Posts Tagged John McLaughlin

Jaco Pastorius, John Scofield and Kenwood Dennard – The Chicken Studio – YouTube

We musicians may get a kick out of this stuff but to other people it just sounds like some 70´s porn soundtrack

via Jaco Pastorius, John Scofield and Kenwood Dennard – The Chicken Studio – YouTube.

Beautiful, luscious, laid back, sexy… Go Chicken!

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Jaco Pastorius, a tortured soul towards the end of his young life. Man, could he play.

Check out this stunningly beautiful piece by the “Trio of Doom” (Pastorius, John McLaughlin and Tony Williams. After listening to the first few minutes of this song was enough to persuade me to hop over to my online music store and buy the cd. )

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Two musical trios – two different value systems

I used to listen to Brian Eno’s music. I haven’t heard any for at least 20 years. Today, I happened to learn that a new album of his is in the charts. A google search for Small Craft on a Milk Sea brought me to this video of the making of one of his songs, in his London studio.

Wow! Cool!! Techno! Blips and beeps. Masters at work. But kinda boring after a coupla minutes, and not just because I’m not into that kind of music anymore.

Compare it to this video of a different trio playing a few years ago: John McLaughlin with tabla player Zakir and out-of-this-world drummer Dennis Chambers playing at the Crossroads Guitar Festival, 2004.

Which trio is having more fun? The Eno trio hardly look at each other. The guitarist keeps looking over at the others but they studiously ignore him: “Hey! concentrate! This is serious business. We’re making an album AND a video here! Stop goofing off!”.

Perhaps that’s the message of the music: we’re all just random blips and beeps on the cosmic radar.

John McLaughlin’s group, on the other hand, seem to be saying, “Of all the things we could be doing (printing counterfeit money, guiding remote drones to their targets, falling asleep in front of the TV), we’ve chosen to be here now and play our hearts out for you to the absolute best of our ability.”

Which message do you prefer?


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