February 25, 2007

Smoove, times 100.

by Chris Randall

No particular reason for posting this, except that it is fucking nice on a Sunday morning. From the description on YouTube:

This is an excerpt from a Ray Charles Quartet performance w/ the Royal Festival Orchestra in London around 1986. On the off season of Ray's touring schedule he would do Symphony gigs with his quartet which here is Jeff Pevar on guitar, Morris Pleasure on bass and Paul Kreibich on drums. In the middle of the concert Ray would play a blues with his quartet and feature Jeff Pevar on guitar.

Is there a better Rhodes solo than this on film? I think the answer to that is pretty much an unqualified "no."




Feb.25.2007 @ 2:19 PM
Genius + Soul indeed!

Feb.25.2007 @ 6:09 PM
That ain't no ordinary bassist. Aside from utterly owning the Jaco-feel in this clip, Mo' Pleasure subsequently became the music director and keyboardist with Earth, Wind and Fire, and toured with Janet Jackson as a trumpet player.

Feb.26.2007 @ 9:14 AM
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