Lockdown Listen:Keith Tippett Group - You Are There... We Are Here. RIP KT

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Re: Lockdown Listen: In Memoriam Keith Tippett, Tuesday 23rd June @ 9pm

Postby LMG » 23 Jun 2020, 21:05

LMG wrote:I am in the dark on this album.

Why was Keith Tippett, a King Crimson man, involved with Soft Machine. How did this come to pass?


Ah. He was at college with the pre-softs Elton Dean, and then had a huge band called Centipede with various Softs and Crimsoids.

Got it.

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Re: Lockdown Listen: In Memoriam Keith Tippett, Tuesday 23rd June @ 9pm

Postby kath » 23 Jun 2020, 21:06

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kath wrote:gearin up, by the way.

believe it or not, i do not own a cowbell.





I choose not to believe it.



Anyway, what you really need is a fretless bass.


And a mandolin.


i used to have a mandolin, dammit. mwhaha. gave it to a friend. her housee burnt down.

a fretless bass sounds good, though, i must admit. my dad had a standing bass. and a trombone. he used to play wayyy back when

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Re: Lockdown Listen: In Memoriam Keith Tippett, Tuesday 23rd June @ 9pm

Postby C » 23 Jun 2020, 21:06

This is an intense album in places - so much so that when it gets close to the verge it changes direction.

Challenging but an absolute delight

One of Keith's compositions - years before his time.






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Re: Lockdown Listen: In Memoriam Keith Tippett, Tuesday 23rd June @ 9pm

Postby kath » 23 Jun 2020, 21:07

oooooooof love the chaotic method-to-the-madness. love how bits rise and fall to front and center. what a mesh

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Re: Lockdown Listen: In Memoriam Keith Tippett, Tuesday 23rd June @ 9pm

Postby kath » 23 Jun 2020, 21:09

C wrote:This is an intense album in places - so much so that when it gets close to the verge it changes direction.

Challenging but an absolute delight

One of Keith's compositions - years before his time.






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it's new to meeee, but my brain has been stretched and whatnot from all this jazzy stuff we've been hearin for years around here. listen to that bass

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Re: Lockdown Listen: In Memoriam Keith Tippett, Tuesday 23rd June @ 9pm

Postby C » 23 Jun 2020, 21:10

kath wrote:a fretless bass sounds good


Roy Babbington (again a Softs man is a master)

See what I mean about then intensity - at the point it hurts it changes direction and provides relief.

very clever!

Go Roy! (bass) and Nick (trombone)

I think this album contains five Softs members at some stage.

Nick Evans' trombone reminds me of Tom Fowler's in Zappa's band circa Grand Wazoo






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Re: Lockdown Listen: In Memoriam Keith Tippett, Tuesday 23rd June @ 9pm

Postby C » 23 Jun 2020, 21:10

Tippett didn't play piano like other pianists - just listen to Crimso's Cat Food solo!





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Re: Lockdown Listen: In Memoriam Keith Tippett, Tuesday 23rd June @ 9pm

Postby kath » 23 Jun 2020, 21:11

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kath wrote:a fretless bass sounds good


Roy Babbington (again a Softs man is a master)

See what I mean about then intensity - at the point it hurts it changes direction and provides relief.

very clever!

Go Roy! (bass) and Nick (trombone)

I think this album contains five Softs members at some stage.

Nick Evans' trombone reminds me of Tom Fowler's in Zappa's band circa Grand Wazoo






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ya know, zappa is probably the main reason my brain got stretched, mwhahahaaa. lots of reasons, but he had a lot to do with it

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Re: Lockdown Listen: In Memoriam Keith Tippett, Tuesday 23rd June @ 9pm

Postby C » 23 Jun 2020, 21:11

Apparently, Keith turned down Fripp when asked to join the band as a full member.

That would have been interesting...

Great trombone!





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Re: Lockdown Listen: In Memoriam Keith Tippett, Tuesday 23rd June @ 9pm

Postby John aka Josh » 23 Jun 2020, 21:11

Stopped nodding the head but a slightly goofy smile remains.


