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Topic: Bill Connors
Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Subject: Bill Connors
Date Posted: June 08 2010 at 23:05
Bill played guitar on these three killer albums. Interesting that he and Stanley Clarke played on the first two albums listed but while "Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy" had Chick Corea and Lennie White on keys and drums,Clarke's solo had Jan Hammer and Tony Williams instead.Two amazing lineups. Logan will attest to how good Priester's album is though with Pat Gleeson on synths and a variety of other outstanding guests helping out.
This isn't about who wins as much as it is about checking these albums out if you don't have them.And Bill Connors is well worth hearing on all three.

"The wind is slowly tearing her apart"


Posted By: Logan
Date Posted: June 08 2010 at 23:32
In a not so surprise decision,  Love, Love for me, but all three are very good.

"The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don’t alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit the views" (Doctor Who - The Face of Evil, Jan 22, 1977).

Posted By: Progosopher
Date Posted: June 09 2010 at 00:15
Bill deserves attention.

The world of sound is certainly capable of infinite variety and, were our sense developed, of infinite extensions. -- George Santayana, "The Sense of Beauty"

Posted By: JROCHA
Date Posted: June 09 2010 at 15:30
I have a solo album by him called Theme to the Guardian, great acoustic guitar player. Im a fan of his work, he kicks ass on Stanleys solo album but, i vote for his work on RTF'S Hym.

Somewhere out of a memory of lighted streets on quiet nights...

Posted By: The Quiet One
Date Posted: June 09 2010 at 16:14
I've only heard his playing on Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy and in his lovely solo album, Theme to the Guardian.

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Posted By: jammun
Date Posted: June 09 2010 at 19:03
While I voted for Hymn, I really should become acquainted with more of Priester's stuff.  He was (not sure if he's still at Cornish or not...) a fixture here in Seattle for years.

Can you tell me where we're headin'?
Lincoln County Road or Armageddon.

Posted By: Kazuhiro
Date Posted: June 09 2010 at 19:12

I went to "RTF" as a result. Chick Corea chose Al Di Meola because it had requested the performance of perfection further. The album is a masterpiece for me.

I have "Assembler" of Bill Connors. His Solo cannot learn be a little average including the work of ECM.

Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: June 10 2010 at 04:42
Love Connors in Hymn and love... but that's all I heard of him except for two 90's acoustic albums.
But I'll try Theme to the guardian from 74 someday

Posted By: Bonnek
Date Posted: June 10 2010 at 10:29

Thanks for the tip! Love Connors on Hymn!

Posted By: Alberto Muñoz
Date Posted: June 10 2010 at 11:44


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