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Fwd: was Fahey now Sharrock !!!
tEd ® KiLLiAn
Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited
energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of
order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence. – Norman Podhoretz
Ted Killian's "Flux Aeterna" is also available at Apple iTunes
Begin forwarded message:
> I don't see anyone else responding to your post so I guess I'll bite.
> I'll confess to being a rather avid Sonny Sharrock fan.
> I love his unusually simple jazz melodic sense - as heard on "Ask the
> Ages" (1991) - and his buzz-saw picking as "sheets of sound" - as
> heard in a lot of his work with Last Exit).
> I guess it's all subjective, but I didn't hear his playing as being
> particularly "dark" so much as truly "wounded" and/or in pain (a kind
> of existential thing) with a sort of stubborn, aggressive resitance.
> But that's just me.
> There is some evidence that on his late '80s "solo" recordings
> "Guitar" (1986) and Seize the Rainbow" (1987) he made some use of
> looping in the composing/recording process.
> I always think of Sonny as a musician who was fully and fiercely
> committed to every single note or gesture he made, and (to use an
> expression I am rather fond of using) he seemed to be leaning fully
> forward into the music with all his might and weight, as if it were
> leaning into a strong headwind or storm.
> That sort of passion and commitment is what made him a great artist in
> my opinion.
> Best regards,
> tEd ® KiLLiAn
> Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited
> energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of
> order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence. – Norman
> Ted Killian's "Flux Aeterna" is also available at Apple iTunes
> On Dec 27, 2008, at 4:57 PM, Marc Marshall wrote:
>> alright just for shits (maybe it is the excellent wine causing this)
>> I know you have been talking mainly Fahey and acoustic guitar in
>> general, BUT you did mention you liked his dark vibe, SO may I humbly
>> introduce my favorite electric guitar player of taste, technique,
>> dark but lovely vibe/ soul, God rest his soul.................
>> drum roll please zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
>> SONNY SHARROCK
>> man he could play his guitar so it phrased like a saxaphone, (in fact
>> I once heard him say he didn't even like guitar, just sax and drums!)
>> just melody after melody, no pentonic scales (spelled right?) and
>> when he reached for his slide, WOA NELLY
>> it conjured up the dead souls of Blind Willie Johnson, Charly Patton,
>> Robert Johnson,
>> filtered through a burned out Detroit warehouse and played on
>> Thurston Moore's turntable.
>> more wine, bartender!!! LOL
>> thanks for letting me rant
>> --- On Sat, 12/27/08, Daryl Shawn <email@example.com> wrote:
>> From: Daryl Shawn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Subject: Re: Fahey
>> To: email@example.com, Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>> Date: Saturday, December 27, 2008, 5:22 PM
>> Gismonti is so amazing, though I only heard him for the first time
>> this summer.
>> I like recommendations! I reach for his stuff over Fahey - other than
>> his unique
>> dark vibe and some interesting harmonic directions, he's largely lost
>> on me
>> (ducking) - but that's just taste. Like Charlie Parker, Mozart, and
>> Van Zandt, I acknowledge the influence, but rarely want to listen to
>> the music.
>> still ducking...
>> Daryl Shawn
>> > Speaking of slow acoustic guitar players, anybody hip to Egberto
>> > he can really play slow and beautiful and then blaze away as well
>> > he played an 8 string guitar in 1975!!
>> > HIs early ECM stuff is wonderful Dancas das Cabasas (or
>> like that!) LOL is a good place to start.