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All lyrics are property and copyright of their owners. All lyrics provided for educational purposes only. What does Tales Of Brave Ulysses mean? Login Create Account. Tagged: No tags, suggest one. Song Released: Tales Of Brave Ulysses Lyrics You thought the leaden winter would bring you Album) forever, But you rode upon a steamer to the violence of the sun. And the colors of the sea blind your eyes with trembling mermaids, And you touch the distant beaches with tales of brave After all, byAlbum), there were legion Cream fans, wanting fresh rock material from what is considered the original supergroup.
Those fans did not need to be sold a Jack Bruce album where the guy doesn't sing a note nor even touch an electric bass. Worse yet from one point of view the whole thing is not rock at all, but jazz. If you happened to purchase this album under false pretenses, you have my condolences. I, on the other hand, Tales Of Brave Ulysses - Joe Pitts Band - One Night Only (CD, was ecstatic.
On a clue from Erik Jothen, I heard about a session from with the great Miles Davis sideman John McLaughlin on guitar, where Jack Bruce plays not just passable acoustic bass, but plays like a monster. I found it immediately in the used record bin. No doubt a disappointed rock fan or deejay had sold it.
Not only is the music here hair-raisingly good, it makes me want more. It's like music from an alternate reality; one in which Bruce never played electric, and England's top blues musicians were also the hottest jazz cats.
As for McLaughlin, he turns in a singular recorded performance; it catches him at an embryonic moment of discovery and invention. One year later to the month he would be laying down historic tracks on Miles Davis' Bitches Brew.
Here, you encounter a raw, young guitarist, nevertheless so sure of himself that he can take harmonic risks years beyond the jazz guitar of the day. For example, in the embedded video here, "Medley: Sam's Sack; Rill's Thrill's," listen to how McLaughlin takes the blues structure and inverts things, making perfectly logical musical statements by using almost purely inferential reference.
He plays with tone clusters, long low notes, and creates happy accidents with his small-amp electrics. The tone is homey and living room, in stark contrast to his later Mahavishnu Orchestra stadium supersonics.
The late Dick Heckstall-Smith shows himself to be far more than just a bluesman as he teases fat sound in rough sensibility, plays multiple horns simultaneously, and proves he absorbed Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, and Ornette Coleman, while retaining a his own voice.
Jon Hiseman drives the crew with a swinging drum set. Much of the improvised music of the day had been losing the syncopated rhythmic feel known as swing. From Miles Davis to B. King, swing was being tamped down. Even Cream's long jams were more of a sub-divided geometric groove, since Cream's drummer Ginger Baker was apparently working on a more African approach.
I'm willing to wager that Jack Bruce felt liberated in the swing of this set, and the musicians reflectively responded with the joy of music making. In fact, even in the slow or somber Album), playfulness graces the grooves. Jack Bruce has always been a noted composer, and he turns out several of the pieces here, including a quick-tempo jazz waltz, a sad ballad, and a nice bit of complex minimalism. For heaven's sake, why not show Jack playing his upright bass? Maybe with the other musicians?
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And you see a girl's brown body dancing thru the turquoise, And her footprints make you follow where the sky loves the sea. And when Tales Of Brave Ulysses - Joe Pitts Band - One Night Only (CD fingers find her, she drowns you in her body, Carving deep blue ripples in the tissues of your mind. The tiny purple fishes run laughing through your fingers, And you want to take her with you to the hard land of the winter.
Her name is Aphrodite and she rides a crimson shell, And you know you cannot leave her for you touched the distant sands With the tales of brave Ulysses: how his naked ears were tortured By the sirens sweetly singing. The tiny purple fishes run laughing thru your fingers, And you want to take her with you to the hard land of the winter.
In that previous release they had three good originals, used a few good blues, and for the rest of it wailed with only three instruments, so that despite the lack of good original material, it was still fine listening. It took only four days to do Disraeli Gears "from stem to stern," as their producer, Felix Pappalardi, has put it, and several weeks for the studio work in their new release. Disraeli Gears was far better. Fortunately, however, the other record in this set is "Live at the Fillmore" where it was recorded several months ago.
For one thing, it at least proves that you can do an excellent live recording of a rock and roll group something, amazingly enough, none of the San Francisco groups have yet done, despite the popular belief that their sound is designed for live performances. By and large, the live performance is excellent. Jack Bruce is not very good with a harmonica and it amazes me why he plays it at all. His solo on "Traintime" is loudly amateurish. Here Clapton really displays his superlative chording and rhythm abilities.
Ginger Baker's long drum solo is pretty good, on the whole. His tendency to be sloppy is not evident, and he gets moving quickly and sustains the tension well Though he nearly loses it once when he seems to have momentarily choked and come out of it with a few repetitive minutes.
The really fine side of this whole business is the one with "Crossroads" and "Spoonful. Clapton is a much better blues singer than Bruce, and his vocal on "Crossroads" is a relief. The tune is Clapton's showpiece, and he does it just like he's supposed to. It's far and away the best cut on the album. The only criticism I have about this cut is that Jack Bruce's bass-playing is much too Album) when he should be the bottom of the sound.
On the other hand, he and Clapton really move. The way they do it as a trio is excellent: Clapton and Bruce get going into their "rolling and tumbling" groove, making it madly through the record while Ginger Baker is playing vertically, walking along at just as mad a clip. This is the kind of thing that people who have seen Cream perform walk away raving about and it's good to at last have it on a record.
Anyway, the whole bundle comes in a double-fold packet with this exploding psychedelicized imitation Saul Steinberg of the New Yorker cartoon mural on the cover and a totally tasteless Ken Kesey-ism on the inside. The album will be a monster. All Rights Reserved. Rolling Stone Network Musician " Cream is the greatest power trio in rock history Finally remastered in a way that lets you hear why CD Now Aretha's Franklin's position as soul music's premier female vocalist was consolidated by this album.
Her strident reading of Don Covay's 'Chain Of Fools' set the tone for a collection on which the singer unveiled several stellar original compositions and reinterpreted a batch of classic songs. Franklin's gospel roots were clearly displayed on the anthem-like 'People Get Ready' while her interpretation of 'Natural Woman' showed both vulnerable and assertive qualities.
Lady Soul captures a performer at the peak of her power, restating her ability to take material and make it uniquely her own.
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