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Robin Trower: Kiel Center, St Louis

Paul Yamada, Concert News, July 1984

ROBIN TROWER is one of several guitarists who survived the experimentalism of the middle to late 60's; providing the non-rhythmic thrust to Procul Harum, he fell upon a style that could both clash and blend with classically textured keyboards. Though no direct jazz influence was obvious, he obeyed one ancient maxim: always play as little as possible, use your imagination to set up an expectation in the mind of the listener, and then, don't play those expected bars.

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