2016 Playlist: Portrait of Basho as a Young Dragon – Glenn Jones

According to Wikipedia, Basho may refer to:

But nice as it was to fall down that particular Wikipedia rabbit-hole,  Glenn JonesPortrait of Basho as a Young Dragon appears to be a tip of the cap to guitarist Robbie Basho, an artist whose back-catalogue Jones has been preserving for over 30 years and who released an album by the name of ‘Portrait of Basho as a Young Dragoon’.

I didn’t know anything about Robbie Basho, nor Basho the Edo-period Japanese Haiku poet or the crater on mercury or any of that stuff, so it’s a good job there’s an internet sometimes.

The Glenn Jones song, the point of this post remember, is lovely.

 

 

 

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