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This black & white footage of the first rock supergroup features vintage clips of Cream's performances, complete with guitar god Eric Clapton's puffed up hairdo and other tidbits.
The band's 1967 classic Disraeli Gears is analyzed, along with the group's rise to fame. Rolling Stone magazine senior editor David Fricke aptly describes the band's overall aura; the trio's lyricist, Pete Brown, comments about his initial encounter with drummer Ginger Baker. Atlantic Records honcho Ahmet Ertegun recounts the time frame leading to the band's contract, as well as their artistic chemistry and the ear-splitting sound levels they passed through stacks of Marshall Amps.
In other spots, the musicians discuss the magnitude of the late producer Felix Pappalardi, who was instrumental in their evolutionary development. Claptonwith guitar in handexplains and reenacts licks and chord voicings to pieces like Cream's mega-hit, "Sunshine of Your Love. Bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker provide anecdotes which are sometimes paralleled within the footage. Also included are snippets from Cream's 2005 reunion concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall.
This is a compelling and insightful documentary, featuring thirty minutes of additional footage not originally shown on the TV version.
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop. But nothing has touched my artistic sensiblities like JAZZ! Two years ago I moved to Sarasota, FL where I renewed my focus on my singing career and I was so impressed with the quality, quantity and generousity of talented jazz musicains in the Suncoast area. I soon partnered with piano legend Billy Marcus and his trio with Don Mopsick and Stephen Bucholtz. What a blast working with these guys and having them back me up on my first jaz album, Here's To You... which was just released on October 1st. I can't wait to see where the coming year brings me! Check out syniacarrolljazz.com