We mentioned recently the Shades of Soul concept “Soho Interpretations” being a great success. Here are the critics wonderfully agreeing!
Check out this performance and be inspired to attend a great show
(Soho Interpretations: Tribute to Jaco Pastorius with Laurence Cottle and James Maddren)
Its from: Gwilym Simcock Live – Barclaycard Mercury Prize ‘2011 Albums of the Year’
The gig’s at:
on 19th August at 8.30pm Pizza Express, Dean Street, London
Vid 1 of 2!
Fred’s work with Godfather of Soul James Brown in the 1970s established him as the world’s funkiest trombonist. He is also famed for his work with George Clinton, Bootsy Collins,m Parliament, Funkadelic, the Count Basie Orchestra, Ray Charles, Van Morrison & Cameo.
Along with Maceo Parker & Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley makes up the classic JB’s Horns who guest with other artists such as Lenny Kravitz, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
Fred Wesley is responsible for many rare groove anthems such as “House Party”, “Blow Your Head”, “Use me”, “Same Beat”, “Rockin’ funky watergate” and many more.
The New JB’s are:
Fred Wesley ( Trombone )
Ernie Fields Jr. ( Saxophone )
Bruce Cox ( Drums )
Dwayne Dolphin ( Bass )
Reggie Ward ( Guitar )
Peter Madsen ( Keys )
Barney McCall ( Keys )
Gary Winter ( Trumpet ).
This summer sees the release of the great lost Fred Wesley & the JB’s album “Watermelon Man” which was originally due for release in 1973 on People Records but has been in the vaults until now.
From back in 2011 see and hear the music master himself for 9:54 to be precise.
For an even longer ‘spell’ with him here are his event details.