Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Other Side Of Billy Sheehan, Niacin

While most people know Billy Sheehan through his "shredding" work with rock acts like Mr. Big, Talas and Steve Vai among others, I have grown to really appreciate the work he does with the trio "Niacin". This takes the classic jazz trio of keys, bass and drums to another level. With Joe Novello on organ and Dennis Chambers on drums Niacin has found a niche with a set list that includes popular standards from Vanilla Fudge to Weather Report tunes as well as Niacin originals.

Here is my all time favorite Niacin cover tune Weather Reports "Birdland"



This one is Niacin's "Klaghorn"



Some of my "older" readers might remember this cover of the Vanilla Fudge tune "You Keep Me Hanging On". Great tune!

1 comment:

Me-Me King said...

Vanilla Fudge - now, that's a blast from the past. I still love that song - thanks for the trip!

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