The Gilmour Project
The Gilmour Project will celebrate the exact & the actual 50th Anniversary of ‘Dark Side Of The Moon: A Piece For Assorted Lunatics,’ which Pink Floyd first performed in January, 1972 at The Brighton Dome, UK, a full 14 months before the release of the legendary album, with a coast-to-coast, US tour in January, 2022. They will perform and explore this masterwork in its entirety as ‘Dark Side Of The Moon, Pieces For Assorted Lunatics,’ honoring the legendary band. With their focus on David Gilmour’s Pink Floyd repertoire, The Gilmour Project will do a deep dive into the exploration & improvisation that only Gilmour could create. This rendition certainly does not dismiss the iconic contributions of all 5 historic musicians that comprise the Pink Floyd complement, only to bring light to philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, innovative art, and of course, elaborate live shows.
The Gilmour Project incorporates musicians whose background is both prog(ressive) improvisational; and, is the only band since Blue Floyd in 2000, endeavoring to take these songs ‘OUT,’ speaking in jazz protocol, without disregarding the cherished classic hooks, licks & musical phrases. Acclaimed musicians Jeff Pevar (lead guitar with CSN, David Crosby, Phil Lesh, Ray Charles), Kasim Sulton (bass & vocals with Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Meatloaf, Blue Oyster Cult, Hall & Oates, Cheap Trick & Patti Smith), Prairie Prince (co-founder of The Tubes, & drums with Todd Rundgren, Jefferson Starship, Phil Lesh), Mark Karan (guitar & vocals with Bob Weir, RatDog, The Other Ones), and Scott Guberman (keyboard & vocals with Phil Lesh), will take the music of David Gilmour & Pink Floyd to places it has never gone before.
Blue Floyd was formed in January 2000, at the dawn of the 21st Century, taking full advantage of the then ‘new’ thing they called social media. A conglomeration of top-notch players from other bands came together to spread this music marked by the use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, and elaborate live shows. International tape collectors codifying the band’s utter brilliance, created an enduring mystique apart from & in contrast to the tribute band phenomenon.
The improvisational ‘jam gestalt’ of the legendary Blue Floyd, which both Pevar & Prince performed with, matched with Pink Floyd deep tracks, hits and fan favorites, including solo Gilmour gems, and accompanied by ‘Floydian’ audio FX from
Paul Simon producer ‘The Duke of New York’ (Graceland: The Remixes) gives you none other than The Gilmour Project.
Acclaimed musicians Jeff Pevar (guitar with CSN, David Crosby, Phil Lesh, Ray Charles); Prairie Prince (co founder of The Tubes, & drums with Todd Rundgren, Jefferson Starship, Phil Lesh); Kasim Sulton (bass with Utopia, Meatloaf & Blue Oyster Cult): Mark Karan (guitar with Bob Weir/Ratdog, The Other Ones, Phil Lesh) & Scott Guberman (keyboards with Phil Lesh) - come together for this heavy, psychedelic lift of audacious & beloved ‘Gilmour-centric’ Pink Floyd songs & rarities from David’s solo catalogue.
A FaceBook follower asks:
‘Why is this band called THE GILMOUR PROJECT? Why is it not called The Water’s Project? Why is it not called The Syd Barrett project?
The songs that compel exploration & improvisation are DAVID’s compositions principally. This does not dismiss iconic contributions of all 5 historic musicians that comprise the Pink Floyd complement.
ALL so called ‘Pink Floyd tributes‘ endeavor to recreate the albums or concerts & there is nothing wrong with simulacra. Some of them are great at that.
THE GILMOUR PROJECT, because it’s comprised of musicians whose background is both prog(ressive) AND improvisational - is the only band since BLUE FLOYD in 2000, endeavoring to take these songs ‘OUT,’ speaking in jazz protocol, without disregarding the cherished classic hooks, licks & musical phrases.
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