thinglets: The Live Band Continuum

One of the greatest things about hearing live music is that, when done right, you don't miss anything. Jazz music has had the ability to do this for decades where duos to orchestras often play entire shows.

I'm not talking about the singer-songwriter genre or dropping a folk duo together; I'm talking about a band mentality that goes for a big sound on stage. In browsing though videos from several bands that I really like, I came to appreciate the following diametric between the following two bands. The Benevento Russo Duo has an amazing sound with just keyboards and drums, while Parliament Funkadelic has more members on stage than a small town - and yet I dig them both.

Let me know what you think.