Been thinking a lot about covering other musicians as practice. It’s not only one of the oldest ways to practice, it’s one of the best ways to practice. Don’t practice scales: practice imitating musicians you love.
Here’s a 15-year old stellar version of Stevie Wonder’s I Wish, featuring a young Derek Trucks, as well as the incredible skills of Victor Wooten and Joey Defrancesco. A recent note from a reader reminded me of Wooten’s entertaining Castaneda-esque book on music practice, The Music Lesson. I did a review of it some years ago here. It’s worth reading. Check it out!
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Don’t leave out Kofi Burbridge on flute, Tuck Andress on guitar, Futureman Wooten on drums, Jeff Coffin on sax. Trucks is actually 20 or 21 here (it happened in 2000), but still: it’s a MONSTER session!!
Yes! Thank you for correcting my laziness! Super musicians, all of them. Much appreciated!