Chewing the Gristle with Greg Koch

Gil Parris

August 12, 2021 Greg Koch / Gil Parris Season 2 Episode 28
Chewing the Gristle with Greg Koch
Gil Parris
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New York guitar player of doom  Gil Parris has played with Dr. John, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Diane Schuur, and Bernie Williams. Along with being a sideman, he's equally known for leading his own projects. Greg and Gil talk about his signature Reverend guitar (with Fishman Fluence Single-Width pickups), Gil's musical journey, and other gristle of all flavors!

2:12 - Gil Parris during the pandemic: solo performances, group performances, finding oneself busier than anticipated, and thoughts on the guitar years of yesterday vs today
10:58 - Gil’s fascination with jazz, how it assimilated into his playing, and splitting duties between solo artist and professional side-man
26:17 - Gil’s signature guitar from Reverend Guitars, and his favorite amps for studio and stage
29:07 - Greg’s new obsession with Jef Lee Johnson, and what it was like for Gil to develop his own unique voice in the New York guitar scene
34:11 - Gil’s relationship with guitarist and baseball player Bernie Williams, and thoughts on performing in this new stage of the pandemic
39:27 - Site-reading horror stories
50:45 - What’s on the horizon for Gil - new videos, new guitars, and more!


Total Length: 67:58


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Gil Parris during the pandemic: solo performances, group performances, finding oneself busier than anticipated, and thoughts on the guitar years of yesterday vs today
Gil’s fascination with jazz, how it assimilated into his playing, and splitting duties between solo artist and professional side-man
Gil’s signature guitar from Reverend Guitars, and his favorite amps for studio and stage
Greg’s new obsession with Jef Lee Johnson, and what it was like for Gil to develop his own unique voice in the New York guitar scene
Gil’s relationship with guitarist and baseball player Bernie Williams, and thoughts on performing in this new stage of the pandemic
Site-reading horror stories
What’s on the horizon for Gil - new videos, new guitars, and more!