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Thread #140693 Message #3237282
Posted By: JennyO
11-Oct-11 - 01:03 PM
Thread Name: Obit: RIP Bert Jansch (1943-2011)
Subject: RE: Obit: RIP Bert Jansch. 4 October 2011
I had never seen Pentangle perform - was not even all that familiar with their music - but on Saturday night we saw Jacqui McShee's Pentangle at Banbury Festival, and I was blown away by the music. After the gig, we bought some of their CDs, and one that was a compilation of the best known early original Pentangle songs. We played the CDs all the way home, comparing the old Pentangle with the new Pentangle, and listening to his fine guitar work, and I felt like I had made a new discovery! We agreed that although there are obvious differences, the new Pentangle still has a similar funky sort of jazz feel and it would be hard to say one was better than the other - both excellent in their own way. I couldn't believe I had missed out them for so long!
So it was really strange, just after discovering Pentangle, to find out only now on reading this thread, that he had died 2 days before the concert. Nothing was said at the time, except that Jacqui made some reference to him and looked visibly upset. Now I understand why.