Monday, June 29, 2020
Bassist extraordinaire and long time session man Leland Sklar has been posting videos from isolation almost daily. He can't seem to help it. He needs to work. There are dozens upon dozens of these videos where Sklar talks about a particular session and most of the time plays along live to a favorite track from his past.
The commentary can occasionally be a drag, but when he hits on a story, it's as much fun as you'd expect. But the playing? Never short of astonishing.
Take a look at the "Hall & Oates" episode above. The playing doesn't always start the episode, but this time it does. So, if Sklar's reminiscing is not your thing, at least watch him play "Rich Girl." The bass line over the verses is truly a thing of beauty.
Posted by Sal Nunziato at 4:29 AM