View Full Version : Kind Of A Survey- The Dream Jam

08-24-2002, 06:42 PM
Hi there,

funny. I recently was part of a guitarist-roundtable, and there was some kind of a survey, called the "Dream Jam". I believe the idea was taken from the GFTPM-magazine, who once did a feature like that.

Anyway, I figured I´d post the question and my answers here, hoping that some of you might be part of this, making up your own "dream jam"... might be fun and pretty interesting, too.
So, here it goes:

"If you could make up a band from any musician you like, alive or dead, what would this band look like ? You can decide which instruments you want to have involved ?"

Lead guitar- Steve Morse, Greg Howe, Paul Gilbert and myself
Rhythm guitar: Malcolm Young & Steve Stevens
Bass: Billy Sheehan
Vocals: Sebastian Bach & Richie Kotzen
Backing vocals: King´s X, Extreme
Drums: Simon Phillips
Keyboards: Jordan Rudess and T. Lavitz
Sax: The dude from SNL

So... what does YOUR dream jam look like ?

Bongo Boy
08-24-2002, 06:56 PM
...wow, there's not even one of those folks I've ever even heard of. Except Morse, and then only because of this site. I think I live in a very tiny world.

...oh, and except for the sax guy on SNL--hell, everyone's heard of Bill Clinton :D

08-24-2002, 07:15 PM
Hi Bongo Boy...

well then go ahead and post your own dream jam... that´s why I posted this, to have several members participate :)
Anyway, about the guys I mentioned... there more or less all "rock players"... here we go:

Morse- don´t have to comment that one
Paul Gilbert- wrote a lot about him too...

Greg Howe- Awesome fusion-rock player, released several solo albums, currently live-guitarist fro N´Sync and Enrique Iglesias

Malcolm Young- Rhythm guitarist of AC DC... talk abotu GROOVE

Steve Stevens- Guitar player for Billy Idol. Also played for Vince Neil and released two albums with Tony Levin and Terry Bozzio.

Billy Sheehan- Former bassist of Talas, David Lee Roth and Mr. Big.

Sebastian Bach- Former singer of Skid Row. To me, he is pretty much the best rock / metal singer. Incredible voice. Also performed on broadway ( "Dr. jeykyll and Mr. Hyde" sp ? )

Richie Kotzen- Former guitarist of Poison and Mr. Big. Awesome singer, guitarist and songwriter.

King´s X and Extreme are two of my favorite bands

Simon Phillips- A VERY busy studio-drummer, also plays drum for Toto. Has played on BUNCHES of records.

Jordan Ruddess- Current keyboarder for Dream Theater

T.Lavitz- Keyboarder for the Dixie Dregs and Jazz Is Dead


Bongo Boy
08-25-2002, 05:26 AM
Well I sure didn't mean to imply that because I hadn't heard of them that I didn't think they were good choices!!! The exercise just kinda got in my face with how ignorant I am of what's been going on in music for the past...ever.

I couldn't come up with my own list...it's just not possible. Even if I could come up with a favorite genre of music (which I can't) I wouldn't be able to name artists from that genre and know what they play--it's just not something I've ever paid attention to.

The Bash
08-25-2002, 06:38 AM
Hey Eric, great idea

Lead Guitar: Steve Morse, Steve Howe, Jeff Beck, Ritchie Blackmore, David Gilmoure, and myself if I can pry my dangling tongue from the strings.
Rhythm Guitar: Pete Townshend, Brian May and Jimmy Page
Bass: John Entwistle, Jack Bruce, and Dave LaRue
Drums: John Bonham, Bill Buford, Terry Bossio and Mike Portany
Keyboards: Jon Lord, Rick Wakemen, Mozart, and Jordan Russe (?spelling?)
Vocals: Dio, Steven Tyler and Ian Gillan
Backing Vocals: Freddie Mercury, Jon Anderson, Brian Wilson, and Sting
Flute: Ian Anderson
Sax: John Coltrain and they dude from Spyro Gyra (?spelling)
Trumpet: Miles Davis
Fiddle: Pagganni
Conductor and Musical Director: Frank Zappa
Songwriting and additional voices: Lennon and McCartney
Producer: George Martin and Bob Erzin

I don’t have ta pay all theses guys do I?
If so I think I’ll just opt ta take Dylan on the road.

The Bash
08-25-2002, 06:42 AM
Hey Bongo according to Socrates ignorances is the ultimate form of knowledge :)

08-25-2002, 07:04 PM
ok,dream jam band!

lead guitar-Eddie Van Halen,Steve Vai,Frank Gambale,Scott Henderson,Jimmy Herring,Allan Holdsworth and Greg Howe

rhythm guitar-Wayne Krantz,Eric Johnson

bass-Jaco Pastorius,Dave Larue,Stu Hamm,Victor Wooten,Jimmy Johnson,Jeff Berlin,Bunny Brunnel,Gary Willis,Will Lee,Paul MacCartney

keyboards-Chic Corea,T Lavitz,Jordan Rudess,Herbie Hancock,Scott Kinsey,Joe Zawinul

drums-Steve Smith,Simon Phillips,Kirk Covington,Jeff Porcaro,Gregg Bissonette,Terry Bozzio,Chad Wackerman,Vinnie Colaiuta

sax-John Coltrane,Charlie Parker,Joshua Redman,Michael Brecker,Branford Marsalis

trumpet-Miles Davis,Randy Brecker,Wynton Marsalis

vox-Sammy Hagar,Richie Kotzen,Steve Lukather,Sting,Roger Waters,Kip Winger

backing vox-the Beatles,Bobby MacFerrin,Nuno Bettencourt

whew,that was hard.I feel like I can put together more than one dream jam band especially if we divide them by musical styles.ok,that's it for now.

