Search:

Type: Posts; User: Baribrotzer

Page 1 of 9 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.03 seconds.

  1. Replies
    217
    Views
    6,000

    That and folk music, specifically Dylan. Dylan...

    That and folk music, specifically Dylan. Dylan and his peers were who they listened to, and Fifties R'nR, blues, and R&B was what they danced and partied to.
  2. Replies
    217
    Views
    6,000

    Their guitarist, Jack Ross, also plays with Anna...

    Their guitarist, Jack Ross, also plays with Anna Meredith.
  3. Here's another Andy Akiho piece, this one for...

    Here's another Andy Akiho piece, this one for full steel band. It's fascinating because of the way he completely re-thinks the steel band - each pan becomes not just a melodic instrument, as the West...
  4. Another good piece, and good composer. Akiho is...

    Another good piece, and good composer. Akiho is one of the few classical steel pan virtuosos - he started out as a marching band drummer, developed an interest in steel pan, initially played...
  5. I'm listening to the piece, and I'm not sure how...

    I'm listening to the piece, and I'm not sure how well it works. The guitar and orchestra don't really blend all that well, and the occasional quotes are just plain annoying. The Bang-on-a-Can...
  6. Replies
    217
    Views
    6,000

    Both excellent. Lehman's Mise en Abime is a...

    Both excellent. Lehman's Mise en Abime is a stunner, and TS plays drums on it. And while I wasn't terribly impressed by the one Tyshawn Sorey recording I bought, I saw his trio live at last year's...
  7. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,425

    And here's a cover of her relatively early tune...

    And here's a cover of her relatively early tune "Nautilus". That piece was her first foray into pop music (or sort-of-pop-music), as opposed to formal classical composition, and apparently the result...
  8. There's a thread already on Anna Meredith:...

    There's a thread already on Anna Meredith: https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.php/17996-Anna-Meredith, from which I repost this excellent video.

    ...
  9. Replies
    217
    Views
    6,000

    I can see Jacob's point, though I don't agree...

    I can see Jacob's point, though I don't agree with him. Kamasi does a whole lot of things, but he doesn't do any single one of them world-class. There's certainly better jazz composers out there,...
  10. Replies
    85
    Views
    2,121

    Although one thing that's immediately obvious is...

    Although one thing that's immediately obvious is that Rocket Man doesn't pretend to be realistic at all, so you might guess that the story it shows on screen was only true in the broadest outline.
  11. Replies
    85
    Views
    2,121

    One point to mention about Rocket Man: It wasn't,...

    One point to mention about Rocket Man: It wasn't, of course, intended to be anything realistic; I think it might have been meant as a depiction of what Elton's life felt like to him, and maybe of how...
  12. Replies
    217
    Views
    6,000

    In Anna's case, though, she didn't do pop music...

    In Anna's case, though, she didn't do pop music at all until the last five years or so; and I think she came into it sideways from a straight-up, formally trained classical composition background....
  13. Replies
    21
    Views
    601

    To some extent. Some of them break down...

    To some extent.

    Some of them break down completely, as Steve says, with even the frame disassembling into its component pieces. On others, the bars and resonators come off but the frame stays...
  14. Replies
    85
    Views
    2,121

    They played ducks and drakes with when something...

    They played ducks and drakes with when something occurred - it's one criticism of the movie.
  15. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,425

    Here's a truly odd one - a concerto for amplified...

    Here's a truly odd one - a concerto for amplified vocal-effects virtuoso, small amplified vocal-effects choir, and chamber orchestra. The vocal-effects guy, Simon Shlomo Kahn (AKA Shlomo), seems to...
  16. Replies
    85
    Views
    2,121

    In Rocket Man, they also omitted Long John Baldry...

    In Rocket Man, they also omitted Long John Baldry - a good friend of Elton's, probably the first gay man he knew well, and the source of half his stage name.

    The one thing I found startling about...
  17. Replies
    217
    Views
    6,000

    It's frustrating. I'm in my mid-sixties, and I'm...

    It's frustrating. I'm in my mid-sixties, and I'm still looking for and listening to new music that, as someone put it, "scratches the same itch" as the stuff I grew up on - see the Troot and Anna...
  18. Replies
    21
    Views
    601

    Don't know anything about them, and that's...

    Don't know anything about them, and that's exactly why I go to Progday - to catch bands I don't know anything about.
  19. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,425

    Here's a large orchestral piece from last year:...

    Here's a large orchestral piece from last year: Five Telegrams - Sender & Receiver. It was a commission for the BBC Proms, in memorium of World War I, and was written in collaboration with 59...
  20. Replies
    217
    Views
    6,000

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=yj...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=yjmZLaymJU8

    Although it doesn't (to me) sound all that different. Anna (the composer/keyboardist/clarinetist/percussionist) has remarked that she...
  21. Replies
    68
    Views
    5,555

    I missed them in Portland. Had tickets and...

