Been waiting a good long time for this one. Here’s Vintage Guitar magazine on the tendency Bloomfield’s playing had to change people’s lives.
Mike Bloomfield had that effect on people. For a Jewish kid playing the blues in the mid ’60s, that’s no mean feat. But regardless of who his inﬂuences were and how proﬁcient he became at various styles that preceded him, there was guitar playing before Bloomﬁeld and guitar playing after Bloomﬁeld. It’s as simple as that.
The compilation comes out next month.
The 8th incarnation of King Crimson will be Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Mel Collins, Jakko Jakszyk and Robert Fripp.
Writing on his (not yet published) dairy for September 24th Fripp notes “The Point Of Crim-Seeing was of a conventional Back Line – Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, Tony Levin and Pat Matstelotto – reconfigured as the Front Line, with Mel Collins, Jakko Jakszyk and myself as Back Line.”
Robert goes on “All the Crims have expressed great excitement at the return to Go! mode. Given the considerable commitments of all members, it will take a year before Crimson is able to perform.”
Bill Rieflin mentioned to me that he told Jacknife Lee (REM and Robbie Williams’ producer) of the triple drumming, and Jacknife’s reply: Of course. We know what two drummers sound like! I’m hoping we’ll find out, and have a pile of fun doing so.”
In his (not yet published) diary for September 7th Fripp begins “dear brother crims, we have one year to prepare for action of the savage variety, and be in Go! mode for september 2014… but essentially, King Crimson is in motion.”
Robert expects that they’ll be rehearsing, in full and small group formations over that period.
From DGM official.
How do you rehearse the unknown?
This is no mashup:
This is an aged Fender Stratocaster through a pre-CBS Super Reverb. And the more you listen, the better it sounds. Pure blues guitar. Pure intensity. Album is “Just For Today” and it’s out Tuesday 4/9!
As reported in Prog magazine, Neal Morse, Michael Portnoy, Pete Trewavas and Roine Stolt will record an album of new music. Awfully nice of them to do that for us, I think!
“This mix, following on from Instantium Hardphace last year, is the second of a series of what I call ‘horizontal slices.’ The idea is that there are several long running ‘themes’ in my work -in other words, groups of pieces across time that partake of some kind of stylistic commonality. So whilst any given group will draw from nearly twenty years of releases, it will have an aesthetic unity that individual albums have often shunned. Of course, it’s up to the listener to make sense (or otherwise) of what that aesthetic may be!” – Tom Jenkinson, March 2013