The highlight of this exhaustively curated set are the performances which allow us to listen in to a full concert or series of tunes. It is here that we experience Bert’s crowning achievement—the temporal transcendence of music consciousness. From one song to the next Jansch could transport his audience to 1930’s Mississippi, the court of King James, or a 1974 folk club in Soho without missing a beat.
There were probably cooler things for Bert Jansch to do in the late 1970s than make an instrumental folk-jazz concept record about birds … but the late guitarist was never […]
John Renbourn and Bert Jansch came together to weave beautiful guitar tapestries in Pentangle. But the pair, of course, did plenty of work on their own. Both have passed on, […]
As a solo artist and as one fifth of Pentangle , Bert Jansch’s six-string stylings captivated guitarists as disparate as Jimmy Page, Neil Young and Johnny Marr. His sound is instantly […]