Other Places: Paich And Pierce

Devotees of medium-sized bands, some of which are discussed here and here* in the Rifftides archives, will enjoy Ed Leimbacher’s new posting on his I Witness blog. His piece begins with a series of puns so bad that they’re bad, but goes on to provide entertaining and useful information about groups led by Marty Paich and Nat Pierce. A brief sample:

I fully expected to find the Paich album superficial and the Pierce one to be more substantial… which should teach me to eschew preconceptions. Because Paich’s pieces slink and soar, all but one tune his own originals, while Pierce’s program mixes reworkings and his own tunes about equally (and more stolidly).

To read all of Leimbacher’s illustrated essay, go here.
*Revisiting this, I see that I promised a third installment. That was two years ago. I’ll put it back on the to-do list.

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