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Dominant 7th #9

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Could Jon ever work with Ritchie again?


I have often thought about how they were both classically trained, and over the years how well they've improvised call and response lines off of each other.

It seemed a shame that the tail end of 1993 went down as horrifically as it did (horrific maybe doesn't even begin to describe it), to not only the detrement of Mark IIc, but also to the relationship that Jon and Ritchie forged back in early 1968.

As far as I'm concerned, there was no better guitar/organ combo in rock music than these two....end of discussion.

Now FF>> to the present:

Here's RB playing gothic, renasonce (another one of those words I'm too lazy to spell correctly) music from the 15th/16th century, and here's Jon Lord playing piano with a keen skill all through his DP career of taking portions of classical excerpts and fusing them into rock intros (the intro to "Hey Joe" and "Prelude: Happiness" probably his best examples (at least studio-wise)).

Am I missing something here, or is it a no brainer that these guys should go off and do some ass kicking solo work together again? No vocals, just guitar and piano, or guitar and organ. I for one think it would be a project worth considering.

Or was the night of the CHOHW conflict such that JL and RB could never work together again?

Anyone care to agree or disagree with me on this one?

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Jon stated on few occasions that he's in touch with Blackmore all the time and he even wanted Blackmore to appear as a special guest on BTN but due to B's commitements he was unable to arrive.

I think it's a matter of time and we'll hear Jon and Ritchie on one song again - who knows maybe it's one of the suprises Blackmore has for us on the next B'sN "classic" (that would be the only suprise I believe).
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It would be great if they did a project, which musically would be somewhere between BN and Lordy's quasi-classical stuff.
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Exactly. I think I also read somewhere Lord said he liked what Ritchie's been doing for the last 10 years, so I guess it's all a matter of time.
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 We can all only hope, I guess. I can only hope the 'desire to create some great music together' bug bites them both at around the same time...seeing as each has admitted to never really being 'friends', even after all those years together in the same band (over a decade & a half - though not consecutively - by my count), I can only hope their respect for each other as musicians and both of their inner senses of professionalism & desire to work with the person with whom they each produced most of their best music will win out and bring together, once again, the finest keyboard/guitar duo in music history.

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quote:

SixtyNine wrote:

Exactly. I think I also read somewhere Lord said he liked what Ritchie's been doing for the last 10 years, so I guess it's all a matter of time.



I believe, Lord has also said the excact opposite. That was, of course, before Lord started to play with this Abba chick.
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Well there we go!!!

Several have rung in on the subject so....

golly jeepers yee all, let's hope it happens emoticon

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On the old board I asked/suggested to Paul Mann, that Jon and Ritchie should do an album together, he thought maybe not a whole album but a song or two.
I still think it'd be a smashing idea for them to do an instrumental album, just piano and guitar, can't imagine any Purple fan alive who'd not want to see and hear that.
Renaissance, classical, blues, jazz, whatever, as long as they did it. emoticon
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quote:

Sandbagger1 wrote:

...can't imagine any Purple fan alive who'd not want to see and hear that.
Renaissance, classical, blues, jazz, whatever, as long as they did it. emoticon







 Considering how many Purple fans would probably still love to hear tapes of Blackmore & Lord's first musical meeting back in late '67 (well, er, me for one) (not that I'm implying there were any tapes made of this historic meeting) I agree wholeheartedly with ya, Sandbagger.



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Great as it sounds, I strongly believe that one important factor to consider when discussing the great Blackmore/Lord great duo is the third guy, Ian Paice. I think he was no less importnat than the other two when comes to inventive and joyful jamming.
Bring IP on the project, and I think this will be as good as anything.



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