Archive for the 'Bert Jansch' Category

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

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 one to chase trends. So instead of making a lunge for the new wave, he brought his former Pentangle bassist Danny Thompson and multi-instrumentalist Martin […]

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

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, but two recent archival releases are very much worth digging into. First up is Renbourn’s charming Attic Tapes, which pulls together some of the guitarist’s […]

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

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 recognizable, as distinctive as a fingerprint: the circular picking patterns, melodies and rhythms incorporating everything from medieval madrigals to Mingus, that assertive snap of steel […]