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by Jan R.
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharachs music heavy Jewish influence?
Replies: 3
Views: 1111

Re: Bacharachs music heavy Jewish influence?

Are these simply jewish musicians doing an arrangement of Bacharach? Is it suppose to be classicaly Jewish? Not sure I got that impression. This album is part of a series about Jewish composers, Jewish musicians, Jewish culture and the question: What means "Jewish content"? So there is a ...
by Jan R.
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharachs music heavy Jewish influence?
Replies: 3
Views: 1111

Re: Bacharachs music heavy Jewish influence?

There's a whole album around this topic, released on John Zorn's label:
https://www.discogs.com/Various-Great-J ... ase/380081

Heavy stuff in parts, but worth listening. There are many aspects to Burt's music that still have to be discovered ...

Jan
by Jan R.
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt in Berlin, Germany, July 14th, 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 4231

Re: Burt in Berlin, Germany, July 14th, 2018

Here are some more press reviews -- sorry, I don't have the time to translate them, but they all are over the moon! https://www.berliner-zeitung.de/kultur/musik/berliner-admiralspalast-fans-feiern-burt-bacharachs-konzertpremiere-in-deutschland-30960856 https://www.tagesspiegel.de/kultur/burt-bachara...
by Jan R.
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: BB in Pittsburgh
Replies: 0
Views: 3224

BB in Pittsburgh

I've been there, and you might be interested to read my review:

http://janreetze.blogspot.com/2018/04/b ... arach.html

Greetings from Steeltown!
by Jan R.
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Thinking about the genius of the tune "Promises Promises"
Replies: 4
Views: 3460

Re: Thinking about the genius of the tune "Promises Promises"

... I doubt Burt wrote it thinking of sub-dominants and the like - he just did it as it came. I'm not so sure about this. For sure he doesn't say: "Okay, just for fun let's have a little plagal cadence here". But this guy knows his stuff extremely well, and some of his compositorial probl...
by Jan R.
Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New Poll: Which recent Bacharach project are you most excited about?
Replies: 1
Views: 2074

Re: New Poll: Which recent Bacharach project are you most excited about?

I remember there was a performance planned with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (or maybe the Pittsburgh Pops, which in fact is the same orchestra) a couple of years ago. It had to be canceled because of BB's back surgery, and they never rescheduled it.

That's something I would be excited about.
by Jan R.
Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach a late addition to play the Glastonbury Festival
Replies: 38
Views: 10622

Re: Bacharach a late addition to play the Glastonbury Festiv

Simply great. Thanks for the link!
by Jan R.
Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 100 Reasons the Beatles Suck
Replies: 24
Views: 12741

Re: 100 Reasons the Beatles Suck

Try "The Rutles - All You Need Is Cash". You will love it. ;-)
by Jan R.
Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Julia Holter: Don't Make Me Over
Replies: 0
Views: 1697

Julia Holter: Don't Make Me Over

Nobody please ask me who Julia Holter is. But what I can say is: This is what a cover version should be like. She takes the song and makes it her own. And somehow there are some traces of Nico in it.

https://soundcloud.com/dominorecordco/j ... ke-me-over
by Jan R.
Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: "Looking With My Eyes": Hit or Miss?
Replies: 9
Views: 3467

Re: "Looking With My Eyes": Hit or Miss?

The average top 40 radio listener won't get familiar with this melody, even after three listenings, and there are these strange key changes (which, for my ears, seem to be a bit arbitrary this time). That makes this composition "interesting", seen from a music-theoretical point of view, bu...
by Jan R.
Wed May 28, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: most beautiful haunting melodies you ever heard?
Replies: 67
Views: 27852

Re: most beautiful haunting melodies you ever heard?

It is way too lost in the 80s dance theme in the original. Well, the question was about haunting melodies. And the originator of this melody is ... not Coldplay. Besides this: Computer Love was recorded by an electronic band in 1981. It's a bit ridiculous to blame the track for not sounding like a ...
by Jan R.
Wed May 14, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: most beautiful haunting melodies you ever heard?
Replies: 67
Views: 27852

Re: most beautiful haunting melodies you ever heard?

Burt Bacharach (and even more the combination Bacharach/David) is such an exception of songwriting talent that nearly all other songwriters look pale in comparison. Lennon/McCartney, Brian Wilson (sometimes, not always), Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joni Mitchell - they come close, but that's more or less ...

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