Now a bit of nodding can resume. Now things are starting to cook, fruity rasping underlaid by a great bass and drums, piano adding great little flourishes.. the song really builds, ebbs and flows, really starts to cook.
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Re: Lockdown Listen: In Memoriam Keith Tippett, Tuesday 23rd June @ 9pm

Postby C » 23 Jun 2020, 21:12

Every solo of Keith's is just magic!

Organised cacophony!




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Re: Lockdown Listen: In Memoriam Keith Tippett, Tuesday 23rd June @ 9pm

Postby LMG » 23 Jun 2020, 21:12

VERY well recorded this album so far.

Engineered by David Voyde, in-house engineer for the Fontana label, who recorded nearly all the label's non-US jazz output during the late 60s and early 70s as well as Alex Harvey and …. wait for it C: ... Magna Carta.

Tis a small prog world. Yes, it is a small world, the world of prog.

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Re: Lockdown Listen: In Memoriam Keith Tippett, Tuesday 23rd June @ 9pm

Postby kath » 23 Jun 2020, 21:12

C wrote:Tippett didn't play piano like other pianists - just listen to Crimso's Cat Food solo!





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you know how i feel about cat food (cat fooood cat foood)

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Re: Lockdown Listen: In Memoriam Keith Tippett, Tuesday 23rd June @ 9pm

Postby kath » 23 Jun 2020, 21:13

C wrote:Every solo of Keith's is just magic!

Organised cacophony!




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that's what i meant by method to the madness.

i can hear it and feel it

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Re: Lockdown Listen: In Memoriam Keith Tippett, Tuesday 23rd June @ 9pm

Postby C » 23 Jun 2020, 21:13

John aka Josh wrote:Stopped nodding the head but a slightly goofy smile remains.


Now a bit of nodding can resume. Now things are starting to cook, fruity rasping underlaid by a great bass and drums, piano adding great little flourishes.. the song really builds, ebbs and flows, really starts to cook.


I know what you mean about the 'goofy smile' - it's astonishing stuff if one likes this sort of thing






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Re: Lockdown Listen: In Memoriam Keith Tippett, Tuesday 23rd June @ 9pm

Postby John aka Josh » 23 Jun 2020, 21:14

C wrote:
John aka Josh wrote:Stopped nodding the head but a slightly goofy smile remains.


Now a bit of nodding can resume. Now things are starting to cook, fruity rasping underlaid by a great bass and drums, piano adding great little flourishes.. the song really builds, ebbs and flows, really starts to cook.


I know what you mean about the 'goofy smile' - it's astonishing stuff if one likes this sort of thing






:lol:



There are times when only this sort of thing hits the spot!
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Re: Lockdown Listen: In Memoriam Keith Tippett, Tuesday 23rd June @ 9pm

Postby C » 23 Jun 2020, 21:15

He was married to Julie Driscoll (Wheels on Fire) and became Tippetts (notice the 's')

Tippetts was Keith birth surname but he later dropped the 's' but Jules took it

They were married and together for 50 years! That's some feat






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Re: Lockdown Listen: In Memoriam Keith Tippett, Tuesday 23rd June @ 9pm

Postby C » 23 Jun 2020, 21:15

If you are hearing this for the first time it really gets even better and better with subsequent listens




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Re: Lockdown Listen: In Memoriam Keith Tippett, Tuesday 23rd June @ 9pm

Postby C » 23 Jun 2020, 21:16

John aka Josh wrote:
C wrote:
John aka Josh wrote:Stopped nodding the head but a slightly goofy smile remains.


Now a bit of nodding can resume. Now things are starting to cook, fruity rasping underlaid by a great bass and drums, piano adding great little flourishes.. the song really builds, ebbs and flows, really starts to cook.


I know what you mean about the 'goofy smile' - it's astonishing stuff if one likes this sort of thing






:lol:



There are times when only this sort of thing hits the spot!


Yep!





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Re: Lockdown Listen: In Memoriam Keith Tippett, Tuesday 23rd June @ 9pm

Postby kath » 23 Jun 2020, 21:16

C wrote:He was married to Julie Driscoll (Wheels on Fire) and became Tippetts (notice the 's')

Tippetts was Keith birth surname but he later dropped the 's' but Jules took it

They were married and together for 50 years! That's some feat






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