A couple of years ago, I ran into Bernard Purdie at NAMM and texted a picture to Vulfpeck’s Jack Stratton. He told me he wanted to do a session with him, perhaps “It Gets Funkier IV.”
Last September, they made it happen. The drum legend joined the band for four shows in NYC.
Here they are performing the Beatles’ “Something,” with Joe Dart laying down the sweet bass line, as he always does.