I’m still coming down a bit from my first-ever live California Guitar Trio “experience,” and getting a chance to meet and chat briefly with the members of the group last Saturday night.
It wasn’t just the fact that I’ve enjoyed CGT’s music for a number of years that got me “flying.” It was the history behind these guys — their association with Tony Levin, their touring with King Crimson (whose music I’ve loved since 1978 when I was first introduced to it, continuing on through all of KC’s different formations, colors, and flavors), and the fact that these guys studied with a guitar master in Robert Fripp in Guitar Craft, they’re among Fripp’s League of Crafty Guitarists, and themselves became part of the Robert Fripp String Quintet.
Fripp has long been one of the most intriguing characters in the history of progressive rock. Pretty much anything coming from Fripp is basically guaranteed to be of the highest quality possible, from the songwriting itself to the sound that comes out of the speakers or headphones. He is an artist in the most complete sense of the word. His creativity is boundless.
So when Paul Richards — CGT’s Utah connection — asked the crowd Saturday night if anyone was familiar with Robert Fripp, my hand shot up. Being seated in the front row, I didn’t get to see how many people behind me raised their hands as well.
I do dig Fripp’s “craftiness.” So here we have more acoustics with The League of Crafty Guitarists.
- An evening with the California Guitar Trio (viewfrommiddleclass.wordpress.com)
- My music playlist for today (May 30, 2012 edition) (viewfrommiddleclass.wordpress.com)
- The Cheerful Insanity Of Giles, Giles & Fripp – 1968 – Nights At The Roundtable (pastdaily.com)
- FraKctured: An Early History of King Crimson (In the Court of the Crimson King) (wavemakermagazine.com)
- My music playlist for today (August 1, 2012 edition) (viewfrommiddleclass.wordpress.com)