For fans of heavy guitar

For fans of heavy guitar
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Interesting stuff. I liked when he played the stuff that sounded cinematic, the kind of the thing you hear in movies. Some of the discordant stuff is cool but there’s some of it that I wouldn’t want to hear for too long. Creative and fun stuff

The guitarist in the video is wearing. a Vancouver shirt. I’m wondering if this is another crazy Canuck. :canada:

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The guitarist here is Joe Parrish and he’s British. He joined Jethro Tull in 2019 but his own group is called Albion. The music is Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’ which was written in 1913.

I like the music because it sounds fresh and contemporary; it is a long piece but it evolves and holds my interest even though it is over 100 years old. The power chords at 3:40 predate Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin by 55 years. I’m sure Stravinsky would have loved having a Marshall stack.

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Another very interesting track! As a teenager I became interested in Stravinsky through Yes (from the last part of the Firebird played as an intro on stage to the live tripple Ýes Album). I started listening to the whole Firebird suite and other pieces by Stravinsky including the Rite of Spring. I could understand where Yes got a lot of their ideas from! I particularly like symphony in C (which I had a very old recording of that had belonged to my grandmother!). I haven’t listed to this music for a long time. You need to really take your time.
Anyway, a guitar version of Rite of Spring is a great idea. Stravinsky became quite old if I’m not mistaken. I just checked: 88. He died in 1971, so he just might have experienced the onset of progrock? Wonder what his reaction would have been.

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@Aef I didn’t realize Stravinsky had influenced Yes but now that you mention that it makes sense. His life was pretty limited by that time but had be been younger I’m sure he would have been interested in it because he liked jazz great Charlie Parker and had planned on a collaboration which unfortunately never happened.

The story was that Mr. S went to hear Parker in a club and Parker, who was a Stravinsky fan, proceeded to quote melodies Stravinsky had written into his improvisational solos. Mr. S was quite impressed and they became friends but Parker was a junkie and pretty hard to deal with.

Oh I didn’t kow that! Great minds meeting: must have been interesting for both of them!

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