Saturday, June 30, 2012
Saturday Music Video: Tower of Power
In the small world department: this is the fabulous funk band Tower of Power, which was very popular when I was in high school and college. Great dance stuff. I certainly danced to many of their tunes in my dancing days. (Whatever happened to funk, anyway?)
So. My seventeen-year-old son is in New York doing a three-week jazz improv workshop at New York University and his first master class was with Lenny Pickett, the blue-jacketed tenor sax player who has the great solo on this clip from The David Letterman Show. Pickett is now the music director for Saturday Night Live and is on staff at NYU.
So my son called me and asked, do you know the band Tower of Power?
This song is from the middle - well after my time and before my son was born. It's from the album Monster on a Leash, released in 1991. Glad to see that the guys are still having fun.