“Many years later”, the tenor saxophonist Branford Marsalis recalled, “a lot of younger musicians were hanging around with Elvin Jones, and they were talking about, ‘Man, you know, you guys had an intensity when you were playing with Coltrane. I mean, what was it like? How do you play with that kind of intensity?’ And Elvin Jones looks at them and says, ‘You gotta be willing to die with the motherfucker.’ They started laughing like kids do, waiting for the punchline, and then they realised he was serious. How many people do you know that are willing to die—period? Die with anybody! And when you listen to those records, that’s exactly what they sound like. I mean that they would die for each other.”
Check out the band at their official Website, Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, SoundCloud and . As part of my coverage of the ongoing Paste 50 States Project, today I focus on Massachusetts and the pop-rock of Camden. They have released a few singles so far and are hard at work on finalizing their debut full-length this fall. I want to thank Jason Sibilia (Guitar/Keys/Vocals) and Jim Williamson (Bass/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.
Thanks, fellas. It always cracks me up the perception of Pittsburgh and food.