| Visit Our Catalog at SteelGuitarShopper.com |

Post new topic Jim Cohen: "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" (C6)
Reply to topic
Author Topic:  Jim Cohen: "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" (C6)
Jim Cohen


From:
Philadelphia, PA
Post  Posted 5 Feb 2019 7:14 pm    
Reply with quote

In memory of the great composer, Michel Legrand, who passed away on Jan. 26th.

https://youtu.be/gm2tznBDQtc
_________________

www.JimCohen.com
www.BeatsWalkin.com
www.RonstadtRevue.com
www.sunfrog.com/PedalSteelThings/Steel-Guitar
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Bill McCloskey


Post  Posted 5 Feb 2019 7:26 pm    
Reply with quote

Absolutely gorgeous and inspirational. Also aspirational since this solo jazz genre is where I have been headed. Hope to get half as good.
_________________
Beard MA-6, Beard MA-8, Beard R model, Beard R Vintage Model, Eharp, Clinesmith aluminum cast 8 string, Adams 8 string dobro, Sonny Jenkins custom 12 string lapsteel, Cougar 10 string non pedal
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Jack Stanton


From:
Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Post  Posted 5 Feb 2019 8:06 pm    
Reply with quote

Very lovely, Jim
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Colin Swinney


From:
Wisconsin, USA
Post  Posted 5 Feb 2019 11:55 pm    
Reply with quote

That was really something, loved every second.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Charlie McDonald


From:
out of the blue
Post  Posted 6 Feb 2019 3:48 am    
Reply with quote

Beautiful, Jim, one of my favorites. He left behind a lot of songs and great arrangements.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Jeff Garden


From:
Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA
Post  Posted 6 Feb 2019 4:04 am    
Reply with quote

Thanks Jimbeaux, that was beautiful...
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Andrew Roblin


From:
Various places
Post  Posted 6 Feb 2019 6:11 am    
Reply with quote

Beautiful, Jim.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Craig Stock


From:
Westfield, NJ USA
Post  Posted 6 Feb 2019 3:22 pm    
Reply with quote

Two thumb picks up Jim, keep em' comin'
_________________
Regards, Craig

I cried because I had no shoes, then I met a man who had no feet.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Dale Rottacker


From:
Tacoma Washington, USA
Post  Posted 6 Feb 2019 5:45 pm    
Reply with quote

Man that was nice Jim... Thanks
_________________
Dale Rottacker, Steelinatune
*2018 Purple/Black MSA S-10 Legend XL Signature 5x7
*2016 Red/Black MSA D-10 Legend XL Signature 9x6
*1990 Jim Lindsey Special, Quad Original Bill Lawrence 705 PUP’s, 8x8 Gary Hogue Clone
*Black n Gray, Mullen D-10 8x7/ *Blue Sho-Bud Pro 3 Custom 8x6/ *Black Sho-Bud Pro 3 Custom 8x4
*Sho-Bud Maverick 3x1/ *Fender 400
https://msapedalsteels.com
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Franklin


Post  Posted 7 Feb 2019 4:15 pm    
Reply with quote

Beautifully arranged and well played!
Thanks!
View user's profile Send private message
Jim Cohen


From:
Philadelphia, PA
Post  Posted 7 Feb 2019 6:31 pm    
Reply with quote

Thank you all for listening and for your nice comments.

And, Paul, what can I say, but thank you for all the inspiration, encouragement and teaching you've provided me over the years (starting back in the 80's at Jeffran College!) Smile
_________________

www.JimCohen.com
www.BeatsWalkin.com
www.RonstadtRevue.com
www.sunfrog.com/PedalSteelThings/Steel-Guitar
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Franklin


Post  Posted 8 Feb 2019 4:10 am    
Reply with quote

Jim,

I love where your heads at...You are an inspiration to all who listen...I love that you view yourself as a student.. I list as my occupation as a full time music student....

