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Some really tasty fretless playing
« on: March 06, 2017, 07:18:01 PM »
I've been on a kick of listening to this album obsessively lately. Not everyone's cup of tea, I know. But I really like the way some of these songs feature bass as a counterpoint to the vocal.
Particularly the two with Eberhard Weber:




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Re: Some really tasty fretless playing
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 12:04:19 AM »
I like fretless played that way. Weber can pe the Perfect spice in a stew of good musicians. His solo stuff can be a bit boring, though.
The 'colours of chloĆ«' album for example, is a weird collage of bits and pieces and never really gets anywhere. But when he plays bass on colours of chloe with Gary Burton/band on the ring album, it's pure magic!   

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Re: Some really tasty fretless playing
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2017, 04:15:33 PM »
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Re: Some really tasty fretless playing
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2017, 07:53:03 AM »
Weber is great. "Yellow Fields" is on my to-buy -list and his work on Ralph Towner's "Solstice" is great. That Kate Bush album was the first time I heard him.

Kate also used another fabulous upright player, Danny Thompson. His sound is very different to Weber's of course.

I recently got "Later That Evening" from which this is a highlight.

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Re: Some really tasty fretless playing
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2017, 10:03:31 PM »
Thanks for sharing, pekka. Didn't know Weber had worked with Frisell. Nice!

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Re: Some really tasty fretless playing
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2017, 10:09:00 PM »
Weber is great. "Yellow Fields" is on my to-buy -list and his work on Ralph Towner's "Solstice" is great. That Kate Bush album was the first time I heard him.

Kate also used another fabulous upright player, Danny Thompson. His sound is very different to Weber's of course.

I recently got "Later That Evening" from which this is a highlight.


Yes! This album is awesome!

I loved Kate Bush when I was in high school, but my LP of Hounds of Love didn't have the inner sleeve so I never knew who played what until much later - never made the connection that Eberhard Weber was playing on this. I need to pick this up on CD again! In high school I had all the 12" singles I could get - I thought the 12" remixes were better than the originals sometimes.

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Re: Some really tasty fretless playing
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2017, 01:28:28 AM »
I saw Eberhard Weber around 1979 in Wellington N.Z. He had John Marshall (latter day Soft Machine ) on drums .good gig!
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