Taylor's Tone Again
As we have discussed here Taylor's tone and playing with a pick during that period lets say 1969 up to Dylan's real live tour 1984 to me sounds the best compared to his fat vibrato sound these days. That Let It Be solo is another classic solo of how Taylor sounded during that period he took George Harrison's licks and his crying, soaring solo especially over the chorus is signature Taylor and how I wish he could play and sound now in 2003.His passion and interpretation of those licks is tonal heaven for someone who likes that sound and tone. There are many solos pre 1985 that capture this tone live. For studio work that capture this style and tone I would say his work with Joe Henry is number 1 on my list. I am not saying he should always play with a pick but if he changed up a little bit every now and then we would all get what we want as fans of his music. Taylor has always sounded to me more aggressive when he has played with a pick and not settle in some comfort zone which I feel can restrict the player to explore and expand on the musical idea of the solo. I am no expert just a fan but Taylor's tonal sonic vibrato just catches my ear and in all cases he is playing with a pick. Think of I'm Free from 1969 these examples just flat blow you away and its so easy to hear and break down the playing and style.