Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pentangle's Bert Jansch

Legendary and godlike British guitarist, Bert Jansch has passed our world at the age of 67.. Bert’s highly influential guitar playing received high praise and critical acclaim globally. A leader of the Brit folk revival of the 60’s both as a solo artist and with his phenomenal group Pentangle, he leaves behind a vast catalog of essential and exceptional music (20+ solo albums!!!). His last studio album “The Black Swan” from 2006, featured a who’s who ofyoung contemporaries who by any measure must have been awed to be in presence. I was lucky enough to have seen Bert Jansch play several times in the late 1980’s and I can tell you, it was magical.

Below is a quote taken from The Gaurdian
*According to fellow guitarist Johnny Marr: "He completely reinvented guitar playing and set a standard that is still unequalled today … without Bert Jansch, rock music as it developed in the 60s and 70s would have been very different."

* © 2011 Guardian News and Media Limited

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