    I missed them in Portland. Had tickets and everything, then tripped in my back yard, fell, put out my hand to catch myself, caught myself, but dislocated my shoulder. Spent 7-to-9 hours at the...
  22. Replies
    217
    Views
    6,000

    In a way, I'm doing the same thing in Portland,...

    In a way, I'm doing the same thing in Portland, OR: I sort of fell sideways into running an open mic at a local cafe, I perform every month, and prog is what I play. Not easy-to-listen-to stuff,...
  23. Replies
    217
    Views
    6,000

    Same for me. But some have argued exactly the...

    Same for me. But some have argued exactly the opposite - that it was always called "Art Rock" and that "progressive" was a later coinage. By the way, I only heard it called "prog" during the last...
  24. Replies
    12
    Views
    866

    I could see why. There's nobody better at doing...

    I could see why. There's nobody better at doing specifically what The Enid do - genuine light-classical music played by an expanded rock band - than The Enid. If he really loved that music, and quit...
  25. Replies
    16
    Views
    682

    What's the reference, or is there none?

    What's the reference, or is there none?
  26. Replies
    12
    Views
    405

    I know who he is, but never heard him until a few...

    I know who he is, but never heard him until a few minutes ago. I need to fix that.
  27. Replies
    24
    Views
    587

    John Wayne said, "A man's got to do, what a man's...

    John Wayne said, "A man's got to do, what a man's got to do."






    His dog said, "A dog's got to doo-doo, what a dog's got to doo-doo." (Actually, he said, "Woof....
  28. Replies
    24
    Views
    587

    But those tunes don't sound evil difficult, like...

    But those tunes don't sound evil difficult, like Thinking Plague or some Crimson or even some of my stuff. Yes, there's a few key, mood, and meter changes, and they're a bit more up-tempo than some...
  29. Replies
    24
    Views
    587

    Well, you know what John Wayne and his dog said.

    Well, you know what John Wayne and his dog said.
  30. Replies
    24
    Views
    587

    You could get players who can read, and play the...

    You could get players who can read, and play the gig with sheet music. The jazz and classical guys do that, and no one thinks less of them because of it. People who know anything about Cirrus Bay -...
  31. Replies
    3
    Views
    419

    Yes, I know what. They're playing tomorrow...

    Yes, I know what.

    They're playing tomorrow night, and I've got tickets.
  32. He probably would have hated being there, but do...

    He probably would have hated being there, but do you think he would have hated that those people enjoyed his music so much? Maybe he would have - that they danced to his music rather than sitting...
  33. Van Morrison - vocals, electric guitar Pee Wee...

    Van Morrison - vocals, electric guitar
    Pee Wee Ellis - soprano, tenor, alto and baritone saxophones, background vocals
    Mark Isham - trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet, bass trumpet, soprano...
  34. Replies
    24
    Views
    587

    Go ahead and make it happen, then. You've got...

    Go ahead and make it happen, then. You've got about a year to work on it, and your music isn't that difficult - indeed, it's fairly straight-ahead for prog. Your type of dreamy, pastoral sound isn't...
  35. Replies
    7
    Views
    306

    I enjoyed Take your Clothes Off when you Dance. I...

    I enjoyed Take your Clothes Off when you Dance. I think that was his first Cuneiform release.
  36. Replies
    63
    Views
    10,509

    They're interesting. I didn't listen to them when...

    They're interesting. I didn't listen to them when this was originally posted, but did now (to the sampler track). And one big difference I hear between them and and 25 Views is that Schnauser clearly...
  37. Replies
    6
    Views
    886

    One point that many, I think, miss about...

    One point that many, I think, miss about Seventies symph prog, even musicians: It could be more harmonically advanced than quite a few of them realize. Everybody cites Gentle Giant for their...
  38. Replies
    6
    Views
    886

    Bump. And: I saw them at Seaprog, greatly...

    Bump.

    And: I saw them at Seaprog, greatly enjoyed them, bought the record, listened to it quite a bit, and greatly enjoyed it.

    Also: Here's an interesting write-up on them, from Marcello...
  39. Replies
    105
    Views
    11,847

    I don't believe that, personally. But some...

    I don't believe that, personally.
    But some people do, and I think that reason I gave is why.

    But politics is their field, presumably, their area of expertise. And, presumably, they aren't...
  40. Replies
    202
    Views
    10,349

    That's how Tim Root (the...

    That's how Tim Root (the composer/pianist/bandleader) describes it. Although he doesn't really accept that label, or any label for it, he realizes that he does have to describe it in some way so...
  41. Replies
    105
    Views
    11,847

    Because it gives you a platform to spout every...

