Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lew Soloff, trumpeter for...

...the band Blood, Sweat & Tears, died at age 71. From his obit in the Times:

The album version of “Spinning Wheel” featured a bebop-inflected upper-register solo by Mr. Soloff that captivated ears more familiar with rock ’n’ roll. The solo was removed from the 45 r.p.m. version to shorten the song for radio, but many musicians say it was transformational.

Here's the longer version:

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