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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014

Mr. Dynamite and the blues

Fred made a dash to NYC this week for an intimate premiere of the HBO documentary “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown.”¬†Check local listings to hear him talk about it this Sunday on NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” and Monday on NPR’s “Here and Now.” And enjoy the photos below.

Keep scrolling for shots from the recording session last week for Sid Whelan’s forthcoming blues album. Whelan hired Fred to write horn arrangements and conduct the horn sessions, giving a warm up for the blues album he will record in January. With New JBs second saxophonist Phillip Whack on sax and Eleazar Shafer on trumpet, Fred put horns on eight tunes over two days at Chris Garge’sOld House Studio¬†in Charlotte, NC, with engineer Mark Williams at the board. Thanks, Sid and Phillip and El and Chris and Mixer Mark!”