Scene News: One Trick Pony – Paul Simon in the 1970s’ – featuring Simon Starr, Rebecca Barnard, Troy McMillin, Janine Maunder and Paul Williamson – MEMO Music Hall Sunday 7 October – 3pm
In 1980 Paul Simon crafted an album that has become a cult obsession for many musicians and music fans around the world, called ‘One Trick Pony’.
‘One Trick Pony’ was born on the back of his Grammy award winning album ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’. It was the soundtrack of the film of the same name Paul Simon made about a touring musician’s life, using his studio band and at the peak of his explorations into jazz, funk and fusion. Featuring a legendary line up of sophisticated groove players with heavy jazz credentials (Steve Gadd, Richard Tee, Eric Gale, Tony Levin etc.), the album had a major single ‘Late In The Evening’ which gave Simon’s already much-decorated career another hit, a feat not repeated until his iconic ‘Graceland’ album of the mid-80s. […]