In 1980, on the back of his Grammy award winning album Still Crazy After All These Years, Paul Simon made a film about the touring musician’s life, using his studio band. At the peak of his explorations into jazz, funk and fusion, ‘One Trick Pony’ was born. 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.
For this show an all-star band has been put together to capture the sound of Paul Simon from 1975 – 1980. The vibe of this particular band is a unique marriage of evocative poetry mixed with funk and jazz.
Featuring special guest vocalists Rebecca Barnard, Troy McMillin, Janine Maunder and Paul Williamson who all share a deep love of this period of Simon’s career, the concert will also include some other tunes from Still Crazy and the late 70s Paul Simon Songbook.