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Jethro Tull: From Roots to Branches

Originally published in Guitar Legends Exploring Jethro Tull’s 40-year family tree of mystical rock greats with guitarists Ian Anderson and Martin Barre.   Jethro Tull’s ongoing standing as a vibrant and enduring live band is no doubt due to its remarkable ability to navigate complex song arrangements while maintaining a wildly paganistic, theatrical edge. How else to explain the fact that,... …

100 Greatest Guitar Solos: No. 25 "Aqualung" (Martin Barre)

“Aqualung was a difficult and very tense album to record, but at the end of the day it was important,” says Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre. “Ian wrote the riff and verses to the song ‘Aqualung,’ but he felt it needed a new section for the guitar break. I said, ‘Why don’t we just play the verse chords in half-time for the first part of the solo, then pick it back up for the rest of the solo?... …