Connections 21 – Feb 2020

Connections 21

January’s show ended with..

‘Police and Thieves’ by The Clash.  As songwriters we took Mick Jones and Joe Strummer to

‘Lost in the Supermarket’ done by Ben Folds.  We moved Ben on to his song

‘Steven’s Last Night In Town’ by Ben Folds Five.  Some of The Klezmatics played on the track so we followed them to

‘Oberture’ by The Klezmatics.  Marc Ribot guested on guitar so we tracked him to

‘I Surrender’ by David Sylvian.  The sample used is from

‘You Know, You Know’ by The Mahavishnu Orchestra and we briefly linked the same sample to

‘One Love’ by Massive Attack who we followed to

‘Safe From Harm’ also by Massive Attack.  We again followed the sample to the original song

‘Stratus’ by Billy Cobham. Guitarist Tommy Bolin played on the track so we followed Tommy to

“Ascorbic Acid’ by Alphonse Mouzon.  Jay Graydon also played guitar on the song so we moved him as a songwriter on

‘After The Love Has Gone’ by Earth Wind and Fire.

Connections 22 in March will pick up where we left off!



2 thoughts on “Connections 21 – Feb 2020

  1. Well, OK! This one was quite instructive for me. Somehow, what with raising two “wee ones” who were born 15 months apart, I missed most of the punk rock/jazz fusion around the late 70’s thru all the ‘80’s, etc…
    So this time, I devised an ingenius technique to listen and follow along. While I had you on my wireless headphones, I used my iPhone to wiki the names and bands as you introduced them. It was great!
    The segment on Ben Folds was intriguing to me. When you mentioned he was from North Carolina, I was amazed. I had never heard that kind of Show Band, Broadway, Orchestral type music from a musician in that state. Typical music for me was the simple, haunting beginnings of folk/ bluegrass Appalachian ballards from the NorthWestern part, i.e. Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, etc.
    And, the legendary outlier, Nina Simone, from a tiny place in the western part of NC, to Julliard! know I had to dig a little deeper when you said he was from the Raleigh/Chapel Hill/ Durham region. That area is called “The Research Triangle”, due to the international prestige of the three universities there who do scientific research. The area is very affluent and educated, and far different to the rural portions. So, no doubt Folds had the background ( and opportunity) to explore the beautiful, complicated sounds, which you presented in this session….so, thank you! …a footnote to above: the great James Taylor’s father was the Dean of The Medical School at U.N.C., in Chapel Hill, where Taylor grew up :+)).
    Well possibly, your eyes are now blurred and weary after my disjointed ramblings, but! The point being is that you inspire! Inspire us to do the deeper dives and even learn about Jewish Jazz!
    Thanks, my friend and them ‘em coming,

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    • Marty! The perfect way to listen to the show! :-). Thanks for the info on the ‘Research Triangle’ and James Taylor, an excellent contribution. The jazz rock period is quite short, 1970-75, after that players got into jazz funk and world music. The British punk thing never really took off in the US because you had your scene MC5, Stooges, Ramones, Devo, Television, Patti Smith etc. And they could play whereas musicianship in British punk was frowned upon. Thanks for listening and your fabulous support. x

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