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  1. One notable McLaughlin acoustic solo where you...

    One notable McLaughlin acoustic solo where you would not expect it - "Someone" from James Taylor's album One Man Dog. And I'll mention "Thousand Island Park" from Birds Of Fire since no one else has...
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    Elton Dean and Reg Dwight were in a band together...

    Elton Dean and Reg Dwight were in a band together called Bluesology. Reg took his new name from Elton Dean and Long John Baldry.
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    It is an opera called The Central Park Five.

    It is an opera called The Central Park Five.
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    Just read in the New Yorker about a new opera or...

    Just read in the New Yorker about a new opera or musical theater piece he composed.
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    I'm curious how much of this will be new and how...

    I'm curious how much of this will be new and how much recycled from the box sets.
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    "Ladies of the Road" seems to be the only Lizard...

    "Ladies of the Road" seems to be the only Lizard or Islands era song with lyrics that Fripp likes, judging from the comments I've read from him (and that it was the only song from that time he...
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    I also remember hearing a 90's live tape with...

    I also remember hearing a 90's live tape with that "Gates" tease as well as an instrumental cover of Zappa's "Pygmy Twylyte."
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    The zappa.com promo text says that the new...

    The zappa.com promo text says that the new release "includes proper musician credits for the first time." I guess we'll find out if they have inside information, or are helping themselves to the...
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    I have Present Time, haven't listened to it in a...

    I have Present Time, haven't listened to it in a while, but it's a good record. Never learned how he got all those big(ger) names to pitch in, but I guess the Muffins social network was strong.
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    Orchestral Favorites (and some of the same stuff...

    Orchestral Favorites (and some of the same stuff on Lšther), one bit of the improv included in "Easy Meat" from Tinsel Town Rebellion (the "free jazz" breakdown about three minutes in), another...
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    "Revised Music for Low-Budget Symphony Orchestra"...

    "Revised Music for Low-Budget Symphony Orchestra" is on Spotify. Sounds great, as I expected.
  12. Supertramp is another band I see mentioned here,...

    Supertramp is another band I see mentioned here, whose tapes may have been there.
  13. Thread: Marbin

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    I saw them do a gypsy jazz thing as a duo a few...

    I saw them do a gypsy jazz thing as a duo a few years ago in Chicago at a farmer's market. The one time I saw a full band show a few years before that, I didn't notice anything in that style.
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    This was the tracklist and promo text from that...

    This was the tracklist and promo text from that link:

    A 3CD set featuring the remastered original album with a bonus live concert from the Royce Hall event of 1975. Includes a 32-page booklet...
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    Was playing in the Prairie Home Companion band...

    Was playing in the Prairie Home Companion band circa the 2000's. Not sure what he's been doing more recently.
  16. Maybe her 80's records? I don't think Universal...

    Maybe her 80's records? I don't think Universal would have had her Apple recordings, but I haven't read the whole article yet.
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    I listened to Islands today. I don't think I've...

    I listened to Islands today. I don't think I've heard anything on Spotify before with such a wide dynamic range.
  18. They did keep rolling out Coltrane albums through...

    They did keep rolling out Coltrane albums through the 70's. Maybe he designated that material as masters.
  19. Coltrane's Impulse catalog suffered earlier when...

    Coltrane's Impulse catalog suffered earlier when ABC discarded the Impulse session outtake reels in the 70's. (I see Guitar Geek mentions this above too.)
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    In case anyone missed it, the announcement a...

    In case anyone missed it, the announcement a couple months ago about KC on Spotify with David Singleton explaining their reasons:
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  21. A couple years ago John McLaughlin/Jimmy Herring...

    A couple years ago John McLaughlin/Jimmy Herring and Jack DeJohnette/John Scofield were both performing in Chicago on the same night. Kind of unfortunate scheduling for jazz/rock fans. A friend...
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    He said something similar about "Formentera Lady"...