08-25-2002, 09:04 PM
For a HM or Hard Rock Band

John Lord /Jens Johansen Keyboards
Geoff Tate Lead Vocals
George Lynch / Nuno Bentencourt Guitar
Stu Hamm Bass
Neil Peart Drums

For Fusion Band

Jam Ackkerman Guitar
Jan Hammer Keys Chick Corea on Keys
Simon Phillips or Dave Weckl or Steve Gadd on drums
Victor Wooten on Bass
John Coltrane Sonny Rollins Tenor Sax
Miles Davis Trumpet

For Jazz

Jimmy Smith B3
Wes Montgomery Guitar
Paul Desmond alto Sax
Cannonball Adderly Tenor sax
Elvin Jones Drums
Keith Jarrett Piano

For BlueGrass Jazz Fusion

David Grissman Mandolin
Bela Fleck Banjo
Mark O'Conner Guitar/Violin
Victor Wooten Bass
Jerry Douglass Dobro
Future Man Syn Drums

Bongo Boy
08-26-2002, 02:12 AM
Originally posted by The Bash
Hey Bongo according to Socrates ignorances is the ultimate form of knowledge :)

..yeah okay--I must be a flippin' genius then :D

The Mechanix
08-30-2002, 06:23 PM
Hi guys,

I like the suggestions, it'd have to be a pretty big stage though!!!

Here's mine

Lead Drums - Gar Samuelson

Bass - Duff McKagen

Keyboards - David Bryan

Lead/Rhythm Guitar - Marty Friedman

Rhythm/Lead Guitar - Slash

Vocals - Gary Cherone and Sebastian Bach
(I agree Eric, he is awesome, i only saw him on broadway, never with Skid Row, and it was amazing, he's a really friendly guy too, we met him after the show. quality guy)

It should be a pretty rockin' show

c ya

09-06-2002, 08:42 AM
Very good choices,,,

Here's mine:

Lead Guitar - Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Billy Gibbons

Bass - Me, Myself, and I

Drums - John Henry Bonham

Vocals - Hendrix, Gibbons, and Vaughan with a Special appearance by Ian Gillian

Keyboards - John Lord

Can you say "Wailing Blues"

Have Mercy


09-17-2002, 03:22 AM
Ok, here we go

Vocals: David Coverdale

Lead guitar; Bryan May

Rhythm guitar: Malcolm Young

Bass: John Entwistle

Drums: John Bonham

Keyboards: Jools Holland

09-17-2002, 04:53 AM
Vocals-Dave Matthews and Layne Staley

Bass-Roscoe Beck, Mike Gordon

Lead Guitar- Satch or Paul Gilbert

Drums-Mike Portnoy

Keys-Art Tatum

09-17-2002, 04:56 AM
Lead Guitar: Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Kirk Hammet
Rhythm: James Hetfield, Eric Johnson
Bass:Stu Hamm, Cliff Burton(R.I.P.), Dream Theater Bass player
Drums: Lars Ulrich, Dream Theater dude
Vocals: James Hetfield
Keyboards: Dream Theater's pianist

BTW the name of the sax player from SNL is Lenny Pickett

Sir Speedy
02-11-2005, 06:03 AM
Okay , here's my "Dream Jam"

Max Cavalara (Sepultura)- Vocals
Zakk Wylde -Guitar
Geezer Butler -or Sir Speedy- Bass:D
Vinny Paul of Pantera or John Detti of Testament - on drums
Keyboards and Percussion -Slipknot

Jazz/Rock Fusion

Gambale- Keyboards
Jeff Beck-Guitar
Sir Speedy- Bass
Bozzio - Drums

Glen Huges Vocals
Jimmy Page Guitar
Johnny Winter Guitar
Angus Young -Guitar
Sir Speedy -Bass
John Lord-keys
Bill Ward Drums

okay now i feel bad for Iommi and,Blackmore , so they can make a Classical Rock album , with Yngwie , but yngwie plays Drums Bass and Keyboard . Okay:D
Marijuana Bubbler (http://bubblers.net/)

02-11-2005, 06:20 AM
Whoa..the last post was on 2002. Ok, here's my *dream jam* :

Vocals: Tarja Turunen , Olaf Hayef
Lead Guitar : Randy Rhoads, Paul Gilbert, Zakk Wylde and Mr JailHouseRock
Rhythm Guitar : Marty Friedman & Luca Turilli
Bass : Billy Sheehan & Rudy Sarzo
Keyboard : Jens Johnson & Alex Stratopoli
Drum : Mike Portnoy