Thread: Jack Pearson

alanwoods - 5/12/2014 at 04:06 PM

My God what a monster job be did on that "All My Friends" show. Just one of the best alive.


pops42 - 5/12/2014 at 04:13 PM

Its a shame that he doesn't get the recognition he deserves.


Marley - 5/12/2014 at 05:24 PM

To me he's the most underrated guitarist in the ABB family by a huge, huge margin.


hastings - 5/12/2014 at 07:59 PM

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My God what a monster job be did on that "All My Friends" show. Just one of the best alive.


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Lissajess - 5/13/2014 at 12:07 AM

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To me he's the most underrated guitarist in the ABB family by a huge, huge margin.


love, love , love Jack Pearson. I just about got my head took off on another thread for having the audacity to suggest that Jack and Tommy Talton could play with the rest of the brothers for four or five special shows a year after Warren and Derek leave the band.


bluedad - 5/13/2014 at 02:41 AM

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My God what a monster job be did on that "All My Friends" show. Just one of the best alive.


I am a big Jack fan. He was the MVP of the show. When people came to our hotel room after the concert, the heads were shaking and everyone just said "Jack Pearson"....


mulelouisville - 5/13/2014 at 03:08 AM

Jack Pearson's slide playing was off the charts in All my Friends. For those that are around Nashville, Jack is celebrating his B-day with friends.

http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData &eventId=4236704&pl=3rdlindsley&REFERRAL_ID=client


BR - 5/13/2014 at 08:54 AM

From review of All My Friends on Jambands.com:

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Best Humble Guitar Hero Moment: There are actually too many instances of brilliance on the part of Jack Pearson to discuss: his slow dance with Hall’s harp on “Melissa”; his channeling of Duane Allman on “Statesboro Blues”; the swap-offs with Derek Trucks on “Stand Back”; his jazzbo excursion on “Let This Be A Lesson To Ya” … just for starters. But if you had to single out one tune from 1/10/14 to best describe Pearson’s ability and attitude, “Ain’t Wastin’ Time” would have to be it. He puts his own spin on the mid-song break (Dickey Betts was on slide for the original, post-Duane), then takes off on a flight path of his own on the outro. The solo is powerful, yet tasteful; Pearson takes his time building the beast, topping things off with a salvo fired from somewhere around the bridge pickup on the treble string. As amazing as it is to listen to, I’m sorry: you gotta watch the video, as well. Pearson looks like he’s waiting for the bus while everyone else in the Fox Theatre is picking their jaw up off the floor.


Complete review: http://www.jambands.com/reviews/cds/2014/05/09/various-artists-all-my-frien ds-celebrating-the-songs-voice-of-gregg-allman


AlPaul - 5/13/2014 at 10:54 AM

I am hoping that jack will be joining us tonight in Nashville.


ffisher - 5/13/2014 at 06:54 PM

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To me he's the most underrated guitarist in the ABB family by a huge, huge margin.


Absolutely!


Rusty - 5/13/2014 at 07:18 PM

Watching the video - Jack was the star of the show!

When the tix went on sale, and when I heard the initial guest line-up (mainly all the "hat singers"), I had no interest. When I hear that Jack (and Chuck and Jimmy - and Vince Gill) were in the band, I became very interested. By then, the tickets had sold out.

If somebody told me they thought Jack was the best guitarist to ever play with the ABB ... I wouldn't be able to offer too much of an argument.


gerrypeach - 5/13/2014 at 07:23 PM

Just my thoughts ... Jack is the man
Wish JP would rejoin the next incarnation of the ABB ...
What do you think?


TuffJew - 5/13/2014 at 08:31 PM

Jack was amazing..Next to Chuck, it was a pleasure to see and hear


MartinD28 - 5/13/2014 at 08:45 PM

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To me he's the most underrated guitarist in the ABB family by a huge, huge margin.


love, love , love Jack Pearson. I just about got my head took off on another thread for having the audacity to suggest that Jack and Tommy Talton could play with the rest of the brothers for four or five special shows a year after Warren and Derek leave the band.


Well, I'm with you on your choice. Jack is just amazing & Tommy Talton is quite a guitar player, has good history with Duane & Gregg, and Tommy can sing filling that void left by Warren. 2 of my favorites.


mulelouisville - 5/13/2014 at 08:46 PM

Jack joining the ABB once again would be much interest to me.


dzobo - 5/13/2014 at 09:30 PM

Jack talks and plays in a one hour blues guitar show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR-9PES3EHM


Rasc - 5/13/2014 at 10:22 PM

Is this one any good?


