Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Jazz Police

The Police started as a punk band in the 70's that incorporated some heavy reggae influence, before becoming the biggest Pop/Rock band in the world since The Beatles in 1983.  But both Sting and Andy Summers had had a strong background in jazz, which is evident from their sense of phrasing, timing, and interest in harmony.

Here, Sting and Andy play a bit of jazz with Jools Holland.  I would guess this is from 1981 while The Police were recording Ghost In The Machine in Montserrat

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