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 Post subject: The Jazz Age
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:18 pm 

Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:13 pm
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Having gone back to As Time Goes by for the best Ferry vocal strand , I've also revisited The Jazz Age. It's actually quite a cheerful album , for the most part , and boasts incredible musicianship.
Super material to draw from and a good listen for our times.
I'm aware the album has its detractors , and I get that. It is also my least played Ferry work. That will change .
The artwork and presentation is fab .
The last 3 albums have been all done in a similar vein.
( i bought the reduced price 1974 live album today. CD. Mail).

 Post subject: Re: The Jazz Age
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:14 pm 

Joined: Sun May 29, 2011 7:23 pm
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avalon_eyes’ appreciation is well founded and shared by Windswept.

‘The Jazz Age’ marked yet another sophisticated and truly creative step in ‘The Taste Tarantula’s ‘ career.

The arrangements and standard of musicianship are off the Richter scale and the whole thing is a testimony to the power of our hero’s partnership with Colin Good.

Windswept’s personal favourites are: ‘Just Like You’, ‘Reason Or Rhyme ‘ and ‘The Only Face ‘.

Of course, this album has been followed by the equally brilliant ‘Bitter - Sweet’. Which, whilst ploughing the same furrow has built on it by introducing scintillating vocal versions.

When Windswept listens to them and to ATGB, he can’t help but think about the late, great, Robert Palmer who said, at the time of his jazz influenced masterpiece - ‘Ridin’ High’ ; “ I don’t want to be the ageing rocker. I want to be the cool man in the suit, singing the blues.”

He said it. Ferry did it !



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