Lissajess - 5/14/2014 at 04:27 AM

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quote:To me he's the most underrated guitarist in the ABB family by a huge, huge margin.



love, love , love Jack Pearson. I just about got my head took off on another thread for having the audacity to suggest that Jack and Tommy Talton could play with the rest of the brothers for four or five special shows a year after Warren and Derek leave the band.



Well, I'm with you on your choice. Jack is just amazing & Tommy Talton is quite a guitar player, has good history with Duane & Gregg, and Tommy can sing filling that void left by Warren. 2 of my favorites.



It's nice to know someone could see this as a good thing besides me.


Peachypetewi - 5/14/2014 at 11:14 AM

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My God what a monster job be did on that "All My Friends" show. Just one of the best alive.


We finally agree on something.


RobJohnson - 5/14/2014 at 11:45 AM

If the band does continue without Derek and Warren, Jack Pearson would probably be the best they could do.

A lot of my skepticism about the band continuing derives from the fact that I doubt Jack wants the gig. But if he wants it, I don't think there are many ABB fans who would argue that he is the right man for the job.


PauliG - 5/15/2014 at 08:02 PM

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To me he's the most underrated guitarist in the ABB family by a huge, huge margin.


Amen. I have been slowly turning people onto Jack for years.


PauliG - 5/15/2014 at 08:04 PM

By the way... I am so happy to see so many people sharing the passion about Jack. It is deserved.


DKBlues - 5/16/2014 at 12:03 AM

I only had the chance to see Jack with the Brothers in 98 at Saratoga, but damn he left an impression. He is truly tasteful and sophisticated as they come. It would be excellent to see him with the ABB again.


Lissajess - 5/16/2014 at 02:49 AM

five minutes of Jack playing the Blues...So good!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzmsFb7w8f8


Stephen - 5/16/2014 at 02:45 PM

Jaimoe is quoted in Gregg's book that he, Jaimoe, feels that Jack more than any other player brought that true Duane Allman-ish ABB sound to the table (paraphrasing)
...as Gregg said about that comment, "High praise indeed"


hotlantatim - 5/16/2014 at 04:05 PM

I've seen Jack numerous times inside and outside the ABB. I saw him 4 times as a member of the ABB from 1997-1999, and have seen him guest with Warren, Gregg, Derek and others plus seen Jack solo acoustic and as the Jack Pearson Band (multiple). I will admit that I thought he at times took it a little too far out to left field on his solos in the ABB, sometimes more jazzy when a song called for more melodic (or intense). In the times I've seen him sit in with the Brothers or other members of the ABB since, he plays more ABB style and in the pocket to these ears (if that makes any sense).

I don't really share the idea that Jack brought more Duane back to the band or that the Jack/Dickey lineup was the most like the original.

To me there are certain songs that actually got back to the original sound with Warren & Derek. The opening to Whipping Post, the guitar bridge/solo in the middle of Midnight Riders (and Gregg back at organ on that one), Derek's harmonica sounding slide on Don't Keep Me Wondering, parts of Dreams, and others. I feel that we got that original sound more than other lineups including when Jack was in the band (derek & warren do plenty during their solos that are not what Duane & Dickey would have done but that gives the current lineup some originality too).

I was blown away by Jack at the Gregg Tribute. Sorry he has such hearing issues. The more he does with the ABB or members of the ABB in the future is a great thing to me.


DOVETAIL - 5/16/2014 at 04:45 PM

I am convinced Pearson's presence in Gregg's band during a solo show in Vt in 2006 had huge influence on how stirring Allman himself performed


hotlantatim - 5/16/2014 at 04:49 PM

And I can't forget how good Jack was on Gregg's Searchin for Simplicity record. He had a great, old-school tone on that record.


DOVETAIL - 5/16/2014 at 04:54 PM

Can I also suggest what a great addition to the band was Wet Willie's Jimmy Hall?


absnj - 5/16/2014 at 05:37 PM

I have not seen the full All My Friends video to know if the version of Statesbor Blues is different from the Youtube video that has been release, but in that one, it galls me to see the camera focused on Taj Mahal basically standing around or on other musicians, during Jack's solo, rather than focusing on Jack.

