21 February 2012


Reddit comment linked to a video of the Crimson Jazz Trio playing "I Talk to the Wind". Not my favorite, but there are two CDs of them recording King Crimson covers in a classic piano/bass/drums jazz trio. Members include original KC drummer Ian Wallace, whose death ended the trio's recordings.

Recommended with the CJ3 recordings on Amazon is a recording by (Tony) Levin, (David) Torn, and (Alan) White of a more hardcore/experimental guitar/bass/drums style. Somewhat reminiscent of Elliott Sharp's recording Datacide. This was a more challenging listen. Octatonic scales and tone clusters and compound meters. Enjoyable and varied.

King Crimson Songbook
King Crimson Songbook; Crimson Jazz Trio

King Crimson Songbook, Vol. 2
King Crimson Songbook, Vol. 2; Crimson Jazz Trio

Levin Torn White
Levin Torn White; Levin Torn White

[ posted by sstrader on 21 February 2012 at 9:15:26 PM in Current Interests , Music ]