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Notes From A Thelonius Monk Rehearsal, 1960

Posted on December 5, 2008 at 2:26am 3 Comments

"I don't know who wrote this, but apparently these are notes that came from a young drummer who had a musical 'lesson' with Thelonious Monk sometime around 1960." -Jamey Aebersold



Yes, it's a little hard to decipher in a few spots- sorta looks like the Dead Sea Scrolls. But there are some very cool-ly expressed truths for musicians here- especially on the second page, if you care to take a moment. Dig it!…



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Occupation:
Production and production design, piano, Hammond B3, synths and keys in general, writing, singing, arranging, screendoors, flyswatters, manure, lightbulbs.
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Arf Nova Music, ASCAP
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GREETINGS AND WELCOME! I'm a keyboard player with a specialty in Hammond B3 styles. I live in a wee dell at the foot of Gleng'ry Hill in Nashville where I raise turkeys, occasionally displaying them here on Nashville Music Pros.

The rest of the time I spend in the studios, on stage, or on the bus. I have a blues/RnB/gospel/soul background, which I morph into pop, country, RnR, funk, folk, and jazz. I've played this city's more notable venues, from the Grand Ol' Opry and the CMA Festival to BB King's, Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie, and the Jefferson Street Festival. I have production, songwriting, tracking, singing, arranging and performance experience with a variety of artists. Nuendo, Digital Performer, ProTools and Reason are my DAW's of choice so far.


I love it all. I've had the privilege of performing and/or recording with T. Graham Brown, Steve Cropper, Charles "Wigg" Walker, Bonnie Bramlett, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Son Seals, Nils Lofgren, Al Green, Lee Oskar, Michael Peterson, Oleta Adams, Johnny Neel, Jo-El Sonnier, Kelley Hunt, the Rev. Jimmie Bratcher, and Bo Diddley, as well as performing with the excellent house band at the historic Starlite Dine and Dance Club.


If you've got a taste for paralyzing detail, fall on by the MySpace page, at myspace.com/larryvanloon . Thankyou for your attention!


Here's some pics of Serenity Hill Studio, owned by Mike O'Neil. Located in midtown Nashville, this is a cool studio with a great vibe and a fine old Hammond, and it's where I've been doing alot of tracking lately.

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Number of years working in Nashville area:
Fourteen years, and they said it wouldn't last. Ha!
Number of years in the music business:
39

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At 1:48am on March 19, 2011, Jake Hill said…

Hot Damn! Rita Don't Live here No Mo is wonderful! MAN ....

 

Off the HOOK!

At 2:00pm on March 9, 2010, Ed Sarley said…
Larry: So glad that I had the opportunity to play some with you at the Red Rooster jam last night. You're a fabulous keyboardist, and a great vocalist as well ! Will You be playing at the Starlite every weekend this month ? I'd like to stop out again and hear the band. Tell Brian I said hello. Regards, Ed
At 3:04pm on February 23, 2010, Randy Coleman said…
Painting the inside of my house this week.That's a big suck.Tomorrow night at Holmes place if you want to show up about 8.I had Al Hill coming over too but he has an appointment with the doctor tomorrow.I never heard from Marinelli.You got his number.I want to get him over too.
At 10:57am on January 8, 2010, Mike Valeras said…
Great seeing and hearing you again last night Larry. Looking forward to jamming again soon.

Mike
At 11:53am on December 29, 2009, Robert Smeets said…
thanks man. I had fun- you know? just trying to play the SONG. I'd definitely like to play some funky bluesness with your fine hammond sounds and piano stylings next time and get a chance to stretch out. Enjoy the record.. it's been one of my favorites for a long time.
At 6:14pm on December 28, 2009, Robert Smeets said…
yessir.. going to come out tonight.. not sure about the time though! Yeah- you know- those crazy Dutch musicians.. crazy.
At 3:58pm on December 27, 2009, Ed Sarley said…
Hi Larry: Really enjoyed Your playing last night at The Starlite. Fabulous Hammond sounds ! Great music also here on Your NMP page. I'd love to make that jam that You talked about for this Monday night. Can You call or email me with the details? Ed Sarley
At 1:23pm on December 5, 2009, Al Hill said…
oh yeah,
712-7248 h
(734) 834-044 c
al@alhillblues.com
At 1:21pm on December 5, 2009, Al Hill said…
thanks Larry, I'm on it like wet on water! Going to rehearsal now, see you next week.
At 3:04pm on December 4, 2009, Mike Catone said…
Larry, It is always a treat to see you every week @ Center Stage. It is also a pleasure to play with you on stage. I wish I had your MC technique of description is unparalleled......yours truly,

The Italian half-back......Frosty's Gang
At 2:27pm on November 9, 2009, Paul J. Mills said…
Thank you so much for the kind words Larry...its a pleasure to meet you also...I havent been in Nashville very long, but the first place I went was Bourbon street...had the pleasure of meeting and listening to you there..and even jamming with ya few times...It was an honor my friend...listening to your tunes right now and really diggin' it...hope to see you again soon..
Paul
At 6:17pm on November 8, 2009, Trevor Finlay said…
Larry, you're hilarious.... looking.
Frosty
At 12:02am on November 8, 2009, Michael Ryan Vance said…
Hey man, finnaly got some songs up, let me know what you think.
thanks, mike
At 3:18pm on November 7, 2009, Mike Valeras said…
Hi Larry. Thanks so much for the kind words. I love your playing as well. I'll see you around town soon.

Mike
At 11:12am on November 3, 2009, Brett Allen Byars said…
It's good running into you to my friend. I'll be out next week for the jam brotha. Looking forward to it.
At 8:08am on October 15, 2009, Ebbert Gepner II said…
Hey Larry....
I put up a couple of tunes....let me know what you think?

Also, please get back to me and let me know about these jams around town. I deff. am looking to get to sit in.

thanx for the warm welcome :-)

take care......peace,
Ebb
At 5:49pm on October 7, 2009, Leigh Glass said…
so...you're a blues man, huh? sounds great!
At 12:09pm on October 4, 2009, Ebbert Gepner II said…
Hey Larry....
Yeah, I'm trying to get some audio & some video up on here ASAP!

Thank you for the warm welcome! :-)

I hope we can get a chance to hang a bit & poss. play a bit too! I dig the tunes!!!!

take care.....peace,
Ebb
At 1:11pm on October 2, 2009, Tom Drenon said…
WOW,I sure needed to hear these tunes...ummm...Toons..sorry!!!...lol
Love the songs brother!!!
Would love to know where you are playing sometime,would love to come listen.
Take care,
Tom
At 8:51am on October 2, 2009, Mike Bernal said…
I'm still trying to figure out how to do that?
Great tunes on your page!!

Here's a clip of me noodlin' around on the B, with the Rev. Jimmie Bratcher

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