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Incredible flatpicking by JP Cormier

Murray MacLeod 22 Feb 13 - 03:52 PM
gnu 22 Feb 13 - 04:05 PM
GUEST,leeneia 22 Feb 13 - 05:32 PM
Bill D 22 Feb 13 - 06:36 PM
michaelr 22 Feb 13 - 07:24 PM
GUEST,999 22 Feb 13 - 07:27 PM
Phil Cooper 23 Feb 13 - 07:48 AM
gnu 23 Feb 13 - 12:54 PM
breezy 23 Feb 13 - 03:01 PM
Murray MacLeod 23 Feb 13 - 04:37 PM
GUEST 23 Feb 13 - 05:54 PM
Beer 23 Feb 13 - 05:55 PM
Sandy Mc Lean 23 Feb 13 - 11:36 PM
Beer 24 Feb 13 - 06:20 AM
gnu 24 Feb 13 - 06:53 AM
Mick Tems 24 Feb 13 - 07:26 AM
Murray MacLeod 24 Feb 13 - 12:22 PM
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Subject: Incredible flatpicking by JP Cormier
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 22 Feb 13 - 03:52 PM

I am not one for posting links to Youtube videos, leastways not nowadays, but I feel I cannot let this video of JP Cormier go by without a mention on Mudcat.

IMO, this is probably the finest display of virtuoso flatpicking I have ever seen, bar none. I did in fact see JP perform at this same festival 13 years ago, and he was amazing back then, but this just reaches a whole new level ...


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Subject: RE: Incredible flatpicking by JP Cormier
From: gnu
Date: 22 Feb 13 - 04:05 PM

JP? Dat guy, la? Some friggin good eh?


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Subject: RE: Incredible flatpicking by JP Cormier
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 22 Feb 13 - 05:32 PM

Thanks, Murray. That's remarkable playing.


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Subject: RE: Incredible flatpicking by JP Cormier
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Feb 13 - 06:36 PM

I attended the first 7-8 National Flatpicking Championships at Winfield, Kansas, and there's no doubt that J.P. would have won there. I wonder why he's never been there.

I have watched Doc Watson play with Norman Blake, Tony Rice and Dan Crary... and J.P. amazes me with the fluidity of his playing. I don't necessarily like quite so much speed, but I am impressed.


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Subject: RE: Incredible flatpicking by JP Cormier
From: michaelr
Date: 22 Feb 13 - 07:24 PM

Very impressive, esp. the triplets toward the end. And Tim Edey on rhythm is no slouch, either! In the final shot, you can just see John Doyle going, Wow.

Thanks for sharing that, Murray.


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Subject: RE: Incredible flatpicking by JP Cormier
From: GUEST,999
Date: 22 Feb 13 - 07:27 PM

I saw it, heard it, and don't believe it. Notice too that he didn't break a sweat. Thank you, Murray.


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Subject: RE: Incredible flatpicking by JP Cormier
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 23 Feb 13 - 07:48 AM

As someone who can only flat-pick well enough to fool someone who doesn't know better, this is amazing.


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Subject: RE: Incredible flatpicking by JP Cormier
From: gnu
Date: 23 Feb 13 - 12:54 PM

Tim ain't no slouch neither!


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Subject: RE: Incredible flatpicking by JP Cormier
From: breezy
Date: 23 Feb 13 - 03:01 PM

Had the good fortune to watch JP C at a Stanfest in 06

He is a champion fiddle player

In fact anything with strings on

Big in canada

Whats your take on his composition 'Afganistan' ?

He is also a record'cd - producer.

He appeared at last years Celtic Connections but went unnoticed as far as the Uk was concerned

maybe there is a reason, but he's worth knowing about


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Subject: RE: Incredible flatpicking by JP Cormier
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 23 Feb 13 - 04:37 PM

I am amazed that he went unnoticed at Celtic Connections, breezy, I have to admit that I was not aware of his participation, otherwise I would have been there.

I know that JP is a big fan of the Shetland Folk festival, and loves to play there.


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Subject: RE: Incredible flatpicking by JP Cormier
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Feb 13 - 05:54 PM

Amazing Murry. Thanks for posting it.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Incredible flatpicking by JP Cormier
From: Beer
Date: 23 Feb 13 - 05:55 PM

Oops!!
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Incredible flatpicking by JP Cormier
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 23 Feb 13 - 11:36 PM

Murray and I have had an ongoing discussion over more than a decade relating to the placement of JP and Tony McManus as the best of the best. Now both are absolutely fantastic and I respect Murray as much more an expert than myself, and am delighted that he has posted this!
JP is no flash in the pan! He has performed as a studio musician in Nashville in past years with people like Chet Atkins. ( He rates Atkins as his mentor and the best ever)
In Cape Breton the fiddle is king and JP is a fantastic fiddler as well! In recent years the guitar has been used for playing old fiddle and pipe tunes starting with people like AD MacIntosh and John Allen Cameron. JP along with Dave MacIsaac, Ciffie Carter, Scott MacMillan and Brian Doyle have brought this to a higher level! During Cape Breton's Celtic Colours Festival you may find these legends playing together on stage at the Guitar Summit in Judique.
Bill D's wonder about why he never appeared at The National Flatpicking Championship has an explaination:
In Cape Breton you will find few music competitions. It is as musical a place as any on earth, but who is better than who remains a subjective call. The enjoyment of the performance requires no panel of judges, who may often be of lesser ability than the performer! The ears and the tapping of the feet become a judge on a much higher plane!
Slainte,
          Sandy


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Subject: RE: Incredible flatpicking by JP Cormier
From: Beer
Date: 24 Feb 13 - 06:20 AM

Well said Sandy.
ad.


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Subject: RE: Incredible flatpicking by JP Cormier
From: gnu
Date: 24 Feb 13 - 06:53 AM

I'll second that, Beer.


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Subject: RE: Incredible flatpicking by JP Cormier
From: Mick Tems
Date: 24 Feb 13 - 07:26 AM

That is one helluva truly amazing video, Murray - thanks for sharing that, which reminds me of Tim and Brendan Power at last year's Tredegar House festival in the City Of Newport, South Wales. They were out of this world, and I'll go to see Tim and Brendan time and time again for their jawdropping playing.

I reviewed JP's wonderful, fabulous CD a good few years ago; he's a fantastic musician.


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Subject: RE: Incredible flatpicking by JP Cormier
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 24 Feb 13 - 12:22 PM

It might be appropriate to mention here that the guitar which JP plays on this video is one which he commissioned from the young Canadian luthier Joshua House.

Joshua House doesn't appear to have the same exposure as some of the other, better-known Canadian luthiers, but the fact that a musician of JP Cormier's calibre would choose him to build a custom instrument surely speaks volumes for his talents.


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Subject: RE: Incredible flatpicking by JP Cormier
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 24 Feb 13 - 01:33 PM

This performance is definitely credible but not incredible!


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Subject: RE: Incredible flatpicking by JP Cormier
From: breezy
Date: 24 Feb 13 - 03:30 PM

I'll have a beer !


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