Rest_In_Peace's current selection is:
by Can, feat. Jaki Liebezeit, drums
Jaki Liebezeit (1938 to 2017) was a German drummer, with 'Can'. Jakob Liebezeit was born on May 26th 1938 in Dresden, Germany. In the mid-1960s, he became part of Manfred Schoof's quintet (early exponents of European 'free jazz'), but subsequently made a move towards 'psychedelic' music by joining the Cologne-based 'experimental rock' band 'Can' in 1968. His drumming was deliberately very prominent in their sound, such as with his contribution to the side-long track "Halleluhwah" on the 1971 double album "Tago Mago". Liebezeit was perhaps best-known for a "metronome" style of playing, with other members of the group often remarking that he sounded almost "Halb Mann, halbe Maschine" ("half-man, half-machine"). Following the unfortunate demise of 'Can' in 1979, he provided the drums for Michael Rother's late-1970s solo albums, and in 1980 became a member of 'Phantomband'. He also went on to form drum ensembles including 'Drums off Chaos' and 'Club off Chaos', and later recorded with numerous other well-known musicians such as Jah Wobble and Philip Jeck (producing an album on '30 Hertz Records' with both of them). Over his long career, Liebezeit also guested on drums and percussion for many other artists, such as 'Depeche Mode' and Brian Eno. More recently he had worked with Burnt Friedman on the "Secret Rhythms" albums and with the German electronic band 'Schiller' on the "Atemlos" album. His final contribution was to the "Cyclopean" EP in 2013, a project which also involved regular collaborator Friedman, Irmin Schmidt from 'Can' and Jono Podmore. Jaki Liebezeit died from pneumonia in Cologne on January 22nd 2017, aged 78.
Posted: About 10 hours ago
Hundreds of very talented musicians pass away every year, some without much recognition at all. On "Rest In Peace", I aim to give them a fitting 'send-off', with a decent Tribute. I hope you will join me in marking their passing.....
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