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By JON DEAN
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
A true legend of funk music - who has worked with James Brown and George Clinton - plays a rare London show on Monday.
Fred Wesley a trombonist and composer widely acknowledged as one of the fathers of funk music, performs with the new JB horns at 229, in Great Portland Street from 8pm.
His work with Godfather of Soul James Brown in the 1970s established him as the world’s funkiest players, and his trombone has also graced the work of George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Parliament, Funkadelic, the Count Basie Orchestra, Ray Charles, Van Morrison & Cameo.
The concert coincides with the release of Watermelon Man, a 1973 Fred Wesley and the JBs album that has been lost in the vaults until now.
For tickets, visit https://agmp.ticketabc.com/events/fred-wesley-new-jbs/