Hmm, I tried to use as many qualifiers as I could. . . guess I didn't use enough for Thilephiles.Originally Posted by (first string @ Mar. 20 2008, 09:45)
At no point did I "pass judgement" but rather offer a gut reaction.
The full album is up on Rhapsody. Listening now. I stick by all my opinions. . . including my last statement which you seem to have glossed over considering how you made the same statement in seeming disagreement with me when we actually were in agreement.
On another note having nothing to do with the quote above. . . I enjoy listening to and performing a good deal of complex music. I had the extreme honor of playing with Maria Schneider. She is one of the most amazing composers/arrangers I've ever heard. Her music is extremely complex. Yet there is something holding it all together. There's some musical glue. When I listen to these PB tunes there seems to be some little thing missing that would hold all these other parts together. FWIW
BTW, those people who have seen Thile's MySpace and read interviews with him. . . you don't find even his personality a bit . . . pretentious?