Freddie and the guys in MORE ultimate 70s gears!Very dissapointed at the absence of a neck scarfe a la herr herbolzheimer as I have seen pics of Freddie featuring one but I believe Airto really takes the crown on this one-what the fuck has he got on!!!
But in all seriousness this clip from the 1975 Downbeat awards really kicks ass.Fred still had his chops and could blow like a muthafucker and the band...well,what can you say :Chick Corea, keys; Stanley Clarke, bass; Lenny White, drums; Airto, percussion. It's still de rigeur to look down yer nose at fusion but it's the music I grew up with and it opened many musical doors for me-some of it was undoubtedly shite but stuff like this is just bloody marvelous!
Actually this clip is just a tenuous link to say simon has done a sterling job on Fred's Polar AC over at neverenoughrhodes - and I'm gonna post some Airto a la CTI.Comin'up next.