It's dejavu all over again from the old Great Woods video, where the camera is on Dickey playing rhythm which jack is soloing.





Lissajess - 5/17/2014 at 02:17 AM

Jack doing an electric version of "Little Martha". You can hear the crowd comments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfD5lXiXWBM


willieB69 - 5/17/2014 at 01:36 PM

Love the reaction from a lot of the singers as Jack takes a solo during their performance. the one from Martina McBride during All My Friends says it all! Any band with Jack, Jimmy Hall, & Chuck Leavell would just be sublime!


Lissajess - 5/19/2014 at 03:40 AM

This is not about Jack's music, but isn't this just precious!


mulelouisville - 5/19/2014 at 08:18 AM

IMHO...Jack Pearson is the best guitar player to every play in the ABB....period

[Edited on 5/19/2014 by mulelouisville]


DKBlues - 5/19/2014 at 10:17 AM

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Jack doing an electric version of "Little Martha". You can hear the crowd comments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfD5lXiXWBM



Wow! That was awesome. The improvised intro was so tasteful!


leftyblues - 5/19/2014 at 03:46 PM

i posted about this on facebook..

pound for pound, all things considered, IMO, he is the best living guitarist on the planet..

touch, taste, tone..

TOUCHE'


Lissajess - 5/19/2014 at 05:31 PM

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i posted about this on facebook..

pound for pound, all things considered, IMO, he is the best living guitarist on the planet..

touch, taste, tone..

TOUCHE'


Namaste'


Lissajess - 5/19/2014 at 11:30 PM

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Wow! That was awesome. The improvised intro was so tasteful!



Jack is a very unassuming and tasteful person. The fact that he is not a flashy and in your face type is one of the things I admire about him.


Blooby - 5/21/2014 at 10:42 AM

Just bought my tickets for his birthday bash in June. Second time I'll be making the trek to Nashville from central Florida to see him. Anybody else headed to the show?


Stephen - 5/21/2014 at 03:11 PM

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I don't really share the idea that Jack brought more Duane back to the band or that the Jack/Dickey lineup was the most like the original.

To me there are certain songs that actually got back to the original sound with Warren & Derek. The opening to Whipping Post, the guitar bridge/solo in the middle of Midnight Riders (and Gregg back at organ on that one), Derek's harmonica sounding slide on Don't Keep Me Wondering, parts of Dreams, and others. I feel that we got that original sound more than other lineups including when Jack was in the band




once again, the beauty of music -- on the shows where the instruments are balanced & there's a good mix/sound -- one of the Dreams from the 3/98 Beacon run is really special, as much because of what the whole band is doing & not just Jack -- it's one of those omgosh moments & mayb what Jai might've been referring to in his quote about JP's playing -- never really heard it that way in the current band & again, that is the beauty of the ABB -- four quite-different guitar players who sounded and sound so good...


Rusty - 5/21/2014 at 03:47 PM

Is that Duane's daughter in the picture up there ^? Any significance to the guitar neck (or is that an entire guitar?) that she's holding?


alanwoods - 5/21/2014 at 04:58 PM

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Is that Duane's daughter in the picture up there ^? Any significance to the guitar neck (or is that an entire guitar?) that she's holding?


Yes that's Galladriel (sp?). Supposedly the neck had belonged to Duane at some time and Jack had just gaven it to her.


upton_ogoode - 5/21/2014 at 05:02 PM

Rusty, that is Galadrielle and Jack is giving her the Fender neck that belonged to her dad. It has her dad's thumb print on the back of the neck where he picked it up while it was still wet with lacquer. Gregg had given it to Jack some years ago as a reminder of who Gregg thought that Jack sounded like. It was very special to Jack, but he felt like it should be in the hands of a family member and is happy that it has returned to a direct descendant of Duane Allman.


alanwoods - 5/21/2014 at 05:08 PM

And, there's the rest of the story, thanks upton...


bluedad - 5/21/2014 at 08:42 PM

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Jack doing an electric version of "Little Martha". You can hear the crowd comments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfD5lXiXWBM



I was at this show;..


slidejules - 5/22/2014 at 05:23 PM

Being something of a Jackaholic, having listened to probably 100 different Liz Reed solos I still find something new everytime. Some of them I forget just how unbelievable they are. Discovered 3/21/98 recently, that's a killer. Also 6/30/98, at least according to my itunes library, has the longest jack solo of all :-) One chord, and somehow Jack finds an infinite variety of ways to jam it out. He is tapped into something beyond licks and scales... it's just pure, straightforward melody pouring out of the guitar, I love it. Never get bored of listening to him play.

