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    Posted: July 27 2011 at 07:23
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Both awesomely masterpieces of fusion, both ECM releases - from 70s and 80s - two best decades of ECM.
 
I voted initialy for Cloud About Mercury.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BTW, always loved those ECM albums jackets!


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Prog Geo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2011 at 09:35
Terje Rypdal!
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David Torn.  I heard this first as a pre-release promo and was immediately struck by the innovation, moving jazz fusion into new territory - which BLUE revisited quite some ime later. I was already a Torn fan from deep exposure to his tape loops and other experimental techniques for guitar I first heard on the Everyman Band album, Without Warning - which also shifted jazz fusion into new directions - and I mustn't forget his session work with Jan Garbarek.

 

Rypdal's Whenever,  I've only become familar with in the last 3 years - when I have already got my favourites, Chaser, Hit SIngles, Vossabrygg. I still hear (and greatly revel in) that Hank to Hendrix thing f Rypdal.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mellotron Storm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2011 at 10:15
Nice poll involving a couple of classy albums.I had to go with Terje's album though. It's ironic that one of the songs on Torn's album called "The Delicate Code" has some guitar that reminds me of Terje's playing. These are two very interesting records.
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Don't know David Torn so no vote but i'm realy keen on Rypdal.......the first six albums, so this one Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2011 at 19:32
Two really good albums I wouldn't be without.  Stylistically not too similar though.  I give the edge to Cloud for having a little more diversity in the compositions.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote crimhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2011 at 03:32
It's nice to see a young Billy Bruford. Nod goes to David Torn.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jean-marie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2011 at 04:08
About Rypdal, didn't know this live version, a bit faster than the studio one but very good...Torn is very interresting, thanks for the link
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Svetonio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 29 2011 at 05:26
Originally posted by Dick Heath Dick Heath wrote:

David Torn.  I heard this first as a pre-release promo and was immediately struck by the innovation, moving jazz fusion into new territory - which BLUE revisited quite some ime later. I was already a Torn fan from deep exposure to his tape loops and other experimental techniques for guitar I first heard on the Everyman Band album, Without Warning - which also shifted jazz fusion into new directions - and I mustn't forget his session work with Jan Garbarek.

 

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Do you like Best Laid Plans (ECM 1984) by David Torn (el. guitar, synths) and Geoffrey Gordon (percussions)? I love so much that dark and trippy but underrated album.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 29 2011 at 20:59
That clip above from an earlier album is pretty cool.
Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:


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Cloud was the album that really introduced me to Torn.

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