Welcome to another Weekly Pick! Today I'd like to share with you a cut from Michael McDonald's September 2017 release, and first original album in 17 years, "Wide Open". "Free A Man" is a hard hitting funk and groove exploration with social commentary in tow. McDonald's familiar and rich vocal style reels you right in.
Matched with the wonderful playing of guitarist Michael Landau and tenor saxophonist Tom Scott, "Free A Man" reels you in like most of what a great artist can do with great musicians. I can't personally help but feel like the outro, and most of the instrumental moments, feel as if I'm at local LA venue the Baked Potato - watching these dudes work it out... it's just killer.
Enjoy and see you next time!