Fred Wesley was James Brown’s trombonist in the 1960s and 70s, leaving the “Godfather of Soul” for George Clinton, George Benson and the Count Basie Orchestra before joining forces with Brown’s bandmate, saxophonist Maceo Parker. During all the years, apart from a break in the 80s, he has simultaneously run his own groups.
Now this trombone legend and funk architect is coming back to Fasching with his own organ trio Fred Wesley Generations, which in addition to Wesley consists of French drummer Tony Match and Italian organist Leonardo Corradi. Match who had a hand in both jazz, soul and funk projects with Martha High, Randy Brecker, Ulf Wakenius and Flora Purim. Corradi who played with Dave Liebman, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Antonios Sanchez and Wakenius.
The trio met during a tribute concert for legendary Hammond B3 organist Jimmy Smith, clicked, recorded an album and have continued to play together under the name Fred Wesley Generations. Broad-legged, groove-saturated B3 jazz with clear soul elements is promised.
Fred Wesley – trombone
Leonardo Corradi – organ
Tony Match – drums