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    Posted: September 22 2013 at 11:20
Originally posted by Dean

I think if Bill Brufford (or Mickey Mouse come to that) writes in his AUTObiography that he wanted to play Jazz then I too would assume he meant something entirely different.
 
 
  
...and still the hits keep coming.
 
What he might consider jazz, might not get as much exposure out there ... and I'm only comparing it to the more traditional jazz that we can find on radio, in LA, SF and Seattle, and even here in Portland. The stuff, for which one could easily incorporate Canterbury and other stuff, is not even played or considered here, which I find sad, and I have let these folks here know it ... heck, I think it was 6 years ago, that the Mount Hood Jazz Festival had the chance to bring in Bill Bruford, with some folks, but decided that the music wasn't traditional enough!
 
Kinda mentality we have to fight around here!
 
I like Bill's work, in just about any album that he has been a part of.
... none of the hits, none of the time ... you might actually find your own art, or self, and forego lousy heroes or Guru's!

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Speaking of Mr B, I always wondered what Tales would have been like with him behind the drum kit Wink
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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

Speaking of Mr B, I always wondered what Tales would have been like with him behind the drum kit Wink

better as it would have suited him more perhaps?

Alan White peaked on Drama imo . I love that album. Both drummers great of course in their own different ways. Listen to Rick Wakeman Six Wives and you can see the respective strengths of the two of them utilsed perfectly 
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Very interesting ! Thanks a lot for posting these links.


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Originally posted by richardh

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

Speaking of Mr B, I always wondered what Tales would have been like with him behind the drum kit Wink

better as it would have suited him more perhaps?


I think Bruford would have excelled on the first 3 pieces, especially "The Ancient"...and though never a big Alan White fan, I'll admit that "Ritual" required a power drummer like White rather a more finesse player like Mr B.  Still, it's one of my favourite prog "what if's" Wink
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Originally posted by richardh

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

Speaking of Mr B, I always wondered what Tales would have been like with him behind the drum kit Wink

better as it would have suited him more perhaps?

Alan White peaked on Drama imo . I love that album. Both drummers great of course in their own different ways. Listen to Rick Wakeman Six Wives and you can see the respective strengths of the two of them utilsed perfectly 
I've often wondered the same thing, but I do think White's drumming on TFTO is brilliant.
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Bruford on Tales would have made it a completely different album---JA said at the time he wanted Yes to make a more down to earth funky sound like "The Band"---but Tales The Ancient never sounded like Music from Big Pink to me LOL
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Wow!  I'm old.

Tales is my favorite Yes album of all time.  I wore out 2 LP's.  All 4 sides are an essential part of my mp3 collection to this day.  Funny thing is Relayer is my second favorite Yes album and it was cool to find out it was inspired so-to-speak by Tales.

Awesome stuff.

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Tales is such an inspired, fulfilling, and spiritual album. Some day I wish to meet Jon in person.
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Hawkwind, Rare Bird, Gong, Tangerine Dream, Khan, Iron Butterfly, and all things canterbury and hard-psych. I also love jazz!

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Originally posted by The Mystical

Tales is such an inspired, fulfilling, and spiritual album. Some day I wish to meet Jon in person.


Hey. I hear if you listen to the Tales album 40 times in a row, Jon Anderson will appear above your bedroom window.

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Originally posted by progbethyname

Originally posted by The Mystical

Tales is such an inspired, fulfilling, and spiritual album. Some day I wish to meet Jon in person.


Hey. I hear if you listen to the Tales album 40 times in a row, Jon Anderson will appear above your bedroom window.


Hang on, I'm busy playing Black Sabbath at 78 speed at the moment Evil Smile
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Disapprove Hasn't Ozzie tortured enough bats for one lifetime?


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Originally posted by progbethyname

Originally posted by The Mystical

Tales is such an inspired, fulfilling, and spiritual album. Some day I wish to meet Jon in person.


Hey. I hear if you listen to the Tales album 40 times in a row, Jon Anderson will appear above your bedroom window.

 
LOL
But you also have to repeat his name 3 times out load.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 03 2013 at 16:05
Originally posted by The Mystical

Tales is such an inspired, fulfilling, and spiritual album. Some day I wish to meet Jon in person.

Go to one of his solo shows, you will be able to meet him!  He's a sweet guy.  When I saw his "Voice of Yes" show, Jon played "The Revealing Science of God" solo, playing an electronic keyboard!!  Amazing!Clap
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Post Options Post Options   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2013 at 07:33
Originally posted by Dean

Disapprove Hasn't Ozzie tortured enough bats for one lifetime?
You shouldn't talk about Sharon like that.
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Originally posted by chopper

Originally posted by Dean

Disapprove Hasn't Ozzie tortured enough bats for one lifetime?
You shouldn't talk about Sharon like that.

Everyone who grew up with Cheech & Chong knows when you play Sabbath at 78 speed you see god Ying Yang
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This is great!!  

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Beauties. ^. Nothing like interactive topographies. ;)

Thanks mr. Cstack3.
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