Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Fred Wesley- The Cookie Monster
As I'm still reeling from James Brown's passing, I'll indulge in a related project. This out-of-print disco-era session was produced by George Clinton. Issued under trombonist Fred Wesley's name, the usual suspects- including Maceo Parker, Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell- are also heard here. The "Purple Haze" reference is far out.
"Time for devastation!" I love this absurd vintage television advertisement for a Savatage concert. A couple of these guys went on to create the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, which I experienced last night.
This recap of the year in jazz only reinforces my bleak assessment of the genre's prospects.