Posts tagged ‘Bernard Butler’

Maggio 9, 2013

Bert Jansch – Angie

Herbert “Bert” Jansch (3 November 1943 – 5 October 2011[1]) was a Scottish folk musician and founding member of the band Pentangle. He was born in Glasgow and came to prominence in London in the 1960s, as an acoustic guitarist, as well as a singer-songwriter. He recorded at least 25 albums and toured extensively from the 1960s to the 21st century.

Jansch was a leading figure in the British folk music revival of the 1960s, touring folk clubs and recording several solo albums, as well as collaborating with other musicians such as John Renbourn and Anne Briggs. In 1968, he co-founded the band Pentangle, touring and recording with them until their break-up in 1972. He then took a few years’ break from music, returning in the late 1970s to work on a series of projects with other musicians. He joined a reformed Pentangle in the early 1980s and remained with them as they evolved through various changes of personnel until 1995. Until his death, Jansch continued to work as a solo artist.

Jansch’s work influenced such artists as Al Stewart, Paul Simon, Johnny Marr, Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Bernard Butler, Jimmy Page, Nick Drake, Graham Coxon, Donovan, Neil Young, Fleet Foxes, Devendra Banhart Neil Halstead, and Roy Harper.

Jansch received two Lifetime Achievement Awards at the BBC Folk Awards: one, in 2001, for his solo achievements and the other, in 2007, as a member of Pentangle.

aprile 10, 2011

Bert Jansch. Buonanotte compagni.

Arrivato dalla scozia ad Edimburgo in autostop, cominciò a suonare con chitarre prese in prestito e vendette i diritti del primo album per cento sterline. Insomma un minimalista che però era un grande.

È stato membro fondatore dei Pentangle. Negli anni sessanta ha subito l’influenza del chitarrista Davey Graham e della cantante folk Anne Briggs. È conosciuto soprattutto per l’innovativo stile chitarristico, ma è anche cantante e cantautore.

La sua opera ha influenzato artisti come Bernard Butler, Jimmy Page, Ian Anderson, Nick Drake, Donovan, Johnny Marr (chitarrista degli Smiths) e Neil Young. La sua instancabile opera di rielaborazione di materiale folk britannico anglosassone gli è valsa il premio Lifetime Achievement Award dalla BBC (2001).