12/10: Go on a ZOOM Call with The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell) & Filmmaker Denny Tedesco


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This upcoming Thursday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, the Berklee Bass Department (of the Berklee College of Music) will host a webinar on ZOOM with The Immediate Family, a venerable who’s-who of music industry legends involving Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums) and Steve Postell (guitar and vocals).

They’ll be in conversation with filmmaker Denny Tedesco (The Wrecking Crew) and three acclaimed bassists, Steve Bailey (Berklee Bass Dept. Chair), Victor Wooten (Berklee Performance Scholar) and John Patitucci (Berklee Performance Scholar), talking about their respective careers as accomplished studio musicians and Tedesco’s in-progress documentary film on the Immediate Family, Leland Sklar’s new book Everybody Loves Me and more.

This ZOOM conference is free and open to all who would like to register — click here for full details.

It’s been a busy few months for the Immediate Family. The group recently shared a music video for their cover of Don Henley’s 1990 single “New York Minute” last week:

The song is featured on the Immediate Family’s new EP, Slippin’ and Slidin, which was released recently.

Click here to pick up a copy from our Rock Cellar Store.

The rock and roll resume of the group is eye-popping:

The band is the evolution of a lifetime of friendship of playing music together: it began in the 1970s as a collective of studio and live musicians known as “The Section,” best known for both their work in support of some of the top selling singer/songwriters and solo singers in the history of music, as well as their own acclaimed instrumental albums. Collectively, Kortchmar, Sklar, Kunkel and Waddy Wachtel are four of the most recorded, respected & sought-after musicians in modern music and helped define the sound of a generation by supporting many of the most iconic artists of the last five decades, including James Taylor, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Keith Richards, Neil Young, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Don Henley, Phil Collins, Bonnie Raitt, Warren Zevon, Stevie Nicks, Bryan Ferry, Lyle Lovett and Jimmy Buffett – as well as producers Lou Adler and Peter Asher.

With the addition of touring/session guitarist/songwriter/producer Steve Postell (who joined in 2018), the quintet of seasoned music industry veterans has been working on an as-yet untitled studio album that, when released, will be the group’s first U.S. release after the record Honey, Don’t Leave L.A., which was released in Japan.


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