John Mayer/Steve Jordan/Pino Palladino/Chick Corea/Wallace Roney
Here’s a full seven minute tune I loosely composed called “Little Sur,” recorded last February in New York City. I got together with some of my friends and favorite players for six amazing days of playing music with no rules, no plans, and no pressure. Oh, and no vocals. What came from it was a really inspired batch of recordings. Hours of music that I’ll need to sift through at some point should it ever become an album. (I hope it does.) If you’re wondering where I am in the mix, that’s me playing a Music Man long scale guitar… Pino and I are kind of both living in the bass space. As soon as Chick came in on the piano, I knew something really deep was taking place. This is the rough mix that was given to me at the end of the day, as it has lived on my laptop since.
I tried to find a minute, two minute clip to share with you, but these recordings just don’t work any other way than in their unabridged form. So here it is. Free music. Played freely, shared freely. Put it on and go for the ride… If you dig all seven minutes, then surely you deserve them.
There are times for marketing strategies, and there are times for just p l a y i n g. The original design for all musicians. Hope you enjoy hearing this as much as I did.
Woooow. Really beautiful. Mayer taking the backseat like this and working down with the bass, letting Chick Corea and Wallace Rooney take the lead. I’d love to see where this is all going. Nice serious instrumental music, the kind of thing I’ve been waiting to hear from Mayer for years. Niceee.
A not that great video of me playing Pick Hits by John Scofield (as played by Dennis Chambers). I’ve been learning this piece for a few weeks and I am quite happy with how I’m playing- though this video is by far the shitest I played today. I’m not sure why I felt like recording it, but any feedback is welcome. I’ll probably take it down and do a proper recording of it in the next few weeks. Some proper sloppy fills here.. oops.
The original - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8FSmuBEDzs