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On 15/11/2021 at 15:06, nekomatic said:

Part one of Carla Bley as Composer of the Week on Radio 3

 

They're starting with her '50s to '70s free stuff but hang in there, it'll get tunefuller 😎


Part two. Some excellent Steve Swallow action and a majestic version of Reactionary Tango. And some proper big band funk to finish with!

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8 hours ago, Leonard Smalls said:

Bit of ol' time Ozzie rock:

 

 

 

Actually we can learn a lot about stagecraft from that video.

 

1... if you are four-foot eight surrounded bi six-footers don't stand with your feet a yard apart.

 

2... Mullets - just say no.

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10 hours ago, Kiwi said:

I'm on a late seventies binge this morning.

 

When I first started playing this was on TOP or OGWT to me at the time Greg was the epitome of "a bass player" I wanted the doggy pilot jacket the 8 string Alembic & everything (I think I thought I could sing like Greg then too!!!) Fortunately for me when I could afford the Flying Jacket I got a classic like Keith's -- And I have never seen a real Alembic 8 let alone tried one

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10 minutes ago, Sonic_Groove said:

 

When I first started playing this was on TOP or OGWT to me at the time Greg was the epitome of "a bass player" I wanted the doggy pilot jacket the 8 string Alembic & everything (I think I thought I could sing like Greg then too!!!) Fortunately for me when I could afford the Flying Jacket I got a classic like Keith's -- And I have never seen a real Alembic 8 let alone tried one

They actually had Greg's Alembic 8 string for sale in Andy's in Denmark St. many years ago.

It was a beast!

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1 hour ago, Sonic_Groove said:

When I first started playing this was on TOP or OGWT to me at the time Greg was the epitome of "a bass player" I wanted the doggy pilot jacket the 8 string Alembic ... And I have never seen a real Alembic 8 let alone tried one

Like most 8 and 12 strings, they're very much a one trick pony and really suit power trios otherwise they just compete with too many other instruments. The serial on Greg's bass was 791300 and mine is 791309.  Given they both have graphite necks, they're practically sisters.  Alembic sold quite a few of them to Canada as the necks could cope with the sub zero to room temperature fluctuations a lot better than wooden necks at the time.

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