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Francisco


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ziti

 Genre: Ballad

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My friend and mentor, Bob Francisco passed this spring, very suddenly. I was happy to accept his CD collection when his widow offered it to me, and today while cleaning the ranch, I have been listening to his music and thinking alot about him.

This song was on a cd that came up in the shuffle, something I had recorded and burned to disk to hear it thru a stereo system.....I had posted it briefly here, but pulled it down to save it for further work.

When I heard it today mixed in with Bob's favorite's it filled me with his spirit, so i am posting it now in his honor. He loved improvised music, and this was a piece that was born in the time it took to record it.

Thanks for everything, my friend.
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Uploaded: Jul 07, 2007 - 11:51:44 AM
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2007 - 11:51:44 AM Last Played: Jun 01, 2019 - 01:16:58 PM
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thetiler said 4484 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
A great tribute to a terrific friend
That is great to have a friend such as this and what an honor to have his widow offer the cd collection.

Ya , a very reflective type of improv. piece. One that I am sure that Bob approves of.

Way to see, very pleasurable to listen to the cool way Z gently milks his beloved electric guitar.
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ziti said 4483 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
yes...
the gift of his cd collection was wonderful. he had a varied and excellent taste in music, and spent a few bucks building his library.

what a special gift....the whole library is loaded into a 300 disc cd changer, that is kinda like a prehistoric iPod....I set it up in the big room in my house, and listen to bob music weekly....3/4 of this music i have never heard! I also use the machine to listen to mixes i have done, and that's how this tune got mixed in with his...

thanks tiler
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guitapick said 4484 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Very sorry for your loss, Fran...
...beautiful tune. Sing to the skies...

...You did your friend proud, sir.
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lengold said 4484 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Simply
Simply Gorgeous - I love it. And a fitting tribute.
Cheers
Len


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ktb said 4484 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
trembling with tremelo
what beautiful song and a wonderful way to memorialize a friendship. exceptional performance.
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stratcat said 4484 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Lots
of emotion. Beautiful tones. Wonderful gift to your friend. Music transcends all barriers. Thanks for sharing.
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Moviz said 4484 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
A lovely
piece with great tones that seem to speak of freedom and openness. Nice fresh sounds, M
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jiguma said 4484 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Sad and thoughtful
I love the way you play Fran - there's something about the tones you get that I haven't heard elsewhere. You go from soft and subtle to full howl in a breath, and yet still manage to keep the whole thing so beautifully controlled.
Bob would be a proud man to hear you play this for him I'm sure.
Neil
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Ed Hannifin said 4484 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
If heart had a tone...
...this would be it...

Lovely fullness cranked up in the headphones...depth and to spare, and wonderful dynamics....

A lovely tribute that is full of feeling...not a false note...

Ed
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Vic Holman said 4483 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
beautiful
I totally love the mood and tones. Quite a moving piece. As strong as any Jeff Beck piece.
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said 4483 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
While ziti's guitar...
...gently weeps for the passing of his friend and mentor I think of all the souls who pass through our lives. Thanks you for this friend.

Jimi made the wind cry Mary.

Ziti makes it cry Francisco!
Feter said 4483 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
Francisco
just awesome ...and emotional ..
if its an improv ...or not ..its very
honest ..welldone !!
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peacepiano said 4483 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
Evocative
Your guitar sings beautifully on this one. Sounds straight from the heart. Thanks for sharing.
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said 4483 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
ZITI
Very nice piece .. the scale is great ..
The background music is fit with the scale ..
Very nice piece and full of feelings ..
Great improvising on this piece ..
Really enjoyable .. i like it ..
this is the 1st music i've heard it for you .. i'll try to hear more of yours ..
so wish to accept me as a new friend ..

Regardz
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Yeman Auf Al-Rawi
ziti said 4483 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
of course!
friendship accepted....I have not heard your music yet, but I will check it out soon.

Thank you for the kind words!

z
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said 4483 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
greatness
wow what feeling in the playing. Your friend was a great musician. Thanks for sharing
Morris R said 4483 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
Amazed
Fantastic track, as usual. Really amazed by your talent, sir.
mikkinylund said 4482 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
Passionate
Great improvisation, and very honorable!
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said 4480 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Strong
Lots of power in this very sensitive piece. Beautiful job.
eleveneyes said 4478 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
beautiful
I really love how expressive you can be through your guitar. You are an amazingly dynamic player. A beautiful dedication.
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ziti said 4478 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
that means more than you can know
thanks ray...coming from you that makes me feel nice!

best regards

z
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eanbardsley said 4462 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
silky, smooth playing,...
really sweet, ethereal. I feel the serenity of tropical fish in a tank of crystlline water. The cat seems to be with such an image the mind, and feeling peaceful because of it. I feel peaceful listening to this, just love it!!!
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said 4276 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
Francisco.


Very nice. Sounds very emotional and thought provoking.



massa said 4248 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Blown away again!
I really like the guitar tune... not to mention the skill and feeling on each and every note! awsome legacvy!
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magnatone said 4233 days ago (March 14th, 2008)
Fransisco
You play with such soul and heart ziti - this is masterful
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ChristopherCihon said 3056 days ago (June 3rd, 2011)
Wow Fran
You are playing from the heart and I am just speechless. Your tone is amazing.

My heart goes out to you and your friend.

So sorry for your loss.
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