Strange Atractors House Jack Rose & Glenn Jones : The Things that we used to do
-solos and duets- -DVD- (US,rec.2007-2009,pub.2010)****°
Two and a half hours of Jack Rose & Glenn Jones ! The DVD was already in its final stages of production when Jack Rose suddenly unexpectedly died of a heart attack, which is weird leaving these two finished two projects (an album and a DVD).
With good camera work giving more a live impression than seeing someone playing live (rarely achieved !) because of the many close-ups (where you can see the sweat pearls on Jack Rose face, or the worn out guitar and how the music is played with a nice photography) with its moving focus this makes the experience of the tracks more real than I had before with a CD only, and like an intimate experience. Tiny camera work shots in between the tracks are a good idea to have them included and give the recording something real instead of just a technical studio document.
The DVD is in six sections. 2 tracks in duet, 9 tracks of Jack Rose, 6 of Glenn Jones, and three more tracks of each during a live concert, followed by an over half hour interview by Byron Coley.
The bluesy folk slide & picking guitar tracks by Jack Rose sound somewhat similar, and because there’s not made real contact with the camera, just in time before my attention flooded, Glen Jones took over for the next session. This Glenn Jones session is a very intense, deep and at times almost hypnotic-meditative concentration, for which you could close your eyes at times just occasionally looking at the same concentrations in detail, in fingers or posture of Glenn Jones. Then he suddenly switches to banjo.
Also for the live recording, very short faded in and out flashes of the settings were filmed (not longer than necessary), which helps to imagine being there involved with the real memorable moment, the live recording. Both sessions are also very intimate, quiet and introspective and meditative, with a unique atmosphere, with the first track fitting perfectly with Glenn Jones’s approach, followed by two blues pickings.
The spontaneously done interview has the different communicative part focused on both players relationship in music, their main interests and heroes (Robbie Basho and John Fahey for instance), and what they did solo and together, and how they got involved into acoustic guitar playing.
This DVD album I think will get some historical significance and importance later.