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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by karatestu » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:32 pm

Just had an eargasm :lol:
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by karatestu » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:05 pm

More self indulgent jazz fusion this morning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmEJPhUaJ3A&list=PL94gOvpr5yt162XrJ3M6R2iRoeGsXCaOL

I love the guitar sound on this and the way it interacts with the electric violin and viola. Some of the lighter and more simple passages from the disc are really beautiful. Then the manic bits wake you up.
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by SteveTheShadow » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:15 pm

Pat Metheny Group - First Circle.

This was Pat's final outing on ECM and some fans argue that he has never surpassed this album.

From the beginning, joke band of Les Dawson musicians on "Forward March" to the last notes of the final track "Praise," the band are at the top of their game. Lyle Mays' keyboard backdrops feeding off Pat's melodic improvisations and vice versa create some fantastic musical landscapes along with Pedro Aznar's wordless vocals. The whole thing is powered along beauitfully by Steve Rodby's fluid bass lines and Paul Wertico's filigree cymbal work and dynamic rolls and thunders from his drums.

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by tweet_my_ribbon » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:47 pm

@ karatestu - another great choice with Mahavishnu John mclaughlin. I've six of his albums, 'birds of fire' is an old fave of mine. not familiar with dream, yet.
edit : yes I am. Have looked through track listings and dream is side 2 of between nothingness and eternity, live album 1973, i have this on vinyl. Stonkin good music.

@SteveTheShadow - Pat Metheny group, offramp (ECM) is my only record by him. Heading to youtube now for First Circle.

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by karatestu » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:29 pm

tweet_my_ribbon wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:47 pm
@ karatestu - another great choice with Mahavishnu John mclaughlin. I've six of his albums, 'birds of fire' is an old fave of mine. not familiar with dream, yet.
edit : yes I am. Have looked through track listings and dream is side 2 of between nothingness and eternity, live album 1973, i have this on vinyl. Stonkin good music.

@SteveTheShadow - Pat Metheny group, offramp (ECM) is my only record by him. Heading to youtube now for First Circle.
The mahavishnu orchestra album is called The lost trident sessions. Dream is the first track. The youtube link is a series of songs to cover the whole album not the whole album in one go. I could not find a link with the whole album on it.
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by karatestu » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:57 pm

This is a contender for my favourite album of all time.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipe-PH6CBa0

It kicks arse baby
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Fretless » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:25 am

Still pretty incapacitated by the pneumonia, which means for most of the time I only have the puff to listen to music and read (ain't life a bitch! :dance: ).
An eclectic circle of bands are in rotation to fit my mood: REM, Dead Can Dance, Boston, Grizzly Bear, Mansun, But there is one recently-acquired album that is giving me much pleasure at the moment: The Alan Parsons Symphonic Project - Live in Columbia.

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Alan Parsons Symphonic Project (Live in Colombia) Medellín 2013

Having grown up with the studio perfection of the APP albums, this is a trip down memory lane to friendly and familiar places. AP is caught here with a live band of superb musicians along with a full symphony orchestra and chorus who provide an enthusiastic and energetic foundation.
What strikes me is how solid the songs and arrangements are - the complex studio ornamentation is brilliantly reproduced in a vital, engaging way. The orchestra really swings along with the band and the recording is a sort of 'big-screen' sound where you can immerse yourself in the crowd.

The performances are terrific. AP himself is present on guitar and keys - he even takes lead vocals for one number ('Don't Answer Me').
A good time was obviously had by all ! :grin:
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by CycleCoach » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:20 pm

I came upon this by chance. What a great voice.
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by karatestu » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:02 pm

Herbie Hancock - Secrets (1976)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkm-FxQfneE

Incredibly funky. :dance: Smooth at times but never boring. The bass lines and playing are amazing, Wah Wah Watson is the master of the wah pedal. :dance: Probably one of Herbie's most funky albums and one of my favourites :guiness;

Herbie Hancock - Piano, Rhodes etc etc
Bennie Maupin - Sax, bass clarinet
Wah Wah Watson - Guitar
Ray Parker - Guitar
James Levi - Drums
Paul Jackson - Bass :dance:
Kenneth Nash - Percussion
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