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One Trick Pony 'Paul Simon in the 1970s'

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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, Simon crafted an album that has become a cult obsession for many musicians and music fans around the world, called One Trick Pony.

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.

This all-star band has been put together to capture the sound of Paul Simon from 1975 - 1980, the vibe of this particular band and his unique marriages of evocative poetry with funk and jazz.

Featuring guest vocalists 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.
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Why? You remember Paul Simon in the 1970's
Where: MEMO Music Hall, 88 Acland Street St Kilda Vic 3182
Cost: $25.00 - $45.00
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