Erich von Abele replied to Andy Riggs's discussion Cetera, Foster & Chumplin buried Chicago
"First, I was wrong about the name -- it's James Campbell, not Stephen Campbell.
If you like Bolling's classical-jazz work, you'll likely like Stephen Campbell.  When I heard Bolling's album with Rampal on flute fusing jazz with classical, then doing…"
Jan 20
Erich von Abele replied to Andy Riggs's discussion Cetera, Foster & Chumplin buried Chicago
"Yes, Denny is quite versatile.  I never heard of Rostaing, will have to look him up.  Have you heard Stephen Campbell? To me, he has the best tone of any clarinet player.  His album "After Hours" is quite good -- combines classical with jazz, much l…"
Jan 19
Erich von Abele posted a discussion
This is an old rumor -- probably all you Chicago fans knew about this long ago (and maybe you can set me straight on the details, or maybe it's just an urban legend).I remember hearing or reading many years ago that Pankow wrote his song "Mongonucle…
Jan 19
Erich von Abele replied to Andy Riggs's discussion Cetera, Foster & Chumplin buried Chicago
"The most clarinet in a Chicago song off the top of my head are all the intricate fills Parazaider does throughout "Harry Truman".
Stephanie, if you like clarinet, have you heard the nice deep clarinet fills done by Denny Laine on McCartney's song "P…"
Jan 19
Erich von Abele replied to Andy Riggs's discussion Cetera, Foster & Chumplin buried Chicago
"I don't know any Terry Kath on bass songs in Chicago proper, but the bass-playing Kath did on Lamm's song "One Step Forward (Two Steps Back)" on Lamm's first solo album should win an award for "The Most Fun Any Bass Player Has Ever Had Playing Bass"…"
Jan 19
Erich von Abele replied to Andy Riggs's discussion Cetera, Foster & Chumplin buried Chicago
"Cetera's strength, to me, is in his bass playing.  I rank him as one of the best pop-rock bassists (below Paul McCartney). 
And not a bad songwriter, either.  Some great Cetera songs --
Lowdown (w/ Seraphine)
Happy Man
Wishing You Were Here
Anyway Y…"
Jan 18
Erich von Abele replied to Stephanie Carta's discussion Fender Rhodes - Devil's Sweet
"Thanks Stephanie,
I love those deep bass notes Robert does on the deep end of the Fender Rhodes, juxtaposed with those nicely "clotted" chords at mid range.  His subsequent playing is well nigh impeccable in my book.  Also, for some reason, I like w…"
Jan 15
Erich von Abele replied to Erich von Abele's discussion Robert & Phoebe
"I agree; her power, range, and ability to inflect her voice practically make her the best of all female singers (though I'd have to think about that before delivering my final answer)."
Dec 16, 2016
Erich von Abele replied to Erich von Abele's discussion Robert & Phoebe
"I just listened to it, quite moving.  It's almost like Laura Nyro wrote that song for Phoebe, it fits her like a suede glove, lyrically and melodically.  It would please me even just to hear Phoebe sing the phone book!"
Dec 15, 2016
Erich von Abele replied to Erich von Abele's discussion Robert & Phoebe
"Should I be embarrassed that I never heard this song before ? :)  A nice tune, gives me a feel of Carole King.  I like how she backs herself up on multiple tracks (I assume all the voices are hers tracked over?).  Also, good backup from the band wit…"
Dec 15, 2016
Erich von Abele replied to Erich von Abele's discussion Robert & Phoebe
"Thanks.  Ah, I'm not familiar with Laura Nyro -- will have to look her up."
Dec 14, 2016
Erich von Abele posted a discussion
When about a year ago, I resolved to acquaint myself with Robert Lamm's solo oeuvre in the decades past his first effort (Skinny Boy), somewhere along my survey I came to his 1999 album, In My Mind, and I was so pleased to see he had duets there wit…
Dec 13, 2016
Erich von Abele updated their profile photo
Dec 13, 2016
Erich von Abele is now a member of Robert Lamm: Official Fan Forum
Dec 6, 2016