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In Praise Of Steve Jansen

Postby Despair on Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:11 pm

The boy has been busy this past few years, and whilst im not over enamoured with his latest offering with John Foxx, it has to be said that SLOPE is a great piece of work, added with the Nine Horses stuff, and other recent offerings, Jansen is carving out quite a niche for himself.
There`s always a `but` tho isnt there ?

I do miss his percussive `lines` !!

I listen to lots and lots of music, everything from 50s R&R to World Music,Beatles to Arcade Fire, blah blah blah, but Jansen is the ONLY drummer whose `lines` i can follow and enjoy, as much as a vocal melody, or guitar solo.

What are YOUR fave JANSEN moments ??

Mine ??

Incantation
Sons Of Pioneers
Blackwater
Canton
Halloween
Before The Bullfight
Grip
Ancient Evening
and possibly my favourite.........SWING.

Over to you lot :)
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Re: In Praise Of Steve Jansen

Postby Brian on Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:43 pm

The ten tracks which impress me the most would be:

The Day The Earth Stole Heaven
The Librarian
Big Wheels In Shanty Town
Pop Song
Ride
Blue Of Noon
Taking The Veil
Words With The Shaman
Orpheus
Pulling Punches

In addition to his apparent ability, what I most admire about Steve's drumming is his sense of discipline and a high concentration level.
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Re: In Praise Of Steve Jansen

Postby Tin Bird on Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:33 pm

His drums on Human Age from one of the jansen/barnieri/karn records is really good...I think it was Beginning to Melt
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Re: In Praise Of Steve Jansen

Postby Silver Moon on Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:45 pm

Halloween
Canton
Brilliant Trees
Before The Bullfight
When The Poets Dreamed of Angels
Ballad of A Deadman

Those are the ones I thought off the top of my head... Also wondering...

Did he do the percussion on 'All my mother's names' from DBOC? If so, count that one, too!

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Re: In Praise Of Steve Jansen

Postby Drake on Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:13 am

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Re: In Praise Of Steve Jansen

Postby Q Quarters on Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:53 am

Aaah, my topic!! :D Of course i'm not the only one here, who thinks Steve is a BRILLIANT drummer. I really like it when Steve puts some 'jazz' in it. So it's no surprise some of my favourites are:

Blue Of Noon ( I DJ at a local club in my city, and often start my set with this tune!)
Pop Song
Blackcrow Hits Shoe Shine City
Life Without Buildings
Still Life In Mobile Homes

If I could start a supergroup, this would be a nice line-up :-D

Steve Jansen - drums
Percy Jones - bass
Brian Eno - keyboards/synths (if he is not available Ryuichi Sakamoto would do, heh..)
Carlos Alomar - rhythm guitar
Adrian Belew - lead guitar
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Re: In Praise Of Steve Jansen

Postby Despair on Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:34 am

Cool band there `Q`, tho id swap and put Fripp in place of Belew, anyday.
Which city dya DJ in ??
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Re: In Praise Of Steve Jansen

Postby Q Quarters on Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:01 pm

Well Despair, Fripp would also do :mrgreen: I just think Belew´s work on Bowie´s Lodger is brilliant, especially Boys Keep Swinging, but the same can be said of Fripp on the song Heroes. Just about the best guitar part ever, if you ask me.

I dj on saturdays at a Jazz-Funk-Soul night in my hometown Arnhem, in the Netherlands. Ocassionally try to ´teach´ the audience what real good music is :-D So when i start my set in a jazzy kinda way, Blue Of Noon fits in perfectly.

I´m also working on a cd of my own stuff, but that has nothing to do with the djing, nor with that kinda music. Maybe more influenced by, well.. You can only guess who :wink:

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Re: In Praise Of Steve Jansen

Postby digimarsh on Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:27 pm

Q Quaters wrote;
If I could start a supergroup, this would be a nice line-up :-D

Steve Jansen - drums
Percy Jones - bass
Brian Eno - keyboards/synths (if he is not available Ryuichi Sakamoto would do, heh..)
Carlos Alomar - rhythm guitar
Adrian Belew - lead guitar[/quote]

who is gonna handle the vocals then?
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Re: In Praise Of Steve Jansen

Postby Q Quarters on Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:24 pm

digimarsh wrote:Q Quaters wrote;
If I could start a supergroup, this would be a nice line-up :-D

Steve Jansen - drums
Percy Jones - bass
Brian Eno - keyboards/synths (if he is not available Ryuichi Sakamoto would do, heh..)
Carlos Alomar - rhythm guitar
Adrian Belew - lead guitar


who is gonna handle the vocals then?[/quote]


How about me? :D

No really, can only be Scott Walker

the way he sings on Climate Of Hunter..
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Re: In Praise Of Steve Jansen

Postby X_MrsJansenSylvian on Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:41 am

Steve is a legend :-D
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