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  • 04/09/11

    Two iconic musicians teamed up at New York City's Rose Theater to explore the shared musical ground between New Orleans, the Delta and Chicago this week. Eric Clapton and Wynton Marsalis, joined by eight other stellar musicans performed the works of W.C. Handy, Louis Armstrong, Howlin' Wolf, Big Maceo and more. The only nod to EC's career was "Layla" - EC even admitted he didn't want it in the set.

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  • 04/09/11

    In the summer of 1997, Eric Clapton dipped his toe in the waters of jazz with David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Steve Gadd and Joe Sample. On 8 April 2011, Eric Clapton jumped in head first at the deep end for a night of red hot jazz at New York City's Rose Theater. If music fans are lucky, he'll stay in these waters for a good long time. Although it is only April, the concert definitely is up there for "gig of the year" honors.

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  • 04/07/11

    On 7 April, Eric Clapton and Wynton Marsalis with special guest Taj Mahal teamed up for Jazz at Lincoln Center's Annual Gala. EC and Wynton Marsalis, who is the artistic director of JALC, previously performed together at the organization's 2003 fundraising event. The set list at the 2011 Gala was: Ice Cream, Forty-Four, Joe Turners Blues, The Last Time, Careless Love, Kidman Blues, Layla, Joliet Bound, and Just A Closer Walk With Thee. The encore was Corrina Corrina.

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  • 04/02/11

    BBC Radio 2 Presenter Johnnnie Walker celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs on his show, Sounds Of The 70s, on Sunday 3 April from 15:00 to 17:00. During the two-hour show, Johnnie will talk to Memphis-born keyboardist and co-songwriter Bobby Whitlock and the engineer and producer Andy Johns about the intensive six week recording process, the coming together of Eric Clapton and Duane Allman, and the mixing of genres from blues, gospel and R&B.

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