Monday, November 20, 2006

Recommended by hoppe...
Tony Trischka "Bluegrass Light" (1973)
Tony Trischka "Heartlands" (1975)


"The Early Years" contains banjo virtuoso Tony Trischka's first two Rounder albums -- Bluegrass Light (1973) and Heartlands (1975) -- in their entirety. "In the ongoing story of American roots music, Tony Trischka's first two Rounder recordings . . . rank among the most important and pivotal works of the late twentieth century." --Bill Evans "Rarely, perhaps three or four times a century, some music will be created that is a pure, explosive expression of life energy and uncontaminated joy. The music on this CD is, in my humble opinion, exactly that. When I listen to the volcanic, insanely creative opening to "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms" and other cuts like it on this album, I feel like my head is going to explode with happiness. I put Tony's early music in the same category as the best of Charles Mingus, Cecil Taylor, Scotty Stoneman and Wagner: mad and magnificent. Tony's music is the most successful urban embrace of rural sensibilities that I've ever heard. It's the music of trees and vines breaking through the sidewalks of the Bronx, of the irrepressible, implacable energy of the earth pushing through joyfully, at all times, in all places. It's some of the most unjustly neglected of all popular music masterpieces." --Matt Glaser

hoppe:
hello lizardson,
as the "recommend"-thread seems ill-accepted I take THIS SPACE HERE to point to 2 Newgrass albums which I uploaded. On them you find the best contemporary US acoustic pickers. i saw that band doing a show with robin williamson´s merry band. the fantastic fiddling of kenny kosek got williamson smiling brightly. of course: thanks a lot for the 3 williamson boots!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh please reupload the last 2 parts of the Nick Drake Rarities collection that you had up a while ago, I just stumbled upon it and I could only download the first two parts, and the songs I got out of it so far are just so so good. I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one who'd greatly appreciate it, it'd only make this awesome blog even cooler! ^-^

20 November, 2006 06:06  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for Tony Trischka albums...Awesome

20 November, 2006 13:53  

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