"Summertime" by Laurence Walden and the Jazz Connection feat. Womack Howard
(w/Paul Grant, Linda Paul, Bobby Ray and Ben Adkins)
Enjoy the video! Nice, upbeat version of a classic Gershwin ballad... it didn't take me very long to put this together, but I needed something to cheer me up a bit, so here you go.
This man was a legend in jazz bass... and I was a longtime fan of his, and Charlie Haden was a big influence on my playing as well. Sad to hear of his passing today. Let us remember the man and his music! Peace out, Charlie!
One of the all-time greatest folk- & progressive-rock bands, and a true "fusion" band in every sense of the word was - and still is - Jethro Tull.
The outfit that was (& still is) led by Ian Anderson (foreground, at left) since its inception in 1967 went through rather numerous personnel-changes over the years, and despite all those changes the band has only had two electric lead guitarists (Anderson is quite proficient on acoustic guitar & harmonica as well as vocals & flute) in its entire history: of course there's Martin Barre (who joined Tull in '69 right at the cusp of their ascent to prog-rock success, and remains with Tull to this day) - but before Barre, there was a more blues- & jazz-centric guitar-manster - his name is Mick Abrahams.
The 1980's was, to me, when I came of age and was thrust out into the world... it was also when I joined my first band (called "Oaken Dagger"), went to art/photography school in Fort Lauderdale later in the decade, and subsequently was immersed into the South Florida lifestyle in all of its sun-drenched & misogynistic glory. I wrote a lot of tunes then, used my Nikon camera (at one time I had 2 or 3 of them, and a shitload of lenses & accessories) to create art, make money, get laid... you name it, that was me during the 'Eighties.