Live from Terminal 5. From 10/2/10.
Maceo, Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis perform Marvin Gaye’s classic and perhaps the best booty call song, “Let’s Get It On.”
This album is amongst my favorites of all time and a true “desert island” disc. Enjoy.
Legendary guitarist John Scofield is Sunday Jazz’s focus today. I remember catching a Scofield show at The Georgia Theatre 8-9 years ago on same random evening. The vibe at the show was chill and I remember seeing Scofield walking through the front door and straight up on stage. Just kind of struck me as a no nonsense, no frills approach. There’s no need for me to rehash the greatness of his guitar work through the years (with Miles Davis, MMW, etc.), but his album A Go Go is really one of those albums everyone should have in their collection.
Here’s some of his work through the years.
Here’s Sco’ with Pat Martino and Joey DeFrancesco, which speaking of Joey, you should check out his Sinatra album, playing “Sunny”:
Jaco and Sco’:
With Miles from ’85:
With Medeski, Martin & Wood from ’07:
Bebop and free jazz saxophonist, John Coltrane would have been 83 today. To say that Coltrane was a great saxophonist is like saying Willie Mays was a good outfielder, translation = he was the best. Here’s John tackling the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, “My Favorite Things”.
For my money it doesn’t get much better than Miles’ Bitches Brew band of ’69-’70. Have you ever heard their version of CSN’s Guinevere? Good stuff. Anyway, in Hidden Track’s latest installment of Stormy Mondays, they focus on the aforementioned Miles period. Check it out here.
Dying young with the actual events shrouded in mystery, Jaco was certainly heard loud and clear in the music industry, leaving no question to his talent. Here’s some music from his Word Of Mouth band (’82).