Ed Organus Maximus wrote:
The first introductory theme was already there in a slightly different shape for the 1969 tour as well. Who knows why FZ canned that from the BWS. However, it should be noted that the "Little Chamber Music I Used To Play" bit (13.35-14.48 or so) on BWS features a guitar quotation from that introductory theme.
As for why Ian didn't play sax, well my theory is that in 1970 FZ made a decision to rewrite much of the live material for two keyboards, that used to be for two saxophones (Bunk and Ian). I guess FZ was going for scaled down arrangements, as opposed to the ending days of 1969 MOI where he had two drummers, vibraphone and all kinds of electrified woodwinds. Already the Hot Rats tour of 1970 featured pieces like "Pound for a Brown" and "King Kong" played on Fender Rhodes piano and only a couple of Ian's solos on sax. For the March 7 1970 show with Sugarcane Harris, it seemed that FZ may have considered the possibility to allow Harris' violin to pick up the slack left by the missing horns. Compare "Interlude" at the end of "Twinkle Tits" with the 1969 version of "Interlude", as well as "Little House" quote in "Twinkle Tits" itself.
Great stuff, thanks Ed.
I must listen to BWS at that point (13:35-14:48) as I have never noticed it before.