Three of the most prominent modern guitarists in the world got together on June 11, 2013 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. Fortunately someone captured it on video.
Often modern guitar can be about context. In Radiohead guitars are warped and mangled sonically, but here Thom Yorke perfectly places a normal guitar sound in an EDM type setting. Any suggestions for others out there doing this?
PS Check out the cool use of the Electro-Harmonix looper on his voice.
Terje Rypdal may not be very well known among the current crop of American electric guitarists but for players of-a-certain-age, including Jeff Beck, David Torn, Bill Frisell, Andy Summers, and Nels Cline, he is something of an icon. You can get the full story in Barry Cleveland’s terrific Guitar Player interview.
(Not LPR) Great trio with Rypdal father and son
Last night at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge was the only the third time Terje Rypdal has performed in the United States over a career that spans six decades. A fan for most of that career, I was unfortunately out of town the first two times. There was no way I was going to miss this one, especially up close and personal in a 250-seat club.
On May 25th, the world’s best record store for experimental music held their 21rst Anniversary Show at one of the best venues for experimental music: Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. The featured acts were Kalabalik, with Raoul Bjorkenheim, Anders Nilsson and Gerald Cleaver; and the debut duo appearance of Nels Cline and Julian Lage. The event also served as a CD release party for Kalabalik’s debut p on DMG/ARC Records.