Stepane Grappelli & Martin Taylor - Montreal 1984
 
I hope you've enjoyed my October posts. There's another 'Studio Session' and 'Concert Video' coming up soon to kick off November and I also have a Surprise Gift lined up which I'm sure will start getting everyone in the  festive mood.

In the meantime, here's a little clip that I thought you would enjoy. Some of you may have already seen this on YouTube but I thought I'd post it here to tell you the story behind my guitar solo on this.

Usually, Stephane would only give me one chorus on a tune to do my thing, but on this night he'd had a couple of large Chivas Regal whiskies and was feeling in a fine and generous mood.

When it came to my solo on 'Pent Up House' I played my usual one chorus improvised solo, then I could hear Stephane behind me shouting "Play another!"

I'd already paced my solo for one chorus, so had to slip down a gear so I could take it up again. I then realised that Stephane wanted me to really stretch out so I had to give it my all and go flat out on this solo.

I was flying by the seat of my pants here because this extended solo had come as a surprise to me.

If you want to see the full concert you can find it on my YouTube Channel along with many other vintage videos of Stephane and myself.

Martin Taylor YouTube Channel...

https://www.youtube.com/user/martintaylormusic

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