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Danny Gatton - Redneck Jazz Explosion , Live - 1978

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Danny Gatton - Redneck Jazz Explosion , Live - 1978

Danny Gatton - Redneck Jazz Explosion , Live - 1978
Jazz | MP3 320kbps | RS.com | 124 MB

Few recordings can match the immediacy, the exhilaration, and the untamed virtuosity heard on this disc. Danny Gatton was a relatively unknown guitar master comfortable with myriad styles when he first hooked up with steel guitar force Buddy Emmons in 1977. Emmons, like Gatton a musical omnivore, had for two decades been one of Nashville's premier musicians, and when the two joined forces for the first time, the synergy was amazing and the compatibility was magical. After a few occasional gigs throughout 1978, the pair finally toured as the Redneck Jazz Explosion, a group that melded the jazz sensibility with country, blues, bluegrass, rock, and more, thereby moving beyond any simple categorization. This remarkable set comes from a New Year's Eve 1978 show in Gatton's native D.C., and it finds two incredibly talented men playing in an uninhibited but focused fashion. In terms of sheer technical prowess, Gatton and Emmons had few peers on their respective instruments, but what sets this collaboration apart is how speed and agility balances so nicely with feeling and creativity. The short-lived Explosion stands as one of the great instrumental ensembles, a lightning-in-a-bottle partnership that thankfully is documented on this essential recording. –Marc Greilsamer

TRACKLIST:
Opus de Funk
Song of India
Raisin' the Dickens
Killer Joe
Rock Candy
Land of Make Believe
Little Darlin'
Comin' Home, Baby
Famous Blue Raincoat-Nutcracker (Soundcheck)



LINEUP:
Danny Gatton: guitar
Buddy Emmons: Pedal Steel Guitar
Steve Wolf: Bass
Scott Taylor: Drums