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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #18680 on: April 19, 2014, 08:08:42 PM »
Great stuff indeed!  Caravan is excellent.

Now:

Nik Bartch's Ronin - Holon



On a first listen and this is just wonderful.

From Roling Stone via amazon:

There were moments - long, magnetic spells, actually - during a recent set by Nik Bärtsch's Ronin at Joe's Pub in New York when the Swiss instrumental quintet seemed more like a double trio: two percussionists; a bassist and one band member exhaling low, sustained drones on bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet; and Bärtsch on both acoustic and electric piano, one hand on each, playing hypnotic overlapping riffs that were more pulse than melody. The music was a subtle, accelerating excitement, a trance-fusion melting of the '71 Pink Floyd, the '68 Grateful Dead and the rhythm armies in Miles Davis' electric bands - minus guitars and trumpet. There are no song titles on Ronin's latest album, Holon (ECM) or 2006's Stoa (ECM) - the tracks are numbered - because the colors, lift and flow in this fusion speak for themselves. -- David Fricke, Rolling Stone, April 03, 2008

Been thinking about checking this band out for awhile! Maybe now I'll pull the trigger.
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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #18681 on: April 19, 2014, 08:14:54 PM »
Great stuff indeed!  Caravan is excellent.

I like this one, Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night, and In the Land of Grey and Pink as well. I can't say I've investigated the rest of their output. I do believe I have Waterloo Lily as well, but I don't think I've heard it yet.

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From this box set:

"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music." - Sergei Rachmaninov

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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #18682 on: April 19, 2014, 09:22:26 PM »
Jazz Goes to College, Dave Brubeck Quartet, live in 1954
Give up on Stockhausen, you've got Nyman now.

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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #18683 on: April 19, 2014, 10:21:34 PM »


I only just bought this CD. I had the LP years back and didn't much care for it. I thought the Stones doing funk was selling out, or at least rolling with the commercial times. Now I see it as really being in touch with their American black music roots, which they always had been (barring 1967).

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Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Reply #18684 on: Today at 06:23:49 AM »
Now:



From this set:



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"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music." - Sergei Rachmaninov

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