If you get the chance, please do yourself a favor and see “Immediate Family”, now playing in certain Film Festivals.
It’s a documentary film by Denny Tedesco; the follow up to his “Wrecking Crew” film about his father, Tommy Tedesco and the LA session players of the 60s.
This film honors the next wave of players who defined the sounds behind James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Warren Zevon, and so on and so on …
It features world famous bassist Leland Sklar, drummer Russ Kunkel, guitarist/producer Danny Kortchmar and guitarist Waddy Wachtel. Denny, Danny and Lee were at the showing and did a Q&A afterwards.
Ever an affable guy, I first met Lee Sklar (a bass hero of mine) when John Hall and I were involved in an autograph-signing event in LA in 2013. I was able to get this follow up shot just yesterday. Looks like he and I both have not changed very much in the last 9 years, huh?