July 9, 2005

Smooth Jazz Pianist Pays Homage To Iron Butterfly

Joe McBride does something a little different on his latest CD.

JoeMcBride.jpgReady for a smooth jazz version of “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”?

Pianist Joe McBride offers one for your listening enjoyment on his upcoming CD called Texas Hold ‘Em. The Dallas native's is calling his cover of the Iron Butterfly classic “In A Garden of Eden.”

Unlike the original 1968 version, which clocked in at more than 17 minutes, McBride's’s jazzy version is just a little more than three-and-a-half minutes.

The rest of the 11-song CD features McBride with his group of local musicians known as the Texas Rhythm Club.

Texas Hold ‘Em, McBride’s seventh release for the Heads Up label, will be available on Sept. 27.

Posted by Brian Soergel at July 9, 2005 2:19 AM