In 1994, Pretzel Logic was ranked number 67 in the All Time Top 1000 Albums by writer Colin Larkin, who felt the album’s mix of jazz, R&B, and pop styles was “highly inventive” and “greater than the sum of its parts”.
Steely Dan often incorporated jazz into their music during the 1970s. “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” appropriates the bass pattern from Horace Silver‘s 1965 song “Song for My Father“, while “Parker’s Band” features Charlie Parker–influenced riffs and a lyric that invites listeners to “take a piece of Mr. Parker’s band.” Baxter’s guitar playing drew on jazz and rock and roll influences. On Duke Ellington‘s “East St. Louis Toodle-oo”, he imitates a ragtime mute–trombone solo.
The Bad Ash All-Star Team once once a jazz fusion group, but have, in recent years morphed into a larger community of musicians. Bandleader Adrian Ash coordinates ~20-30 of Atlanta’s finest musicians and vocalists for each show, performing in various combinations and permutations as part of an ongoing series of open tribute jams. A graduate of the School of Music at Georgia State University, artistic director and bandleader Adrian Ash has been active as a bassist and percussionist in the metro-Atlanta area for over 25 years.
ONE SHOW ONLY: 7:30pm Admission: $29.