Lester Bowie – The Great Pretender (1981)

Thinking about Richard Cook, and by extension about Lester Bowie doing “Thriller” as opposed to Jacko — assuming that there even needs to be an “opposition” — reminds me that this Bowie did understand the mechanics and emotions of pop to a sublime degree. Indeed, through his involvement as arranger and lead trumpeter on Fontella Bass’ “Rescue Me,” one could argue that he helped lay … Continue reading Lester Bowie – The Great Pretender (1981)