Here’s a good reason why Joey Baron is one of my favorite jazz players…

In case you were wondering, he’s blowing over an ostinato in seven, which exponentially increases the difficulty of landing the sick ideas that he’s dropping.  Like… the stuff starting at 1:43… those lines are not only great compositionally, but he’s weaving them into an odd time signature!  Nice.

Joey is a guy that Dave King pointed me toward, and one of the better examples of his playing is the live Bill Frisell record that I featured in the AEDSK list.  I also really love the stuff he plays in Masada (John Zorn’s band from the above youtube clip), and an older John Scofield record called Grace Under Pressure.

HT: Schiebe