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    Progressive Music (Fusion) and Violin

    One of my favourite instruments in progressive music, along with Cello. Some quick favourites, and obvious choices, Crim's Larks' Tongue, Mahavishnu Orchestra (Jerry Goodman and Jean-Luc Ponty both eras), lots of PFM.

    I think Cross's contribution to Larks' Tongue is underrated. I find his playing is sublime. I have been listening to the new PFM live disc (Paper Charms) and the violin is a perfect match for the melting pot of instruments. What would MO be without Goodman/Ponty?

    What say you?

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    Unexpect -- usually -- I saw them on one of their first tours, and they couldn't figure out the violinist's sound, so there was a point in the program where he was supposed to be playing solo and at that point the vocalist said, "if we had our shit together, you'd be hearing a violin solo right now...sorry...you have to hear this, it's really good...we'll come back again". It was actually kind of hilarious, because their music is so busy otherwise, you wouldn't have been able to tell.

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    There is violin here I haven't heard at all. It will be nice to explore further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickawakeman View Post
    Nope. It sounds fantastic!

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    Assume your not interested or already know the avant bands Aranis, Art Zoyd, Univers Zero, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Tin Hat, Rabbit Rabbit & the like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Man View Post
    Yes - big fan. There set a NF was really decent.

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    Hey Nogbad slow down and give the guy time to absorb some of this stuff already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    Yes - big fan. There set a NF was really decent.
    Glad to hear. I believe there's some other Japanese bands with violin such as Outer Limits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Man View Post
    Hey Nogbad slow down and give the guy time to absorb some of this stuff already!
    It's one of my favorite instruments, along with bassoon
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Assume your not interested or already know the avant bands Aranis, Art Zoyd, Univers Zero, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Tin Hat, Rabbit Rabbit & the like?
    Whew! Keep me workin'. I've heard the bigger names but not Tin Hat or Rabbit Rabbit. I'll work my way through the YouTube clips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    Whew! Keep me workin'. I've heard the bigger names but not Tin Hat or Rabbit Rabbit. I'll work my way through the YouTube clips.
    Tin Hat and Rabbit Rabbit are two bands featuring Carla Khilstedt of SGM, Tin Hat are pretty edgy Avant, Rabbit Rabbit are edgy Folky.





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    It’s a shame no one talks about Vertú anymore. They only made one album, but I really liked it:



    Last I checked, violinist Karen Briggs was touring with Yanni, which if you ask me is a f$%#ing waste of her talent.
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    It can be annoying to listen when sometimes a violin player performs parts that are faster than they can handle well, because this causes many flat/sharp notes. Obviously happens in Live albums more often. I'd recommend Boud Deun's live CD "A General Observation" which is a very good album (and one of my top 10 albums for post-1989 prog, as I posted in the other thread) but caution: some of the violin parts in it are like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    It’s a shame no one talks about Vertú anymore. They only made one album, but I really liked it:

    Last I checked, violinist Karen Briggs was touring with Yanni, which if you ask me is a f$%#ing waste of her talent.
    Really nice stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    It's one of my favorite instruments, along with bassoon
    I never would have guessed. I suppose they are both very important instruments in RIO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Man View Post
    I never would have guessed. I suppose they are both very important instruments in RIO?
    I wouldn't say they are used often in RIO but when they are they are usually a signature instrument.
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    Univers Zero with violin & bassoon!!!!

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    More violin & bassoon madness from North Sea Radio Orchestra

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