The encores kicked off with another drum feature ("Devil Dogs of Tessellation Row") and the band, to wild cheers, powered into "The Court of the Crimson King"; whilst the symphonic power of the tune remained undiminished by time, Peter Sinfield's fantasy lyrics46 years onsounded dated. With "21st Century Schizoid Man," on the other hand, the band snarled with a punkish collective energy, provoking a small number of young enthusiasts and, pleasingly, an older gentleman in full Scottish regalia, to dance wildly in front of the stage. The standing ovation that followedfor King Crimsonwas prolonged and the applause heartfelt.
With rumors on the Crimson grapevine that a tour is already pencilled in for 2016, it will be interesting to see if more new material muscles its way into the show. The band could probably knock out its old crowd pleasers ad infinitum, for most of the material still has the power to impact. However, a fresh musical injection might be timely, otherwise Fripp's legendary bandthree drummers or notruns the risk of resting on its laurels.
I love jazz because transports me to another reality.
I was first exposed to jazz a concert on the lake many years ago.
I met many musicians at various international jazz festivals.
The best show I ever attended was Jazzascona in Suisse.
The first jazz record I bought was Miles Davis and John Coltrane.
My advice to new listeners is listen to music with an open mind.
Listen, think and share jazz everywhere.