henryrobinett Posted October 6, 2003 Share Posted October 6, 2003 Anyone know anything about Wayne Johnson? He was a good guitar player out of the Metheny-ish mold. Great writer and had a phenomenal group with Jim Flim Johnson on bass and Bill Berg drums. I know he toured with Manhattan Transfer but I lost track. I have three lps of his, Grasshopper, Arrowhead and Everybody's Painting Pictures. I played about three songs from Grasshopper with a group I had a long time ago. Deceptively difficult/easy. I never know how that goes. The shit is hard but it doesn't sound that hard whe you listen. A lot of time signiture placed in strange places you would think. Just a trio. Man Flim sounds great on bass. Waynes not a great pyrotechnical player but an really great all around player. On some of this stuff he sounds too much like early Metheny. Because it's a trio his chord work is put to good use. Sometimes it sounds too polite. But it reminds me of earlier Wayne Krantz; as if Krantz had heard Johnson influenced stuff. So I've never heard anyone here mention him, thought I'd ask. Maybe Alchuck knows sumpin' All the best, Henry Robinett Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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