Herbie Hancock & Space Captain

Recording session of “Space Captain” (written by Matthew Moore, popularized by Joe Cocker in 1970), with Herbie Hancock and other greats.

Herbie Hancock (piano), Susan Tedeschi (lead/backup vocals), Derek Trucks (slide guitar), Oteil Burbridge (bass, backup vocals), Kofi Burbridge (organ, backup vocals), Mike Mattison (backup vocals), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums). Epic “trading fours” back and forth between piano and slide from 3:34.

Hang Up Your Hang Ups & Herbie Hancock

“Hang Up Your Hang Ups” by Herbie Hancock, from Man-Child (1975).

Herbie Hancock (keyboards), Melvin Ragin (“Wah Wah Watson”) (guitar), Bennie Maupin (saxophone), Paul Jackson (bass), Mike Clark (drums), Bill Summers (percussion), assorted horns and winds: Jay DaVersa, Bud Brisbois, Dick “Slide” Hyde, Garnett Brown, Ernie Watts, Jim Horn.

And, great 70s themed NYC ‘Toob put together by conqa. Thanks, conqa!

Jaco & Opus Pocus

“Opus Pocus” by Jaco Pastorius. This is a demo tape recording made in 1974 which is included on the posthumous album The Early Years Recordings (2006).

Don’t quote me on this, but I think the personnel is: Jaco Pastorius (electric bass), Herbie Hancock (keyboards), Othello Molineaux (steel drums), Leroy Williams (steel drums), Lenny White (drums), Don Alias (percussion).

Blogiversary!

I’ve now been blogging this blog for more than twice as many years as there are readers! Or that’s what they tell me, anyway.

Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 4 years ago.
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

 

Pretty impressive, huh?

To celebrate, I scoured the T’Oobs, and the first good find was Django playing the “Anniversary Song.” I knew the melody but did not know it was the Anniversary Song.

Django Reinhardt is on guitar supported by the rest of his Quintet of the Hot Club of France, and Hubert Rostaing joins in on clarinet.

BoFN Contribution

I’m now a very rare and infrequent poster at BoFN (**cough cough** because someone changed the theme **cough cough** and it seems like you have to be like a computer programmer or something now to **cough cough** put the Officially Specified BoFN Caption[tm] under the photos **cough cough**) but I just put up a post. Check it out if you’re a jazz fan!