There’s a difference between learning a classical piece and copying a stylist.First, it’s great to see the “classics” covered by young guitarists today. Bravo! He obviously spent many practice hours perfecting the nuances of the piece. I wish him well on his musical journey.
Having said that, he is in the end no different than a classical guitarist perfecting a Segovia transcription of a Bach piece. I could post a video of a young classical guitarist just nailing a very difficult Bach transcription “note for note” but most here would not make the connection to a “note for note” recitation of “Little Wing” on a Strat. The same can be said of a 12 year old classical violinist playing a Paganini piece flawlessly and a 12 year old guitarist playing “Eruption” flawlessly.
Finally, I prefer hearing live albums by bands because in most cases they DON’T play a song “note for note” but often take chances and switch up the arrangement to make it more interesting. Both Jimi and SRV did that…
What would be your reaction to a “jazz musician” who managed to sound just like Miles Davis?