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Neil 'Nail' Alexander

Newburgh, NY Jazz / Funk / Fusion / Alternative ...

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Sounds Like: Pat Metheny, Weather Report, Jan Hammer, John Scofield, Squarepusher

Label: Pdog Records

Manager: Neil Alexander

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“..(Neil Alexander) hits Classical, Jazz, Rock, and Electronic forms with with equal virtuosity. I hit a couple of other links of your work that I'd never heard. ALL incredibly well done. BRAVO... again! - Craig McCornock, via internet”
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Q: How - given just how huge the range of things you can do with a keyboard instrument is - did you decide to focus on the guitar-like melodic stuff that you play with Nail? I love it :)
A: It kind of just happened... I was strongly influenced by early 70's synthesists like Pat Moraz, Keith Emerson and more; specifically Jan Hammer and his incredible pitch bending technique. His album "Black Sheep" featured extensive "guitar" trax, all done on a custom Minimoog. Couple that with my love of the guitar - John McLaughlin, Jeff Beck, Bill Frisell, Scofield - I found myself taking the synth further & further into "guitar land".

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