On the occasion of the 10 years Planet Drum Concert, I had the pleasure to perform Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island” with the lovely and one and only Keiko Lenz-Fujitsuka on drums, accompanied by the talented Planet Drums All Stars, featuring MC Klabautermann. Tons of fun and the crowd couldn’t stop dancing 😉
Exactly 50 years ago, on June 29, 1964, Eric Dolphy passed away in a hospital in Berlin at the age of 36, because his condition of diabetes was not recognized (apparently no blood test conducted) when he collapsed on stage and was hospitalized.
To pay tribute to his great talent, we played the tune that Charles Mingus named after him, when Eric announced that he would not return to the US together with the band, but remain in Europe. “So long, Eric” played at a community center concert organized by the wonderful Ruth Lenz-Weisshaupt on June 29, 2014 with the wonderful Keiko on piano and myself on Sax, accompanied by the digital all stars. Enjoy!
Here is another recording of “Koko’s Tune” by Yusef Lateef Revisited.
Quick studio recording of me jamming over a backtrack.