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  • 04/13/11

    Robbie Robertson's recently released his fifth solo album, How To Become Clairvoyant. The 12-track disc is loaded with guest musicians including Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Tom Morello, Trent Reznor and Robert Randolph. Robertson co-produced the album with Marius de Vries, his long-time collaborator. Rolling Stone gave it four-stars and Goldmine raved, "this soulful record is Robertson's best yet." Now through 1 May, Where's Eric!

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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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