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Welcome back to JamBase's new weekend triple shot that celebrates super gifted folks that play the holy heck out of their instruments for our listening pleasure. We began this new segment last week with Jeff Beck (check it out here) and continue this week with Widespread Panic lead guitarist and illustrious alumni of Aquarium Rescue Unit, Jazz Is Dead, Phil Lesh & Friends and more, Jimmy Herring. The mind of a jazz technician and the soul of a ragged bluesman, Herring is satisfying in ways both cerebral and visceral. Here's a taste of the man in his element.
I love jazz because it is a pure American music and can be expressed in different ways depending upon the artist.
I was first exposed to jazz while as a teenager I listened to Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and Louis Armstrong, on a jazz
radio station in New York City.