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Supersilent & John Paul Jones: London, England, November 18, 2012

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Supersilent & John Paul JonesVillage UndergroundLondon Jazz FestivalLondon, EnglandNovember 18, 2012By its tenth and final night, the 21st London Jazz Festival, had featured such illustrious names as saxophonists Peter Brötzmann, Jan Garbarek and Sonny Rollins, pianist Herbie Hancock, and guitarists Bill Frisell and John McLaughlin. But, as festivals always seem to, it had saved the best for last... and made it difficult to choose which gig to attend. Across town, guitarist Jim Hall's Trio plus trumpeter Kenny Wheeler's big band were packing them in at the Southbank, while, at The Barbican, saxophonist David ...

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John Paul Jones: The Thunderthief

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Famous for his affiliation with hard rock rockers Led Zeppelin, John Paul Jones is a proficient multi-instrumentalist who has delved into multiple genres since the mega-popular band’s departure from the scene. He has produced various artists and has composed for film, amid collaborations with avant-garde diva Diamanda Galás and others. The Thunderthief represents only his third solo effort.

King Crimson’s fabled guitar hero Robert Fripp provides a stinging solo on the power packed opener, “Leafy Meadows.” Meanwhile, Jones utilizes a vast array of instruments along with some assistance from Chapman Stick ace Nick Beggs, drummer Terl Bryant, ...



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