Soul Vaccination & Tower of Power

“Soul Vaccination,” followed by “Clever Girl,” Tower of Power live in 1973.

Don’t quote me on this, but Lenny Williams (vocals), Chester Thompson (organ), Francis “Rocco” Prestia (bass), Bruce Conte (guitar), David Garibaldi (drums), Brent Byars (conga), Emilio Castillo (tenor sax, bandleader), Greg Adams (trumpet), Stephen “Doc” Kupka (baritone sax), Lenny Picket (tenor saxophone), Mic Gilette (trombone).

Pace of Mind & Purbayan Chatterjee

Purbayan Chatterjee’s “Pace of Mind,” over at the lifeismusic place, from 2015.

If I got the personnel right, it’s Purbayan Chatterjee (sitar), Louiz Banks (keyboard), Mohini Dey (bass), Gino Banks (drums), Taufiq Qureshi (conga), Bhushan Parchure (tabla). I’ve been going down a trippy Mohini Dey rabbit hole lately. She also just got, or is going to get, married. Congratulations, MD!

R.I.P. Chick Corea & Spain

R.I.P. Chick Corea (1941 – 2021) giant of the keyboard, giant of jazz, giant of jazz fusion. “Spain” from Light as a Feather (1972).

Chick Corea (keyboards), Flora Purim (vocals, percussion), Stanley Clarke (bass), Joe Farrel (flute), Airto Moreira (drums and percussion).

Great tribute from Rick Beato:

Dylan & Still with Us! & Like a Rolling Stone

There were reports that Bob Dylan had passed on, but no, not at all! Reports have been greatly exaggerated! Dylan lives on in body and in spirit! Always one of my favorites, from Highway 61 Revisited (1965).

Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Mike Bloomfield (electric guitar), Al Kooper (organ), Frank Owens (piano), Joe Macho Jr. (bass), Bobby Gregg (drums), Bruce Langhorne (tambourine).

Dave Slonaker BB & Nite Lites

Dave Slonaker Big Band, “Nite Lites,” composed and arranged by Dave Slonaker. Recorded at Studio A, Capitol Studios, Hollywood. From the CD Intrada (2013).

Solos: Ron Stout, Trumpet; Brian Scanlon, Alto Sax; Woodwinds: Bob Sheppard, Brian Scanlon, Rob Lockart, Tom Luer, Adam Schroeder; Trumpets: Wayne Bergeron, Dan Fornero, Rick Baptist, Clay Jenkins, Ron Stout; Trombones: Alex Iles, Bob McChesney, Charlie Morillas, Bill Reichenbach; Piano: Ed Czach; Bass: Edwin Livingston, Drums: Peter Erskine. Recorded, mixed & mastered by Rich Breen, video by Alex Chaloff.