On The Couch: God Bless The Child w/ John Tropea & Blue Lou Marini. An On The Couch Video Jam with Elliott Randall.
After a 2 year hiatus, I've decided that it's time to revisit my "On The Couch Vids" concept, which I began in the summer of 2006, and try something different.
And what better way to get it moving than to invite 2 life-long buddies, who happened to be "passing through town" with The Original Blues Brothers Band to join me? Blue Lou Marini and John Tropea bring the old New York spirit to my London couch. Yeah. Here we are playing "God Bless the Child".
Side note: John Tropea and I were both students of Sal Salvador…
On The Couch
On The Couch brings the jamming experience for musicians passing through London to join Elliott Randall, On The Couch for some fun, some improv and sharing the spirit of good music with good people.
Joining Elliott On The Couch Bios for God Bless The Child…
One of the most sought after session horn players on saxophone, flute and clarinet, solo artist, arranger and composer Lou Marini has electrified audiences with his "sultry, seductive and singular" sounds in jazz, rock, blues, classical music and in film and television shows and specials. He's been a member of Blood, Sweat and Tears, The Saturday Night Live Band, The Blue Brothers Band and his credits include hundreds of albums, many of which have gone platinum. He has recorded with such luminaries as Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Lou Reed and Frank Zappa, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, The Band and Steely Dan to name just a few. More about Lou at http://blueloumarini.com/
John Tropea is one of the most admired and highly regarded guitar players of his generation. His playing shows a vast knowledge and respect for the tradition of the instrument as well as an original style that continues to define how the guitar best serves a wide variety of musical styles. He is a musician’s musician who attracts the finest players for his own projects. Tropea has written for and played with major recording artists from around the world. In his long career, his contributions to other artist’s successes have been numerous, including his solo work with Deodato, (2001 theme), projects with Laura Nyro, Harry Chapin (Cat’s in the Cradle), Paul Simon (Fifty Ways), Alice Cooper (Goes to Hell), Eric Clapton (Journey Man), Dr. John, and many others. More about John at http://johntropea.com/
And the man on the couch, that owns the couch:
Elliott Randall’s illustrious career has encompassed a wide and varied cross-section of World Musical forms. These include: record production, composition, electronic research and development, lectures and teaching, and of course, a legendary contribution to popular guitar performance and recording. His guitar solos on Steely Dan’s “Reelin’ In The Years” and “Fame” (the motion picture) have entered Rock history annals. Elliott has recorded and performed with artists as diverse as The Doobie Brothers, Carly Simon, Seatrain, The Blues Brothers, Carl Wilson, Peter Wolf, Peter Frampton, James Galway, Richie Havens, The Rochester Philharmonic and The American Symphony Orchestra, among many others. In addition, he is a favorite of esteemed songwriters Jimmy Webb, George David Weiss, Don Covay and Laura Nyro. More about Elliott at http://elliott-randall.com/
Video produced by Trevor Blackman
Mixed by: Wes Maebe @ GHQ Sonic Cuisine
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