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Thread #115584 Message #3229942
Posted By: GUEST,David 'Brillo' Etheridge
27-Sep-11 - 10:56 AM
Thread Name: Remember Colin Scot?
Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
Hi Andrew and John,
thanks for the queries -yes, I'm still playing -both double bass and fretless and fretted 6 string electric basses (heavens!), as well as conducting the Cotswold Big Band, the Crown Phoenix Big Band and the West Midland Light Orchestra - a 55 piece jazz orchestra. I would never have believed that I would have ended up this way!
I still have the odd folk connection; I recorded and arranged the second album I did with Miriam Backhouse in 2009 - a mere 32 years after the first one! As a write, Mim's currently touring the country for three months until going back to South Africa, so you can get the resulting CD from her on her gigs.
All of which is slightly off the subject of Scotty, but Mim's arrangements are an extension of the first faltering steps I made in 1973 on 'Out of the Blue'.
By the way, you're right about the odd version of 'Man who called himself Jesus' -I originally planned it to have a really driving rhythm to suit the Mellotron and Strings and Robin Cable put an awful half time laid back James Taylor rhythm section on it (nothing wrong with that per se, just wrong for the song in this case), so it pulls in several different directions at the same time. The end is swamped in reverb to cover up a slightly sloppy ending!
Very best wishes to all,