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Simon & Garfunkel with Pino Palladino: The Only Living Boy in New York

While preparing to interview Joe Osborn, I became borderline obsessed with this song. Originally played by Joe on Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, the bass line has such a beautiful melody to it while holding down the harmony in all the right spots.

Here’s a clip of the duo’s DVD Old Friends Live on Stage with bassist Pino Palladino, who presents the line in his own incredible way.