cliffbryant wrote:I saw Bream play with Williams in Oct. 1978 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. They sounded marvelous!
Hey, I was there too. When the double LP of that concert came out, I recall being miffed that RCA left out the modern piece. (Can’t recall the composer.) I guess record executives were afraid of scaring the record buyers.
I heard Bream solo at the Kennedy center at least once. It was when he was doing his “half lute/half guitar” programming. Also heard him at Lisner Auditorium. Not the best venue for guitar—they had to turn off the air conditioning because it was drowning out the music.
It’s no secret that Bream’s recordings were edited. Never bothered me, though. In a live setting, I’ll live with the mistakes. But in a recording, I’d rather hear an artist’s idealized performance.
By the way, I agree that Bream deserves a knighthood. To me, he’ll always be “Sir Julian,” even though I’m a Yank.
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