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John Penney & Brian Blade

Brian Blade is the Artist in Residence for the 45th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival. John Penney put together a one hour program featuring his wisdom and his music with the Fellowship Band, Joni Mitchell, Black Dub, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Kenny Garrett, and Ron Miles. Listen to the special HERE

You can also watch a video segment from One Detroit HERE

Here is the playlist for our special:
Brian Blade Fellowship, Blue Note 1998, “Lifeline” (John Cowheard)
Brian Blade(dr), Melvin Butler(ts, ss), John Cowherd(p), Dave Easley(pedal steel guitar), Daniel Lanois(mando guitar), Jeff Parker(guitars), Chris Thomas(b), Myron Walden(as)

Joni Mitchell Taming The Tiger, Reprise 1998, “The Crazy Cries of Love” Joni Mitchell(v,g, keyboards), Greg Leisz(pedal steel guitar), Wayne Shorter(sax), Larry Klein(b), Brian Blade(dr)

Daniel Lanois Black Dub, Jive Records 2010, “I Believe In You” Trixie Whitley(v), Daniel Lanois(guitar, keyboards, vocals), Daryl Johnson(b), Brian Blade(dr)

Wayne Shorter Without A Net, Blue Note 2011, “Zero Gravity to the 10th Power” Wayne Shorter(ts,ss), Danilo Perez(p), John Patittucci(b), Brian Blade(dr)

Chick Corea Trio Trilogy, Concord 2013, “Work” (Thelonious Monk)
Chick Corea(p), Christian McBride(b), Brian Blade(dr)

Kenny Garrett Black Hope, WB 1992, “Jackie & The Bean Stalk”
Kenny Garrett(as) Kenny Kirkland(p), Charnett Moffett(b), Brian Blade(dr)

Wayne Shorter Footprints Live, Verve 2001, “Footprints” Wayne Shorter(sax), Danilo Perez(p), John Patitucci(b), Brian Blade(Dr)

Aretha Franklin Live At Fillmore West, Atlantic 1971, “Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand” Cornell Dupree(g), Jerry Jammont(b), Billy Preston(organ), King Curtis(sax), Memphis Horns

Ron Miles, Old Main Chapel, Blue Note 2024 “Rudy-Go-Round” Ron Miles(tr), Bill Frissell(guitar), Brain Blade(dr)