? They were really special, and we still remember them fondly.

Bill


Don't really know but probably not. Charlie was more a hardcore jazz and bossa guy. They came together as a group after their classical teacher, Sophocles Papas died, so it was certainly not Charlie's normal bag. He introduced arrangements of DJango famous type standards so that he could improvise short solos. Far as I remember only Jeff Meyrricks made an occasional improv solo next to Charlie, the other members stuck to the written parts.

Although my father was quite versitile and eclectic with his taste in music, he mainly performed with a trio of flute, cello and guitar that he created and made all arrangements for. Sadly they never recorded that music for commercial sale. In 2008 my father's student Phil Mathew got permission from my mother to record some of his stuff with his own similar group. I was unaware of that until his death in 2012 when I performed at a tribute concert for him and discovered his album there for sale with my dad's stuff in the track listing.

As far as nostalgia goes, Phil's recording takes me back more than the ACTUAL recording my father made with Charlie and the Quintet.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 24 2016 18:49:53
 
gerundino63

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RE: John Marlow piece with Hauser guitar (in reply to Ricardo

Very nice Ricardo! Your father must have been a very lively, gay guy. Very nice composition. It brings sunshine and a Smile.

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