uitarist Jim Earp sent a link to this video of Rachel Flowers performing Emerson, Lake, & Palmer’s Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression on a Hammond C3 organ.
Ten minutes in my head exploded. (It’s 14 minutes long.)
I had forgotten what a marvelously beautiful piece of music this is. Even without Greg Lake’s voice, which is what first led me to it.
She even includes Carl Palmer’s drum break, the one place I missed Lake’s vocals most.
If you’re not a huge fan of ELP, you’ll probably not get much out of this. For me, it was wonderful to rediscover the admixture of classical, jazz, and rock that made ELP a staple in my brain as a teen.