Glass - Palindrome

SKU Musea 4935
Glass were a Seattle-based rock trio that existed from the early 70's to the mid 70's. They combined a keyboard-centric progressive rock sound with obvious influences from jazz/rock and most notably Canterbury stylings (the three musicians in the band were among those who saw the Soft Machine open for Jimi Hendrix in 1968 and whose minds were blown by the 'experience' of that).

They recorded a number of tapes, but nothing was actually released back in the day, although they finally went through their archives and released a very good 2 CDs set of studio and live tracks a decade back.

About the same time, they reformed with all the original members: Greg Sherman-keyboards, Jeff Sherman-bass and guitars, Jerry Cook-drums. They make really nice, instrumental, symphonic/Canterburian progressive rock that features all of their old equipment - now retroactively hip.

"Produced by Glass bassist Jeff Sherman, the album was recorded in the band’s hometown of Port Townsend, Washington, in the same space the band recorded in back in the mid 1970s. It was recorded live to 2 track analog tape, using vintage analog instruments. In addition, three of the tracks were augmented by the incomparable sound of the of the 125-year-old 1889 Whalley Genung pipe organ which resides at the Pt. Townsend Presbyterian Church. The vision here was to be as free of preconceptions as possible, so the three Glass members could produce a true Zen recording.

The music here embodies all the classic Glass music elements - great melodies, complex time signatures and musical experimentation. All of which still sound fresh even in this over-hyped, dynamically flat digital era. Fans of Glass’ more jazz-influenced improvisational work should be doubly pleased by Palindrome.

Mastered by the king of analog recording Michael King of Reel Recordings. As Robert Wyatt told me, “There’s no one better!”

We invite you to join this band, one of the few surviving Progressive musical pioneers, on their continuing musical journey."
  • LabelMusea
  • UPC3426300049353
Your Price $15.00

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