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OT: B.L.U.E. in Woodstock
I saw BLUE in woodstock tonight. a good show sure to get better by the
end of the tour - this being the 1st gig and all.
I haven't seen Torn or Bruford in at least 13 years so it was really
great to check them out in an intimate (if smokey) setting. Rather than
being dazzled by technical/gizmo wizardry, I found myself most impressed
by things like Chris Botti's tone (which was wonderful), Bruford's
relaxed, almost tai-chi like touch & the joy with which Torn & Levin
approach their playing. not to mention DT's "stompbox ballet" I got the
feeling I could've seen them playing in a sandbox and been entertained.
The sets were short (~30 min each), and they rocked more for the second
set than the first.
There was plenty of loopin' happening on Torn's end & lots of
polyrhythmic madness on both Bruford's & Levin's parts.
If they come to your town check 'em out...