Mark King, one of the better bass players out there
The pride of KC
Bear has made a solid name for himself in the soundtrack world; Mrs. Runner even knows of his work (Outlander soundtracks)
And my favorite of his works:
My choir director is always regaling us with St. Olaf choir raves*, and I'm always impressing on him that Concordia College (Moorhead) is just as accomplished, in their own style. René Clausen conducts this masterpiece, and you can hear the cool precision of the voices.
*it's gratifying to see the MN choir gems getting cred from MO music educators
I don't know King Huron from Adam, but I like this song when it pops up on the radio. One of my song of the year nominations.
RIP James Horner -- would have been 65 today
From A Beautiful Mind soundtrack
Not my favoritest neo-prog groups, but they have a lot of gems nonetheless.
Doing something different here; I love this series that Rick Beato has been doing, and he has filled YouTube with a crapton of music appreciation videos, interviews, rants, and teaching videos -- check them out sometime.
There were essentially three versions of Roxy Music. The Eno Years '71-'73, which encompassed the first two records Roxy Music and For Your Pleasure--and featured an experimental, avant garde, glam rock group. The second version was the Sophisticated Rocker period '74-'75 during which the band blossomed musically and they released the incredible 3 album run of Stranded, Country Life and Siren, after which the group broke up to pursue solo ventures. In 1979, the band reformed and lastly (also sadly least) became the dance-pop Roxy Music/what would become solo BRIAN FERRY that would be the most successful version of the band. In their defense, this period did produce the lushly beautiful Avalon, and Manifesto has it's moments. Still, the era pales in comparison to the first 5 albums, IMHO.
From Avalon (and obviously lip-synched) 1982
We'll end on their swell cover of John Lennon's "Jealous Guy", a song Bryan Ferry makes his own.
While their sound would grow tighter with each release, they still knew how to rock. 1975
Great showcase for guitarist Phil Manzanera's elegant chops. 1979