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Thread #44922   Message #662086
Posted By: Phil Cooper
03-Mar-02 - 06:25 PM
Thread Name: John Martyn-Has his style changed over the years?
Subject: RE: John Martyn
Dear Roger,

I also really like John Martyn's guitar playing. My favorite albums of his (all of which feature Danny Thompson on the bass) are "Bless the Weather," "Solid Air," "Inside Out," "Sunday's Child," and "Live at Leeds." The song "Easy Blues" on Solid Air has a great guitar and bass interchange break in it. There's a three song segment on Live at Leeds that is just phenomenal to listen to, the way he goes from one song to the next. When John Martyn became a little more keyboard/band oriented I sort of lost interest. I like the guitar oriented stuff. I saw him play a concert in Chicago in 1983 and was amazed by his electric guitar playing and disappointed that he only did three acoustic numbers (though they were "Spencer the Rover, Easy Blues, and May you Never). So,that would be my recommendation for Martyn albums to look for.