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Bruce Hornsby Discusses His Adventurous Compositions and Collaborations on Nakedly Examined Music

Bruce Horns­by is finest identified for his first album The Approach It Is (1986), however has come mild years since then by means of 18+ albums, exper­i­ment­ing with dif­fer­ent types, play­ing over 100 reveals with the Grate­ful Lifeless, and scor­ing numer­ous initiatives for Spike Lee. He’s received three Gram­mys and document­ed with music roy­al­ty includ­ing Elton John, Ornette Cole­man, Bran­ford Marsalis, Willie Nel­son, Bob Dylan, and so forth.

On this episode of Bare­ly Examination­ined Music, host Mark Lin­sen­could­er and Bruce dis­cuss “Aspect­strains” (feat. Ezra Koenig from Vam­pire Week­finish) from ‘Flict­ed (2022), “My Resolve” (feat. James Mer­cer of The Shins) from Non-Safe Con­nec­tion (2020), and a brand new stay ver­sion of “Shad­ow Hand” from the twenty fifth Anniver­sary Edi­tion of Spir­it Path. Finish track: “Forged-Off” (feat. Justin Ver­non of Bon Iver) from Absolute Zero (2019). Intro: “The Approach It Is” (Reside from Köln, 2019). Study extra at brucehornsby.com and bruuuce.com.

Right here, after all, is the orig­i­nal “The Approach It’s.” Lis­ten to the 2019 NYC Epi­cen­ters ver­sion in full. My favourite sin­gle from that first album was “Each Lit­tle Kiss.” An ear­ly tune current­ly fea­tured promi­nent­ly within the sec­ond sea­son of the TV present The Bear is “The Present Goes On.”  You might or could not recall that Bruce co-wrote Don Henley’s hit “The Finish of the Inno­cence”; watch Bruce play that stay with sev­er­al jazz greats. Hear the orig­i­nal 1998 ver­sion of “Shad­ow Hand.” Bruce’s 2004 “Hal­cy­on Days” fea­tures each Sting and Eric Clap­ton.

The observe that Bruce co-wrote for Bon Iver’s album is “U (Man Like).” Watch the video for “Days Forward,” anoth­er sin­gle from Bruce’s latest album ‘Flict­edRight here’s the video for “Aspect­strains.” Watch a lyric video for “Forged-Off.” Watch Bruce and James Mer­cer per­type­ing “My Resolve” over the Inter­web dur­ing the pan­dem­ic.

Watch Bruce play piano with The Grate­ful Lifeless in 1991. Lis­ten to Oth­er Ones (Grate­ful Lifeless after Jer­ry Garcia’s demise) play a clas­sic Horns­by tune, “White-Wheeled Lim­ou­sine,” stay in 1998. His personal ver­sion of that (from 1995’s Sizzling Home), fea­tured Pat Methe­ny and Béla Fleck. Watch him stay in 2012 with Bob Weir and Bran­ford Marsalis play­ing his tune “Stand­ing on the Moon.”

Lis­ten to Bruce on The Artwork of Longevi­ty pod­forgedRight here he’s on Soda­jerk­er. Bruce’s seem­ance on Ezra Koenig’s Time Cri­sis pod­forged is on #126, and you could possibly hear it with an Apple Music sub­scrip­tion.

Pho­to by Kat Fish­er.

Bare­ly Examination­ined Music is a pod­forged host­ed by Mark Lin­sen­could­er, who additionally hosts The Par­tial­ly Examination­ined Life Phi­los­o­phy Pod­forged, Pret­ty A lot Pop: A Cul­ture Pod­forged, and Phi­los­o­phy vs. Improv. He releas­es music beneath the title Mark Lint.

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