October 28th, 2014, 4:00 pm by Greg
June 2nd, 2014, 10:00 am by Greg
Review and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk
Robin Trower isn’t the “British Jimi Hendrix.” He’s his own man. He derived his distinctive guitar sound on his own. Yes, there were early influences; but who alone without influence has created something, anything, on their very own? Very few, if any.
In the jazz world the credit always goes to Charlie Parker for creating the “modern jazz sound.” However, not many know that Sonny Stitt was mining the same avenues of jazz progressions, chords and music as “Bird” did before the sound became mainstream. When the public caught on – slowly at first – to the be-bop message of Parker and his cohorts, Stitt was left holding the bag and pointing to several recordings of his that had evolved that sound during the same time, if not earlier, then Charlie Parker did. Stitt is now practically forgotten, but Parker’s inventive legacy lives on.
The same goes for Robin Trower…
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June 15th, 2011, 3:00 pm by Greg
King Crimson is headed into The Egg in Albany for a two-night stand. Led by guitarist Robert Fripp (the band’s only constant member over the years), the legendary progressive rock band is slated to take over The Egg for shows at 8pm on Tuesday & Wednesday, September 9 & 10. Priced at $36.75–$43.75, tickets are scheduled to go on sale to the general public at 11am on Friday (June 6).
King Crimson’s new line-up will feature Robert Fripp (guitar), Tony Levin (bass and vocals), Mel Collins (sax, flute), Jakko Jakszyk (guitar, vocals) and three – count ’em, 3 – drummers: Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin and Pat Mastelotto.
Also new on The Egg’s concert calendar is a return appearance by veteran guitar hero Robin Trower, who steps into the spotlight at 8pm on Tuesday, October 21 in celebration of the 40th anniversary of his historic album, Bridge of Sighs, a collection of songs that have Influenced a generation of musicians. Tickets go on sale at 11am on Friday (June 6).
NOTE: Trower’s most recent performance at The Egg was in June, 2011. GO HERE for review and photographs…
Every couple of years guitar legend Robin Trower makes a stop in Nippertown, and the audiences come out to hear him play in The Egg’s big 1,000-seat Hart Theatre. And every couple of years they leave after the concert extremely happy and contented.
Well, because at 66 years old, Trower remains the consummate touring and recording professional, and though he made his musical mark in the 1970s, he still puts out interesting and musically relevant rock albums that transcend musical fads and spotlight his prodigious guitar abilities.
No, he’s never been the fastest or the loudest player, but not unlike the all-time greats – Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton – it only takes one or two notes to know it’s Robin Trower because of his signature guitar sound.
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