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Nov 12 2010, 1h13 por rastronomicals"Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love" (Two Different Ones)
The post at Blogspot
I wonder whether anybody ever asked John McLaughlin what type of gun, exactly, it was that shot those sapphire bullets. Maybe it was the same one that shot that diamond bullet right through Kurtz' forehead?
Or maybe not. Maybe you need a different model gun for each precious or semi-precious stone. Or maybe it's that you need a different gun for each mental capacity, one for pure love, one for Kurtz' crystalline realization, maybe a third for bullets of acceptance, if you've heard of those.
Indeed, I'm kind of surprised we never saw a sequel song from the preternaturally talented Mahavishnu John, "Platinum Rifles of Inchoate Ecstasy" or some such . . . .
Mai 31 2010, 18h05 por Skiyeraindrops on roses and whi.....
great song, but here are some of my favourite artists and why (i will add to this list continuously):
Frank Zappa -
where do i possibly begin? with a library of works so vast and amazing its hard to find a place to start. satire and seriousness, rock and jazz, classical and avant-garde i could go on and on. some of frank's albums that have inspired me most are Uncle Meat, We're Only In It For The Money, The Yellow Shark and many many more.
John Zorn -
another composer/musician/etc whose library of works is astonishing. he received the macarthur grant in 2006 for his musical accomplishments. amazing musician. some of my favourite works of his include The Circle Maker, Moonchild, his Naked City project and sooooo much more.
Dave Brubeck -
Set 26 2008, 17h39 por hemlokkby Tom Moon
Fusion has meant many things, but the initial hit, spelled out by Bitches Brew, was simple: jazz improvisations over a rock-like rhythm bed. Tailor-made for hotshot electric guitarists and synthesists, it went through many changes from its Seventies heyday. Now, even such pablumized instrumental pop music as Kenny G's gets labeled "fusion". The squishiness of the term makes it impossible to arrive at a definitive list of 10 fusion titles - does Frank Zappa, architect of so much impossibly technical jazz-rock count? Do British prog-rockers like Steve Hillage and Gong? What about the abstractions of Ornette Coleman circa "Dancing In Your Head"? Rather than cover the waterfront, we concentrate on guitar-oriented fusion albums from some of the genre's major figures.
Splendido Hotel (Columbia, 1979)
When Al DiMeola first appeared on the scene in 1974 as a member of Return to Forever, his fleet-fingered runs and dramatic careening phrases…
Jul 25 2007, 12h56 por CatchTheRainbowТот факт, что я в последнее время почти и не заикаюсь о музыке, нисколько не значит, что я перестала хоть на неделю пополнять свою коллекцию. Совсем недавно мне посчастливилось обнаружить в сети второй студийный альбом коллектива под названием The Flock, которых обнаружила благодаря любви к Jerry Goodman-у и шестидесятым вообще. Надо ли говорить, что дебютный альбом группы у меня имеется, и что я никак не смела мечтать пополнить коллекцию иными их творениями? И стоит ли описывать размеры моей радости, когда я вдруг нашла "Dinosaur Swamps" 1970-ого года?
И покуда альбом будет у меня качаться, спешу-ка я поделиться линком на эту радость. Вдруг кому-то пригодится?
Ссылка на "Dinosaur Swamps"
Ссылка на двойной диск 1984-ого года выпуска, включающий как вышеуказанный альбом, так и их дебютный "The Flock"
Приятного мне (и, надеюсь, не только) прослушивания!
Mar 1 2007, 13h57 por RocketShipX41Coste Apetrea - Nyspolat (1977)
How about some more obscure jazz rock from the northlands? Sweden this time. Right out of the gate, this one is very reminiscent of Chick Corea's My Spanish Heart on the not-very-Spanish titled "Ockhams rakhniv" (Occam's Razor). From that first track, you wouldn't really guess that leader Apetrea is a guitarist, since the keyboards (courtesy of Stefan Nilsson) are the dominant sound. The next track features some very nimble acoustic guitar, in a duet with piano. The playing reminds me in places of such varied players as Philip Catherine, Ralph Towner, and even a little bit of John McLaughlin. We're back to electric instruments on the third track, and again there's a bit of a Spanish flavor, or maybe a bit more Latin, as the rhythm is a kind of fast samba. There's plenty of invention in the chords and melodies, and it goes into a B section with shifting tempo that's quite odd. Maybe a touch of Gary Boyle here. …
Fev 1 2007, 4h08 por megascargotThu 18 Jan – Dixie Dregs, Steve Morse Band
On January 18, I drove up to Agoura Hills to check out the legendary prog/fusion band the Dixie Dregs, as well as the Steve Morse Band that was opening for them.
Steve Morse is a legendary rock guitarist (also famed for his involvement in Deep Purple), and a founding member of the Dregs. While the band has been pretty much defunct for a long time, the individual members traditionally come back together every couple of years to do a few shows around the time of the NAMM convention in Anaheim.
I saw them for the first time at the Coach house back in 2000 (quite possibly the first rock concert I attended in the US), and have not missed them since.
I have been to the Canyon Club only once before, more than a year ago to check out Which One's Pink. It is a pretty cool venue, however I knew that I most definitely should not be getting a seat, as the standing-only area totally obscures the stage for the people sitting at tables.
Mai 24 2006, 20h41 por RocketShipX41The Flock - Dinosaur Swamps (1971)
From what I've read, the consensus is that The Flock's second album is just too stylistically scattered to hold together. Now, "scattered" is something that I sometimes find to be a good thing, or at least not necessarily a detriment. But in this case, I think I'm going to agree. Sometimes it's jazzy and/or bluesy, sometimes the violin arrangements are done in a pseudo-classical mode, sometimes kind of unhinged post-psychedelia. Maybe with further listening it'll come together for me, but on first time through it's an uneasy mishmash of Chicago or Big Brother And The Holding Company with Frank Zappa and maybe something progressive. At the times when he gets to step out, Jerry Goodman is playing well, but he's often buried in the over-arranged tunes. 8/15.