Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Compared to what...

Damn but I love the new John Legend and Roots CD: Wake Up. I love Legend all by himself but when grooving with The Roots - and doing some incredible takes on soul/funk/hip hop songs - these tunes move on to a whole new level. Take, for example, their reworking of the Les McCann/Eddie Harris classic, "Compared to What," that first rocked the house at the 1969 Montreux Jazz Festival...

I'm getting ready to head over to our "dress rehearsal" for tomorrow's benefit show to raise money for emergency fuel in the Berkshires. ALL our killer musicians will be there tonight and it should be sweet. One family is bringing ribs, another his new home brew: there will be home baked chocolate chip cookies and wine and tons of music. In some ways, tonight's practice will be the REAL feast of Thanksgiving feast filled with heart and soul and celebration - food and music, too - and then we're on to the show tomorrow night!

I am grateful...

2 comments:

Black Pete said...

Rock the house, man!

RJ said...

I miss you tonight already, my man. Blessings.

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