These jams shouldn't be looked upon about who's better than who, really - it's all about making music- would be boring to have 2 Morse's , 2 Haynes, 2 Schofields.
----------------------- FWIW, Haynes & Sco have some history. Here's a clip from a few yrs back. I'll leave the analysis to ya'll.
S0O0O0O0O0O0 Epicly badass. LOVE the keyboards!
GREAT playing by ALL.
I also much prefer John Scofield's tone here, to the times when he's used way too much plastic-y chorus (blechk); I especially like his use of an octave-down effect here- a Boss OC-3 Super Octaver, perhaps? (I have, love, and HIGHLY recommend a Foxrox Octron.)
Just swapped out Tesla’s latest, ZZ Top’s XXX and an old Charlie Hunter Trio CD for the latest from a The Raconteurs, The Black Keys, and Esperanza Spalding, respectively.
Also, took mom to see Rival Sons and STP Thursday night. Because there was an un-announced third band opening- Warbly Jets- Mom ran out of endurance before STP took the stage. However, Warbly Jets were pretty good, and Rival Sons utterly KILLED it, with a set list spanning all but their first album, and nearly ALL of Mom’s faves.
Here’s one of the tunes WJ played during their set:
There was also this cool Thai reggae tune played during the intermission between WJ & RS, by a band called Job2Do.
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Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap”
What a performance...I've never seen a singer's sorrow and rage fighting it out for control over her voice - hell, over her whole body - like this. Even before she starts singing, Mon looks like she's been awake and crying for 2 days straight. Given current events in her homeland of Chile, she just might've been.
I just had a real blast from the past sweep over me & it was thrilling. A friend sent me a YouTube link to some 70's live performances of Tubular Bells by Michael Oldfield. That's an album I haven't heard in maybe 40 years, but man, it sounded great. That was one very talented 19 year old kid who came up with such symphonic richness, & played all the parts himself, minus a few vocals. I just might have to buy the CD.
Rarely do I recall TBells but it was/is a truly new thing at the time (at least for pop-rock ! (& besides the musical aspects, it was exceptionally well-marketed-----& if anyone thninks that's negative or not important )
Here's a bit of music from one of the most a-traditional Chinese composer's of modern times, Chou Wen-chung. I'm just learning abt him but this piece, with it's interior thematic coherence & possibilities as a rock stringed instrument performance is racing up the Top 20. Think of the space enveloped by Beefheart, Zep & Fairport Convention...
I enjoyed that Chou Wen-Chung piece. Great stereo separation. The percussion bits seemed to be in their own grasp of time, which made them stick out, but not necessarily in a bad way; you just appreciate and notice them when they appear.
As for me, I've mostly been listening to CD's that I picked up at Progstock. Mostly bands that played there, but a few that didn't but had merch there:
Pattern-Seeking Animals (a side project for members of Spock's Beard): No One Ever Died And Made Me King. Love the time signature in the verses on this one.
Rocket Scientists - announcing this was their last live performance.
The Cyberium: The Fall (great tune; but I'm not endorsing abduction & serial killing. But hey, it was just Halloween)
Speaking of creepy, District 97's latest album has this spooky track, Ghost Girl:
Discipline : Life Imitates Art - creepy yet catchy (I got to talk with their singer & guitarist, AND Gentle Giant guitarist Gary Green)
"Am I enough of a freak to be worth paying to see?"- Separated Out (Marillion) NEW band Old band
Glad ya liked "that Chou Wen-Chung piece"., Danz. I'm just ;earning abt him following his NYT obit. Besides being an epitome of progressive Chinese music he was an assistant to 20th C experimentalist composer Edgard Varèse, whose legacy he tended.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- That's quite a list you posted. I'm taking them 1 at a time. "No 1 Ever Died &...." has a great 1960s70s-style riff & gtr tone but I really liked that piping pop keyboard sound ! Plus they picked a great name whuich works with or without the letter "k" !
I'll work through the rest but in the meantime here's a cat who personified what the physical & mental melding of Eric Clapton & J J Cale... ... & to whom I'm listening to even as I type.
Tracklist 1Kenny Wayne Shepherd-Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer 2Eric Johnson (2)-The First Nowell 3Jeff Beck-Amazing Grace 4Brian Setzer Orchestra-Jingle Bells 5Joe Satriani-Silent Night/Holy Night Jam 6Steve Morse-Joy to The World 7Steve Vai-Christmas Time Is Here 8Joe Perry-Blue Christmas 9Alex Lifeson-The Little Drummer Boy 10Richie Sambora-Cantique De Noel (O' Holy Night) 11Hotei*-Happy Xmas (War Is Over)