I think it's an outtake from the German TV thing from the period of the Walk Into Light Album. Ian and Martin and (I think) Peter Vitesse did a set, and then Ian came back for the encour t 'jam' with Fela Kuti's band. I seem to remember Ian having some fairly harsh words to say in an interview somewhere about this bit of the show, saying that there are musicians whose craft he respected and others who were eseentially 'faking it', and suggesting that Fela Kuti was in the latter group. So he just hung about a bit in the wings and gave a bit of tootling as and when, rather than joining in enthusiastically.
Hope that's of some help in offering a ball-park identification. Others will no doubt fill in the details and correct any errors. Thanks for the chance to see it again!
Yeah Fela Kuti was about as legendary as they get in world music circles, I have a couple live things, one from a Glastonbury I think, that a Deadhead buddy has sent through the years. Believe he has passed in the last two years, Fela Kuti, that is, I forget. I liked what I heard but not to the extent that I would be hunting down much else. I tend to like most of my African influences filtered through the lens of jazz music, specifically the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and other aggregations from the 43 year old Chicago/international improvisational music collective known as the AACM, Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicianship, of which the Art Ensemble, along with maybe Muhal Richard Abrams, Henry Threadgill and Anthony Braxton are amongst their more visible practitioners. A very sweet man Olatunge was a master of percussion who would occasionally cross paths with the Grateful Dead and specifically their ethno musicologist drummer Mickey Hart. Being doubtlessly the cradle of civilization, Africa, I am sure there is more than several lifetimes of credible, indeed transitory life changing music offered from this astounding continent, but I grew up under the Beatle flag which around 70 began to take on a very Tullish hue.
Last Edit: Jul 16, 2008 19:19:24 GMT by tullistray
Hi. I had seen this over the years on Youtube, along eith Tull doing Ian's "Fly By Night" and "Made In England". Fela Tuti and his musicians are very highly thought of in world music. In fact, at about this time (1983) JACK BRUCE, wo is on piano here, got very involved w/ Kip Hanrahan and his Afro/Cuban musicians and has made albums w/ them including his most recent ones
In addition, since these musicians were basically improvising, Ian got frustrated and just stopped and went to the back, as u can see. He even started doing his "flute as penis" thing. Huh?! For all his musical greatness, IA is control-freak type of of guy, as we all know (NOT a criticism, just how it is). Anyone who has seen multiple Tull shows on the same tours over the years knows this. So, he finds it frustrating to just be part of something that he didn't plan and well rehearse beforehand, imo. Jack Bruce, on the other hand, had a hugh background in improrving/ jamming (remember a group called "Cream"? and their live perfs?). Not to mention his early and later jazz rock/fusion forays. Be it on bass OR keyboards.
So it was seen by very few people then if it was on BSB. Didn't they peddle the square satellite dishes which adorned domestic buildings and as now BSB is no more probably sell for a few bob* on ebay? (the dishes that is and not the buildings!).
* English euphamism for a shilling (pre decimal) which now is worth 5 pence. I blame Edward Heath.
I was gonna guess a Polish or Czeck town square ad for an impending gig but then saw the Spanish or Portugese writing....cool pic....good idea for a new product..a comfortable place for Tull fans to sleep while awaiting the new album?
Is that Ian, bewigged, getting paid by the hour, between gigs? He's always talking about making the most of his remaining productive travelling years as an excuse for no studio albums....maybe he's standing around Tokyo while he can...
jackinthegreen: Cream without Eric??? Santana without Carlos?? and not even with a stand-in player.....you're easily pleased, I reckon most people would not be happy to say the least...
Apr 30, 2022 23:45:36 GMT
jackinthegreen: If it was Scott that got Covid would they have played the gigs without a drummer?
May 1, 2022 0:01:38 GMT
ash: It's Tull not Cream and my answer stands. Now it there was no flute player...No flute no Tull . I've seen Ian play with just an ipod backing track it was great
May 3, 2022 16:04:21 GMT
jackinthegreen: "No flute, no Tull".......hmmmm tell that to MB when he's doing all the Tull stuff..
May 3, 2022 20:18:27 GMT
jackinthegreen: and I've seen Ian doing his one man thing with just the backing track too, but that's not billed as a Jethro Tull concert.....
May 3, 2022 20:19:44 GMT
jackinthegreen: I do agree he's brilliant at playing to his own backing tracks though
May 3, 2022 20:20:48 GMT
ash: My first answer stands in stone
May 4, 2022 10:00:23 GMT
goodwolfman38: Just around the corner from what i understand will be the 40th anniversary edition of Broadsword & The Beast due in July, as i noticed a few weeks ago with an interview with Ian this one will be large box set, hopefully no delays
May 12, 2022 13:45:20 GMT
rredmond: Well the radio.net plug in at the bottom of the site shocked me a bit!
May 12, 2022 14:39:42 GMT
maddogfagin: Yes it's a great addition to the Forum and I'm hoping radio.net will provide this service for years to come
May 14, 2022 15:58:55 GMT
jackinthegreen: Where is the link to this radio.net.......I don't see it folks
May 15, 2022 1:11:08 GMT
maddogfagin: Immediately below this shout box and above the visitor numbers/flags.
May 15, 2022 8:39:21 GMT
jackinthegreen: Cheers MD, I can only see the link from the "Home" page, but disappears when looking at threads etc, so find if I open it up in a new window it then plays constantly
May 15, 2022 13:29:06 GMT
jackinthegreen: So I have it bookmarked to open at any time....nice in the background if reading on t'internet
May 15, 2022 13:31:36 GMT
jackinthegreen: Did anyone on the forum see Tull at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester in September.....
May 19, 2022 1:10:39 GMT
smint100: Good Lord, why did no one tell me about the radio.net! I've spent a joyful afternoon in the garden watching the strawberries ripen - I mean, editing a book - and listening to unadulterated Tull. Heaven!
May 21, 2022 14:56:50 GMT