Happy Birthday, Eric Leeds

Posted by The G on January 19, 2012 under Celebrities | Be the First to Comment

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Eric Leeds

Eric Leeds

Happy birthday to one of the best saxophone players of all time – Eric Leeds.  Eric Leeds has played off and on with Prince and Prince’s many protegés since the 1980s and every time he appears on one of the tracks, his solos and accents are often the highlight of the song.  He’s also been in Prince’s jazz fusion group Madhouse and if you ever get a chance to track down their albums, your ears will thank you for it.  Eric is also a solo artist, having released 3 great records as well and he is currently on tour in fDeluxe (formerly known as The Family) so if you need some funk in our life, check out the music of Eric Leeds.  I can’t even count how many hours of my life have been spent listening to Eric’s music both with and without Prince, but I can say – it’s a lot!  I thank Eric for always putting my ears in a good mood and I hope you have a very happy birthday!

RIP, Clarence Clemons

Posted by The G on June 18, 2011 under GNN | Read the First Comment

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Clarence Clemons

Bruce Springsteen, Clarence Clemons

Wow.  So sad.  Saxophonist Clarence Clemons has passed away from complications of a massive stroke that he suffered last week.  I am very fortunate to have seen him perform live with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.  RIP, Clarence!

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