With Garcia on guitar and Saunders on keyboard, the two began picking together on a regular basis in 1970.
You know it started as a weekly jam session at a small club in San Francisco.
And while he may not be as much of a “household name” as Garcia, Saunders was a successful session player and bandleader , having played with artists including Dinah Washington and Miles Davis.
Soon after they started their casual shows together, the Saunders-Garcia band was playing to packed houses in small local clubs every weekend when the Dead wasn't touring.
The music on "Keystone Companians"' four discs is exactly what you'd expect from a Jerry Garcia side project: a mix of rock, blues and jazz with some bluegrass and soul mixed in.
《Keystone Companians》四张盘中的音乐正是你所期望的杰里·加西亚所擅长的曲风: 用一些蓝草和灵魂音乐混合摇滚,蓝调及爵士。
And, as with any jam session, the songs sometimes wander and might even include all those styles of music within the same tune.
Many of the tracks have been released on various albums over the years, but this new collection includes new liner notes, a poster and a 28-page photo book, along with seven previously unreleased songs.
Among them: a take on the pop classic “How Sweet It Is.”
而且流行经典《How Sweet It Is》也囊括其中。
“Keystone Companions” is a fan's dream come true—it contains two complete sets equaling almost four hours of live music.
The tracks were remastered to crystal clarity and among the selections include two Bob Dylan covers, Rodgers and Hart's “My Funny Valentine,” and a couple of originals including “Keepers,”an instrumental written by Merl Saunders and the band's bass player, John Kahn.
乐曲由crystal clarity重新灌录而且选择包括两张鲍勃·迪伦封面,罗杰斯和哈特的《My Funny Valentine》,还有一些包括莫丽尔·桑德斯和乐队贝斯手约翰·卡恩所创作的一首原创器乐曲《Keepers》。
Is Parliament in session during the summer?
The bandleader led us from the plane, through the throngs of smiling people, and into the packed center of the city.
He likes to wander over the countryside.
There are various ways of solving the problem.
I like instrumental music better than vocal music.