Kinloch Nelson - Partly On Time: Recordings 1968-1970 Vinyl LP
Kinloch Nelson Partly On Time: Recordings 1968-1970 Vinyl LP
Kinloch (sounds like "kin-law") Nelson (b. 1950) studied classical guitar privately with Stanley Watson in Rochester NY, jazz guitar with Gene Bertoncini at Eastman School of Music, and music theory at the University of Rochester. In 1973, he began teaching both privately and at The Hochstein Music School in Rochester where he was on the faculty for 25 years. In 1985, Nelson co-founded the Guitar Society of Rochester, which during its 10-year run presented many of the world's greatest guitarists. Nelson is the author of a book, Alternate Guitar Tunings. He currently teaches privately, conducts guitar workshops and maintains a performance schedule.
Nelson came to the attention of Tompkins Square via Duck Baker, who visited Rochester in 2018 supporting his own Tompkins Square archival release, Les Blues Du Richmond : Demos & Outtakes, 1973-1979. Nelson performs a synthesis of folk, jazz, classical, rock, American popular music, and original compositions. His programs range from J.S. Bach to John B. Sebastian and may include references to Miles Davis, Franz Schubert, John Fahey, Leo Kottke, The Ventures, The "folk scare," Flatt and Scruggs, and the occasional TV theme. Tompkins Square is pleased to present the 12-track compilation, Partly On Time: Recordings 1968-1970 which captures him at the onset of his long and consummate career.
"That tape recorder has long since failed, but the tapes held up. I never thought they could be released commercially because, being copies, the quality wasn't that good. Over the years I figured I would re-record the songs. But ultimately I never did, because how can one recapture the original mindset, feeling, vibe of the times and in particular the sound of that now-replaced studio? But thanks to the digital era the tapes have cleaned up reasonably well and the songs have come to life.
"As I write this, I am sitting in a hotel room in, of all places, Woodstock NY. At the concert here last night I happened to play one of the songs from those tapes, "Kittens." And now, looking back, it occurs to me that the wrecked family car was the same one my sister and I drove in to that infamous Woodstock Music And Art Fair...that same summer in which I wrote and recorded that song...back when all of these songs were spinning constantly in my head. Now, half a century later, I guess they still are..." - Kinloch Nelson
Kinloch Nelson Partly On Time: Recordings 1968-1970 Track Listing:
1. Pearl St
2. Lazin' In My Sleep
3. Partly On Time
4. Funky Susan
5. Coming Down From The Ceiling
6. The Eyes Of The Fair Molly
9. Company Leaves
10. Tom Siebert?s Boat
11. Winnipesaukee Night
12. Tone Poem
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