Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Jimmy Forrest- Night Train

The train left the station.

People who write about music, myself included, tend to focus on important, pivotal sounds. Yet musicians can't change history with groundbreaking ideas every night. Live music in particular usually serves as functional entertainment. That's the case here. The muscular organ trio of Shirley Scott, Jimmy Forrest and Randy Marsh simply run through a set on standards on this 1978 set. And that's exactly how it should be.

I recount a forgotten episode in the history of Tower Records here.

Endless radio and video play didn't work. Constant media coverage had no impact. It took this homemade video by a few local kids to make me appreciate Coldplay.


moose & squirrel said...

One of my favorite juke box hits of all time is "Night Train" by this gent. I could listen to it a thousand more times and I would still be dancing all across the floor.


Patchchord said...

Fantastic vid. Well crafted.