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Wednesday, May 11, 2011
by PopMatters Staff
by Michaelangelo Matos
The Guardian (10 May 2011)

“Indie bands and session musicians were once seen as incompatible, but with the likes of Calexico and Broken Social Scene blurring the boundaries, the freelancer is back in fashion…. You would think the indie band and the session musician could not be more diametrically opposed archetypes. The first is a self-sufficient unit, driven by art rather than (or at least as much as) commerce, expected to be a little indulgent as well as inspired, and generally with a very specific sonic stamp. The session musician is old-fashioned and individualistic; a gun for hire who comes in, sight-reads a complicated arrangement, and nails the solo in two takes. It’s Pete Doherty, as opposed to Pino Palladino.”


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