OK. It’s official. I hate Joe Marcinek.
I know, I know. I’ve written a dozen articles about his great playing and his ability to attract the best players from all over to perform with him. And those were accurate.
But that was before he put together another stunning collective for a show at the Dunedin Brewery Thursday night — meaning those of us attending the first night of Hometeam New Year’s Rally will miss it.
If only I could get my clone activated. Rats…
OK. I don’t really hate Joe Marcinek. But I sure as heck hate missing this band.
On keyboards, Joe has roped in the amazing Ike Stubblefield, a Hammond B3 genius from Atlanta. If you’ve ever heard Bobby Lee Rodgers sing “Ike Stubblefield,” you understand the reverence he is accorded. During his 45+ years in the business, he has performed with the greatest names in soul and R&B (including the Motown cavalcade, Al Green, Cee Lo Green, Derek Trucks, B.B. King).
On drums, another Georgia man is coming in the form of Yonrico Scott. If, somehow, that name is not familiar, you have seen him if you ever saw the Derek Trucks Band before Derek and Susan formed their new big band; he began with Derek in 1995. Yonrico is a one-man army on the kit. In addition to his own trio and working with many other musicians, he has been a major force in Royal Southern Brotherhood.
Jazz is Soul Food!!!
DON’T. MISS. THIS. SHOW.
(I love you, Joe. Just sorry I will miss this. See you at Hometeam. AFTER Thursday night!)