- The late, great Al Jarreau will be immortalized Saturday at the American Jazz Walk of Fame in Kansas City, Mo.
- Five albums Pat Metheny can’t live without
- Book Review: Beneath Missouri Skies: Pat Metheny In Kansas City 1964-1972 at AllAboutJazz
- “Thank you, Earl Klugh: The soundtrack of our meeting and marriage” – a reminiscence by Ralph E. Moore Jr. on AFRO
Legendary bassist Lee Sklar has a YouTube channel where he talks about the legion of musicians he’s worked with. He also plays his bass line on the Phil Collins videos I’ve watched.
Last week, he posted a video about a recording he played on that the audience of this site will especially appreciate. It was the 1989 album by flute player Tim Weisberg, Outrageous Temptations. According to his website, Tim is “is widely considered one of the pioneers in rock/jazz fusion.” On this recording, you’ll hear a lot of great flute and also a lot of David Benoit (who Sklar keeps pronouncing Ben-OY instead of Ben-WAH) and Russ Freeman of the Rippingtons. In addition to playing, Benoit and Freeman wrote and arrange much of the music. It’s a great throwback to their sound then.
A pandemic doesn’t stop good music! Hear music from the upcoming collaboration between trumpeter Til Bronner and Bob James. It’s called On Vacation and will be out October 30.