Thursday, July 12, 2018

Celebrating his Birthday and The Blues!

On tour with his beloved New JBs and working on new music for his coming Blues album, Fred marked 75 trips around the sun on the July 4 birthday he shares with the United States of America.
Fred celebrating his birthday with band members 
Enjoying a few days off now after the Mostly Jazz, Funk and Blues Festival in Birmingham, England, he and the band head back Friday to Little Big Beat Studios in Liechtenstein for four days of recording. Little Big Beat is the site of the band’s Studio Live Session last spring, the fruits of which are rolling out now, including a limited edition vinyl to be released this week.

At Mostly Jazz, Fred was delighted to run into old friends Roy Ayers, Ryo Nakata and his band Osaka Monorail,  BBC announcer Craig Charles and Sister Sledge, who were with Fred in Zaire for the epic 1974 music festival captured in the documentary films  “Soul Power” and “When We Were Kings.”
Fred with Kim and Debbie Sledge

Fred with Roy Ayers and Craig Charles

The tour resumes July 18 in Paris.