    Because it gives you a platform to spout every half-baked idea that courses through your brain. People will notice because you're a celebrity, and since they enjoy your music and respect you for...
  42. Replies
    105
    Views
    11,847

    Although he would probably tell you that this was...

    Although he would probably tell you that this was not an opinion, it was proven fact and had to be stated and proclaimed.
  43. Replies
    202
    Views
    10,349

    And that's what I do with classical music that I...

    And that's what I do with classical music that I really admire - William Schuman, for example. I still don't entirely understand what I'm hearing, the details of how he gets those sounds in a...
  44. Replies
    24
    Views
    587

    Listened to the first track. Sort of a cross...

    Listened to the first track. Sort of a cross between the more acoustic side of Genesis (the songwriting) and Renaissance (the vocals and general folkiness). I hear a bit of Yes and Beatles, too. Very...
  45. Replies
    202
    Views
    10,349

    Not so sure of that. Yes, the music I heard in my...

    Not so sure of that. Yes, the music I heard in my adolescence and twenties formed my tastes. No, more recent genres don't really grab me most of the time, and when an isolated track does, it usually...
  46. Replies
    102
    Views
    3,302

    The "band", though, is just Townshend's acoustic...

    The "band", though, is just Townshend's acoustic guitar and voice, and maybe Lane on very understated bass. No drums, no keyboards - there's a lot of room there.
  47. Replies
    102
    Views
    3,302

    In theory it could be fantastic, but in practice...

    In theory it could be fantastic, but in practice it usually isn't.
  48. Replies
    63
    Views
    10,509

    This is wonderful! Somewhere between Soft...

    This is wonderful! Somewhere between Soft Machine, The Muffins, and Hatfield + the North (complete with the Northettes). It's a sound you just don't hear any more, and one that would be impossible to...
  49. Replies
    7
    Views
    306

    Funny picture of Ed - it makes him look like...

    Funny picture of Ed - it makes him look like Wayne Horvitz.
  50. Thread: Marbin

    by Baribrotzer
    Replies
    34
    Views
    812

    Part of that, I'd say, is that they're so much a...

    Part of that, I'd say, is that they're so much a jazz band. Think of all the great jazz records made in a studio - you had absolutely first-class musicians who played all the time, to the point where...
  51. Thread: Marbin

    by Baribrotzer
    Replies
    34
    Views
    812

    The time I saw them at Progday I had thought...

    The time I saw them at Progday I had thought there was a little Middle Eastern or klezmer influence in their music, but when I heard them several weeks ago, heard little or none of that. Maybe it...
  52. Thread: Marbin

    by Baribrotzer
    Replies
    34
    Views
    812

    Saw them at SeaProg, where they headlined...

    Saw them at SeaProg, where they headlined Saturday. Good show, and great players. I suppose they are in some sense a jam band, but they have little or no Dead influence.
  53. Replies
    92
    Views
    4,045

    You know, I don't need to see any big acts. Much...

    You know, I don't need to see any big acts. Much of the time, the unknowns that PD does a good job of finding are just as good.
  54. Replies
    14
    Views
    695

    A prog festival in Seattle, run as a non-profit...

    A prog festival in Seattle, run as a non-profit by a bunch of local guys. It's in a smallish venue, and tends toward local acts (Seattle has a good creative music scene, often jazz-influenced), plus...
  55. Replies
    0
    Views
    359

    Treble comments on King Crimson

    Interesting. The guy (Langdon Hickman) really likes them. His "essential albums" aren't quite the usual ones, either - two (...Court.... and Red) are, but then he veers off.
    ...
  56. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,254

    Sounds good! Two points about AdC: A: This...

    Sounds good!

    Two points about AdC:

    A: This is their website: https://accordodeicontrari.wordpress.com/ They haven't updated it for a while, but it's still semi-active. The link you gave isn't....
  57. Replies
    51
    Views
    7,040

    How is John P.'s voice doing these days? For a...

    How is John P.'s voice doing these days? For a while Glenn had to do the vocals.
  58. One of the many times I wish I lived closer to...

    One of the many times I wish I lived closer to the East Coast.
  59. Replies
    14
    Views
    695

    Uh, what you've linked to is a picture of the...

    Uh, what you've linked to is a picture of the band, and apparently nothing more. It's a good picture, but not terribly informative otherwise.

    https://nektarsmusic.com

    But this seems to get...
  60. Replies
    28
    Views
    838

    One thing I will give the Grateful Dead: I'm not...

    One thing I will give the Grateful Dead: I'm not crazy about most of their music - although some of it was definitely good, just not to my taste - but they did stick to their guns. They didn't turn...
Results 1 to 60 of 500
Page 1 of 9 1 2 3 4