Today is Leland Sklar‘s birthday, and we’re celebrating with another great video.
If ever you’re looking for a lesson in tone, taste, and time, just look up a video of Lee. (Even better, you should follow him on Facebook.)
Here’s a duet he shared of “Jamaica Rendezvous” with the late singer/songwriter Tom Barger. Sklar lays down a tasty groove with a perfectly fat tone. Not only can you hear the musical connection happening, you can see the bassist getting in tune with Barger’s emotions to make the tune come to life.
“Missing my old friend Tom Barger,” he wrote. You were one hell of a character and I loved playing with you. This was such a fun gig. Intimate and personal. Wish we could have done more.”