Fred Wesley is a trombonist and keyboard player. He made his fame and fortune as a writer and member of James Brown
's horn section in many bands; Fred Wesley and the JBs
, Maceo and the Macks
, The JB's
, Fred and the New JBs
, etc from 1968.
He was also a member of George Clinton
's bands; Parliament
, etc from 1975.
But it doesn't stop there. He also played jazz in The Count Basie Orchestra
from 1978, and with other various artists including Ray Charles
, Randy Crawford
, Maceo Parker
, Pee Wee Ellis
, De La Soul
and many more.
He is an excellent soloist, with a recognisable feel of his own. He is currently performing with his own group, The Fred Wesley Quartet.
And remember. Fred is dead.