Originally Posted by mattsmith
Believe it or not intensity is a wholly musical concept, and playing like he did while forwarding that kind of energy is a very special thing. Yeah you hear guys play with a lot of chops, but that broad electrical intensity just isn't there.
Yes. I can't explain the hows and whys but you know it when you hear it. Buddy's playing was electric and sometimes astonishing for its sheer intensity. I am sure that intensity is a direct reflection of his personality, warts and all. It was very honest and straightforward musical expression.
It also suggests a spontaneous, generous spirit. When he performed, he gave everything he had. This is not the kind of person who would mime a one hour show and slink away :)
Originally Posted by Boomka
A Buddy debate and out come all the king's horses and all the king's men and even the king's lady.
There was Buddy AND Picasso ... Boomka, I had no choice!
PFOG gave in so quickly that I now feel a little cheated ... I had the scent of blood and my prey ducked down a rabbit hole :)