Donny McCaslin On Working With David Bowie, Going Electronic

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Saxophonist Donny McCaslin at WBUR. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Saxophonist Donny McCaslin at WBUR. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

The Donny McCaslin Group's cover of David Bowie's "A Small Plot of Land" is no ordinary cover. The group, made up of bassist Tim Lefebvre (Tedeschi Trucks Band, "Saturday Night Live"), drummer Mark Guiliana (Meshell Ndegeocello, Brad Mehldau) and Jason Lindner (Now Vs Now), along with guitarist Nate Wood and producer David Binney, were also the featured band on David Bowie's final album, "Blackstar."

Their cover of "A Small Plot of Land" is a part of a new album coming out this October called "Beyond Now," influenced by and dedicated to Bowie.

We spoke to Donny McCaslin about working with Bowie, his own influences, and where he sees his music in the future.

The Donny McCaslin Group will be playing August 24, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts at the Norma Jean Calderwood Courtyard, as part of the museum's "Concerts in the Courtyard" series.

They'll also be playing in Portland at Blue on August 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.


Donny McCaslin, saxophonist with The Donny McCaslin Group.

This segment aired on August 24, 2016.


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