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IF SUMMER HAD ITS GHOSTS (WITH RALPH TOWNER AND EDDIE GOMEZ)

Bill Bruford

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.50 | 22 ratings

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Kazuhiro
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3 stars The existence of King Crimson will have been an exactly special band for Bill Bruford. After he participated in King Crimson, zeal and the action on his music changed and, of course, revolutionized shape by competing with various bands. In it, it is a well-known fact to have always exerted a large influence for other musicians.

At first, Bill Bruford had details that had not been elected as a drummer for the activity of King Crimson in the 90's. It is said that he had feelings of despair for this event. However, it became a situation in which the recurrence of music to which he was related to Yes and King Crimson in the 90's and he had to have eyes w originally and the starting point was reconfirmed. The directionality of King Crimson that rushed into in the 90's became the result of showing the difference of directionality of music and existence as Bill Bruford for Bill Bruford and the flow divided both surely.

The flow and the idea of this album might have had the part of good priming and the chemical reaction as one of the elements that "Earthworks" that one of the parts where his own music character was formed included starts in full scale in 1998. Russell Summers that proposed the idea of this album as a part to the details and might have reconfirmed happiness of Music Bill Bruford.

Because the appointment of Ralph Towner and Eddie Gomez with flexibility to be able to answer an original music character of Bill Bruford enough acts on this album well, too I will feel the necessity. The music that this Trio is exactly kept the even ground and created freely might function as one of the not simple Jazz/Fusion but complete sets. I will feel inevitability as music that this Trio exactly produces a transparent feeling and at ease extend to the whole volume.

"If Summer Had Its Ghosts" A transparent feeling that extends from the theme of the rhythm of 5-5-6 is impressive. The piano and the guitar of Ralph Towner freely performed continue the flow with a transparent feeling always. The drum in close relation to the line of Bass sounds gently. The originality of Trio not related in the form of standard Jazz has gone out.

In "Never The Same Way Once", the theme with the anacatesthesia that puts fast and slow is a feature. This tune is performed as one of the repertoires of the following Earthworks. The atmosphere of very good Jazz is developed. Solo of Bass in close relation to the progress of Chord with the feature also expands the width of the tune. The piano and the drum also freely create music.

The credit of "Forgiveness" is "Bruford/Ballamy/Bates". It might have been an idea that had already been completed as a tune for Earthworks. It puts on the melody of a beautiful guitar and the piano twines well. The anacatesthesia that keeps quiet progress and is performed will offer the listener originality and the technology of Trio.

"Somersaults" The sound of the guitar that there is a transparent feeling in the rhythm with the element of Latin twines. The progress of Solo of original Bass that is and a steady rhythm also improves the impression of the tune well.

As for "Thistledown", the rhythm to make good use of the electronic percussion twines round the melody of the guitar with a beautiful piano. And, ensemble of Trio gradually raises the quality of the tune. An acoustic part is reflected in the tune well and a transparent feeling is continued.

As for "The Ballad Of Vilcabamba", the sound that looks like the flute twines round the rhythm of the samba. The element of Ralph Towner cultivated by "Oregon" might be reflected in the tune.

"Amethyst" keeps an arpeggio of a beautiful guitar good, transparent feeling. The element with a good guitar ..ballade that went out.. has finished. Ensemble also splendidly contributes to the tune.

"Splendour Among Shadows" is from a loop of bell to the tune that a complex melody crosses with the rhythm. It might be a tune that the ability of this Trio is exactly demonstrated enough. It might be a privilege of this Trio that can perform such a tune.

"Some Other Time" is drum Solo played based on the performance of Joe Morello of the drum player whom Bill Bruford always holds in high esteem. It is finished ..Solo that he cultivates till then in addition to the part of Jazz that Bill Bruford interprets and coming technology and methodology are demonstrated satisfactorily... The individuality of Bill Bruford is exactly expressed in this Solo.

As for "Silent Pool", heavy atmosphere twines round the rhythm to make good use of the electronic percussion. The tension is continued with Bass. It might be a tune with a progressive side of this Trio. The performance of Bass that uses the bow also decides the impression of the tune.

"Now Is The Next Time" is a tune of which the color of Jazz/Fusion went out strongly in the tune of this album. The melody that unifies a transparent feeling and the anacatesthesia to the rhythm of the rhythm of steady eight feature. It has the part where Ad-Rib of the guitar also indeed has a transparent feeling. Solo of the drum that multiuses Polyrhythm is a German platform place of Bill Bruford in complete.

A good chemical reaction of this album is remarkably expressed as a part of the music character that this Trio exactly weaves. The atmosphere of Trio free, good performance might be transmitted to the listener.

Kazuhiro | 3/5 |

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