Happy FRY-day, Everyone, it’s been a real pleasure and treat to offer the music stylings of Tuck & Patti this week.
Meanwhile, Tuck might update their database and website. For I Remember You, Tuck worked out parts drawn from a Count Basie recording, then painstakingly figured a way to play all the parts on his guitar. “We might not even use any of it,” says Tuck, “You can’t do it all at once, just on one guitar. But as a way to explore it, I would try to do it all at once. We hope we are suggesting it somehow.”
But Tuck points out that it would be a mistake to too narrowly cast himself as the virtuoso and Patti as the expressive heart and motivator of the duo. “Flying fingers don’t impress me much anymore. I’m much more interested in what I call ‘soft virtuosity,’ where the technique is usually invisible. It’s micro-technique, where the subtleties are controlled, and that’s where the heart of the music lies. Singers hopefully don’t have visibly flying anything, so it’s all about ‘soft virtuosity.’
I Remember You
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HONEY.
In My Life