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Old 03-05-2021, 07:06 PM
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Default Reminiscences of Julian Bream by Laura Snowden, Jonathan Leathwood, and others

http://vortex.unespar.edu.br/bream_snowden_v8_n3.pdf

http://vortex.unespar.edu.br/bream_leathwood_v8_n3.pdf

http://vortex.unespar.edu.br/complet...leto_v8_n3.pdf

Hope those links work-
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Old 03-06-2021, 10:18 AM
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The first two work, the third gives a "404 not found" error msg. Thanks for posting these.
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Old 03-06-2021, 02:44 PM
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You are welcome, and I'll try to find a better-working link for the last one.
I remember having to try it a few times, and eventually leave all the javascript
stuff on for it to work.

Adding: I'm very appreciative of all these articles on Julian Bream, but man,
what a Byzantine website they have.. you could try this link and do a bunch
of clicking-through; Volume 8 Number 3 is the one to look for.

http://vortex.unespar.edu.br/

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Here is I think the only other piece in English from that issue, by Alice Artzt:


http://vortex.unespar.edu.br/bream_artzt_v8_n3.pdf
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Old 03-06-2021, 03:50 PM
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Interesting that a Brazilian (i guess?) university would be posting/hosting these articles, but glad they are.

I was lucky enough to see JB in concert several times during the 70's and 80's.

I particularly remember a comment he made at one of the concerts: during his set#1 lute portion he announced he was going to substitute a piece composed by John Johnson to replace the piece in the program composed by son Robert Johnson (or maybe it was the other way round, don't recall). He paused a sec after saying that, then looked out at the audience with a real sparkle in his eye and said "...not that it makes too much difference'. The audience cracked up and he seemed to enjoy the moment. Still makes me chuckle to think about this.
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Old 03-06-2021, 04:02 PM
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That's great that you got to see Bream- I didn't, and sure wish I had. Heard
some other stories like yours through the grapevine, and that though
he could be uneven in concert, he could be off-the-charts great, too.

Wonder if we'll see someone of his stature again.
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Old 03-06-2021, 05:07 PM
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He had a "presence" (like Segovia) that just put him in the handful of artists that are at the Olympian peak of their art, or any art for that matter. Lots of guitarists have his technical skill or perhaps even surpass his though at that level of achievement seems to me that comparing techniques is silly and serves no purpose. But what he did with those notes, and his "presence", make him unique, even in today's hyper-virtuoso world.

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Old 03-06-2021, 05:14 PM
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Thanks for writing down your impressions of Bream, Jim- I really like to hear
this kind of firsthand stuff, not having seen him live.

You almost certainly know about it, but for anyone who doesn't, the book
Julian Bream: A Life on the Road by Tony Palmer is just a gem- OOP, but
copies that are not too expensive (saw one for $30 recently) do pop up.
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Old 03-06-2021, 05:21 PM
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My pleasure Cary, it's nice to know there are still folks besides me who appreciate and venerate the Olde Guys and Gals

Powell's Books in Portland OR may be able to find Palmer's book for you. I think you can also search around and find the video series "Guitarra" that JB did, they were released on DVD.
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Old 03-06-2021, 05:29 PM
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Before I found a copy of the book I was able to check it out a couple of times from the public library through interlibrary loan for a dollar or two- the ISBN is
0 356 07880 9. Agree that Powell's is a fine resource; I eventually
got mine at Green Apple Books in SF, another good one.

Great Bream quotes, vignettes, and photos by Daniel Meadows in that book.


I hear you about the young, super-chops players- mostly not satisfying for my taste. Xavier Jara
could be an exception, I think.

Julian Bream discusses playing guitar in the wrong [sic] way:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XGySXMG2GY

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