Ian Anderson: "Homo erraticus" - his brand new album
The legendary Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson released a new studio album. "Homo erraticus" appears on his own label Calliandra Records in cooperation with Kscope. songwriting of the new long player is based on an unpublished manuscript of the amateur historian Ernest T. Parritt (1865-1928). Contents of this manuscript are studies of various major events in British history with references to prophecies to the present and beyond. Through malaria caused visions of past lives create the characters, through whose eyes we tell stories. That is, for example, the story of a Stone Age nomads, an innkeeper, a Christian monk, an Iron Age blacksmith, and even the Prince Albert. Extensive UK and Germany tour following the album release. Ian Anderson will present the audience on the tour, the new album "Homo erraticus" full-length, along with Jethro Tull classics in a video presentation. excerpt from an interview: Ian Anderson: ... to be a leader, "is in some respects similar to the captain of a football team. You do not necessarily shoot all doors. There is indeed a team around you. But you must be able to lead and encourage. You're on your own authority. Squadron leader of a Spitfire squadron during World War II: All look up to you, seek inspiration and guidance. Sometimes you have to be strict. Most of the time, but a nice guy. Back to bandleaders. There are good bandleader and there are bad. Good bandleader: BB King, Frank Zappa. Poor bandleader James Brown. His musicians hated him. I spoke with the musicians of this band. Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band: They hated him as well. I think I have a talent for the job. Others were afraid, for he who did not fulfill his job in the band, was punished. I think it's nice to stay as a good band leader at the people with whom you work, remember. I had to clear up recently by the way. I always went out of 26 people, but there were a total of 29 different musicians who have played for Jethro Tull! That is now not just a little. Two football teams plus some substitutes. "