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Ted Licks . . . that's a bit tough...
if you'd ask him about the "detroit sound," for example, he'd nail that, and have the lick rhythm parts included. If you asked him about a particular jazz player, he'd either identify their harmony etc. ("Yea, he's got that whole Bill Evans thing happening.") or play a couple of chords or licks in the style. If you could get him going he'd get into it, perhaps in a humorous way. I'm sure a number of students could recall those moments. I don't know that he had any 'signature' licks per se, but he certainly seemed to know everyone else's signature sounds from memory.. perhaps you could say he had a signature sound from a chordal or composition point of view as many of us can "tell its Ted or a student of Ted's" when we hear it. -Leon
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I have waited nearly 30 years to find out what Ted thought of Allan Holdsworth. Wonderful to know now. Thanks.
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Lots of great solos here. One I'd add to the list is Herb Ellis' solo on "Royal Garden Blues" from his album "Nothin' But the Blues." Great performance, just outstanding.
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