    He said something similar about "Formentera Lady" in Eric Tamm's book. I find the song charming.
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    A few years back I read a memoir by the drummer...

    A few years back I read a memoir by the drummer from Semisonic ("Closing Time") and it has a lot of stories of similar stories of 90's craziness with A&R people being fired and replaced by new ones...
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    I got Arthur's book a year or two ago. It's low...

    I got Arthur's book a year or two ago. It's low key (mostly "I did a session with.." followed by "Next I worked on an album for.." followed by "Then I went on a short tour with..") but an honest...
  25. Thread: Zappa Question

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    No jazz/rock pieces. Lots of his avant...

    No jazz/rock pieces. Lots of his avant garde/classical composing.
  26. Similarly, the album versions of "Whipping Post"...

    Similarly, the album versions of "Whipping Post" (Them Or Us) and "What's New In Baltimore" (Mothers of Prevention) have live guitar solos with drums redone in the studio.
  27. So from the two video links they have a hologram...

    So from the two video links they have a hologram of FZ circa 1974 in a black t-shirt performing "Apostrophe" and "Camarillo Brillo." From the unreleased TV special I guess?
  28. I skimmed ALW's autobio where he said he attended...

    I skimmed ALW's autobio where he said he attended Deep Purple's Concerto for Group and Orchestra concert and didn't like the piece, but kept Gillan in mind.

    Yes, I didn't know it when I first...
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    If I'm understanding your issue correctly, I...

    If I'm understanding your issue correctly, I think there are free WAV splitting programs around that could solve that.
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    Yes, for a while on Facebook I was seeing posts...

    Yes, for a while on Facebook I was seeing posts all the time about a guy interviewing former members of WR for a documentary. I didn't pay a lot of attention but I guess this project stalled.
  31. My friend saw this in Chicago this week. I'll...

    My friend saw this in Chicago this week. I'll probably hear about it the next time I see him.
  32. I saw them a few years ago. The bassist and...

    I saw them a few years ago. The bassist and guitarist cover the parts in various ways. Often the bassist used tapping to play melodies with one hand and simple bass lines with the other, while the...
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    No physical copy for me yet, but I listened to a...

    No physical copy for me yet, but I listened to a couple of discs worth on streaming today and...this is good stuff.
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    From other things I've seen I think Metheny has...

    From other things I've seen I think Metheny has made recordings over the last few years, but hasn't released them. I'd like to hear what he's been doing, but yes, it's his decision.
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    I've read something along those lines too. I read...

    I've read something along those lines too. I read that one was a duo album with Ron Carter (they played some shows together a few years ago). Too bad.

    He did a studio session with the Simcock, Oh...
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    Cool. Did you notice if there were any new tunes?...

    Cool. Did you notice if there were any new tunes? I believe the previous band with Simcock did one new song every show (and one or two others occasionally) but it was primarily the greatest hits.
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    They did mention Yes. I guess if you want an...

    They did mention Yes. I guess if you want an interview with a singer left out of the current version of his old band it's easier to get Dennis DeYoung than Jon Anderson.
  38. I'm curious how it would have sounded, but as far...

    I'm curious how it would have sounded, but as far as I know Bozzio wasn't interested.
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    He didn't play when Jim Gordon and Roger Hawkins...

    He didn't play when Jim Gordon and Roger Hawkins were around (I guess in those days you would have needed to be a very confident drummer to ask either of them to step aside). At the 90's show he...
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    In the ending of Blind Faith's "Had to Cry Today"...

    In the ending of Blind Faith's "Had to Cry Today" where Clapton and Winwood solo together, IMO Winwood more than keeps up and gets a bit more adventurous and jazzy than Clapton cares to.
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    He played guitar almost the whole set at that '94...

    He played guitar almost the whole set at that '94 Traffic show I saw.

    Yes, Rosko Gee on bass for the show, and as I recall Walfredo Reyes Jr. (who had been the drummer with Santana when I saw them...
  42. I remember Craney saying that he got called for...

