Thursday, March 4, 2010

March 4

So how about a birthday for David Matthews? Not Dave Matthews, the tremolous, eponymous jam bandleader of the 90's and beyond (his birthday's January 9th); David Matthews, the jazz keyboardist who made his name in the 70's with his eponymous band and/or the Manhatten Jazz Quintet, as well as jamming with folks like James Brown and Nina Simone. Nowadays, you need a friend in Japan to track down any of his music, old or new. But maybe, if you're lucky, you know a turntablist who has his 1977 Dune album, inspired by the novel and other science fiction classics like Star Wars and Silent Running. Here's the song that he felt he had to call "Sandworms":

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