Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Para Saber Tocar, Hay Que Saber Escuchar

Before I post my huge, rambling article about the gig below, I highly recommend that you go here and listen to the fucker courtesy of the lovely people at BBC Radio 3. It's up for another six days.

I don't normally translate the titles of my posts, but this one deserves it, as it roughly translates as "in order to know how to play, one must know how to listen". Never a truer word said.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know what's happened to me in the last few years. There was a time I would have impatiently dismissed this stuff as being too theoretical...too prosaic or whatever.

    No g'itars???

    I don't care how out there some of the stuff I love is supposed to be...to me it's all beat driven...all very rocknroll.

    But something's changed over the years. What sounded so cerebral, so academic to me (to the point of distraction) now sounds expressive...ineffable not dense. Artful.

    I got down with it last night for a while...I was taken with it and, more importantly, I didn't hate myself for it.