Janschology

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released 2000   La Cooka Ratcha / Voiceprint LCVP124CD

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Update March 2010
CD no longer widely available, however this cd appears as part of re-release EDSS 1043 along with Remember This


On this mini - album, Gordon plays tribute to his great friend and one of his formative influences, the innovative guitar stylist Bert Jansch.

On Janschology, Gordon tells us about his big influence, Bert Jansch. Ever since he bought the Bert Jansch album at the age of seventeen, Gordon has been enormously impressed by the technique and sheer beauty of Janschs playing. In order to do justice to his big example come friend, Gordon has now tackled five tunes made immortal by the great Bert Jansch whilst adding one of his own compositions originally to be found on his Fear Of The Dark album. With Roots Gordon illustrates how much the Jansch style has affected his own way of playing.

Bert Jansch has influenced many other guitarists including Pete Townsend, Johnny Marr, Roy Harper, Thurston Moore, John Renbourn, Jimmy Page and Bernard Butler who all paid tribute to him in a Channel 4 documentary. Around the same time Colin Harper's biography of Bert was launched. Gordon was featured in the documentary and book and had Bert as his special guest when he played London's Purcell Room with Raymond Burley. ( Double Vision )