Marshall Crenshaw & the Les Paul Trio at the Iridium

Marshall Crenshaw & the Les Paul Trio at the Iridium

Les Paul Trio

We had intended to turn up to see Duke Robillard but accidentally turned up to a Jazz band.  Duke Robillard was the next night.  Fortunately, they were very good indeed.

Marshall Crenshaw & the Les Paul Trio at the Iridium

Les Paul Trio

As well as that, the audience was quite small and we were able to sit very close to the band.

Marshall Crenshaw & the Les Paul Trio at the Iridium

Les Paul Trio with Marshall Crenshaw on the right

Les Paul invented the solid bodied electric guitar which was eventually commercialised as the Gibson Les Paul.  He also invented overdubbing (multi-track recording) and a number of techniques that later became influential in Blues and rock.

Marshall Crenshaw & the Les Paul Trio at the Iridium

Marshall Crenshaw & the Les Paul Trio

Les Paul was primarily a Jazz musician.  For many years he played every Monday night at the Iridium Club up until his death in 2009.  There are obviously more than three people here but I think it includes two of the trio who played with Les Paul.

31 October 2011