- Artist: Lenny Pickett
- Album: Strokeland Superband – Bumped Up to First Class (2007)
- Track: Business is Business
- Instrument: Tenor Sax
If you’re a fan of Tower of Power, but don’t know about Strokeland, go fix that right now, I’ll wait. www.strokeland.com
This is another killer Lenny Pickett solo. And what a great song! I just love a good hard-swinging 12/8 feel. I used to be intimidated by them, but it’s just 4/4 with a heavy triplet feel. Notating and reading it can be tricky sometimes if you don’t do it often, but it never gets old to play over.
I definitely got tripped up on some of the rhythms and a few of the high parts, but I’m amazed at how much easier the upper register has become for me just in the past few weeks since I started tenor month. This ‘practicing’ trick is useful!
Also, how great is Huey Lewis at this style of music?! I was already a fan, but now I want to hear more of him in this style.