Our Essential Playlist this week comes from Josh Greco, drummer with Austin-based Americana Roots Rock band, Uncle Lucius.
‘Caravan’ – Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
The west African drum beat over an Ellington standard.
‘Chest Fever’ – The Band
Garth Hudson’s organ is the most rock n roll thing that’s ever happened.
‘Chameleon’ – Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters
The total change in the middle of the jam is so good.
‘My Favorite Things’ – John Coltrane
The conversation between Coltrane on sax and McCoy Tyner on piano is beautiful.
‘Makoun Oumou’ – Fatoumata Diawara
The bass guitar and bass drum go together so well.
‘Tell it Like it Is’ – The Neville Brothers
Aaron Neville’s voice is one of a type.
‘Lake Charles’ – Lucinda Williams
The lyrics are so good and Lucinda delivers them like no one else can.
‘Lincolnshire Posy’ – Percy Grainger
The timpani on the 2nd movement!
‘Conquistador’ – Maynard Ferguson
The epitome of “laying down a groove” when the drums and bass come in.
‘High Plains Jamboree’ – Terry Allen
The lyrics find the beauty in the most ordinary of romances.
Uncle Lucius are currently on tour across the US and shall be coming to the UK in November. See here for further details of their US tour.