Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday Matinee: Minstrel Boy by Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros

Progressive Epics. Folky Meditations. Extended Jazz Improvisations. Some songs are just long, y'know? So when better to sit down and take it all in than on a Saturday with your beverage of choice in hand?
Today's Matinee: "Minstrel Boy" closes the excellent second album from Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros. While Strummer's vocals pipe in from time to time, this is largely an extended instrumental jam with a relaxed Basement Tapes feel. As the track progresses, The Mescaleros sprinkle in a variety of subtle improvisations on the otherwise traditional arrangement.

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