David Bowie recruited jazz saxophonist Donny McCaslin and members of his group to record what became the legendary musician’s final album ★ (Blackstar) which was released one year ago yesterday. Bowie died at the age of 69 just two days after ★ was issued, and McCaslin paid tribute to the iconic performer during a recent NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert appearance.
The saxman McCaslin brought along keyboardist Jason Lindner, drummer Mark Guiliana and Tedeschi Trucks Band bassist Tim Lefebvre for the three-song set at Bob Boilen’s desk. The group that backed Bowie performed an instrumental version of the Blackstar track “Lazarus” as well as “Shake Loose” and “Glory” from McCaslin’s 2016 LP Beyond Now.
Watch the collective’s Tiny Desk Concert below:
We don’t currently have any upcoming shows for Donny McCaslin.
Pro Tip: Click “Add to My Bands” above and we’ll notify you when Donny McCaslin announces shows in your area.
Colorado jamgrass act Yonder Mountain String Band to embark on an extensive North American tour this fall.
Full details of ‘Let’s Play Two’ documenting Pearl Jam’s 2016 shows at Wrigley Field and the Cubs’ championship season have been revealed.
Sunday’s The String Cheese Incident show was one of the more unusual performances in the band’s history.
Gov’t Mule headlined a jam-filled night at Red Rocks that featured a number of sit-ins on Allman Brothers Band classics.
Celebrate trumpeter/vocalist Jennifer Hartswick’s birthday with audio or video featuring 10 collaborations (out of 27 total) with Umphrey’s McGee.
Guitarist John Mayer showed off his quick wit in the middle of “Your Body Is A Wonderland” when he addressed those in Grateful Dead t-shirts and who want to hear the trio.