John Mayer/Steve Jordan/Pino Palladino/Chick Corea/Wallace Roney
Here’s a full seven minute tune I loosely composed called “Little Sur,” recorded last February in New York City. I got together with some of my friends and favorite players for six amazing days of playing music with no rules, no plans, and no pressure. Oh, and no vocals. What came from it was a really inspired batch of recordings. Hours of music that I’ll need to sift through at some point should it ever become an album. (I hope it does.) If you’re wondering where I am in the mix, that’s me playing a Music Man long scale guitar… Pino and I are kind of both living in the bass space. As soon as Chick came in on the piano, I knew something really deep was taking place. This is the rough mix that was given to me at the end of the day, as it has lived on my laptop since.
I tried to find a minute, two minute clip to share with you, but these recordings just don’t work any other way than in their unabridged form. So here it is. Free music. Played freely, shared freely. Put it on and go for the ride… If you dig all seven minutes, then surely you deserve them.
There are times for marketing strategies, and there are times for just p l a y i n g. The original design for all musicians. Hope you enjoy hearing this as much as I did.
Wow … I’m here for this instrumental album ! Sounds really good !
I miss this … I know that more than once it was his rambling and talking that got him in trouble, but if there’s something I’ve learned throughout the years, is that this is one wordy man. He just has a way with words, and it’s not only on lyrics. He’s smart, knows more than a bit about everything that interests him, and liked to share it. He shared things that in a way that made you feel interested in them … Heck, he’s made watches sound like the best thing in the world, and it’s all because of his use with words.
I miss him writing about anything, from music, to experiences, to advice, to watches, to bands … I miss this, :(
I’m sorry, but “who you love” as a single !?! … Can we say “promotion / need to up sales of the album and tour tickets / mgmt & record company move” ??? … Meh, not a something I was expecting from you, Mayer, though he has been talking about it a lot lately, should’ve seen the warning signs …
"On the way home", "dear Marie" and "waiting on the day" would’ve been better options to me … Not that it matters in any way though …