LO'S PICK OF THE DAY - "Pacific Coast Highway" by Jeff Lorber From the 1984 release "Step By Step"

 




Originally featured on Inside MusiCast as my Pick of The Day

Today is another special day for this lady!
July 1st, marks the day I was welcomed as a team member of Inside MusiCast in 2014.

To commemorate that day, I'd like to re-post one of my first posts as a correspondent.

This one is perfect too. As most of us have been on lockdown, being that I am in Seattle, I am wishing I could be cruising down my beloved Pacific Coast Highway in Souther California.

When I wrote this Pick 6 years ago, I had been in California driving that ocean highway

Written by Jeff, his tune is the soundtrack of the Pacific Coast Highway. California music at it's best.

Man, the vibe of this song is just too cool. From the beginning, with the two strums of the guitar, then percussion and then synth.
This is soft funk with a whole lotta soul!

Jeff Lorber takes his keyboards and brings it home with his 80's jazz fusion, making you feel so good. . .you just want to keep on driving. And I did, all the way into L.A.!

I am transported back to those early days of listening to Kenny G and Rodney Franklin with a little Herbie Hancock thrown in.

Other Personnel:
Paul Pesco on bass / guitar
Jimmy Maelen on Percussion
David Frank on Synth

I am so glad I got to relive this song on one of my favorite roads. It brings back so many memories for me. Like seeing Jeff live at The Greek Theatre or other clubs around the L.A. area.

Glad I still have this on vinyl.

Some may feel that his "State of Grace" version is better. And that's okay.

I am partial this one. : )

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