In the afternoon I spent a couple of hours with John Diliberto of Echoes. He played me 12 tracks and recorded my reaction – similar to this show with Michael Brook. Most of the music I had not heard before. Some musicians I identified within a few seconds because of their unique sound, others I could not guess at all. I had John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucia, Keith Jarrett and Santana within moments although he played me pieces I had not heard before. I did not guess William Orbit, Al Di Meola or Jesse Cook. The only piece of music he played that I have at home was something from Brian Eno’s Another Day On Earth. The interview/blindfold test will run sometime in May – see Echoes for details.
Then I went for a walk and had a cubano at Brew Ha Ha.
PS: I just listened to the above-linked radio show with Michael Brook. Wonderful to hear something I would not have guessed – his enjoyment of a Missy Eliot track…
PPS: Link to all of Echoes’ Secret Source shows. In the evening I listened to the show with Mark Isham and ended up writing down a couple of albums I want to hear more of.