    I remember Craney saying that he got called for "A" after Ian tried another drummer who didn't work out. Maybe if there is an expanded "A" box set we will learn who the other drummer was.
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    I saw them that year (1994) opening for Grateful...

    I saw them that year (1994) opening for Grateful Dead. Pretty much a greatest hits set but very well done. I could see Jerry Garcia applauding some of the songs at the side of the stage.
  44. On a collectors site recently someone shared a...

    On a collectors site recently someone shared a Tull Stormwatch tour recording that included the soundcheck, where there is a short jam by Barre, Pegg and Barlow where it sounded to me like Barre had...
  45. Thread: RIP Hal Blaine

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    Hal was credited on the albums Close To You, s/t...

    Hal was credited on the albums Close To You, s/t and A Song For You, and one track from Now and Then. Karen played on some tracks from those albums too but it was mainly Hal on the radio tracks.
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    I heard a Banks interview recently where he said...

    I heard a Banks interview recently where he said he didn't think Genesis without Phil would work but Rutherford convinced him to do CAS. Then after the tour it was the opposite, Banks thought they...
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    I bought this on CD back then, at the now-gone...

    I bought this on CD back then, at the now-gone Crow's Nest in Chicago.
  48. It was recorded in 1978, not released until later...

    It was recorded in 1978, not released until later I think. National Health s/t was recorded 1977 but released 1978.
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    I remember an ad in the New York Times very soon...

    I remember an ad in the New York Times very soon after the album's release for an arena show, which I vaguely remember as Madison Square Garden, but it may have been one of the other New York shows...
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    Good videos (he did a "Rat Tomago" video a few...

    Good videos (he did a "Rat Tomago" video a few years ago, right?), accurately performed and it adds to my appreciation of the solos to see someone playing them.
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    The Paul Williams who sang with Holdsworth is...

    The Paul Williams who sang with Holdsworth is also the guy who played bass on a cut from John Mayall's Diary Of A Band, right? I have one of those albums.
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    Thanks. I should listen to that album again. It...

    Thanks. I should listen to that album again. It was perfectly timed for when I started getting into jazz after starting with rock.
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    I think that is from the WXRT Un-concert that FZ...

    I think that is from the WXRT Un-concert that FZ edited together from various road tapes. He told Dupree's stories a few times in 1973/74.
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    Trying to remember...I think they're the same...

    Trying to remember...I think they're the same version, except that George overdubbed a new vocal with those ad libs on the version from the Spector album.
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    An interesting lesser known appearance from the...

    An interesting lesser known appearance from the 80's on Hal Willner's Thelonious Monk tribute LP. Chris Spedding and Frampton on guitars, Frampton plays the solo.

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    He was on the Cure album The Top which I thought...

    He was on the Cure album The Top which I thought was one of their best. Funny that in the threads I have seen most Cure fans do not know about Hillage and vice versa.
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    Rykodisc (and Zappa) stuff in those days wasn't...

    Rykodisc (and Zappa) stuff in those days wasn't usually cheap. I remember paying more than $20 for a single CD on Ryko by the Residents. Too bad you missed YCDTOSA 1, it has some good stuff.
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    Various tracks on the YCDTOSA series, Dub Room...

    Various tracks on the YCDTOSA series, Dub Room Special and then the Torture Never Stops video. Not sure if the Nina Blackwood interview is on YouTube but it's evident they weren't a good match.


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    FZ released a lot of 81-82 material which may be...

    FZ released a lot of 81-82 material which may be why the ZFT hasn't put out much from those tours, but I'd enjoy some full shows.
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    Thomas Nordegg shot video of many early 80's...

    Thomas Nordegg shot video of many early 80's Zappa shows. I think photos from the Ritz show him onstage. FZ used a recording truck to record multitracks of the entire 81 and 82 tours. It is possible...
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