The Trio of OZ enjoys #katebush Omar plays Z watches

The Trio of OZ enjoys #katebush Omar plays Z watches

Rachel Z’s view #katebush I wrote this for RA Araya
Believe me…the Kate Bush show is a testment to all of us who believe in real music. She is schooling me in live performing too!
Firstly, She sings her vocals live and if you know these songs they are difficult, alot of lyrics and vocally challenging to nail pitchwise. She excels! I am also going to note here that when she sits at the piano I am LOVING the sense of space that she chooses to accompany herself for her songs. She also gets into meditative chordal riffs and linear riffs but these hip parts all serve the song. It is a real cool approach-pianist take note as this creates a mood. Piano can be so lonely…:-) Tori Amos,Shirley Horne, Peter Gabriel,Nate king Cole all use these techniques…it is so effective when the composer plays for themselves.

Secondly, the band is SMOKIN-
Not a Little bit smokin- Omar Hakim and Mino Cinelu L’Officiel lay down sensual complex grooves from an irish jig, to crosscultural Weather Report(with Victor Bailey) kinda stuff, to heavy prog rock. At certain points they just bust loose and the shit goes crazy! I don’t mean kinda bust loose-I mean the best grooving you have heard these two do-yes on a rock show!
Yup- she let’s them play…Another reason Kate Bush is the head bitch in charge right now!
Jon Giblin the bassist bows and grooves hard with them-he is unique in his feel and sense of space.
More pleasure for me personally happens from the keys and guitars who paint sonic landscapes of such beauty and taste that every sensibility is satified. Jon Carin and Kevin(keys) lay down unique pads, pianos, accordion(real),
Bagpipes(real) !
The synth textures took months of refined expert programming by Jon Carin who is highly skilled and rarely mentioned! He is a “virtuoso programmer” who makesand plays sounds which breathe,swell and dance around the vocals-a sonic warm bath!
I am super pleased by the refinement here-rare pleaures! YAY!!!

On top of all this, the guitars are folky and rocky with Frizzy strumming and David Rhodes playing “prog lead” ! DR has a gorgeous sonic concept for extended sustained grainy emotional guitarness! He rocks out too and has diversity in his playing- so cool! He also plays with Gabriel(we both played on the Growing Up Live Tour)…PS he sings great too but not on Kate’s show.
And u see I have not even mentioned the visuals…and sadly…I won’t because if she brings the show to the USA I want you to be as surprised and moved as I was the first time!
That said, I have watched 5 shows and will see #6 next Tues as trust me I am just starting to understand Kate’s music and what the visuals mean…to her…to me…to each individual. I can say that whatever hurts inside may be healed and whatever creativity you feel you might just have that set free. Kate throws down the gauntlet and says let’s all share this experience of creativity. I leave the show expecting more of myself and feeling smarter!



Posted August 31st, 2014 in Uncategorized.