Recently a guitar company called Liuteria GNG got Animals as Leaders‘ Tosin Abasi to test out a Brea Dr.V signature Absynth Amaranth (or fancy shiny guitar!). The video is very concise and organic display of Tosin’s abilities as he is simply testing the guitar and seeing what it can do. I don’t understand the technical jargon happening between Tosin and the luthier as he critiques the guitars capabilities, but we rarely get to see this side of musicians. The ‘playing’ side. So often, we are immersed in recorded takes and carefully executed performances that it’s so easy to forget that musicians also just play.
That’s what makes this video so magical. Arguably the most relevant shredder in the past 10 years just playing. Not performing. Not composing. Not writing or practicing. Just enjoying his art and the instrument. Enjoy this unedited 17 minute long video displaying Tosin’s amazing talents.
It’s so interesting to see him play in an organic fashion. He’s such a talented jazz player and I could listen to his jazz all day long. What do you guys think of it? Refreshing display of talent right?