Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hellborg ~ Thrall ~ Shrieve - Live at Nefertiti Jazz Club, Göteborg, Sweden, March 14, 1985 [2CD][FLAC]




In 1985, after Hughes-Thrall (with Glenn Hughes on vocals) didn't succeed as expected, guitarist Pat Thrall (ex-Pat Travers Band) performed a one-off live concert together with his ex-Automatic Man, pal Michael Shrieve (formerly with Santana) and Swedish bass player extraordinaire Jonas Hellborg (playing with the Mahavishnu Orchestra at the time).

Whether they were getting ready to record an album or just gigging for fun, they played a blistering set at Nefertiti that included some blues, a couple of funk/vocal tunes, extended bass and drum solos, but mostly red hot instrumental rock/fusion. Thrall is a superb guitar player whose talents were never fully utilized with Pat Travers, but here he delivers an absolutely jaw dropping performance with a guitar tone that will take your head off. And the Hellborg/Shrieve rhythm section (which teamed up again in 1996 on the landmark "Two Doors" CD with Shawn Lane) is, not surprisingly, absolutely killer.


This is a very rare show that I have never seen on anyone's list. It needs to be heard by all fans of heavy instrumental rock/fusion so I am sharing it here. I am so thankful that this was captured in the first place so thanks to the taper - whoever you are. ENJOY!!!!

~barkndog



H E L L B O R G ~ T H R A L L ~ S H R I E V E


Nefertiti Jazz Club
Göteborg, Sweden
March 14, 1985


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Musicians:

Jonas Hellborg - Bass
Pat Thrall - Guitar, Vocals
Michael Shrieve - Drums


SOURCE: AUDIENCE

QUALITY: Very Good (a little hissy in the quiet parts, but not many of those!)

LINEAGE: H/T/S > AUD > Unknown rig (cassette) > ?? > CDr > EAC (Secure/Offset corrected) > .WAV > Traders Little Helper {fix SBE} > FLAC (L5/SBA)



Setlist (please help)


CD1

8 Tracks


CD2

6 Tracks


Total time: 2:08:27



"I owe Michael a lot; He's the one who turned me onto John Coltrane and Miles Davis. I just wanted to play blues until Michael came. He opened my eyes and my ears and my heart to a lot of things. Some drummers only have chops, but Michael Shrieve has vision. Michael is like a box of crayons; he has all the colors."

~Carlos Santana




Format: FLAC



Enjoy !!!



See comments for the links

5 comments:

Dr. Fusion said...

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Anonymous said...

OH, great post, thanks!!! Can You post ALLAN HOLDSWORTH cds of your old blog??? Thanks.

Ruud said...

Thanks Dr. Fusion, I was looking for the old place last week cause I was in the mood for more Hellborg... My heart skipped a beat when I saw your blog gone!

good to see you back here and btw it didn't just happened to your blog.

cheers,
Ruud :)

Michael said...

Thanks for posting this! Those were some fun gigs!
Michael Shrieve

Dr. Fusion said...

You're welcome Mr. Shrieve.
Thank YOU for making the music!