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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Six String Sycophant.

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 10:15 AM

Funny shit, courtesy blogmaster False 45th. A guitarist's dream?

Speaking of guitars...

In anticipation of possible negative reaction to my review of axeman Steve Kimock's Eudemonic in today's paper, I feel I need to make a couple of points I did not have space for in the notice:

#1. I like jazz-rock and fusion. I consider Mahavishnu Orchestra's Inner Mounting Flame to be  the pinnacle of the form. Over the years, I've owned my fair share of John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell and Pat Martino albums, and I grew up playing guitar in this very style. So I am not exploratory-rock averse. But keep that Al DiMeola and Pat Metheny crap the hell away from me!

#2. I love funk music, and even some of its rock-hybrid spawn. The Meters. Funkadelic (not Parliment, too silly). Hell, I even dig me some Chic.

#3. Instrumental music is A-OK with me. (See # 1).

#4. I understand that guys like Kimmock and Trey Anastasio have a tendency to play more passionately in a live setting.

Hope that clears up any possible misconceptions about my atttitudes towards neo-jazz, funk and groove music. I guess I'm just a jam-snob, if such a thing is possible.

Man, that Kimock album is horrible!

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Casey Rea

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Casey Rea was the Seven Days music editor from 2004 until 2007. He won the 2005 John D. Donoghue award for arts criticism from the Vermont Press Association.

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