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    Posted: February 18 2017 at 09:16
Yesterday was the day I've been waiting for, for a very long time. A day of seeing one of my all-time favorite musicians and musicologists perform.

The concert took place at the Polish Radio Concert Studio and the whole set lasted about one hour and fifteen minutes. Let me say this: the set really confirmed to me that Fred Frith is a musical guru, who seems to have gained amazing practical knowledge of an incredibly wide and eclectic plethora of styles. I could hear elements of meditative Indian classical music, free-jazz, Wagnerian charm, Americana, ambient, drone - everything kept in an experimental New York Downtown spirit. The performance consisted of three lengthy (approximately 20 minute) pieces and one shorter (about 7 minute) encore.

After the concert, being one of the last to leave the concert hall, I saw the whole trio walk up the stairs. Fred noticed I had my copy of LegEnd in my hand and looked at me in a very friendly way mumbling something like "what have we got there?" I came up to him and told him what an amazing experience the concert was and also how his performance on "Teenbeat Reprise" from the very record I held in my hand had changed my life. He was very kind and charming. I asked him if he could sign the record for me and he said something like "folllow me." Imagine the looks I got following the God himself through the crowd to the table where he signed my disc.

All in all, this was a phenomenal adventure and I highly recommend going to see Fred Frith play live if you ever get a chance.

Some pictures (I'm terribly sorry for the poor quality).





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Damn, what an experience that must have been! It's always great to see somebody's passions pay off so well. Thanks for sharing; my day just brightened a little. ClapClapClap
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Wow, that's so awesome! Clap
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Originally posted by mechanicalflattery mechanicalflattery wrote:

Damn, what an experience that must have been! It's always great to see somebody's passions pay off so well. Thanks for sharing; my day just brightened a little. ClapClapClap

I'm glad it did. Wink

Here are a few more pictures of the band members my mom managed to take after the concert. This time, of incomparably better quality.






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What an amazing experience you had, I'm very happy for you! Congratulations for meeting him in person, he always looked so kind. Smile
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Originally posted by DeadSouls DeadSouls wrote:

What an amazing experience you had, I'm very happy for you! Congratulations for meeting him in person, he always looked so kind. Smile

Thank you! Smile He is indeed very kind and friendly.
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What a great experience; thanks for sharing.  

My friend 'claimed' Fred Frith offered to buy him a cup of tea when I first saw the Cow back in 77.  I sort of believe it now!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2017 at 04:58
Thanks for sharing Tymon - even if I am bursting with jealousy!
I love it when musicians take the time to talk to the audience after a gig.

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Thumbs Up Thanks for sharing. 

Few years ago I saw and met Arto Lindsay, one of my guitar heroes. Great experience. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDGZiDCGfwA

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Sorry for a late reply, everybody!
Originally posted by hellogoodbye hellogoodbye wrote:

Thumbs Up Thanks for sharing. 

Few years ago I saw and met Arto Lindsay, one of my guitar heroes. Great experience. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDGZiDCGfwA


It's great to be able to meet a musician you admire! Thumbs Up I really like the stuff Arto Lindsay does on the video you attached - sounds very original and organic.
Originally posted by Flight123 Flight123 wrote:

What a great experience; thanks for sharing.  

My friend 'claimed' Fred Frith offered to buy him a cup of tea when I first saw the Cow back in 77.  I sort of believe it now!

Sounds very probable! Smile Fred is a very kind, warm, and intelligent soul - you can feel that even without exchanging a word with him.
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Thanks for sharing Tymon - even if I am bursting with jealousy!
I love it when musicians take the time to talk to the audience after a gig.


Haha. That's something I really appreciate, too. I feel it makes the listener-musician connection of live shows even more intense.


Here are two little parts of the concert I filmed, if anyone is interested. I know, they are not very long and there is not a lot going on in the longer one, but I was really interested in the color Fred was playing with. Anyway, enjoy! Big smile





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I got to see him in Atlanta when he was doing the Skeleton Crew thing.  They did one show of album material and did a second show of improv. Big smile
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Now you've got me excited, hell yeah!!!!!!!!!!! Cool Hug Handshake
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The two Skeleton Crew albums are out on CD as a duo.  I highly recommend them.  I have more than a few of his album but I prefer his mid '80's stuff.  FYI there is another band called Skeleton Crew.  You want the combo of Learn To Talk and Country Of The Blinds.

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Originally posted by ALotOfBottle ALotOfBottle wrote:



Here are two little parts of the concert I filmed, if anyone is interested. I know, they are not very long and there is not a lot going on in the longer one, but I was really interested in the color Fred was playing with. Anyway, enjoy! Big smile



Thanks for sharing.  It sounds absolutely wonderful!
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