In the trading on Trilogy part 2 (La Mere de la Mer), I wonder whether you or anyone else has ever noticed that there comes a point where Hammer has seemingly finished his trading with John. A kind of musical conversation then ensues that might be translated as thus:
Hammer: Well, that's all I've got to say on the matter
John: Surely not, I've not finished yet
Hammer: No, I've said my piece
John: Well, I'm not letting
(Starts a more forceful statement, the tempo kicks up a couple of notches)
Hammer: Well you wouldn't let it
lye would you ?
(reluctantly responds to McLaughlin's insistent statement)
John: No, not yet, I can't let it lye yet. Come on catch me if you can
Hammer: OK, I can match you anytime, anywhere
John: Yes, ! Yes ! That's it, s-c-r-e-a-m baby !
(Tempo races ahead, bass drops out
Hammer : Oh Yeah !
John: I'm gone man, solid gone !
(Billy drives the whole thing into overdrive with pounding double bass drums)
Hammer : OK, you win my mini-moog's out of notes. Billy, for Christ's sake gimme that snare roll and let me out of here, Mac's going Supernova!
Billy obliges with blistering snare staccato roll and jams brakes on.
This piece of music is the closest
thing to an aural orgasm I have ever
Wow! Kind of makes you want to rush to your CD player and re-listen to this piece with a new set of ears, doesn't it? I'd like to thank Mark for a wonderful job, and I certainly hope he will find some time to contribute and to illuminate McLaughlin's music some more in the future.
Note: I strongly urge you to download
Mark's rendition of the "Get Down And Sruti/Honky Tonk Heaven" compositions
by John McLaughlin (cick here
to download it). You're in for a treat!