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Thread #30879   Message #889402
Posted By: GUEST,Ian
13-Feb-03 - 09:06 AM
Thread Name: If you like Nic Jones you'll like Damien Barber
Subject: RE: If you like Nic Jones you'll like.....
On the other hand, you could do worse than check out "Africa/Brass" by the John Coltrane Quartet and listen to their version of Greensleves. It's very beautiful, better even than Vaughan Williams' version. Let us not also forget the classic recording "Folk Roots, New Routes" by Shirley Collins and Davy Graham. I'm not much of a fan of Shirley Collins. Her voice is too precious by half, but she did participate in some important recordings, including this one. Traditional songs, for the most part, are given jazz influenced arrangements by guitarist Davy Graham. It works and works well. Davy was at home in the blues, in jazz and in folk. Check out The Complete Guitarist on Kicking Mule and listen to a master of the insturment.

Jazz can be good sometimes....honest. Oh yeah, and to keep the thread consistant, if you like Nic Jones, you'll like....Davy Graham. Or maybe, if you like Nic Jones, you'll like...the John Coltrane Quartet.