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Poll Question: Who is closer to the Prog feel?
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    Posted: October 01 2010 at 16:03

Maybe the most famous solo keyboardists, none of them is strictly progressive, but both two are in P.A. Who of them is closer to the progressive feel?

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Originally posted by genbanks genbanks wrote:

Maybe the most famous solo keyboardists, none of them is strictly progressive, but both two are in P.A. Who of them is closer to the progressive feel?



While both are in Prog Related, I consider both to have been "progressive" (approach to music), and I think one could say that both have made progressive music, and I consider both to have made "Prog" category suitable albums under the purview of this site. For example, Vangelis' Hypothesis and Dragon (also include L"Apocalypse des Animaux) and Jarre's Oxygene and Equinoxe.

Guess it partially mean what you mean by progressive.  I can't say for sure which artist progressed music more, nor would I say which had a more progressive approach to music. I went with Vangelis, not just for his "solo" work (early period particularly), but also for his work with Aphrodite's Child.










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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote glenn_ecko Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2010 at 16:45

Vangelis gets my vote because of Aphrodites Child and his work with Jon Anderson. Really like JMJ's work as well.

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JMJ is my vite, one fo the first introducing the 6 string bass
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I much prefer JMJ, far more sonically pleasing.

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I like Vangelis much more. He has played more styles than JMJ. I think he could be perfect for Yes when Wakeman left and Moraz (great player) took his place. 
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Vangelis for me, predominently because of his work with Anderson.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote crimhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 02 2010 at 13:24
Vangelis.

Isao Tomita comes to mind as a solo keyboardist as well and has an extensive library.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lucas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 02 2010 at 13:45
Vangelis has a much more diverse discography (albedo is more jazz-rock than electronic music !)
I love more albums by Vangelis than by JMJ.
So my vote goes to Vangelis.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote genbanks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 02 2010 at 15:35

I like much both two, and I mus admit that Vangelis has more prog past than Jarre. But at this time J.M.Jarre's music attracts me more. So  beyond the prog elements I will go with J.M.Jarre.

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Vangelis, because of albums like Heaven and Hell, El Greco and Mythodea which are pushing the boundaries of prog in that they incorporate Opera/Oratorium in the best way possible...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ruby900 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 02 2010 at 22:02
Easy - Vangelis. No contest!
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I find the music of Vangelis more progressive but I enjoy more the music of JMJ.I listened to a lot of TD and Vangelis and when I heard for the1st time Oxygene I was blown away 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote clarke2001 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2010 at 18:25
Jean Michel and his synthesizing mayhem. Vangelis also have some great stuff but too often sounds 'sweet' or 'new agey' for my taste.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2010 at 18:34
Voted for Vangelis. He had some great period in 70-s, later his works became just melodic well orchestrated synth-pop or new age. Jarre always was synth-pop musician for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chris S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2010 at 19:08
yes a genious versus and entrepenuerial activist. Both admirable but Vangelis will leave most creativity to dust especially 200 years from now :-)
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Originally posted by crimhead crimhead wrote:

Vangelis.

Isao Tomita comes to mind as a solo keyboardist as well and has an extensive library.

Tomita's Chicks really cracks me up.  A man not known for original works but worthy of kudos for original interpretations.

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^ Tomita is amazing

 
Check this out. JMJ's live shows look small time by comparisonLOL
 
 
 
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Jarre for me, easily.  My experience with Vangelis is that he's too 'soundtracky' for my personal tastes.  Jarre on the other hand was one of my first influences.  On a somwehat related note, Tomita never did anything for me.  I thought his patch selection was too gimickey and actually detracted from the listening experience.  Granted, I don't know that he actually did his own music, so maybe making it gimickey was the best way to go.
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