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Well Matched: 

The Best Of Merl Saunders 
& Jerry Garcia
 
 
 
 
 
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Jerry Garcia cd reviews - Well Matched: The Best of Merl Saunders and Jerry Garcia

Well Matched: the Best of Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia 

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The five-year association of keyboardist Merl Saunders and guitarist-vocalist Jerry Garcia was fruitful for both musicians, as well as for fans who witnessed their now-legendary performances as clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area. It made the venerable jazz organist and pianist an icon in the world of rock, and it opened new avenues of improvisation for the innovative rock guitar player. As Grateful Dead authority Blair Jackson points out in his booklet notes, Saunders helped Garcia expand his harmonic knowledge and even showed him some Art Tatum runs. “He taught me music,” Garcia said of his friend. 

Well-Matched: The Best of Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia finds the two musicians and an all-star supporting cast exploring a wide range of material, from rock and reggae to blues, R&B, and jazz, including a previously unissued treatment of Smokey Robinson’s “I Second That Emotion.”

 

Jerry Garcia cd reviews - Well Matched: The Best of Merl Saunders and Jerry Garcia
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Track Release
1. Mystery Train Keystone Vol. 2
2. Lonely Avenue Fire Up Plus
3. Merl's Tune Keystone Vol. 1
4. Positively Fourth St. Keystone Vol. 1
5. After Midnight Fire Up Plus
6. Welcome To The Basement Fire Up Plus
7. That's Alright Merl Saunders & Friends/Keepers
8. Space Keystone Vol. 1
9. I Second That Emotion Prev. unreleased
KSAN 7/8/1973
10. The Harder They Come Keystone Vol. 1
 
Jerry Garcia cd reviews - Well Matched: The Best of Merl Saunders and Jerry Garcia
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On the live albums
Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
Merl Saunders - keyboards
John Kahn - bass
Bill Vitt - drums

plus David Grisman - mandolin on track 4

From the studio releases Fire Up Plus, and

Jerry Garcia cd reviews - Well Matched: The Best of Merl Saunders and Jerry Garcia
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Label - Concord 
Released May 23, 2006
Liner notes by Blair Jackson

Jerry Garcia cd reviews - Well Matched: The Best of Merl Saunders and Jerry Garcia

 

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