Not that you and I are old, but we are not in our twenties anymore....I wish many on here could realize that there is no such thing as too old to learn, nor any excuse beyond medical reasons, for giving up on playing.....The last time I spoke to Weldon, he could no longer play pedals due to diabetes. He was on fire telling me about this new Dobro tuning discovery that had him playing at length every day. It was great that on Merle Haggards last week on hospice he was writing and trying to complete a song...Anyway, your mention of learning while watching you push your arranging boundaries throughout the years took me down this path.....I believe when music is truly inside us we can never give up....Your playing should be an inspiration to all!

Thanks again for posting one of my all time favorite compositions,
PF
View user's profile Send private message
Walter Stettner


From:
Vienna, Austria
Post  Posted 10 Feb 2019 12:38 am    
Reply with quote

Simply beautiful, Jim!

Kind Regards, Walter
_________________
www.lloydgreentribute.com
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Greg Lambert


From:
Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 10 Feb 2019 7:54 pm    
Reply with quote

Great playin Jim. If you get time would you post your C6th copendant with pedals and levers? I cant find some of the chords your playing. Thanks
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Jim Cohen


From:
Philadelphia, PA
Post  Posted 10 Feb 2019 8:49 pm    
Reply with quote

Thank you everyone. My C6 copedent is pretty standard, I think. I have stock pedals 4 through 8. I have KLs that raise and lower my A's a 1/2 step, a KL that raises Cs (strings 3 and 7) a 1/2 step, the stock KL that lowers 3rd string C a 1/2, and a VKL that lowers 6th string E to D. And, of course, a D string on top.

As for being a perpetual student of the instrument (and of music in general), you bet. I keep uncovering layers of the instrument that are new to me, and discovering chord positions I never thought of, etc. And as my understanding of music generally gets deeper, I'm driven to find ways to express it on the PSG, which forces me to go beyond my usual grips and habitual ways of playing things. To add to Paul's anecdotes about great players continuing to study and learn late into life, there is the great story about the world-famous cellist, Pablo Casals, who, when well into his 80s, was asked "Maestro, at your age and level, why do you still practice every day?", replied simply: "Because I think I'm getting better." Well, I ain't no Pablo Casals nor Paul Franklin, but "I think I'm getting better." Smile
_________________

www.JimCohen.com
www.BeatsWalkin.com
www.RonstadtRevue.com
www.sunfrog.com/PedalSteelThings/Steel-Guitar
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Greg Lambert


From:
Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 11 Feb 2019 9:39 am    
Reply with quote

Jim Cohen wrote:
Thank you everyone. My C6 copedent is pretty standard, I think. I have stock pedals 4 through 8. I have KLs that raise and lower my A's a 1/2 step, a KL that raises Cs (strings 3 and 7) a 1/2 step, the stock KL that lowers 3rd string C a 1/2, and a VKL that lowers 6th string E to D. And, of course, a D string on top.

As for being a perpetual student of the instrument (and of music in general), you bet. I keep uncovering layers of the instrument that are new to me, and discovering chord positions I never thought of, etc. And as my understanding of music generally gets deeper, I'm driven to find ways to express it on the PSG, which forces me to go beyond my usual grips and habitual ways of playing things. To add to Paul's anecdotes about great players continuing to study and learn late into life, there is the great story about the world-famous cellist, Pablo Casals, who, when well into his 80s, was asked "Maestro, at your age and level, why do you still practice every day?", replied simply: "Because I think I'm getting better." Well, I ain't no Pablo Casals nor Paul Franklin, but "I think I'm getting better." Smile


Thanks Jim , your definitely one of the best IMO.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Jump to:  
Please review our Forum Rules and Policies
Our Online Catalog
Strings, CDs, instruction, and steel guitar accessories
www.SteelGuitarShopper.com

The Steel Guitar Forum
148 S. Cloverdale Blvd.
Cloverdale, CA 95425 USA

Support This Forum



BIAB Styles
Ray Price Shuffles for Band-in-a-Box
by Jim Baron