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.