if you could play with any group or musician in the world, who would it be?  why?

i remember asking marc seales this question and he answered, "miles."

there's more than one answer for me... i'd love to play with a great jam band like garaj mahal, i'd like to play with bela fleck and/or victor wooten, herb alpert, ray brown (ok, a bit late for that, but maybe in the next life?), dave weckl, clark terry and i'll stop there.

all these guys have something in common for me: heavy groove.  swing, funk, alternative progressive bluegrass, the thing that ties them together is how strong they are with time as well as being complete monsters on their instruments.
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i would absolutely love to play with steve gadd.   larry williams is another one of my favorite musicians on the planet.
but larry is such a great keyboard player i'd probably stumble all over myself:)
and lee sklar.  my wife and i spent the morning listening to paul carrack.  he is on my list too!
taurus mateen and nasheet waits! i just want to be jason moran :-(
it would be francis rocco prestia  ( bass ) graham lear ( drums ) steve carleton or jay graydon ( guitar )gino vannelli, donald fagen and me on keyboards. brass section either: tower of power, blood sweat and tears ( from 2nd and 3rd album )chicago, earth wind and fire. vocals: gino vannelli, stevie wonder, joni mitchell, anne mortifee.
of course that should be larry carleton--not steve, the hall-of-fame pitcher!
larry carleton, man, that guy has just been getting better and better as he gets older.  i heard some stuff off a recording i think was called the pump room, live in japan, and it was some of the most jamming stuff i have ever heard.  one of the tunes they start with a thumping g on the bass. it just plays g eighth notes for ten or so minutes and the guys go crazy on it.
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i would like to play with esperanza spaulding.
marian mcpartland, because her guests always seem to have so much fun, and because i like her style of playing.
joshua redman, brian blade, christian mcbride, brad mehldau, trey anastasio, john scofield, john medeski, charlie hunter, chris wood, chris martin, chris thile, bela fleck, stanton moore,. actually there are too many to list  
i would play with fela kuti.  would learn from him horns arrangement, cranky bass lines, wild guitar riffs and miles of modal music
we call it modal music.  in africa, they just call it "music," or in some cases, life. :)
oh and charlie haden!
no one.  because i suck and i'd rather listen to any of these people without me involved.
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