Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Layla New Orleans Style

In 2011 Eric Clapton appeared at Lincoln Center in NYC with a group of jazz musicians assembled by Wynton Marsalis to perform New Orleans style jazz standards.  The only "new" song was Layla, composed and recorded by Clapton in 1970  when he was part of Derek & The Dominoes, and it's a glorious version.  Impassioned singing and guitar from Clapton followed by Marsalis on horn and  trombone and clarinet solos.  The song takes on new life in this arrangement.  Extra added bonus: at the start Clapton speaks for a bit which is a rarity for him in concert; and you'll never hear him again as he's retired from touring.

1 comment:

  1. Love it, and not just because my granddaughter's name is Layla. dm