Can't wait for the opportunity to watch him and hear him with my own ears again soon. Planning a little stateside trip in July, really hoping to get the opportunity :-)

[Edited on 5/22/2014 by slidejules]


Lissajess - 5/24/2014 at 02:54 AM

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I was at this show;..


bluedad do you have the exact number of Allman Brother's band shows you have attended? I know you try to make as many as you can. I'm just curious.


Lissajess - 5/25/2014 at 04:29 AM

Bump....Jack is too good to forget about!


BIGV - 5/29/2014 at 01:03 PM

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My God what a monster job be did on that "All My Friends" show. Just one of the best alive.


I'm watching this right now and as I listen I can't help but think what a perfect match Jack's style is for Steely Dan's music....


PauliG - 5/29/2014 at 05:51 PM

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i posted about this on facebook..

pound for pound, all things considered, IMO, he is the best living guitarist on the planet..

touch, taste, tone..

TOUCHE'


I'm 100% with you.


finsky - 5/29/2014 at 08:17 PM

Never seen this, but this is Jack sitting in with The Mule. Some serious, serious heat. Chimichurri type of stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiucJbU6to8


Lissajess - 5/29/2014 at 10:01 PM

Jack doing his stuff. Jack has a decent voice too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9ZFTOq2dkY


rmack - 5/29/2014 at 10:22 PM

In addition to being one of the finest guitarists in the world, he's also a world-class nice guy.


rmack - 5/29/2014 at 10:24 PM

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Never seen this, but this is Jack sitting in with The Mule. Some serious, serious heat. Chimichurri type of stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiucJbU6to8


Mickey Raphael on harp.


RobJohnson - 5/29/2014 at 10:31 PM

"I'm watching this right now and as I listen I can't help but think what a perfect match Jack's style is for Steely Dan's music...."

That is an interesting comment. I love Steely Dan, and I agree Jack would be a good fit for their sound.

On the other hand, this sums up exactly why I was never that excited about Jack in the ABB. The Allmans are much harder, heavier rock band than Steely Dan, and Jack always seemed a little too smooth for my taste.

That said, as always I have the utmost respect for Jack's consummate skill.


bluedad - 5/29/2014 at 11:51 PM

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I was at this show;..


bluedad do you have the exact number of Allman Brother's band shows you have attended? I know you try to make as many as you can. I'm just curious.


Not exact, but around 50 or 60 since 1973....


BIGV - 5/30/2014 at 12:43 AM

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I love Steely Dan, and I agree Jack would be a good fit for their sound.


It would allow him to almost fully pursue his obvious jazz leanings. His non-slide playing is otherworldly to me. Slide guitar has on the other hand become almost an obligatory sound in this genre.....Now, Can you imagine Jack cuttin' loose on the likes of "Kid Charlemagne"? or "Reelin' in the years"?... just to name a couple. I agree with everyone's assessment of his skills, the man is a beast...That being said, there are times in listening to him play with the Brothers or in an "ABB" type of setting that the "predictability" of the harmonies and the stretching out on the melody becomes, well.... boring for him.


RobJohnson - 5/30/2014 at 03:03 AM

Jack definitely has strong jazz leanings, in an old-school way, like Wes Montgomery or Django Rheinhardt. I think he is sometimes frustrated with the modern jazz scene, as he is not that into the fusion side of jazz.

I remember hearing once from somebody who knew Jack that he was struggling to find a new bass player for a jazz project because "they all want to sound like Jaco" and Jack wasn't having that Apparently there aren't as many young jazz musicians who want to be Dave Holland or Ron Carter, which is a shame.





jeremyglazier74 - 5/30/2014 at 08:22 PM

I'm only about up to 1972 in my ABB exploration but Jack was the one guy that I kept looking at for techniques to try and copy on All My Friend dvd. Very, tasty playing.


Lissajess - 6/4/2014 at 03:44 AM

Jack......Matchbox!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4BdaSaLFdY


Lissajess - 6/6/2014 at 02:31 AM



Next week is JP's birthday week - he's starting the celebration early at The Station Inn, Nashville, TN. on Wednesday, June 11. Come on out for a night of music with Jack & his band.


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