Back in the day, I used to love to make mixed tapes. Back before all music was digital, when you had to go to a place called the record store and actually buy music in various physical formats, they had these things called cassette tapes that you could record your music on. For you young folks, think of making an iTunes setlist where you have to listen to each song in its entirety to put it on the list, and then you could only listen to that setlist in order.
So I’ve had Spotify for a while now and haven’t done much with it. But then I made a CD mix to pop in the mail to a couple of friends for the Month of Letters Challenge. I knew there was no way that I was going to actually write and send a letter every day this month, but I thought I’d at least put something in the mail to somebody who is taking the challenge. Once I made the mix, I made another copy to put in the mail to another friend. And then I thought that maybe I’d use this Spotify thingamajiggy that all my facebook friends seem to be using to share it with everyone. So here it is. If you like it, please comment and I’ll do more of these.
There are many artists who blur the lines between jazz and progressive rock. Crimson Jazz Trio plays straight up jazz versions of King Crimson songs, and they do it really well.
Two of a Perfect Trio is the Stickmen and the Adrian Belew Power Trio. Between the two of them, you’ve got 3 members of King Crimson. They’re on tour together featuring sets from each band and then a set of all of them doing Crimson tunes.