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 next to my kids, it's the love of my life.
I was first exposed to jazz by Joe Rico from a tiny station in Niagara Falls in 1954 when I was 13.
The best show I ever attended was Maynard Ferguson who blew the roof off Massey Hall in the late 50s.
My advice to new listeners is to listen to everything you can and then listen again.