cliffordlamb bridges sessions video critique Clifford Lamb – The Bridges Sessions

This entry is part 2 of 32 in the series Single, EP and Video reviews

cliffordlamb bridges sessions video critique Clifford Lamb – THE BRIDGES SESSIONS: I reviewed Clifford’s excellent “BRIDGES” CD back in issue # 160… as you’ll note, if you read the review, he got very high marks from me for that release.   What I didn’t know is that he had created a superb video that gave clear insights into the players, the music and the live two-track recording process that scares away a WHOLE lot of players & singers, because, as the producer, Jeffery Weber, notes – “there are no second chances”!  Before I go off too far on my writing tangents, though, I want you to dig down deep into the video first…

Whether you’re a budding artist or an avid jazz listener who is curious about how music “comes together”, this video is a MUST-WATCH!  The producers did something magical… they gave you insights into the artists, the engineers, even the drum and piano technicians.  I just loved Jeffrey’s narration, and the introductions he made to each of the players… it’s something you don’t often see in these types of “behind the scenes” videos… even the humorous comments (like Buster’s comment about the bass) are a part of clearly showing you that players are “real people”, too.

A comment from Clifford about “keeping the process as spontaneous as possible” is advice that those up and coming players I mentioned will learn more from than reading reams of books on jazz theory, and finally (after I’d watched this video – at least – ten times) I caught Jeffrey’s comment that – “if it isn’t fun – it ain’t worth doin'” – the sagest advice you’ll ever hear! 

An absolutely critical video for players to watch, with excellent production values and “just the right length”.  I give this a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Now – do a few things…

1. make your own notes & feel free to scroll way down to the bottom of the article & add in any comments you may have… pro OR con.. to the artists… to me.. anything you want to say (realizing that I screen each & every comment, so while you can be “negative” if need be, don’t be “offensive”)

2. If you liked this video, I’ve no doubt that you’ll love the CD it was produced for – BRIDGES… you can purchase it direct from Clifford’s site, or via the Amazon link below…

3. Watch the video again – & have FUN!

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Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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