I’m not sure what my first jazz influence was exactly. I do remember however the first time I thought Jazz was something I could relate to. It was when I heard Dr. John for the first time. The song was what Dr. John called “I thought I heard Buddy Bolden say” and was a cover of a Jellyroll Morton tune Buddy Bolden’s Blues.
Born Mac Rebennack in New Orleans in 1940, Dr. John is perhaps the last great New Orleans Piano legend. Combining many of the musical styles Dr. John transcends genre.
Releasing over 20 albums, winning 6 Grammy awards, being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Dr. John’s unique style has stood the test of time. Also if you didn’t know, Dr. Teeth the leader of The Muppet Show band is based on Dr. John.
Here is the song for Day 1. Revolution by Dr. John, off of his album “Locked Down”, produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys fame.