How could anybody be THAT good at ANYTHING ??

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Re: How could anybody be THAT good at ANYTHING ??

Post by Ray P » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:53 am

IslandPink wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:44 pm
Sorry Ray, I was stopped by some sort of sign-in procedure.
I thought sign-in was still optional at the BBC website, hmm.

we actually watched it via catch-up on the TV.

There's some great archive material on iplayer (generally, not just music) so maybe worth having a sign-in anyway as the BBC isn't intrusive with lots of spam etc.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/help/late ... unt-signin

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Post by IslandPink » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:13 pm

Where are those Weather Report extracts, Nick ?

Meanwhile, next -
Citation : Percussion . From John Peel's all-time favourite drummer.
One of my favourite tracks, from 3:42 approx. for nearly 2 minutes, Robert Wyatt shows off the kind of musical talent that very few drummers ever have :

White flags of winter chimneys waving truce against the moon ( Mitchell )

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Re: How could anybody be THAT good at ANYTHING ??

Post by Nick » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:27 pm

Where are those Weather Report extracts, Nick ?
Assorted bits on you tube.
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Re: How could anybody be THAT good at ANYTHING ??

Post by IslandPink » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:31 pm

Teaser !
I sentence you to watch this as punishment :
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Post by Dave the bass » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:42 pm

IslandPink wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:13 pm
.... from 3:42 approx. for nearly 2 minutes, Robert Wyatt shows off the kind of musical talent that very few drummers ever have :
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Different genre but James Gadson got a talent that drives songs like a choo choo IMO. Also, top secret stabs at 1.31 let you know he's still listening


The whole song is just so awethumne in its simplicity, Bill knew what he had there was special I reckon.
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Post by IslandPink » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:25 pm

Ooh, that was GOOD, I see watcha mean :happy7: Bill is a god too, of course.
Keep 'em coming !
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Post by Nick » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:15 pm

W"as going to post some, but forgot. This is to me a good example, I think WR tends to be a bit under raved about (IMHO) after Jaco was left.

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Post by IslandPink » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:41 pm

Ooof :!: Just been knocked off my feat by that. Some serious musical education there, confirms Zawinul as a genius and that drummer ( Omar Hakim ? ) - fantastic . Thanks Nick !

Meanwhile, here a clip I had to post at some point .
Rock guitar : Jeff Beck , Big Block, Ronnie Scott's in 2007 . Nuff said :

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Post by IslandPink » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:50 pm

Songwriting and vocals -
Probably my favourite track from Joni Mitchell's early period , but there are plenty to choose from.
I can well believe David Crosby's comment that he was 'transfixed' when he first saw Joni in Florida :

"There's a sorrow in his eyes, like the angle made of tin...what will happen if I try to place another heart in him"

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Post by IslandPink » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:56 pm

Maybe the male equivalent of the last post ?
Citation : Male Vocal performance.
"The earth is broken" from Tim Buckley 'Dream Letter, Live in London 1968'.


"Are we the last ones ... the last ones to try ?"
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Post by IslandPink » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:34 am

At the peak of what's possible in music :
God bless Stan Tracey and Bobby Wellins. Just had it on the turntable.

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Post by Michael L » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:43 am


Not everyone's cup of tea but any Hellenophiles here will appreciate it. Part of a live album we play a lot at home. Would have done anything to be there. The atmosphere was electric.

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Post by Nick » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:24 am

On the subject of improvisation

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Re: How could anybody be THAT good at ANYTHING ??

Post by Ray P » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:22 pm

I may have mentioned him before but here's one of the most sublime and under-recognised guitarists of the last 50yrs, and a track title just right for a lot of you people who live 'Up Norf'...


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