Sitting here this morning, at the computer(no music being played..dead silence)
thinking about the wonderful cut on Burt's 1969 album, MAke It Easy On Yourself"
The tune is "Knowing When To Leave"I can hear it playing in my mind like a tape recorder. The barren opening of the horn solo, then the soft rhythmic guitar coming in undeneath it pulsing away...To me the arrangement is a masterpiece...Of course it has its dynamics..It swells up a bit , then comes down again, before finally coming to a forte on the chorus..I know this is the same song that was in The musical Promises, Promises, but it's as if its a different song, the way he re-arranges it for this album...All of the songs on that great record have this quality, the ability of Burt to re-invent his tunes in a different setting...
And of course , I also love the ending, where the tune just kind of "strings out"... floating away with the woodwind solo(oboe, english horn?) over the 2 repeated guitar chords, once again pulsing away. Strings enter, with this added militeresque muted brass playing a polychordal line with its melody..Thank you Burt for creating this..it has and contines to inspire me!