Ian Anderson: Jethro Tull’s Early Beginnings And New Starts

Photography – Nick Harrison

There was hardly any rock ‘n’ roll on Jethro Tull’s 1968, This Was, debut. Filled as it was with jazz and blues led by eccentric and multi-faceted, Ian Anderson, who would hop on one leg and spew out the Bach as readily as the rock. …

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Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull Rock Opera @ Kings Theater

BROOKLYN, NY—Ian Anderson presented his rock opera, adding some breath to the classics he’s juxtaposed over a storyline based on a fictionalized and updated Jethro Tull, who perfected the horse-drawn seed drill in 1701. Sounds confusing and a little awkward at first but as with most things done by the …

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An Interview with Ian Anderson: Art Ambassador

I remember digging through my dad’s record collection and feeling overwhelmed at what was in front of me. There were so many classics sitting on the shelf in pristine condition. These weren’t just good records, they were ones that shaped our culture. The Doors, Dark Side Of The Moon

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Record Store Black Friday: What To Buy On Small Business Saturday

For as long as I can remember, the day after Thanksgiving has been known as Black Friday, the infamous “holiday” where big chain stores launch one-day sales so good that people can’t help but to stampede through the doors, trampling anyone and anything in the way. It is considered the …

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Arguing with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull has been around now for 45 years. 28 musicians have been in the band but only one calls the shots: Ian Anderson. The image of Anderson, on one foot, playing the flute, is one of the more iconic images in all of progressive rock. He’s incorporated jazz, folk, …

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Ian Anderson: Flight Of The Flautist

Ian Anderson and his trusty flute are coming to the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair on Nov. 17 to perform a range of works, from the hits “Bungle In The Jungle” and “Wondering Again” to new offerings formulated specially for this US tour. While other bands stuck with the tried and …

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Various Artists: This Is The Blues (Volumes I, II, III & IV)

Let’s get one thing straight. This is not the blues. This is, for the most part, British Blues Rock: and a damn fine jam of a time with odd pairings of all kinds of great musicians, and for that it’s a stone cold winner.

In the 1960s, every good rock …

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Jethro Tull: What Tour Is This?

While you are jammin’ in your lawn (or arena) seat listening to Jethro Tull on what would be an otherwise dull Sunday, please keep in mind what has really brought them to Jersey today. Tull is on tour to commemorate the sixty-fifth anniversary of Europe’s liberation after the second World …

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