Label: Vanguard - VSD-79119 • Series: Vanguard Stereolab • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Jazz, Rock, Blues • Style: Psychedelic, Experimental, Free Improvisation, Folk, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues
Inventions can easily be seen as the second half of an excellent pair of records that began with his first lp, Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo , which was released in Along the way, he manages to lay down some killer riffs on the acoustic guitar, the banjo, the electric guitar and bass, and the Turkish oud —an instrument whose open, airy, exotic, and seductive tone he specializes in wielding with truly mesmerizing results. On several tracks he is accompanied by Billy Higgins —a highly lyrical and expressive drummer with an impressive track record that, at the time, had already included gigs with Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, and Thelonious Monk.
Bull is, almost above all, an artist intent on challenge. Warm and gooey electric bass holds down the low end, and an acoustic guitar plays the chord changes while Bull delivers an astonishing performance, playing the melody on the oud. Here the listener is treated to another wonderfully expressive performance where Bull, along with help of Higgins, seems to extract the most interesting ingredients of the song and reinsert them in a distilled form.
Never content to stay in one place for too long, Bull and Higgins travel east for portions of the song, using raga inspired elements to give the bluesy tune an exotic feel.
Sadly, even as Fahey and company were gaining attention for their American Primitive compositions, Bull languished in obscurity for his entire career. Original Vanguard search ] Reissue Sutro Park buy ]. Never could comprehend why Sandy has never really received the kind of lavish praise heaped on folks like Fahey. E Pluribus Unum has always been one of my all time favorite records.
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Bull is well known for his arrangement of Carl Orff's composition Carmina Burana for 5-string banjo on his first album, which was included on an album of R. Bull primary played a finger-picking style of guitar and banjo and his style has been compared to that of John Fahey and Robbie Basho of the early Takoma label in the s. Moose was formed in early by the songwriting team of Kevin K. The infamous line-up of Iron Butterfly got together for the Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary concert and celebration, appearing on stage along with the surviving members of Led Zeppelin, and with Aretha Franklin among many other acts of the company's roster on May 14, On July 25, , Erik Braunn died of cardiac failure at the age of He was working on a new solo album at the time of his death, however the album remains unreleased, although friends and family of are working on releasing the album.
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