March 26, 2012

Mike Stern plays with Les Paul's Trio- Mr PC

Mike Stern barely needs an introduction. Well known from his period with Miles Davis who called him Fat Time. I think it was Miles who asked him to get an amp for every string! Miles was very into Jimi Hendrix at the time. Mike could play rock but also knew how to play jazz. I have a clip from early Mike Stern on this blog with Miles.

Mike loves to play over minor blues changes. He has recorded them on many occasions. Some of the songs on his solo albums have a very complex head but when it's time to solo the band plays a minor blues.  Here he plays Mr. PC by John Coltrane in C-minor.

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