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    Posted: May 17 2005 at 11:10
I'm interested in getting a Patrick Moraz album but i dont know where to start.

I was going to get 'The Story of I' but it has very mixed reveiws on this forum.

Can you give comparisons to other artists to give me an idea of the Moraz sound?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2005 at 11:24
I would describe Moraz's music as every eclectic, a mixture of styles. He dosn't play by any rules or any particular format. I can find every aspect of styles in his albums, jazz, fusion, prog, ambient, you name it. 'The Story Of i' was once described as the first 'world music' album and I'd agree with that. If you like that album then I don't see why you shouldn't like his others. If you prefer the more straight prog style with an element of jazz then you might want to check out his pre-Yes albums with a band called 'Refugee'. They were a three piece that also had ex members of 'The Nice' in the band. His two albums with Bill Bruford are also worth checking out, 'Flags' and 'Music for Piano and Drums'.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2005 at 11:45
I have only 'Music for Piano and Drums' with Bill Bruford, it's a particular album: extreme jazz, in my opinion not an absolute masterpiece but really interesting to listen to!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2005 at 14:08
"The Story Of i" is rather a mixed affair. One moment it'll be some wild, exciting jazz with a south american twist and the next it's the most cringe-worthy pop imaginable. I'd suggest listening before buying unless you find it going cheap.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2005 at 14:11
I'd say "The story of !" is the only one worth seeking out. Better though sticking with "Relayer", and his work with the Moody Blues.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2005 at 14:32

Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

I'd say "The story of !" is the only one worth seeking out. Better though sticking with "Relayer", and his work with the Moody Blues.

Don't forget his work on Chris Squire's 'Fish Out Of Water'. Even better than 'Relayer' IMO. Him & Bill Bruford are awesome on that album. No wonder they decided to work together again later on! I would haved loved those two to have recorded an album with 'Yes' together



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2005 at 14:44
Story of i is excellent, his follow up Out in the Sun is less good but still qiute listenable. Refugee though is really good. Then again I do like the story of i a heck of a lot
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2005 at 15:16
Originally posted by Progger Progger wrote:

Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

I'd say "The story of !" is the only one worth seeking out. Better though sticking with "Relayer", and his work with the Moody Blues.


Don't forget his work on Chris Squire's 'Fish Out Of Water'. Enen better than 'Relayer' IMO. Him & Bill Bruford are awesome on that album. No wonder they decided to work together agai later on! I would haved loved those two to have recorded an album with 'Yes' together



Indeed fish out of water is supreme when it comes to prog masterpeices. notice my icon. all Squire
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2005 at 16:56
Good point about "Fish out of water" Progger, and how could I forget the excellent Refugee album SD?! Embarrassed

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2005 at 17:42
If u like Brazilian calypso-sh*t, then go ahead with Story of I. IMO he hasn't done one single good solo-album but his two albums with Bill Bruford are great, just great!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2005 at 17:44
Originally posted by vaportrail vaportrail wrote:

Originally posted by Progger Progger wrote:

Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

I'd say "The story of !" is the only one worth seeking out. Better though sticking with "Relayer", and his work with the Moody Blues.


Don't forget his work on Chris Squire's 'Fish Out Of Water'. Enen better than 'Relayer' IMO. Him & Bill Bruford are awesome on that album. No wonder they decided to work together agai later on! I would haved loved those two to have recorded an album with 'Yes' together



Indeed fish out of water is supreme when it comes to prog masterpeices. notice my icon. all Squire

Agree and no surprise to me, 'cause Chris Squire IS Yes

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2005 at 18:53
Originally posted by flowerchild flowerchild wrote:

Originally posted by vaportrail vaportrail wrote:

Originally posted by Progger Progger wrote:

Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

I'd say "The story of !" is the only one worth seeking out. Better though sticking with "Relayer", and his work with the Moody Blues.


Don't forget his work on Chris Squire's 'Fish Out Of Water'. Enen better than 'Relayer' IMO. Him & Bill Bruford are awesome on that album. No wonder they decided to work together agai later on! I would haved loved those two to have recorded an album with 'Yes' together



Indeed fish out of water is supreme when it comes to prog masterpeices. notice my icon. all Squire

Agree and no surprise to me, 'cause Chris Squire IS Yes

...Chris Squire is the Heart of Yes
Jon Anderson is the Brain
Steve Howe is the Muscle

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2005 at 18:55
Originally posted by NetsNJFan NetsNJFan wrote:

Originally posted by flowerchild flowerchild wrote:

Originally posted by vaportrail vaportrail wrote:

Originally posted by Progger Progger wrote:

Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

I'd say "The story of !" is the only one worth seeking out. Better though sticking with "Relayer", and his work with the Moody Blues.


Don't forget his work on Chris Squire's 'Fish Out Of Water'. Enen better than 'Relayer' IMO. Him & Bill Bruford are awesome on that album. No wonder they decided to work together agai later on! I would haved loved those two to have recorded an album with 'Yes' together



Indeed fish out of water is supreme when it comes to prog masterpeices. notice my icon. all Squire

Agree and no surprise to me, 'cause Chris Squire IS Yes

...Chris Squire is the Heart of Yes
Jon Anderson is the Brain
Steve Howe is the Muscle

Very well put

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2005 at 00:44

Originally posted by vaportrail vaportrail wrote:

I was going to get 'The Story of I' but it has very mixed reveiws on this forum.

Ugh! Can't stand that album. I got rid of it as fast as I possibly could (I'm not capable of moving at the speed of light, yet, you know). Moraz is a very talented man, of that there is no doubt. However, as a solo artist, the guy just chafes. Refugee, Yes, Squire's Fish Out Of Water, and as one half of Bruford/Moraz, the guy's just brilliant. Kicks major ass. His entire solo discography, OTOH, is peppered by some of the WORST crap I've ever heard. And people bag on Wakeman's solo stuff? Take a listen to TimeCode and tell me that's not garbage!

My advice: get everything with Moraz as a SIDEMAN. Ignore everything with Moraz as LEADER.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2005 at 05:29

 

  the Refugee album is great

 

  the playing is brilliant....ol' Blinky was (is?) a shtot drummer

 

  just Jackos vocals a bit of an aquired taste!   

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2005 at 07:40
I reiterate Story of i rocks!
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2005 at 09:21
Originally posted by MorgothSunshine MorgothSunshine wrote:

I have only 'Music for Piano and Drums' with Bill Bruford, it's a particular album: extreme jazz, in my opinion not an absolute masterpiece but really interesting to listen to!


I agree wholeheartedly.  BTW, are we talking about the same album (Flags)?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2005 at 09:39
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2005 at 09:53

Originally posted by sigod sigod wrote:

Originally posted by MorgothSunshine MorgothSunshine wrote:

I have only 'Music for Piano and Drums' with Bill Bruford, it's a particular album: extreme jazz, in my opinion not an absolute masterpiece but really interesting to listen to!


I agree wholeheartedly.  BTW, are we talking about the same album (Flags)?

No hes talking about "Music for Piano and Drums"

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2005 at 09:57
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